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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Duck Dynasty & Philosophy (part 1) 4-2

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
-Aristotle


Who cares about the Super Bowl when it's duck-hunting season?

That's what "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson believes. He turned down a chance to play in the NFL to pursue his real passion: hunting. That later led to the formation of his business selling duck calls and other gear, which in turn led to his family being spotlighted on the A&E reality series.
Back in the late '60s, Robertson was a quarterback at Louisiana Tech, starting ahead of a guy named Terry Bradshaw -- who would later become a Hall of Famer with four Super Bowl rings.

Robertson's views on happiness were that to be truly happy means to be able to do what you enjoy doing. The thing he loved to do most in the world was to go duck hunting, fishing, and live life as a true redneck. Perhaps one of the most purposeful things he done was patenting his duck call ideas. Now he is widely known for his Duck Commander duck calls, by the way he is a multimillionaire.

"Throwing a touchdown pass to a guy running down the sideline, and he runs down with the ball for six, it was fun," Robertson reminisces. "However, in my case, it was much more fun to be standing down in some flooded timber with about 35 or 40 mallard ducks comin' down on top of me in the woods. That did my heart more good than all the football in the world."

Bradshaw recalls Robertson as someone who loved hunting more than football. In his (Bradshaw's) autobiography, "It's Only a Game," the legendary quarterback wrote, "He'd (Robertson) come to practice directly from the woods, squirrel tails hanging out of his pockets, duck feathers on his clothes. Clearly he was a fine shot, so no one complained too much."
Robertson's quitting football worked out for everyone involved. It worked out so well because Robertson was able to hunt and things, in the meanwhile Bradshaw would start for Louisiana Tech.
                                                                                     
Here is a video clip of Phil Robertson (#10) playing starting quarterback for Louisiana Tech against Alabama!.

1 comment:

  1. Football and duck-hunting, two pastimes I find entirely unappealing... but as somebody said, it takes all kinds. We don't all have to like the same things, we just have to like being free to like what we like.

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