December 8, 2014  |  Inspiration

The UAB football team was shut down a week ago. Due to financial issues with keeping the team, there will no longer be any football at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

In one of the most emotional videos that I have seen in a while, a UAB player throws all of his anger at the university’s president. The player speaking is 27, one of if not the oldest on the team. For athletes, their sport is a part of them. Many of these players only think about football, and most of them don’t know how to function without practices and work outs in their daily schedules. None of them came to UAB expecting to have the rug pulled out from under them. When I was playing sports in high school, it never once even crossed my mind that one day it might just be gone. The things we value most often go unappreciated, and you have to know what you’ve got.