Not everyone knows that before he was an actor, before he was a wrestler, The Rock was a football player. He actually got to the CFL and was (briefly) part of the Calgary Stampeders back in the 90’s.

While filming a new movie last week, Dwayne Johnson took time to reflect on his time in the league. He was watching the Eskimos take on BC and gave a shoutout to the Coach of BC (who was his coach back in Calgary). Cool to see The Rock watching the Eskimos play! Hopefully he missed the 2nd half though……..

Cheers to dreams not coming true ???? Not an easy concept to process, but the idea that sometimes our biggest and most important dreams that DON’T COME TRUE are often times the BEST THING that never happened. I’m shooting JUNGLE CRUISE now and right before I get called to set, I look up and see a CFL (Canadian Football League) game on my TV. I do a double take and realize that’s the same field I played on when I played in the CFL. I do a triple take and see the very man who coached and mentored me, but ultimately had to cut me from the team, Wally Buono who is now head coach and GM of the BC LIONS in Vancouver. Playing ball, I was always the “hardest worker in the room” and did everything I could to make the CFL and then hopefully, make it to the NFL where I dreamed of having an All Pro/Super Bowl Champion football career. Instead, I was cut from the team, told I wasn’t good enough – and sent home with $7 bucks to my name. After years of blood, sweat, guts and tears, my dream was over. Fell into depression, didn’t know what to do or where to turn. Eventually, I picked myself back up again, said fuck this and refocused and committed myself to a different path. The rest is history. I’ve been there, so I encourage you to keep working hard and remember that sometimes our dreams that don’t come true, can ultimately become the best thing that never happened.

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– Bryce

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