Now what does this really have to do with European Basketball? You are probably right – nothing. Except the thing that I just watched WWE action on sky in Italy. I love sky. That is the only thing that I can really understand since you can watch all movies and sports action also in English.
I guess each of us know Wrestling – we grew up with that kind of stuff and somehow I just love it. My girlfriend was always wondering who might want to watch that – well I guess she knows at least one person now.
This question probably comes to a lot of athletes in college – what do I do if I can’t go professional with the sport that I am doing in college? Maybe Glen Jacobs aka “Kane” from the WWE can inspire you. Now for those who don’t know who Kane is, here is a little help:
But what it doesn’t say in his bio is the fact that he played basketball in college. He started at Quincy University in Illinois, where he played basketball, before he joined the Northeast Missouri State University (now known as Truman State University) on a basketball scholarship.
In the 1988-1989 season he was an NCAA all-star and is still listed in the Truman State University media guide (as Glenn Jacobs) as holding the record for highest field goal percentage for a single season (.621 in both the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons) and is the career leader in field goal percentage (.567). Jacobs also led the 1988-89 team in several categories, including blocked shots (1.0 per game) and rebounds per game (6.9 per game).
Eventually he graduated as an English teacher before he started his wrestling career. Now if you have ever seen Kane or at least his wrestling entrance would you want him to teach your kids?
So if any college athlete asks himself the question what to do after college maybe you want to consider getting a pro wrestler?