Bobby Petrino has been moving up the coaching ladder ever since he got into football. Winning BCS bowls at Louisville and then taking Arkansas from 5 wins, to 8 wins, to 10 wins and this year to 11 wins and a top 5 finish.
If I had to describe Bobby Petrino’s coaching style, two principles come to mind: CONSTANTLY LEARNING MORE and WORK-A-HOLIC.
Solomon of the Book of Ecclesiastes was a lot like that but he could not get satisfaction even if he achieved his goals. He was always looking for something more.
Like Solomon, Petrino has lots of wealth (3.6 million per year) and he has lots of fame. Petrino is probably the second most well known man in Arkansas outside of former president Bill Clinton.
Yet Petrino has tried to get satisfaction through an extra-martial affair. What is the answer to satisfying the longing in his life for satisfaction?
Tom Brady “More than this…”
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Tom Brady has it all, but he does not have true satisfaction. He has put an enormous amount of effort into his work and has got several Super Bowls rings. He has become the most exact passer in the NFL and he did it by putting lots of time in practice and studying film. After he got on top of the world financially, he started to enjoy the pleasures that riches and fame brought him. However, this only led him to realize that there is something more out there. He was not satisfied at all.
This reminds me of the lyrics of a Coldplay song:
Oh…Time is so short and I’m sure
There must be something more…
In fact, I want to spend the rest of my time on this post talking about the similar desire that Coldplay has put forth.
Coldplay – 42 Live
Coldplay perform on the french television channel W9.
I wrote this article a couple of years ago:
They’re just living my head
And since I fell for that spell
I am living there as well
Oh…Time is so short and I’m sure
There must be something more
The more you know, the more you hurt.
My verdict on the pursuit of happiness? Who needs it?
With the help of a bottle of wine
and all the wisdom I could muster,
I tried my level best
to penetrate the absurdity of life.
I wanted to get a handle on anything useful we mortals might do
during the years we spend on this earth.
designed gardens and parks
and planted a variety of fruit trees in them,
made pools of water
to irrigate the groves of trees.
I bought slaves, male and female,
who had children, giving me even more slaves;
then I acquired large herds and flocks,
larger than any before me in Jerusalem.
I piled up silver and gold,
loot from kings and kingdoms.
I gathered a chorus of singers to entertain me with song,
and—most exquisite of all pleasures—
voluptuous maidens for my bed.
Tom Brady, the answer is Jesus Christ!
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Bobby Petrino has been up the coaching ladder ever since he got into football. Winning BCS bowls at Louisville and then taking Arkansas from 5 wins, to 8 wins, to 10 wins and this year to 11 wins and a top 5 finish. If I had to describe Bobby Petrino’s coaching style, two principles come to [...]
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In this Tuesday, April 3, 2012, photo, Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino speaks during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark. Petrino has been put on paid leave. Athletic director Jeff Long announced the decision late Thursday, April 5, capping a stunning day in which it was revealed that Petrino had a 25-year-old female employee with [...]
Sometimes you just have to laugh in order to keep from crying. These missteps by Bobby Petrino this week may be one of those cases. My former pastor Adrian Rogers used to say, “If you don’t want to slip down then don’t walk in slick places.” Bobby Petrino made Jessica a close assistant and that [...]
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After reading all the blogs that deal with this, I can safely say that most of the fans want forgiveness to be given to Petrino by the University. I am not saying that penalties will not be put in place, but I think there would be a huge outcry from the fans if he has [...]
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If Bobby thinks he is bruised now, then he needs to read about the guy in Proverbs 7:10-27 and what happened to him. I really am hoping that Bobby Petrino can put his marriage back together. He has a clear choice between two paths. In the sermon at Fellowship Bible Church at July 24, 2011, [...]
I learned about these developments from reading the Arkansas Times Blog. Petrino left some details out at his press conference. Everybody is reporting that he was not riding alone. A lot of outlets have been covering this and here is the report from Arkansas 360: Jessica Dorrell A Passenger On Motorcycle With Petrino At Time Of [...]
Bobby Petrino Press Conference after accident Uploaded by arkrazorbacks on Apr 3, 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach Bobby Petrino meets with the media before practice concerning his motorcycle accident over the weekend ______ Image by ArkansasRazorbacks.com Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino addresses the media Tuesday in his first public appearance since suffering multiple injuries [...]
Image by Chris Bahn The site of Bobby Petrino’s motorcycle crash in Madison County, photographed on Monday. The object in the right-center is a lamp from the motorcycle. I have checked several sources this morning (KARK, update from Arkansas Sports 360 as of 9:04 am this morning) From ESPN: Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino was [...]
It pays to remember history. Today I am going to go through some of it and give an outline and quotes from the great Southern Baptist leader Adrian Rogers (1931-2005). Max Brantley of the Arkansas Times started this morning off with some comedy: From pro golfer John Daly’s Twitter account following last night’s Republican debate, [...]