If you’re tired about hearing other Dallas Cowboys players calling Dak Prescott a “bi*ch”, I’ve got a feel-good story for you to show that not everything you hear about the Cowboys these day is specifically about teammates not liking Dak Prescott.
In a recent sit-down with GQ Magazine, the Cowboys’ star linebacker, Micah Parsons, discussed some of his interests off the field, revealing that his dream after his career eventually ends is to travel to Africa.
“I’ve been telling my friends that one day I’m gonna disappear, and you’ll see me in Africa,” Parsons said.
“I’m big on disappearing. I just want to experience the culture the best I can, really. Don’t think about it, just wake up and say, ‘This is what I’m gonna do today.”
I think everyone who carries some degree of attention or responsibility in their personal and professional lives can certainly imagine disconnecting from the demands of the world, going somewhere far away, and just taking time away from distractions of everyday life to fully immerse yourself in the here and now.
How many athletes after their careers end get addicted to the fame? How many seem to completely lose their minds and become even more insufferable attention whores? I’m looking at you, Antonio Brown.
Parsons’ ambitions aren’t solely travel related though, he sees this wanderlust as an opportunity to continue growing spiritually as a person, in his own way. Before any of that can happen, he certainly has his goals straight and has a bucket list he’d like to complete before his time under the stadium lights comes to an eventual end.
“When you talk about great careers, when you talk about the Hall of Fame, like I don’t think I just want to make it to the Hall of Fame,” he explained. “I just want to be known as one of the greatest Hall of Famers.
“There’s categories to everything. There’s good. There’s great and there’s like, perfect. When you talk about me, I don’t want to just be mentioned in the Hall of Fame. Year, that’s a great accolade, but I want to be one of the greatest in the Hall of Fame.”