When you walk into a normal office you might see a wall or two covered with a variety of posters. Not just the big one in the break room that describes all of your various employment rights, but also the random smattering of colorful posters designed to enlighten and aid your workday.
“Work smarter, not harder.” Or maybe “Think outside the box!”, or something along the lines of “Teamwork is better than not!”.
That sort of thing.
It is different for NFL players. I recently toured Denver’s NFL stadium, including the visitors locker room (but not the Broncos locker room, which was kind of strange). I found it striking in many ways, not as luxurious as expected, and not as cohesively designed. But then, it is the visitors locker, and stadium management does not want the visitors to be overly comfortable.
The most striking aspect of all was the motivational posters. NFL players get very different messages than the rest of us. Very different.
But don’t take my word for it, here they are. Real NFL motivational posters from a real NFL locker room:
Take Care Of Your Brain!
Taking Bribes Is Bad!
Protect Your Spine!
Please Don’t Get Caught Taking Steroids
Call Us Before You Rape Anyone Today
Very different from that which you or I might encounter at work.
Although considering my horrible posture I could probably use a copy of the spine poster.
🙂 😀 🙂