When both people want it to work

An excerpt from the book, Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN.

A random piece of sports advice that resonated with me and my current issues:

I was raised by a couple that’s been married for almost fifty years, so I see how it works and it works when both people want it to work, when they’re both invested not just in the “I’s” but in the “we’s”. They look at it as a joint ownership of something that’s bigger than both of them.

And that’s how I’ve always looked at SportsCenter. “Hey, look, I have my little chair over here and you have your little chair over there, but when we come together at this table, this table is bigger than either chair separately, and it’s bigger than both chairs together ultimately. So we have to respect that.”

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