[The Knowledge Project Ep. #125] Paul Rabil: Confidence and Competition
Shane: I think the place I want to dive in is tell me the story of how Bill Belichick once tried to make you a safety.
Paul: He is a lacrosse player. He grew up playing lacrosse in Annapolis, Maryland and he played lacrosse in college. His father was a football coach at Navy. And that’s really where he cut his teeth literally in the film room, cutting tape. And that led to where he is today as I think the football coach giant of the world. And even in a micro setting for Coach Belichick, he started cutting tape. And I think in the world of sports, I’m in the sports business, a lot of the best executives, commissioners, owners started selling tickets, if that lands for anyone out there listening. Then Bill because of his fandom of lacrosse, his allegiance to lacrosse in a way he would come to Johns Hopkins practices, which is the school I attended 2004 to 2008. And I built a relationship with him. And my junior and senior year, I was a captain. And I remember asking my coach at the time, Petro Moller if I could get 10, 15 minutes with Belichick when he would come to Baltimore. And then he granted me that.
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