Every once in a while (a lot), I'll get some crazy idea that pops into my head and I feel compelled to share it with the world.
This post will be about just that.
Now, I want you to read this with a totally open mind, knowing that there is such a small, minute chance of this happening at all, but you definitely can't just rule it out.
A SKATEBOARDING DRAFT
Yeah, I said it. Can you imagine?
This idea came to me out of nowhere last week when I was flipping on the TV and stumbled upon the NFL draft.
I thought, "What if skateboarding had a draft one day?".
I immediately brushed it off as being lame and that I should carry on with my day. But the thought stuck with me. It kept coming back for more. I couldn't break it.
So, I figured I'd share it with you and get your thoughts.
Can you ever see this happening?
As I've mentioned before on the podcast, skateboarding is already pretty significant in the world of sports. Probably the most significant it's been in a long, long time. Basically, it's BIG. But it's going to grow even more with events like the Olympics, Street League, and just the fresh batch of insanely talented riders that are out there these days.
It's a good time to be following the sport. Trust me.
Can you imagine if it really does happen down the road?
Who would be the Roger Goodell of skateboarding?
"And in the 2028 Skateboarding Draft, Santa Cruz Skateboards, selects (insert the name of some pro's kid here) from San Diego, CA".
A skater in his home, surrounded by family and friends, crying and talking to the team manager on the phone.
He hugs his family, and slaps on a Santa Cruz hat, knowing that his life has changed for the better. He is now a millionaire.
Okay, well maybe not a millionaire, but you get my point. It something that future generations just might see or experience.
What are your thoughts? Can you see something like this happening down the road? Or do I need to get more sleep?