Why is Vai's stuff so head and shoulders above other writers.. cause he's been
there done that. Nice article, looking forward to the next "Goach, my son
is going to be an All-American"... classic!For those who don't
know, you- tube: Vai Jose Canseco. Watch a guy who has lived an amazing life
walk the walk.
I'm sure you were grateful for every penny you received in those early years,
but I never knew minimum salaries were so low in the 80's, relatively speaking.
I think they really took advantage of you initially. In retrospect, do you feel
like your agent served you well? Maybe we'll find out in the next piece. Interesting article. It is really an eye-opener in many respects.
Friday won't come soon enough!!!Thanks for the inside scoop on life
in professional sports. I'm looking forward to the third installment of your
Vai,I'm a Ute fan now, because that's where I went to school, but I
was a BYU fan growing up. I left for my mission in easly October 1984 so I
missed most of the championship season, but have followed the careers of many of
the BYU players from that era including you. I also have a more personal
connection to the 1984 Championship team. Kyle Morrell was the QB at my high
school. I still remember him throwing the game winning hail mary pass with no
time on the clock against our cross town rival in their stadium his senior year.
He was a winner and so are you. I have enjoyed seeing you become so successful
in football and in life. If my son were playing college or professional
football, I'd want you to help him avoid the pitfalls. What you're doing is so
helpful to so many who are following the same path. Keep it up!
The only thing wrong with Vai's articles is that I have to wait for the next
one!...You see, tomorrow is not guaranteed, and I am afraid I might die before
his next article!...
You were teachable. Thats half the battle in sports....
Another great article. It is so refreshing compared to some of the other garbage
and comments that appear here.Thank you Vai
Judging from the success Vai enjoyed in the NFL, I would ask him if he thinks he
was given the opportunity at BYU to use his abilities to the fullest. Looking
forward to the Friday edition.
Another great article. Grow back the mustache!
Wow I totally love your articles! Keep up the awesome work. I can't wait for
your next piece and hear more about you NFL experiences.
Just write a book (or ten), and have done with it, Vai. In the mean time, we'll
hang on every word.
I look forward to each one of Vai's articles even though I am a Ute through and
through. Vai's insight, experiences, perspectives, and writing ability
altogether grabs me and takes me places (in my mind) I want to be. Rather it's
memory lane or social/religious evaluation, Vai has me constantly checking for
his latest stuff.I like to consider myself objective and I can find
some boys in blue to be admirable. Have I seen the light? Don't go that far.
Although I DON'T hate Max Hall, I do find Chad Lewis to be on the cheesy side. I
can see why many a cougar fan digs Chad but Vai wins the prize for me.
I was at BYU during the last two years of Vai's college football career and we
both left Provo the summer of 1986 (I graduated law school and he was drafted).
Interestingly, I was presented the opportunity to speak with him at a fireside
our last year at BYU, but my schedule wouldn't allow me to do so and another
chance never came my way. Although I was correct in keeping my prior
commitment, for many years now I have regretted not joining him to speak that
day. Maybe it was for the best, given Vai's penchant for fighting and my
proclivity for saying something stupid in an attempt at humor, especially
concerning the famous or popular (see current sentence).Vai was a
class act then and is even more of one now. Hopefully, my "bucket
list" desire to speak with him about the things we both value the most--our
families and the Gospel of Jesus Christ--will be fulfilled. Until then, I will
hold on to the memory of our BYU days and what almost was.
Another great one. These are the vintage "Vai" updates I love. Very
nice pictures, Via!! Can't wait for your next one.