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Rodney Harrison Player Journal

07/21/04 Super Bowl is Golden Opportunity

As a rookie you take things for granted, and the first time I went to the Super Bowl was my first season in the National Football League. We went out there and got our butts kicked. But from a preparation standpoint, you understand that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And you never want that to happen to you again. So you go out there, you try to prepare, you try to get the younger guys to understand the importance of this game. And you know, even though you beat it into their heads, the rookies still take it for granted because, heck, this is their first season, they're in the National Football League, they won 14 games in a row, it seems easy to them. But I know it's very hard. Never take anything for granted. Seek and destroy. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I've been playing this game since I was 6 years old. And it's just a great opportunity. I love it. Just play with passion. Play around, make sure your teammates play as hard as they can play. And just be an example; that's all I can do.

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