Inspired by a fabulous friend and in honor of March Madness, I have decided to manage my love life like the General Manager of a basketball team.
Every GM is looking for a Michael Jordan or a Lebron James, but to recruit the best players- you need to start with a solid team. From the point guard to the center to the power forwards- each player should bring something unique to the team. Its ok to have a favorite, but until there is a contract in place it is important to develop the whole starting line up. Almost as important is the starting line up is the bench. A girl should always have a 6th man on the bench, ready to step in when needed.
Biz is a new recruit for power forward…he plays in his first game tonight. I have been scouting him for years, so I know he has the potential to be the next Kobe (without the sex scandal). BUT I have concerns that he is too much of a free agent and not ready to sign with my team. I have high hopes for him to become the teams leading scorer…but he has to learn the playbook first before I can tell if he can step into the star position.
My point guard, Mr. Ballsy, is a solid player. Consistent, talented, and vying for that Team Captain position. I like him a lot and have a great time with him, but he is still a rookie and may not be ready for the promotion.
My current benchwarmer is Mr. Awkward. He is a good communicator but hasn’t shown much interest in scoring. I am looking for a little more aggression…a little more “eye of the tiger.”
I have been approached repeatedly by The Narcissist (who I cut from the team for attitude problems) because apparently he wants to try out for the team again. However, the termination of his contract was absolute- with no chance of ever re-signing.
And perhaps the most important piece of this work is recruiting. After all, it is ALWAYS recruiting season until a long term contract is negotiated with the star player. I’m looking for a Center…so please send all scouting reports my way!