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Texans OT Eric Winston Updates His Personal Blog

For Easter, my wife, Jenny, and I took our 7-year-old Julie to Sea World in San Antonio. It was kind of cool because we stayed in the same hotel I stayed at with my family when I was a kid. Kind of like I had come full circle with my family, and we had a great time.

Being with my family really helps me keep things in perspective. There are a couple of different kind of guys in this league. Some are motivated by money, and that’s okay. But if the money weren’t as good, they might not work as hard, might not go through what we go through every day to play this game.

Then there are guys who would play football as hard as they can even if they were paid what the everyday Joe makes. I’m one of those guys. I love playing, love being out there. I don’t love the grind, and running and lifting are two of my least favorite things to do. But I love the competition. It’s never gotten old, and I think that showing up at Reliant Stadium for work is still the coolest thing you could ever do.

If that wears off I wouldn’t want to play anymore no matter how much money I’m making. It’s all about having fun, getting out there and playing the game. I’ve never forgotten that I’m doing something for a living that most people wish they could do and I’m grateful.

Of course, it definitely peaks your interest when you see the numbers on your contract. But I can honestly say that I would love playing this game and would do it if I were making way less.

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