33voices interviews Doug Glanville
The game beyond the field
To be a professional athlete is a dream that a rare few will ever experience. It’s a privileged journey that one never forgets and a lifestyle that often defies reality. As a spectator, I admire the incredible willpower of an athlete; but, I’m dumbfounded at their lack of foresight. According to Sports Illustrated, ‘a whopping 78% of NFL players will declare bankruptcy or face joblessness and divorce a mere two years after they finish their career. NBA players face a similar fate at a 60% rate within five years of retirement.’ Former MLB player Doug Glanville is one who clearly gets it. His major league career was a mere stepping stone to a much bigger future; here’s his story.