Cam, Don’t Be In A Hurry…
I watched A Christmas Story over break two times. It's the best Christmas movie there is.
Here's little Peter Billingsley, the actor who played Ralphie. He's seven years old. He's knocking it out of the park in every scene. Santa Claus kicking him down the slide, the fudge scene, the fight scene, etc...
And at the end of filming the long shoot in the cold midwest, I'm sure little Ralphie couldn't wait to get out of there and get back to sunny California where he'd launch his long illustrious acting career!
A Christmas Story was just the springboard into something much bigger.
Here's the list of Ralphies next jobs: 1985 The Dirt Bike Kid,
1989 Beverly Hills Brats, two and then a few more crappy movies nobody saw and he was done.
His legacy moment happened very early in Life. He'll always be remembered as Ralphie and Hollywood is a cruel mistress.
Just like the NFL.
Cam Rising just lost his second straight Rose Bowl and is considering jumping to the NFL. He's been the most charismatic adored football player in Utah History. His Legacy moment is now. Stiff arming Noah Sewell in the Pac 12 championship game, running in the game winning touchdown against USC and flashing the fight on sign, his 4th down TD against Ohio State.
But He can't wait to get to his destiny in NFL. Who can blame him? But Cam, this is your legacy moment now. I wouldn't cut it short to go to Hollywood to star in The Dirt Bike Kid.