Imagine Having NFL Players As Your Co-Workers
If it’s August, that means the NFL preseason is already under way and “football withdrawal” is fading. But as you plop down in front of a big-screen HD TV to watch the season kickoff on Sept. 5 (the Giants agaisnt the Cowboys, on NBC), have you ever wondered what it would be like if top NFL players and coaches worked in your IT department? Hey, it's not that far-fetched. Chicago Bears’ Hall of Famer Gayle Sayers (depicted in the film “Brian's Song”) has enjoyed a successful post-football career in IT, as chairman of tech consulting firm Sayers 40. Clearly, many football analogies have been applied to the business world, and plenty of coaches and players have made a comfortable living speaking to corporate audiences. But how would they fare as IT professionals in your office? To provide some answers, we came up with this lineup of past and present greats of the game.