The Rock shares CFL lesson from Vancouver balcony

The Rock was in Vancouver on Thursday – shooting a new film called Skyscraper – and after showing off the view from his sweet pad, he shared what he learned from his attempt to make a CFL roster in 1995.

“When I was 22 years old, I came to this city for the first time. I was playing in the Canadian Football League – playing my first pro football game. I was playing for the Calgary Stampeders we were playing the B.C. Lions,” The Rock says.

“I was so excited – two days later I got cut. Dreams shattered. Sent home with seven bucks in my pocket. I was like wait no I gotta play in the NFL eventually, those are my big goals, that’s my dream. You realize that playing in the NFL was the best thing that never happened because it got me here. So my point is, look, you’re going get your ass kicked, we’re going get the *expletive* kicked out of us…you gotta get up, you gotta have faith that the one thing you wanted to happen often times is the best thing that never happened. So have faith and just keep that in mind and keep plugging away.”

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