Today is a big day for football—as is, apparently, every single day, at least until the fireworks-ejaculating American climax that is the Superbowl. Similarly, every day is a big day for actor and author Jenifer Lewis, because she is the mother of Black Hollywood and, thanks to a life richly lived, also an excellent administrator of advice. Here, Jenifer Lewis and football come together for some words we’d all do well to remember.