Oooh. I thought this was supposed to be a friendly place. It feels not so good when a moderator calls me shallow. Did I I hit a nerve. I really didn't mean to do THAT.
I 'm not so shallow to understand it's more than a game to him. After all, he was the most valuable player of the National Felon League. I don't have a problem with him being sad that his playing days are over. It's sad watching a grown man cry and blubber over a game, though. It's not like he just took a bullet in Baghdad or leaving a career in educating young minds, or leaving the pit of the Boston Philharmonic, or the medical laboratory where he was inches of finding a cure for AIDS, or some other socially redeeming career. It's football, man. A game played by behemoths where the object is to maim your opponent. you know, just a step up from WWF. Don't get me wrong; I like a good tackle and touchdown pass and run as much as the next bloke, but in the big picture, football (and any other sport) is pretty insignificant.
Maybe I should have said something about putting it in perspective.
I am soory.