"I'm just trying to capture the spirit of the thing."
-- the great sportswriter Dickie Dunn, in "Slap Shot"
At least that's what I told myself, and what I told my wife when she reminded me that it's not my body that's the commodity, but my mind. And while Dunn was a little pathetic for trying to buddy up to the athletes, at least he wasn't trying to be one.
I am 29 years old, and a long time ago I identified myself as a football player. In retrospect, there is a lot wrong with that ...