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For Watt, keeping perspective is easy

Humbling off-the-field experiences help Houston DE stay grounded, appreciative

Originally Published: October 8, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Football is a game. Yes, at the National Football League level it's other things, too, like a $9 billion machine that continues to grow and thrive and secure ridiculously lucrative television contracts so that voracious fans can get their fill.

It is entertainment, an escape from the workaday world of Monday through Friday, 9 to 5. But at its core, it is 11 on 11, just like they do it in Pop Warner and high school, except the boys have grown into men.

Football is not war. ...

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