The bartender replies, "No, probably not."
Our guy asks, "Well, could you maybe turn it on?"
The bartender says, "Oh, I probably can."
Our guy says, "Great." He is about to climb up on a barstool when the bartender adds, "But not the sound."
3:28 a.m.: The excellent adventure is just about over. Bill is at a nearby hotel, in a room facing out on Bristol's greatest architectural wonder, the Otis Elevator shaft. John is at ESPN, watching SportsCenter number 14,069 through to its finish. Now only he, Sacks and a weary handful of staffers are left.
John senses an opening and asks Sacks, "Do you really love your work?"
Sacks replies with surprising energy, "Yeah. In this industry either you get out completely or you deal with it. And, yeah, a certain amount of our marriages go down the tubes. Me, I work six nights a week till 3:30. Get home, walk the dog, go to bed about five. Now, last night I was off. My wife wants to see me, so, yeah, I'm going to take advantage of it. But most of the time you'll find me here."