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quarterback stick his hands under your crotch takes a little getting used to. I
don't want to experience that feeling anywhere but on the football field.
Football is the
hardest thing I've ever attempted. You push yourself on the outside to see what
you've got inside.
I went to high
school at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, so technically I'm a Cretin. I've
been called worse.
I didn't start
playing football until I was a high school sophomore. I was going to play for
one year; then I got talked into another and another. This is my 15th year of
As a kid I went
through a pyromaniac stage and almost lit our neighbor's garage on fire. My
parents were pretty upset, but we didn't get along with the neighbors, so they
weren't that upset.
To help pay
tuition at Harvard, I joined the dorm crew. When I'd show up at the room of a
cute girl to scrub her toilet, I knew my chances of getting a date were pretty
Every Sunday, I
try to overcome my fear of failure. I'm pretty good at failing now.
I first saw my
wife at a greasy spoon, where she was a waitress. I'd go there four times a
week and suck down a dozen ice teas so she'd have to keep refilling my
My parents once
busted me and my two brothers for stealing a pack of Starbursts. The moral was:
Don't steal candy, and if you do, don't leave the wrappers around.