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"In high school, I was quite the star in metal shop."
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"Anybody up there need an autograph?"
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"Hookers? Tomorrow? I thought we were going to the Guggenheim."
'It's your coach, sir. He's here to request that you drop down and give him 60 push-ups...'
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"Then I wake up, the cheering has stopped, I have three kids, and I work in a cubicle."
Tags:american football, football, american football player, american football players, football player, football players, sports star, sports stars, sportsman, sportsmen, athlete, athletes, bad dream, bad dreams, nightmare, nightmares, worst nightmare, worst nightmares, therapy, therapists, therapist, deepest darkest fear, deepest darkest fears, fear, fears, fame, famous, faded glory, office worker, office workers, cubicle, cubicles, cubicle life
"Success came too early. When he was ten, he hit three homers in three times up in the Little League, and nothing has seemed worth while since."
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'This is the most realistic sports game ever! It has all the players and coaches and even a bail bondsman to get them out of jail.'
'Reading, writing and arithmetic are important, son. Someday you might sign autographs for money.'
"There's more to sports than winning. There's also getting payments from sneaker companies to sign at colleges they sponsor."
Tags:win, wins, winning, sports, sports star, sports stars, basketball star, basketball stars, endorsement, endorsements, endorsement deal, endorsement deals, shoe company, shoe companies, sneaker company, sneaker companies, sellout, sellouts, sell out, selling out, winning isn't everything, life lesson, life lessons, moral, sports aspiration, sports aspirations
Homo Sapiens. An evolutionary story...
'Wow! Look, Dad! That's the syringe he used the year he shattered the record.'
Life with a professional baseball catcher.
The most probable explanation to the mind of a sixteen year old tennis star
'Dude?!...The tats, the piercings, the sagging...don't you know those are all prison culture symbols.'
"Wow, my dad was an amateur boxer!"
'Salary caps for CEOs! What worried me is the next thing will salary caps for sports stars.'
'Now, if you'll just sign, initial and fist bump...'
'Does anybody want my autograph?'
Dress like a millionaire.
Officials finally get tough on former pro athletes gone bad.
'Okay, which one of you guys brought their agent to the huddle?'
'And if you're listening to this ladies tennis match in digital stereo the grunt from your left is from Serena Williams and from the right is...'