The Hard and Seamy Side of Football Life

December 30, 2014 With three former Chicago Bears

Back in 2001 we got together three former Chicago Bears to talk about the less attractive aspects of a career in big league football. Included are: early mortality, very frequent surgeries, insult and threat “on the line,” “trash talk.” and pain, pain, pain. Though the discussion occurred thirteen years ago it has direct bearing on the supposed crisis that hounds the game these days. And, of course, in addition, there are thirty-two (we counted) great stories.