Found April 21, 2013 on Eagles Eye:
If there were any doubt among us, NFL football is far from a glamorous sport... It is about a small window of opportunity... and that window is framed by heavy lifting, a lot of running up hills with weights attached, severe diet control, and incredible confrontation with heat and physical abuse... and that's just the entry point of qualification for training camp. And if you survive all that noise, your best bet of a career is 5 years... that will get you an NFL pension, which is a meaningful reward for a youthful investment of your sweat and pain into a game we armchairs love to watch. Hopefully you will still be able to walk and talk coherently at the age of 50... And the pressure to survive in the NFL is huge. What other sport can you cite where it is routine for players to vomit before a game? This is all a prelude to the saga of Danny Watkins, the former #1 pick from Baylor of Andy Reid's Eagles just a few years ago...         ...
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