Found January 24, 2012 on Buffalo Wins:
As a kid, I was good at a lot of sports. Not great -- not "this kid is a prodigy" -- but good. Passable at everything I did, at worst. One of my college buddies referred to me as a "natural athlete", you know, I could pick up a stick or a ball and just play. I liked that about myself. I came to terms with the fact that I was never going to be great at sports when I was pretty young, but being good -- just good enough -- was a great social achievement and I think a decent way to grow up for any American boy. I was never a "jock", as it were, or one of the rich kids with thousand dollar equipment and personal training sessions. I didn't wear a Letterman jacket and the pretty girls never hung out with me because I was a star this-or-that. But when it came time to play a pick-up game in the park, or for gym class, I could hold my own. It's funny how that worked out and how that shaped me and, I think, lots of kids as they grow up. I initially fell ...
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