Who are football players, really?

Football in Grass
Photo courtesy of Jayel Aheram via Flickr.com

Football players aren’t people who leave home to try and play football. They are football players who come home to try and play people.

~ Peter Gent, former NFL wide receiver, Michigan State University basketball player and novelist

I heard the above quote during the 2011 finale of HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” which aired this week.

As the regular seasons of the NFL and NCAA Football end, the playoffs and bowl games begin and some of our favorite players return to everyday life, let’s remember who they really are (e.g. Michael Vick, Plaxico Burress, Tim Tebow and The Buckeyes of Ohio State University).

Click here to view the “Real Sports” story “Short Changed” to see what I mean.