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‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’

I do not mean to be overly sentimental, but hear me out, as I attempt to regain that passion for sports I lost when my dad, Lee, died in December.

He was my last sports buddy.

His loss has been devastating.

Sixteen years earlier, I lost my other sports buddy, my brother Mario.

My dad taught me to throw a 40-yard spiral to softly land in the receivers' "sweet spot" on the dead run; only problem was, I was allergic to grass and had to stop playing football.

I would have given anything for the rubberized fields of today.

That's why football is my favorite sport. Perhaps I still see myself as a would-be Joe Montana or Steve Young, even though I'll soon be 50 and my hip hurts and my knees are shot.

Who says sports is r...

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