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|Emotional attachments to sports|
This past week I watched the "Top Fifty Most Emotional Moments In Sports." I became quite teary eyed while viewing this television special. I genuinely felt the watery sentiments that each tear had bound within the confines of this emotional liquid recognized as feelings.
I was never a big-time professional athlete who faced the end of a magical career; that premature conclusion of a profession that is in the biggest arena of a coveted calling. The apprehension surrounding the final quarter in the game of a professional athlete's life. The decision to call a time out; or something with a more lasting effect, a point in time when the pro-athlete must decide it is time to stop. A most difficult time. A moment of truth. Not the end of life, but the conclusion of his first love.
Retirement from the biggest arena in sports — professional football. The level that ranks above all other levels. I did not undergo the ultimate level in sports, but I did experience the end of a vocation that I loved. I hurt just like the men whom I viewed on the television documentary of the "Top Fifty Most Emotional Moments In Sports."
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