In ESPN The Magazine's Kids in Sports issue, Tim Keown writes that Steve Hendrickson has a battered body and can't remember yesterday. Yet he still wants his son to follow in his footsteps. It's the conflicted nature of every football parent.
There's a distinction between the way fans care and the way players care. Sal Alosi's bizarre, sociopathic behavior was far more consistent with an irrational fan's behavior than a uniformed member of the team.