"When I was a boy, heaven was here, and America was here [slightly lower] You could be anything, you could do anything - I never wanted anything as much as I wanted to be an American."
"All of these animals have shock absorbers built into their bodies. The woodpecker's tongue extends through the back of the mouth out of the nostril, encircling the entire cranium. It is the anatomical equivalent of a safety belt for its brain. Human beings? Not a single piece of our anatomy protects us from those types of collisions. A human being will get concussed at sixty G's. A common head-to-head contact on a football field? One hundred G's. God did not intend for us to play football."
"It sort of reminds me of the tobacco companies, pre-'90s, when they kept saying, "No, there's no link between smoking and damage to your health or ill health effects." And they were forced to admit that that was incorrect, through a spate of litigation in the 1990s."
"I just kept sending them back out there."
"What the hell were you thinking?"
"You've got to be a part of it. You've got to be on the sidelines with them to understand. Whatever it takes to keep them in the game, to keep the whole thing going. Tape, needles, Vicodin, Toradol, Lidocaine, Percocet, Lexapro, Zoloft... have I left anything out? It's tires and oil. Just mechanics trying to keep the cars on the racetrack."
"Yeah, well, it's not medicine. I don't know what it is."