I played football, baseball, and basketball in high school. And I had a bit of a temper back then.Originally Posted by aggiebones
I quit playing football in 9th grade after breaking my hand and focused on baseball which I was much better at.
I quit playing sports in college, didn't have time. I worked 40 hours a week and finished school in 3 years.
Funny thing, my temper went away in college and I'm just happy now and optimistic about everything.
I do think it's hard to turn on and off violence. And I think a lot of coaches are really hard on players and push them to be even more violent.
There's a lot of yelling, arrogance, violence, etc. in sports. Very few people are good coaches imho. And winning is held in higher esteem than sportsmanship.
There's good and bad in sports imho. Just like the rest of life.
But when you are elite, you essentially get paid to be violent.
And it's hard to turn some of that off off the field.
There are exceptions like yourself, but by and large most guys are the same on and off the field.