Allison ByerleyIt’s playoff time in the NFL. Football in Texas has been described as a religion, and it is safe to say that, during the fall, there are more people at football games across the state than in pews on Sunday morning.
Few people make it to the highest level — the NFL — and once they do, few stay very long. Careers are often short and brutal. In 2004, columnist Richard Justice, writing for The Houston Chronicle, noted these statistics:
• Sixty-five percent of NFL players leave the ga...
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