Do you miss the violence? I’m not violent by nature, I’ve been involved in two fights in my life and have actually been told I don’t get mad enough more than a few times. But I really miss the jarring hits and violence of football. I wasn’t a particularly hard hitter in football in high school; at 6’2, 165 lbs., I was usually on the receiving end. FFS, I’m 35 years old (and the same weight) and I still relish the few collisions I’m involved in during soccer and basketball. I miss the bruising, the shock, the pain, the desperate split-second battle of position as the collision comes and you and your opponent both try to brace. The thing I miss the most is running back kicks. The focused fear as I caught the ball, looked up to see eleven bigass dudes sprinting towards me, and then actually began sprinting towards them. I remember I used to actually giggle when I made someone miss, even though I was seconds away from getting clobbered. Such a rush. I think that’s why I like goalkeeping in soccer so much. It’s a somewhat similar feeling (but not nearly the rush). Anyway, anyone else out there think the same way or am I just a masochist with anger issues?