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Wetmore: Revelations of Mike Zimmer’s self-doubt are humanizing


It’s easy to lose perspective following or covering sports. Among other faults, we tend to forget that sports are at most a diversion of our interests from other things in life that matter more. We tend, too, in our analysis of defensive schemes and point-scoring optimization, to forget that ultimately these are humans performing under intense constructed pressure.

We may be most guilty of this in the NFL, a league where machismo and hero-culture are rewarded and sustained on a grander scale than any modern sport.

When I say ‘we,’ I’m generalizing, because really I mean…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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