Samoan hero Troy Polamalu retired from the NFL this week. I love what he said in an interview in 2010.
Reporter: “You play the game so violently, are you a violent person off the field too? Do you like violence?”
Troy : “No, I don’t like violence and I don’t like hitting the other players so hard. I try to live my life passionately whether I’m on a football field, or at home with my wife. Even if it was ballet I’d have the same approach to it.”
Here’s an ESPN tribute to Troy: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=12659234