Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
Booze, pot, too much sex, failure in one’s private life, too much attrition, too much recognition, too little recognition. Nearly everything in the scheme of things works to dull a first-rate talent. But the worst probably is cowardice.
You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world.