Jordan Gross retired after a long and distinguished career with the Carolina Panthers. His great, goofy, oddly uplifting podcast is his happy legacy.
Karl Sides is a man and a St. Louis Rams fan. He is also a heavily costumed, widely recognized and carefully branded superfan named Ram Man, which is something else entirely.
Junior Seau, who was like no other football player, is now like a great many ex-players who were, in varying ways and to various degrees, destroyed by the game they played. More importantly, though, his death is a reminder that he is like all of us.