Episode 92 - AJ Hawk on Football and Life
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- Being the youngest of three boys: sink or swim
- AJ's wife helped turn him into a human being
- On a quest for learning
- Listening to podcasts while taking care of 9 acres of land
- "You guys are ahead of the times when it comes to technology, yoga... anything weird"
- Podcasting: it's like radio but you can cuss
- Living in L.A.
- Playing in -15 F
- "You get to run and hit people. So, it's great"
- AJ's best hit was during the first year of High School
- "It was so loud, and it felt so good and so pure"
- The experience of Draft Day
- The first McGregor-Diaz fight
- How does an athlete step away from the spotlight?
- Picking off Brett Favre and getting him to sign the ball
- Brady Quinn on doing commentary rather than playing, "It's like watching the love of your life marry someone else"
- The inevitable concussion question
- Breaking through a wall and hitting concrete
- Crying while watching "Southpaw"
- AJ's daughter is a Bruce Lee fan
- AJ is a badass father
- The long term impact of parents on kids
- How to be passionate about something without the attachment driving you crazy when things don't work out the way you want
- Post-football plans
- On Kobe Bryant
- The beautiful, primal simplicity of sports
- Crazy Horse, Theodore Roosevelt, Caravaggio... all the historical characters Daniele likes are mildly mentally deranged
- Ego and dealing with haters
- On Larry Miller
- When you stop training, physical and mental health goes down the drain