Tennessean Interview with Chesney

posted August 25th, 2010 at 10:05 am

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by Josh Martn

The Tennessean has an interview with Kenny Chesney where they talk about “The Boys of Fall” documentary. Here are a couple excerpts:

Q. In some ways, athletes die twice. And they have the second half of one life, and sometimes more, to mourn the death of their athletic life. So much of what you have in the video is people looking back?

A: Interviewing (two-time Super Bowl winning coach) Bill Parcells, he said something like, “Look, we’re all just riding the train. One day they’re going to ask us all to get off. And we shouldn’t be bitter about that because the experience of being on the train is so great.” And that’s life, too. No matter what level you make it to, enjoy it.

Q: Were you ever star struck, talking to these people?

A: When I sat down with Joe Namath at his home in Florida, I was like, “What am I doing here?” But, man, he was such a great guy to talk to, with so much passion and energy about the game of football. All these guys have different paths, every one. But they’re all incredibly passionate about what they believe to be true, and what their life is like because of the game of football. I walked out of the Namath interview going, “How can I apply what he said to my life?”

Read the full interview here.

And be sure to watch “The Boys of Fall” when it premieres on ESPN this Sunday at 2 pm ET.

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