The clip ernie's letter from The Express (2008) with Rob Brown
when you asked me to write this for The Post.
You see, yesterday was my 23rd birthday,
and compared to some, that doesn't seem like a whole lot of life to talk about.
Thing is, I don't know how much more is in front of me.
And as you see from the number of pages, if you've read this far,
I did have a few things to say, and I'm not sure how to end this
or even if I want to.
It's funny. Most people think my life has been all about football.
I've even thought that myself.
But football is just a game.
What matters is what you play for.
Sometimes, when the game is close and everything is on the line,
that's when you forget the crowd and the noise.
That's when it's just you against somebody else to see who is the better man.
That's what I like about the game.
Because at that moment you are friends
and you are enemies
and you are brothers.