If I die with a body that wasn’t completely wrecked, I’d feel I’d completely wasted it.
American BMX rider extraordinaire Matt Hoffman, who was able to break his previous world records and jump over 26 feet. On the way to achieving that goal, he was in two comas, had 21 broken bones, 23 surgeries and over 100 concussions. You’ll find even more detail in the ESPN 30 for 30 series: The Birth of Big Air.
Michael Rudman, Skybox patron 1995 – 2005, as quoted in Big Shot, an episode of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series. The 79 minute film tells of the major problem businessman John Spano had when buying the Islanders, an ice hockey team from Long Island, New York. You can find out more detail on the impact it had on Spano himself, the team and the community on a review by Digital Shortbread here.