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December 6, 2023

When The Party’s Over With Eben Britton

Eben BrittonAt the home stretch of the 104th season of the National Football League (NFL), the appeal of American pro football on TV, in the news and nearly everywhere else has never been stronger.

Amid the spectacle, it takes a lot of nameless, faceless people working in plain sight to keep this gladiator show running by protecting the stars of this league — quarterbacks throwing balls to receivers who score touchdowns galore — from getting hurt.

That protection falls on offensive lineman whose careers are largely invisible and disposable (except when they make mistakes).

If you’re a football fan or curious about what that lifestyle is really like — and what it can do to tear down the health of players — I hope you’ll listen to this week’s blog/vlog, an excerpt from my recent Living 4D conversation with former NFL offensive lineman Eben Britton.

A second-round draft pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Eben describes in excruciating detail the highs and lows of playing professional football, and why he had to give up a play or die attitude so that he could take the next step to live the rest of his real life.


If you enjoy this revealing look into the daily life of a former NFL player, check out my entire conversation with Eben Britton in which he explains how he had to relearn how to be human.

Love and chi,