Pigskin Tastes Like Sausage. The tragedy of the game is not the contracts or the 'harshness' of the business, it's the life-altering injuries. A lot of these players pay a life-long price for the game they love, whether or not they get the payola. He mentions Trent Green's injury and how they're looking to get him back on the field, probably before it's wise to do so. Ted Johnson and his concussions -- IMHO he was smart to listen to his doctors. For all the one-sided whining from Borges and the "I told you so's" from Felger, Ryan makes a real point.