I have been a long time Bear fan, and a Walter Payton fan,yes I knew about "Sweetness'", his tricks and how his team mates loved him, but I didn't know about Walter Payton the man, and what a man! I think the man is more amazing than the player, all the lives he touched, kids who never had a Christmas, he gave them one, the everyday common folk who he would stop and talk to, how he made them feel that he really cared about them, and he really did!, his wonderful family, he had a great Mother and Father, and Connie, his wife, what a piller of strenght!, Jarrett and Brittney, his fine children, what great kids! the love Walter recieved from them gave him endurance. This book is not about football, it's about life and how we all should strive to make our life better and live each day to the fullest, and tell all our loved ones that we love them each day! As I read this book, I grew to love the man and respect the player, the more I would read, the harder it became, I shed a ton of tears, and when I am reminded of Walter, I still mist up. What this world needs is a heck of a lot more Walter Paytons. God be with you Walter.