"In some ways with ESPN and additional media, the controversy would be bigger. It would never stop. They'd have to bring back Walter Cronkite. They'd cover the things I said and supposedly said on the evening news. That would be such fun," he wrote. "If I played today, I'd stay in trouble. I'd be in the commissioner's office all the time, I guess. I'd be everywhere _ including where I wasn't supposed to be."
I wanted to have my haircut like that and I wanted to be in a rock 'n' roll band," he says. "That was a major, major important event for the youth of America. My parents couldn't have been over 30 years old and they didn't dig the Beatles too much. They didn't dig the long hair."