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Classic Scene #40: This Sporting Life

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FRANK: I don’t understand her. I don’t understand what she wants from me. “A great ape on a football field.” That’s what she called me. “A great ape on a football field.” She makes me feel like that. She makes me feel clumsy. Awkward and big and – stupid. She makes me feel like, she makes me feel like I crush...(he bangs his fists together)I crush everything. (Some fans pass by, aiming some banter at Frank.) That’s what they think of me, isn’t it? A great ape on a football field. They want someone to act big, because they haven’t got the guts to do it themselves. They want a hero and I am, I am a hero. But she won’t admit it. Do you understand that? She needs me, Maurice, I’m not going to be a footballer forever. I need something for good. Something permanent. Grab my hand. I can love someone, can’t I? I can, can’t I? I can... I need her. (There are tears in his eyes.) She’s the only thing that makes me feel wanted. I can’t lose her...