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    When you look at facing retirement in your mid-30s, and all of a sudden the outlet for that passion and work ethic goes away, you can't just sit back in a rocking chair and be retired at 35. I'm not a good enough golfer to play golf every day.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: work  ethics  passion  golf 
     
    You want hot days to get your fruit ripe but then you want it to cool off nicely at night so that the grapes stay on the vine longer and develop complexity.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: night 
     
    We're phenomenally blessed in the Walla Walla Valley. We have great, complex soil that's nutrient-rich but fairly porous.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: blessed  complex 
     
    I had a great career and I enjoyed all of it, with the exception of losing.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: career 
     
    The positives of retiring outweighed the positives of returning and my desire to still play.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: desires  positive 
     
    It is the best feeling in the world to have a close game come down to just a couple of plays and you are able to do it.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: world  games 
     
    You know, it's a different deal - throwing a football as opposed to throwing a baseball.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: football  baseball 
     
    I retire with a smile on my face, in good health, and ready to spend autumns at my kids' games instead of my own. I'm excited to start the next chapter of my life.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: health  smile  kids  games 
     
    It's a really interesting and diverse business. You're a farmer first, then a winemaker, then you're onto marketing and distribution. So it's multi-faceted and really engaging. I've learned more in the last couple years than in the ten prior to that, so it's been pretty interesting.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: business  marketing  year 
     
    Fairly early in my career, I had a passion for wine just as a consumer, and I started to learn about the whole process, starting with a piece of raw ground, and ending up with a work of art in a bottle.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: work  process  career  learn  passion 
     
    Playing in New England and the Boston area, the fans are so passionate about their sports if you don't play well, they'll let you know so I know it's not something that they take lightly.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: england 
     
    I feel pretty good when I get out of bed in the morning. I don't feel all beat up, which is nice.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    The amount of work and the amount of both physical and emotional investment it takes to get to the top.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: work  emotional 
     
    The game against the Vikings back in my second year stands out. It was kind of a turnaround for us. It allowed us to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in quite a while. The memories are so many it's hard to pin one down.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: time  memory  games  year 
     
    Getting hurt and watching Tom Brady take over and beginning what's been just a spectacular run of his, and to come back and play in the AFC Championship Game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, and help us win that game, is a memory that stands out very clearly.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: memory  hurt  help  games 
     
    That's the only reason I'm here. I don't need to play the game for any other reason than to win a championship.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: games 
     
    I played eight years without really being hurt seriously and hadn't had to deal with that part of the game. So, to get hurt and to have to miss games, that part of it was very hard. And so when I came back and somebody else had my job and I couldn't get it back. You know that was hard.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: hurt  job  games  year 
     
    I'm not fast. But there are a lot of guys that are a hell of a lot slower than I am. Somebody wants to do a pay-per-view race between me and [Tom] Brady, sign me up.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: hell  race 
     
    I kind of picked up the game at an early age. The way that other kids would learn what a fork or a spoon is.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: age  learn  kids  games 
     
    Coming back in that AFC Championship Game against the Steelers, that was a poignant moment for me for a lot of reasons - the magnitude of the game and having not been able to play for quite a while and to be able to get on the field for that game. That one stands out.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: moment  games 
     
    I feel so fortunate, so honored, to have played this game that I love for so long, with so many great players, and in front of so many wonderful fans. I fulfilled a childhood dream the first time I stepped on an NFL field, and the league did not let me down one time.
    — Drew Bledsoe
    tags: time  dreams  childhood  games 
     
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