Or when his wife died.
Baseball/Football was probably his last good routine.
Here's a late breaking score....
New York 5
You are 100% correct. I feel empathy for GC. It was painfully obvious he NEVER came to grips with his wife's early demise of cancer, I think it was. I remember seeing his HBO special after she had recently died. All I saw on stage was a bitter, confused and obviously very angry man "lashing out".
I believe his sarcastic "funny bone" was replaced with the grief of a broken heart.
I hope he sees some brighter days in his future.