I watched them in disbelief. How could they be happy? Who were these two people? Then I realized it: They were the two people who will benefit from Mike Costello's death. And they were celebrating it.
"Did you see his hair? Did you see the side of his head? He got Mohawked, man!"
How could this happen? How could this happen to Mike Costello? He was a nice guy. He was number two on the depth chart. He was already accepted into the School of Engineering at FSU. And I answered myself, Here's how: because Mike Costello didn't fit into the Erik Fisher Football Dream ... Mike would never, could never, have been sitting out there with Erik and laughing at such a thing. Now Mike is dead. But the Dream lives on.
Later, Paul goes into the kitchen with the groceries and over hears Erik and Arthur.
He thinks to himself how can they be laughing at Mike dying.
Paul is questioning and answering things in his head about the whole situation and problem.