Dan says he came into the game playing like a kid. He says he is very strict and conforming as a teacher. He wanted a chance to play like a kid for the summer and just let loose. Yes, he kept the win in mind, but he had a blast and entertained us for the summer and I'm grateful for that.
I don' t know if Dan thinks it is a 'choice', or that is just the word that came to mind in the interview. If so, I'm sure Stephen and he will discuss it further. I think they still have times to be hanging out.