Has stated in a film school interview that he grew up as a Boston Red Sox fan, and that the actions of David Ortiz during the 2004 playoffs (in winning a championship) have gone a long way towards changing Falchuk's views on achieving his own goals.
I love it when characters surprise you, just like real people. When I write a scene I just try to make the characters behave in a way that feels natural to them. Sometimes that means they make a left turn and do something unexpected. Those are always the best scenes in my opinion.