Heat stroke. That’s what led to the June 1 death of former Cowboys and Bears running back Marion Barber III. Police making a welfare stop found the 38-year-old Barber dead inside his Frisco apartment. Heat stroke. Does that make you as sad as it does me?
I also pause to remember former Michigan Wolverine football coach Gary Moeller, who succeeded Bo Schembechler and preceded Lloyd Carr in Ann Arbor. Coach Moeller died Monday at the age of 81. He was a “Michigan Man,” and that’s about the highest praise you can get in those parts.
This news, however, I found uplifting. It’s widely known that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a football freak. She’s now part of the Denver Broncos’ ownership group. Ms. Rice lived in Denver as a child, and the Broncs were her team. Remember also that she served on the first College Football Playoff Committee, and can X and O all day with you. See, that’s the way it is with daughters of football coaches. You go, Madam Secretary!
“Acrisure Stadium” just doesn’t have much of a ring, does it? It’s not spicy, but at least it won’t stain your shirt.
Wow. Nothing screams “college football” more than UCLA at Rutgers in a Big Ten Conference game, does it?
Strange days indeed. Most peculiar, mama.