I used to be a voter. Then they took it away from me. And for a very good reason.
You may have broken some Heisman committee rules, and I’ll refrain from commenting on their rules, but you absolutely did not make a mistake by attending to your family needs in that situation. You did the right thing, period. Also, I saw that “racist” tweet and laughed. I mean, for crying out loud, have they been reading and watching your work the past few decades?
Continue to be grateful for and enjoy your writing, especially insights like this post.
In response to your Twitter 'friend', I share one of my favorite quotes from a classic TV show:
“Elaine: Ugh, I hate people.
Jerry: Yeah, they're the worst. ”
Good stories. Not always good things, but good stories. The kind I'd like to hear/share while sitting down over drinks.
Manti definitely should have won the Heisman that year. Unfortunate that you lost your vote, but like you said, understandable.
Been reading your work for over 20 years. Not once did I get the feeling you were racist. And to bring it up over a court's paint scheme. Makes no sense. Folks just like finding reasons to get upset. Keep up the good work.
Should’ve reread that and corrected the typos… where is a good copy reader when I need one?!
As previously noted, I especially like your personal columns. Thanks for tipping me off regarding Carlisle‘s 900th victory. It prompted me to send them a note of congratulations I’m souls that I remember thinking read our backs win. Total was insurmountable, and here is Rick closing in on his first pro president…
This was interesting and unusually honest. Good combination.
I have no idea how posting a photo of the Pacers' court as you've described is somehow racist. The person who made the comment was probably drunk...and high.
Thanks for that interesting story and being humble enough to admit your mistakes, even under the most difficult of circumstances. I’m sure most of us can relate to making some mistakes in life but it’s not always easy to tell the world.
I wish the baseball hall of fame took voting (or lack of) by their members that seriously.....