Thursday, August 31, 2017
CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
Arizona State University unveiled a statue paying tribute to the late Pat Tillman at Sun Devil Stadium on Wednesday.
Tillman played at ASU from 1994-97 before entering the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the Cardinals. He spent four seasons playing safety before giving up his NFL career to join the United States Army in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
Tillman was killed in action in a friendly fire incident in 2004.
While I did not share Tillman's fervor for the cause to which he gave his life, I do respect that he felt strongly enough to abandon such a lucrative career, and in no way is this post meant to discredit him.
However, Arizona State coach Todd Graham said players will touch the statue for luck as they make their way from the locker room to the field in what he said he hopes becomes a tradition forever.
In case you missed it a couple of sentences ago, Tillman was killed by friendly fire.
Since when is that lucky?
I'm just sayin'...