In honor of the 20th anniversary of my dad’s death

My dad died dramatically Super Bowl weekend exactly 20 years ago. To mark the occasion, I am posting the eulogy I wrote. It's longer than I remembered. I wrote it on a few scraps of borrowed yellow legal paper sitting outside the door of my hotel room in Franklin, Kentucky at 2 a.m. the morning [...]

Lombardi built champions and friends

Lombardi built champions and friends

Of all the lessons Coach Lombardi taught his players -- pursue excellence, never settle, honor the uniform, respect god, eat nutritionally, prepare thoroughly -- one of the richest remains this: value friendship. Honored residents of Titletown, Lombardi's Packers bonded in the singular pursuit of championships and collective respect for their coach. That kind of high-fiving, [...]