I was surprised to learn of the death of NFL writer Don Banks yesterday morning when I read Peter King’s column. I read of a Banks’ stuff when he was at SI, he was only 56-years-old. Later yesterday morning, I found out one of my coworkers lost his son, who I think was about ten years of age but suffering from a long illness.
Peter King has an interesting nugget in his column. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr is building a home in Las Vegas next to the home of his head coach, Jon Gruden. I doubt any NFL coach and quarterback ever lived next door to each other, which Gruden and Carr will do when the Raiders move to Nevada in 2020. Talk about living under a microscope.
I attended too many Baptist weddings in my lifetime, no drinking or dancing. While listening to The TICKET, Donovan was explaining how at some weddings, to raise a little extra cash for the couple, attendees are “charged” to dance with the bride. That sounds like a cute idea.