My parents sent a link from my hometown newspaper, the Opelika-Auburn News. It’s an account of the post-football life of former Auburn star Terry Beasley.
Growing up in Auburn, I was a huge football fan. Auburn wasn’t very good when I started watching in the late-1970s and early-1980s. For Auburn’s backers, former receiver Terry Beasley, who played in the late-60s and early-70s, was like a god – a figure from another time when Auburn used to win some games.
The article details Beasley’s awful health, and reporter Ryan Wood asks Beasley whether the glory was worth the price that he is now paying for it. (On a lighter note, the article also has some funny stories about the culture shock that Beasley experienced when he moved from Auburn to San Francisco to play for the 49ers in the early-1970s). I still enjoy football, but the game is going to have to change. If you’re a football fan, you’ll want to read this excellent story. The link is here –