When Mrs. Ethel Kennedy called to tell me that the depth reporting class at University of Nebraska I was teaching along with Joe Starita had won a Robert F Kennedy Journalism award, we talked about several things.
Strange flight tonight. Leaving Nebraska for likely the last time in 2016 — (yikes, “Leaving Nebraska” sounds rather like a poem about death). In any case, my work demands that I have always had to spend huge chunks of time away from this good land where I was born.
Today, we remember Jeff Lukas, the "glue" behind D. Wayne Lukas Racing Stables for many years. Jeff was instrumental in developing some of horse racing most storied stallions, including 1988 Kentucky Derby winner Winning Colors.
Peyton Manning. Lots of time spent covering that guy through the years. From a teenager through a Hall of Fame career, it's been a yearly visit.At the conclusion of Super Bowl 50, I followed him into the scrum.
Jimmy Colton reminded me of this piece in a Facebook comment yesterday. His kind words started me thinking about a few things. How much my personal and professional lives shifted strongly in a very short time frame.
Three years ago SI Kids Director of Photography Marguerite Schropp Lucarelli asked Laura and me to do a piece on Erin DiMeglio, a high school quarterback in Ft Lauderdale, FL.She was great to work with, just a wonderful kid and a terrific story.