Death And The Family
November 26, 2019 12:29 PM   Subscribe

Jan exhales and texts Andy. Andy exhales and gets ready to broadcast a football game. On this day, they've done what mothers and fathers do all the time: A child presented them with a choice. They talked about it. They made a decision. They followed through. It was, by almost any measure, a fairly ordinary act of parenting. Except for this: Josh is not their son.

This is a story about a terrible accident and the unfairness of life and the ineffable compassion of friends and that spindly, ever-spreading spider web of emotion that we all bring to our own interpretations of family:
Loss, love and a promise kept for the voice of Auburn football (Sam Borden, ESPN)
posted by Johnny Wallflower (4 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Actually came here to post this. Great story. Here's Bramblett's call of the Kick Six, which truly is one of the most memorable calls of one of the most memorable plays in all of sports history.
posted by kevinbelt at 1:52 PM on November 26, 2019

That was very moving. Thank you for posting.
posted by Biblio at 2:39 PM on November 26, 2019

I read this at lunch today and was almost in tears.
posted by lhauser at 6:55 PM on November 26, 2019

Beautifully written. They truly exemplify the Auburn Creed.
posted by dawkins_7 at 10:17 AM on November 27, 2019

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