Friday, September 08, 2006

Erk Russel - RIP

A wonderful man has moved on today. The defensive coordinator of the University of GA football team during the 80's (Go you silver britches!) had a stroke today and is no longer with us. He went on to Georgia Southern and helped them earn numerous awards and titles.

Think I got to meet him personally at a Rotary meeting years ago. Self-effacing, friendly guy who could tell wonderful stories.

Truly an awesome character.

Told a joke at the Rotary meeting that I'll never forget.

Pulled up to a light behind a woman who wore her heart on her bumper. You know the type: Jesus Saves, Save the Whales, Protected by SmithNWesson. Even had one that said "Honk if you love Jesus" that seemed to be holding part of her bumper together.

Feeling mischevious, he beeped. She didn't seem to notice.

Hmmm. Beeped again, but didn't get the recognition he wanted from one who was in touch with the Lord as much he was.

This time he laid on the horn hard, and this little old lady with a flowery hat stuck her head out the window and looked back at him and yelled, "Stop honking already! Can't you see the #*@%?^ light is still red baldy?"