My webmaster (Gary) created a better way for me to stay in touch with fans and friends on a more ongoing basis with this new concept of a blog. I don’t know a whole lot about blogs but I’m willing to learn as I go. (You know, I didn’t know a whole lot about playing linebacker when I entered the league in 1976 but I think I learned a thing or two along the way.)
The last few weeks have been very busy and very gratifing to say the least reading all of the congratulatory emails, regular mail and getting congratulations remarks from people wherever I go. (I wish I could respond personally to everyone who emailed me.) It’s been a fun time but yet a very much surreal time in my life, especially at this stage in my life. Many who have wished me “congratulations” don’t know that I am a first time grandfather (Jamison). And while both my son (Donald) and my daughter (Aja) have some medical issues they are feeling better and are thrilled about the Hall of Fame honor for their Dad.
The one thing that I’ve taken from the honor is how it has affected so many people over such a wide spectrum, transcending race, age, gender, team loyalty, income status, etc…. This whole Hall of Fame thing has blown me away because it is bigger than me, the honor is truly about so many others.
I hope that you will share your thoughts here (whatever they are) and come back to my site often because even though I’ve been away from the game (as an active player) a very long time I love communicating with the fans and my friends who take the time to share their thoughts. Whenever I speak with my “Crunch Bunch” linebacker mates Brian Kelly, Lawrence Taylor and Brad VanPelt I share with them many of the stories I hear from many of you.
So, I’m going to give this blog thing a shot and see how we can all have some fun with it.