I had a chance to talk with Gerald Foltz, Sam's dad, before the game. I was probably the most tongue-tied I've ever been (and if anyone ever listened in on my date-seeking phone calls when I was in school in Lincoln, you'll know that's saying something ... 8^). How do you express your sympathy on a loss no parent should ever have to experience?
Despite the final score, this 'Husker fan will never forget Saturday night - the card section in the south end zone, the locker room placard, the chants of "TOM-MY" from both Buckeyes and Huskers when Tommy Armstrong left the field, the TBDBITL tribute, and the class y'all showed toward us. Would've been an even better night if (1) I'd taken the elevator rather than the stairs up to B Deck, and (2) my freaking football team had opted to show up -- but we can't have everything we want, can we?