Updated Jan 28, 2013 - 11:18 am
January 29, 2010 was a Cardinal Sin
It was like that scene from Star Wars, when the Millennium Falcon comes out of hyper-drive in the middle of an unexpected asteroid field after Obi-Wan says:
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."
It was on this day three years ago that something terrible DID happen: Kurt Warner announced his retirement from professional football.
OK, it's only football, but we were sooooo close! One more year with #13 would have done it. But, no.
I'm better now. And I'm sure Kurt and his family are as happy as they have have ever been with papa by their side every day.
It's been an honor to know you, to see you play, to watch you lead by example, to have a stronger faith through yours and to have the courage to know when to say "when."
By the way, have you noticed that if you add up the individual numbers of the date Kurt retired, it equals 13? (0+1+2+9+1+0)
Here are some other famous Kurts:Kurt Angle, Wrestler
Kurt Browning, Figure Skater
Kurt Busch, NASCAR Driver
Kurt Cobain, Member of the 27 Club
Kurt James, Rocker
Curd Jürgens, Actor (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Kurt Krakowian, Actor (Dallas)
Kurt Loder, MTV News
Kurt Russell, Actor
Curt Schilling, Baseball Pitcher
Curt Smith, Founder, Tears For Fears
Curt Stone, Long-Distance Runner
Kurt Suzuki, Baseball Catcher
Kurt Vonnegut, Writer
Kurt Voss, Writer/Director (Sugar Town)
Kurt Waldheim, fmr UN Secretary General, Nazi War Criminal
Curt Warburton, MMA Fighter
Are YOU a "Kurt/Curt?" Let me know, even if you're not famous.
Russ Egan, Evening Personality