“Some guys smoke. Some guys drink. Some guys chase women. I am a big barbecue sauce guy.” – Rick Majerus.
The first day of December witnessed good college football and basketball, but will be most remembered for tragedy in the morning and evening.
After learning that Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend then himself – and that the NFL will arrogantly and disrespectfully make the Chiefs play a meaningless football game Sunday – we were informed legendary college basketball coach Rick Majerus had died of heart failure in Los Angeles.
He was 64-years-old.
Rick Majerus died of heart failure on Saturday. He was 64 years old. (Image credit: Bryan Oller, The Gazette – AP file photo)
Majerus didn’t compile championships like John Wooden, Bob Knight nor Dean Smith, but like those legends he was a throwback leader — as anyone who watched him coach games or practices noticed.
Like Mr. Wooden, Majerus considered himself a basketball teacher more than a coach.