I was sad this morning hearing of Kurt Vonnegut’s passing. I truly enjoyed his books — especially Cat’s Cradle and Galapagos. He spoke at my Syracuse graduation in 1994, rocking the Carrier Dome. He was an ornery old coot, writing screeds against the administration in 2002 that others wouldn’t dare until 2006. I’ll miss him.
This afternoon, I saw that Drew Bledsoe has retired. Bledsoe was the key to the Patriots renaissance in the mid-nineties. I had to suffer through all the 2-14 years, including the ghastly Coach Mac era, and Bledsoe, Parcells and Kraft turned it around. He didn’t end up with the Hall of Fame career we all expected, but he was a classy guy. I wish him well on his Montana ranch.