Dammit. As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, Junior Seau has passed, a suspected suicide. He was only 43 years old. This video is so hard for me to watch. Just doesn’t look like a guy that would take his own life a couple of weeks after this video of him was taken. Via BFTB, here’s the story of a fan and that ukulele:
A few years back, my father was selling a vintage ukulele. He got a call from a man who said that he was representing a professional athlete that was interested in buying it, but couldn’t say who. After haggling over the price for a while, the guy asked who my dad’s favorite football team was. My dad said “The San Diego Chargers,” and the man on the other end of the phone laughed. The phone changed hands and suddenly, Junior Seau was on the line with my dad. “Hey John, this is Junior Seau. Are we really going to keep splitting hairs over a few dollars like this?” My dad laughed, told Junior that he was a fan, and agreed to sell him the ukulele at the price that Seau was asking for. To this day, my dad feels like he got suckered by Junior Seau, but he at least laughs about it.
Breaks my heart…