Isaac Bruce on Derrick Thomas
Why I hate Isaac Bruce. From a Rick Reilly colum in January of 2000 (I posted this in the game thread, but it deserves its own thread)
TWO MEN. Two flips of fate.
"Do you ever think about Thomas and say, 'That could be me'?" I ask Bruce.
"Oh, no, not at all," Bruce says.
"Why not?" I ask.
"Because as I was flipping, I threw my hands off the wheel and called Jesus' name."
"Does that mean God doesn't love Derrick Thomas?" I ask.
"Oh, no," Bruce says. "I don't know what Derrick said as his car was flipping."
"What about Payne Stewart? He was a Christian man. Does that mean God didn't love Payne Stewart?"
"I have no idea what Payne Stewart said in that plane that day."
"Well, are you saying if Payne Stewart had invoked the name of Jesus Christ, he'd be alive today?"
"What about the Columbine High student who was asked by one of the killers if she believed in God? She said yes, and he blew her away. How can that be?"
"You don't know what she said, do you?"
"There were witnesses."
"But you weren't there, right?"
TWO MEN. Pray for them both.