Sunday might be cool.
As part of the ongoing recognition process, they’re going to take time out to honour the one and only Mo Pete, I’m told, and that’s one I can fully support.
Mo’s one of the true great guys and I would presume the fans will stand and cheer loudly – very loudly – whenever they do it.
After all, the guy played more games – 542 in the regular season, 19 more in the playoffs – than anybody in franchise history.
Now, that’s a dude you should recognize.
They got that one right.
A Mo story I don’t think I’ve ever told out here in the big, wide world.
It’s the second week of the 2005-06 and somehow Sam’s decided the rookie Joey Graham will start in the spot that is historically Mo’s.
Well, Mo says all the right things ‘cause he’s a pro but it’s obvious he’s miffed and Joey’s not exactly lighting the world on fire.
We’re in the locker room after a home game and someone’s getting scrummed about two lockers over from Mo. I’m on the periphery of it, not really listening to closely when I hear Mo in my ear over my shoulder.
He’s telling me he’s ticked, I should write it, he wants his job back and “something’s got to change.”
Me? I keep pretending I’m listening to the scrum, all the while taking notes on what Mo’s saying.
Get a story no one else has, Mo gets his starting job back like the next game or something and a Day In The Life Of A Grunt turns out to be a good one.