Nick Adenhart the Skins Fan
As I've previously mentioned, I met Nick Adenhart a few times when he was in high school and I was working on a story about his baseball prospects, and then about his arm injury. That made me feel like I knew him a little bit, and I thought about those conversations when he was tragically killed by a drunk driver earlier this year.
But reading this brief story about him and his buddies and their joint love for the Redskins actually makes me feel like I know him better than I ever did from our interviews. It's one thing to put a tape recorder in front of a young kid; it's another thing to see his smiling face on top of a Skins jersey at FedEx Field. That makes him feel like a D.C. guy more than a Maryland dateline ever could.
This is how one of Nick's friends put it: "Shows how being a part of the Redskins, and being a fan of a sports team is not about the wins and losses, but the memories that come out of having a mutual love for something."
Couldn't agree more.
(Read the full story at The Skins Blog)
Posted by: Barno1 | August 26, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse
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