I met Chris Palmer this week. He’s the head coach of the Hartford Colonials of the UFL. (That would be the United Football League for the uninitiated.) Good guy, Connecticut guy, been around the NFL.
We had a brief chat that ended abruptly.
Me: “I’m hoping to get to Rentschler (Field) to take in a game.”
Him: “Hope you do. Bring your grandkids and come on out.”
A few minutes later, Colonial public relations director Dave Heuschkel wandered to my desk with an offering: a Colonials baseball cap. This is not unlike offering a child a lollipop after he skins his knee.
And yes, I felt better.