Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Mack Thinking About Tucker

It's been a trying week for University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown. He was forced to suspend two players, including a starter for this weeks game against number one ranked Ohio State. And despite being busy putting together a game plan for the big day, he still found time to think about Tucker Thomison. Tucker is an 8-year-old from Brownsboro who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. We've done several stories on the "Team Tucker" t-shirts being sold to help raise money for Tucker and his family.

This is the thing. Tucker is a huge Longhorns fan. He wanted a Longhorns skull cap to cover his head, because he's starting to lose his hair due to the chemotherapy treatment. The problem is, his family couldn't find a Longhorns skull cap anywhere. Well, word got to Austin, and today a package arrived from Mack Brown, containing an official Longhorns skull cap, as well as a little Longhorns football helmet signed by Tyler native Aaron Ross.

As a member of the media, I tend to remain neutral when it comes to sporting events. But in this case, I'm going to make an exception. Hook 'em horns!

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