Don't worry, I won't make a habit out of letting real life intrude into our little football blog here, but this seems like an appropriate exception.
Lt. Robert Collins was recently killed in action in Iraq. His girlfriend, Nicolle, is a co-worker of mine. They had been together since high school. I never met the guy; all I know is that he's a West Point graduate, he went to Ranger school, he's gone, and that Nicolle is a really nice girl who doesn't deserve to be going through this.
So I'd like to ask you a favor - next time you're at your local bar, please take a moment and have a drink for Lt. Collins, and Nicolle as well.