– If you haven’t heard, for a memorial service the school is planning “a small ceremony”… at Sanford Stadium.
– Buck Belue’s first glimpse of Larry was certainly memorable.
“He was a legendary guy even when I was a kid,” said Belue, quarterback of Georgia’s 1980 national championship team. “I remember it was 1970 or ‘71 and my grandmother, ‘Mama Sarah,’ lived in White Columns right there on the corner of Baxter and Milledge [in Athens]. They were having the homecoming parade and I’ll never forget when Munson came by.
“He was in the back of a convertible. He had a cigar in one hand, a Budweiser in the other and cheerleaders sitting on either side of him. I asked my Dad, ‘Who’s that?’ Right then, two women streakers ran by right in front of him. That was my first recollection of Munson, that homecoming parade.”
– And don’t miss Joe Posnanski’s moving tribute here.
– This, too.