WRITER’S NOTE: I was watching the 1995 Arizona-Arizona State game on ESPN Classic on Tuesday night, which reminded me of this column I wrote for the print edition of the Tucson Citizen in 2008. I thought it would be a good time to bring it back to the light, as the message still stands. So here it is, from the archives:
Kids today don’t know. The current Arizona football players wouldn’t know Rob Waldrop from Chuck Osborne, Ontiwaun Carter from Chuck Levy.
They know Tedy Bruschi from the “old days” but that’s because he’s an NFL stalwart and a multiple Super Bowl champion.
Other than that, most of the other Wildcats from more than a decade ago are such ancient history that they might as well have worn leather helmets.
A shame, really.