Ahem. As I was saying when I was so rudely interrupted.
OK, not interrupted, but at least ignored.
Four years ago I wrote a column urging BYU to put Jim McMahon in the BYU Hall of Fame. As with most of my suggestions for BYU, it went unheeded. But finally some movement.
This week, BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe wrote on Twitter account @TomHolmoe: “My work is not done w/o #9 hanging from press box at LVES.”
” LVES” meaning LaVell Edwards Stadium.
McMahon replied via @JimMcMahon: “thx Tommy new I could count on u ! Gonna try I work on those credits my man ..”
Considering he used the word “new” instead of “knew,” you have to wonder about that degree.
Put Mac in the Hall of Fame. He’s 10 credits shy. Figure out a way to get him some CLEP credit. Let him take some correspondence courses. Whatever. He hasn’t always been a typical BYU graduate, what with the DUI and mooning helicopters. But he has done numerous charity events. And to repeat myself, it’s not a Hall of Fame if a guy who set 70 NCAA offensive records isn’t included.
With McMahon fighting early onset dementia, the time to make it happen is now.