Condolences to Murray Warmath whose
daughter, Carol Dillow, 65, died Thursday night from ovarian
cancer. Carol was a devoted fan of coach Warmath’s Golden Gophers while
growing up in Edina. “She should have been a football coach,” Murray
said. “She knew more about football than most anyone I ever met.”
Carol was a homemaker, lived in the Kansas City area and is survived by
husband Dick and their three children, Andy, Bill
and Laurie. Memorials can be sent to the Warmath scholarship
fund at the University of Minnesota. A memorial service
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Gerhart has long been an outstanding
student in the classroom and he said that while at Stanford he received
his first “D” in about 12 years. He was a management science and
engineering major at Stanford.
Former Gophers linebacker Nate Triplett,
a fifth round draft choice, told Sports Headliners he has
no other pro football plans if he doesn’t make the Vikings roster.
“Playing for the Vikings is the only thing on my table right now,” he
Triplett seems most likely to make the
team as a special teams player. He excelled in that role at Minnesota
and has an aggressive mentality, willing to be the “guy making the
Former Gophers cornerback Marcus
Sherels, not chosen in the recent NFL draft, impressed Vikings coach
Brad Childress with his speed last week when the team worked out
its draft choices and others trying to make the roster.
Doubt that it will happen, but some day
Brett Favre’s plaque at the Pro Football Hall of Fame could include
a blurb or two about his skills as a publicist. He keeps his name in
the national media including last week when ESPN reported he will need
surgery on his left ankle to play next season. Then Favre followed up
with more detail on his Website.
Earlier this year Favre picked a
relatively slow news time to appear on the “Tonight Show with Jay
Leno.” Last year Favre waited until training camp to announce
whether he would play another NFL season, creating suspense similar to
his future for 2010.
Favre’s off-season newsmaking is great for
the Favre brand. He keeps his name in the media, a fact that certainly
can’t go unappreciated by his corporate sponsors.
Here’s an off-season to-do list for
Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher, courtesy of a Sports
Headliners hockey source. Sign Mikko Koivu and
Guillaume Latendresse to multi-year contracts, bolster the center position, and
decide whether to trade either Niklas Backstrom or Josh
Harding, making a shrewd deal for one of the goalies. The source
believes Fletcher will become an outstanding general manager.