In a Washington Post story, reporter Kent Babb opens with a meeting among former UI/WSU/pro football coach Dennis Erickson, NFL Hall of Famer John Elway and Coeur d'Alene-born new Denver QB Brock Osweiler -- at Erickson's place in North Idaho:
Every Fourth of July, former college and NFL head coach Dennis Erickson invites a few friends to his lake house in the northern Idaho panhandle. They celebrate the holiday with golf and football discussion, and this past summer Erickson figured Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler, who was born in Idaho and played for Erickson at Arizona State, might like to join.
They shared stories and strategies on striking the golf ball, Erickson recalled this week, and the gathering was laid back as always — despite a potentially awkward composition of companions.
Almost always, Erickson’s next-door neighbor, a former Broncos quarterback himself, tags along for the fun. But Osweiler didn’t seem the least bit intimidated by Erickson’s neighbor. Never mind that Erickson’s neighbor is Osweiler’s de facto boss. And never mind that Erickson’s neighbor, former Denver legend John Elway, was the man that ostensibly drafted Osweiler to someday replace another legendary Denver quarterback in Peyton Manning. More here.
Question: Did you realize that stars and former NFL stars are hanging out nearby?