You want some perspective on the game of college football in general and the Alabama-Texas A&M game specifically? Here it comes. In spades.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the two-month-old daughter of A&M defensive tackle Isaiah Golden died suddenly and unexpectedly earlier this week. The cause of death for Avery Golden, who was born July 9 of this year, was not given.
The little girl was laid to rest Wednesday.
Whether or not Golden (pictured, right) plays against the Tide Saturday has yet to be determined, the Express-News says. Rightly so, that decision will be left solely to the discretion of the true freshman defensive lineman.
I simply can’t fathom burying a child, let alone being able to fight through that grief to play in a football game, so God bless Golden regardless of what he chooses. Thoughts, prayers and condolences to Golden, the little girl’s mother and her family as they work through heartbreak of unspeakable proportions.