“Steve called his dad and said, 'I think I’d like to come
home.' ... He [Grit] replied, 'OK, Steve, you can quit. But you
can’t come home!'”===================Yup!
That's Grit. True Grit.I sure wish more people had that kind
of character, including more in myself.
Paul Harvey did a "Rest of the Story" story on this several years ago.
Great article!! My dad knows Grit Young from the time they spent as LDS
missionaries. When I was 16 my Dad and I were invited to spend one Sunday
afternoon with the Young family at their home in Connecticut. Steve was a great
quarterback and the hard work and determination he learned from his dad was what
made him successful.
I don't think this is the real story of Steve Young. One day I want to see
people come forward with it without fear of backlash.
While I admire and applaud Steve Young's accomplishments...there is more to
What is "the rest of the story?"
You gotta love the glory days of the 80's that's back when the BYU
football team actually amounted to something.
@ LovelyDeseret - Gilbert, AZ - "I don't think this is the real story
of Steve Young. One day I want to see people come forward with it without fear
of backlash. 10:51 a.m. April 5, 2014Like (4)"You come on
here and throw around only slightly veiled accusations yet offer ZERO proof.
That's weak. Furthermore, you have so far been given 4 "Likes" w/o
either your proof or any of THEIR additional/supporting comments. Just somebody
saying "Yeah, Steve Young cant' be all THAT great."Naysayers of anyone who has accomplished fantastic things have way too much
power in America these days. How sad. I'd bet a chunk of money that you
and most of the 4 "Likes" were from people with an axe to grind against
BYU and the church which supports it.I'm not saying Steve Young
is perfect in every way because surely he is not. I'm not and neither are
you. But, either make a statement that can be factually verified or keep the
negative, and unfounded comments, to yourself.
@DanMaloy, Some comments above seem to have offended you. But where
are the specific accusations that require proof? I don't know the
'real story' but these 'rumors' might be the smoke in the
fire I heard at BYU 20 years ago. You state: "Naysayers of
anyone who's accomplished fantastic things have way too much power in
America these days. How sad. I'd bet a chunk of money that you and most of
the 4 "Likes" were from people with an axe to grind against BYU and the
church which supports it." RE: It's not safe to assume the
relative comments are from anti-BYU folks (zero proof argument reversed). Now,
it's easy to notice that 'accomplished' people often have stones
thrown their way. But there is another side. Sometimes people are anointed
'accomplished' artificially (meaning a legend is manufactured or
created). As for Steve Young specifically; there's nothing
fake about his career stats, big wins, overcoming of adversity (Joe
Montana),depth chart ascension (BYU-NFL), and solid TV work. That's
'accomplished' to me. But does that mean the other stuff might not be
true? Hoping for flawless heroes is flawed.
"Hoping for flawless heroes is flawed."And throwing out
inferences, innuendos, and rumors is also flawed. As well as participating in
inferences, innuendos, and rumors is also flawed.