In the understandable, though very wrong-headed, desire of Fr. Ted and Fr. Ned to do right by Gerry, that just gave even more fuel to the fire when Fr. Jenkins finally did the right and extraordinary difficult thing to launch Willingham after three seasons.
Speaking of the '83 Air Force game, my ex-roommate, his brother and I were burning game tickets we had eaten directly outside the press box entrance after the game, when out came Fr. Ted and Fr. Ned to witness our act of frustration.
They were close enough to light their cigars, had they chosen.