December 12th, 2013 03:45 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Auburn
Tags: Alabama, Auburn, Dear Cade, Tide
As every SEC fan knows by now, Auburn upset Alabama on a last-second return of a missed field goal. While Cade Foster wasn’t the man attempting that 57-yarder, he was the guy who missed three field goals during the 34-28 Tide loss. A number of angry Bama fans verbally abused him on Twitter. His players then came to his defense and a large group of intelligent Crimson Tide backers did the same.
But Foster got one message of support that trumped all the rest.
As he posted online this week, Foster received a handwritten note from former President Bush that read:
“Dear Cade (#43), life has its setbacks. I know! However, you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best —
Another 43 George Bush”
The “stronger human” line is a little awkward — did he mean “person?” — but it’s a pretty doggone nice gesture from — as the ex-President wrote — one 43 to another.
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