In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, I would pass trailers in Middletown. Trailers from the Oklahoma Baptist Convention. Trailers that provided showers and laundry facilities for the people of New Jersey who lost so much. They came from Oklahoma to New Jersey because they wanted to help. They helped us, so I wrote them a check for $25. A token gesture.
Last year, tornadoes struck Oklahoma. I wrote them another check. Quid pro quo. Karma. Whatever, it was the right thing to do.
And what does that have to do with Rutgers, or sports, or anything today? Well, a little town in Nebraska, Pilger, was hit with a devastating tornado yesterday. Pilger has about 350 residents and it's about 105 miles from Lincoln, the home of our new B1G brethren. And for perspective, 105 miles is less than the distance from New Brunswick to Atlantic City. We're a big B1G family now. You might want to think about those folks. The American Red Cross is always there ready to take a donation.
Oh, a sports side note. When Gov. Dave Heineman toured the devastation, he was wearing a University of Nebraska golf shirt, not a fleece that told everyone he was the governor.