Pitarresi: MacPherson deserving of Hall of Fame
Dick McPherson is going into the College Football Hall of Fame.
I’m glad to hear it.
Aside from being the guy who returned
McPerhson’s record at
I’ve had many conversations with McPherson, and have always been entertained or informed or both. And sometimes confused! But wins aside, conversations aside, here’s what I’ll remember about him:
Dick is an old friend of former New Hartford athletic director Ed Taylor. Both grew up in
“Dick,” he said. “We need you on TV.”
I was used to this. The TV guys always wanted to be first, and players, coaches and whoever, if you were interviewing them, normally would jump to go on camera.
Not Dick McPherson.
“I’m talking to John,” he said.
“But I’m Jimmy Jones from WWWW,” the man said. “We need you now!”
“I’m talking to John right now,” McPherson said. “When I’m done talking to him, I’ll talk to you.”
“That’s okay, Coach,” I said. “Go ahead.”
“No,” McPherson said. “I’m talking to you. When I’m done talking to you, I’ll talk to him.”
And that’s what happened.
You might not think that was such a big deal. I did, and I still do. If Dick McPherson never won a game at