Earlier this morning, former Penn State coach Tom Bradley was contemplating going to breakfast in Pittsburgh on Thursday, but didn't want to go along.
So he sent out a tweet asking his followers if they wanted to go with him — his treat.
Of course, the response was overwhelming and Bradley had to scale back his offer a bit. Instead of an open invite to his 13,297 followers (and a pretty hefty bill), Bradley said he'd pick four people at random, follow them on Twitter and direct message them the name and directions for Thursday's 7:15 a.m. date.
I have to admit, this might be one of the coolest things a coach, former or otherwise, has ever done. You always read about guys bringing fans pizza when they're waiting for tickets and stuff like that, but how often does a coach invite four fans, not boosters, just random fans, to a private breakfast? Um, never.
Joe Paterno was known to the Penn State community as a people's coach and it appears as though Bradley is trying to embrace those same qualities.
If you were lucky enough to win an invite, direct message me on Twitter and let me know.
And if you weren't lucky enough to score an invite, don't worry. Bradley said he's thinking of doing the same thing "once every two months or so."
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Mad thanks to our buddies over at The School Philly.
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