Texas is in the middle of a heatwave and drought that will take us through 40-plus days of 100-degree-plus weather. How hot is it? It’s so hot, farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them
from laying hard boiled eggs. I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walkin’. It’s so hot a Plano, Texas, assistant football coach collapsed and died after his school’s first football practice on Monday afternoon!
Wait, what? Oh. Oh my God, I’m so sorry.
According to the Associated Press and everyone in Texas with a video camera, Prestonwood Christian School coach Wade McLain was taken down by the severe temperatures on the 31st consecutive day of inhuman weather and died, leaving behind a wife and five children. I think the only way I can write about something like this and not become a hermit in my refrigerator is with stupid pictures of dogs and bad jokes, but as a resident of central Texas and someone who feels like he’s in Lawrence of Arabia going from his front door to his car I can’t imagine how this poor guy must have felt, and my sincere condolences go out to everyone involved.
Here’s report with a few more details on what went down, by way of Prep Rally.
“Tragedy” gets thrown around a lot for stuff like this, but damn, you’d hope things like this could be avoided. The report says McLain is now in the presence of Jesus, so hopefully he’ll tell him to bring us some g.d. rainfall.