Originally Posted by RhymesayersDU
So I have question for older people here, as I was born in '84. I know they touched on a poor senior year and some drug allegations briefly, but how could Marino have fallen so far?
I know I'm looking at this through the prism of 20/20 hindsight, but man I just can't fathom it.
Some guys on Chiefsplanet said their coach at the time (mackovic) was impressed that Blackledge wore a suit and tie to an interview dinner whereas he was turned off that Marino wore a t shirt to the dinner.
Funny stuff. Now I know it is important to make a good impression and take these things seriously but how traumatic it must be for a fanbase to think this could have been the tipping point in the decision to turn away a future HOF.