SI Vault
 
Just My Type
Dan Patrick
November 17, 2008
The Interview Jim McMahon REBEL
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
November 17, 2008

Just My Type

View CoverRead All Articles

The Interview
Jim McMahon
REBEL

The former Bears QB's father has started a campaign to get his 49-year-old son, who set 71 NCAA Division I records, into the BYU Hall of Fame.

Dan Patrick: Did you talk to Jim Sr. about the letter he sent The Salt Lake Tribune about you getting into the Hall?

Jim McMahon: I told him I don't really care, but it's been bugging him for a long time.

DP: What's BYU's reasoning?

JM: I'm not a graduate. That was one of the criteria, I guess.

DP: If you go back and graduate, do they then put you in?

JM: I've tried to do that home study, and I think I'm nine or 12 hours short. I've tried to do it twice. Actually I had my sister-in-law do all my work. All I had to do was take the test. I wouldn't have passed, so the hell with it. I was never a classroom kind of guy.

DP: Did they lie when they recruited you about what was expected of you?

JM: They said, If you don't want to be a part of the [Mormon] lifestyle, that's no problem. And that was a lie, because they'd bother you pretty much every day. My freshman year I lived in the dorms, and every night at 10 o'clock they'd bang on your door because you're supposed to go out and do a hall prayer. I never partook in any of those things. I was there on Saturday, played the game, and then I'd go up to Weber State and see my brother.

Continue Story
1 2 3 4