More important than a football player the world lost a wonderful person. If you have not read the two books about him you are all missing something. He was not perfect, but I have no doubt that he would have grown into a wonderful mentor.
Told people all day I didn't even follow Husker football till Aug 1996. Read some things on BB and gained a new respect for the University and for him. I change my Profile Picture every year on 18 Apr to a picture of him. Hard to explain how a guy I never met and had only seen video of and read stories about could impact me that much. He lived his life each and everyday and made people around him better people for knowing him. RIP. I still get choked up every year to start the season I play the Nebraska song before kickoff.
I remember the morning that I woke up and my parents told me about it and I just balled my 10 year old eyes out. Brook was a big part of how I became a huge Nebraska fan, and he's a big part of why I could never have another "number 1" team.
Besides that, I think Brook and I might've gotten along quite well, he had a passion for football, hunting, and of course aviation. Really a damn shame it ended how it did for him.
Wow... I'm crying like a baby, how lucky was Husker nation to have Brook. Hard to understand all of the words but very powerfull.
I just read the two articles on Brook. I even printed them off, so I can put them next to his poster. It is so hard to read when your eyes are totally blurry.
When that wonderful, young man died, a part of me died with him. Yes, I think of Brook very much, all the time. In my den, I have a large poster of Brook. I see Brook every day of my life. God broke the mold, when Brook was born. Every mother and father should pray, their children grow up to be like he. God bless you, Brook. We all know you are resting in peace.