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CSU Times: The Lubick/ Lasorda connection

We’ll call this story ‘Apartment 112’.
Dateline August 29, 1992 (RIP BVP4H). A week before the Miami U football team travels to Iowa City IA to take on the Hawkeyes for their first game of the season, their practice facility in Coral Gables was obliterated by hurricane Andrew and it took out the entire practice facility, coaches homes and the Shuck N Dive in Opa Locka. Coach Erickson had a fig tree in his kitchen. Erickson, the staff, Sonny Lubick and his subordinates DL coach Ed Orgeron and LB coach Tommy Tuberville had to move themselves and the team to prep for the season. The U chose Dodgertown in Vero Beach because of the nature of its complex. Built like a shopping mall. Housing/ restaurants/ bars surrounding the anchor- the fields. Sonny et al needed places to stay. Sonny being Sonny got Tommy Lasorda’s condo.

Apt. 112. And the rest is history. Dinners w Carol Jo, the family- good friendship developed over the years. TL would visit Sonny any time he could, to give pep talks to the Rams any time he was in CO when the Dodgers played the Rockies. His gaffe in the press box is infamous in Ram circles. See Tweeters post below.
Sonny had the ‘it’ factor. The guy who commands the room without commanding the room. Magnetic. The type of guy who can become best friends w Tommy Lasorda overnight.

Good men, the best men. Proves you don’t have to be the best looking, smartest, wealthiest to be the best of us.
We have hope 😀

Go Rams

*Despite being homeless that year, the U made it to the National Championship game. Talk about ‘mucho adversity’ eh Ramdom

**Sonny would never claim to have mentored Orgeron and Tuberville (+ countless others) but he did.

***I’m no writer so Kelly, Kevin, Mike B- feel free to use this material to build on a good story, wink— just be fair to us and give a shout out to Ramnation once in a while. We’ve provided for you in the past am I right...

Posted: 01/08/2021 at 3:18PM


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Current Thread:
CSU Times: The Lubick/ Lasorda connection -- Zig88 01/08/2021 3:18PM
  Who 8n the heck are you. That story is fuxking gold! -- Three RAM Night 01/08/2021 10:38PM
  Fantastic Story! ** -- rpm604 01/08/2021 7:07PM
  Fantastic Zig. ** -- Good SHEPHERD  01/08/2021 4:52PM
  Great story right there. ** -- Big Horned Sheep 01/08/2021 4:44PM
  Great story! Thanks ** -- TetonRam 01/08/2021 3:42PM

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