FRISCO, TX - SEPTEMBER 24: A tribute for former player and current commentator, Bobby Rhine of FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park on September 24, 2011 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
As I'm sure everyone knows by now, today is the one year anniversary of our voice, Bobby Rhine, passing away due to a heart attack while on vacation in Florida. I don't really feel like posting a long remembrance, I think Buzz at 3rd Degree has done that as well as anyone could, but just wanted to share a few words and some encouragement.
I don't want to make this about myself, I just want to say, like everyone else, that I miss Bobby every day and only miss him more now that I go up to Frisco multiple times a week. The day I got hired on in my current gig for Major League Soccer, all I could think about for the first few hours was how much I wish I could've called Bobby to give him the news.
BR19 is missed on a personal and professional level and I want to encourage everyone on the anniversary of his passing to do something that you like to do rather than simply mourn his death. Bobby was not the kind of guy that would want people sitting around crying and feeling depressed that he's not around anymore.
FCD is having a community practice tonight at Lewisville Railroad Park at 6PM, perhaps that's something you'd like to do. I know the Inferno is also holding a remembrance outside of his poster in front of the stadium tonight at 7PM...sounds like an impromptu kickaround wouldn't be a terrible idea out there. There's also Saturday's Dallas Heart Walk where many will be walking in remembrance of Bobby.
Whatever you do, remember Bobby in happiness because I'm sure he's up in the clouds right now playing on the right wing with Georgie Best, Socrates and all the other footie greats up in the sky enjoying a cup full of seeyoulaterade.