Texans coach Gary Kubiak is currently in Baghdad, spending five days touring military bases as part of a USO Tour.
And he’s getting the same question that every coach, owner, player, and media member associated with the NFL is getting on a daily basis.
“The question we get the most is, ‘Will we have football this season?’ I tell them, ‘Yes, we’re going to have football this season!'” Kubiak told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle Sunday by phone from Iraq.
The experience has made a deep impression on Kubiak, who is on the trip with Ken Whisenhunt, Jim Mora, and Jim Mora Jr.
“Before I came here, I spoke to some who had made this trip, and they told me it would change my life, and they were right,” Kubiak said. “This is one of the greatest experiences of my life. I’ve met so many interesting soldiers. I feel like I’m thanking them for everybody back home. I have so much respect and admiration for the sacrifices they make to protect us.”
What Kubiak is doing overseas is terrific. As we celebrate our nation’s independence this weekend, we’d also like to pause and send thanks to all the troops at home and abroad who have sacrificed to help make this country what it is.
Photo courtesy of USO.