On Saturday against Northern Illinois, the UB Bulls will salute their oldest living player: 100-year-old Paul Rich. While the story in itself is remarkable enough in terms of his personal longevity and success, I talked to his wife of 12 years on the phone this morning. I recorded the conversation with Kay Rich for article’s sake, but afterward asked permission to post it.
This interview isn’t about sports; it’s about life. If you’re looking for hard-hitting stuff, this isn’t your spot. But if you’re looking for reflections on love and what it means to be alive, Kay is where it’s at. She’s been married to Paul for 12 years, but between the two of them they’ve totalled 126 years in marriage. That’s big time.