Today is Super Bowl Sunday.... a day to celebrate football. It is a tough day for me. Jason loved football. We loved football. And, because he loved it so, we still watch it and cheer on his teams, but it is a tremendous challenge for me. The sport most definitely was a key in Jason's decline and subsequent death. The reasons for that we are still trying to understand. But that discussion I will save for another post. Jason actually was not a big fan of watching football, any sport for that matter. But he loved playing it and commenting about it. Except for watching the Super Bowl and other big games. We all know Jason loved to have a good time and he loved parties, so he loved the pomp and circumstance that surrounded Super Bowl Sunday. We can all see him yelling, cheering, toasting and maybe even dancing a little to the halftime show..... or, specific to today, trying to show up Adam Levine with his singing talent.. we will definitely miss him today, like every day..
The picture to the left is Jason at a Rams game in 2017. He is with his dad and super fan and friend Mitch. The pictures below are Jason through the years playing football. Whether it was when he was just 3 in his Raiders (boo) uniform playing in the backyard, through his years in Viking football, then playing for the Chaminade Eagles and eventually joining the ASU Sun Devils. It was who he was through his life and death.
Go Rams!! Dude (Jason), how about you help Goff a little today. I know you didn't think too much of him when you played against him, but maybe you can reconsider now.. and, please keep all the players safe.... love, mom
Hi, I'm Jan Franklin. I am and will always be Jason Franklin's mother. He was everything to me. He brought such joy to me and so many others in his short life. I will never ever forget him.