Pete Carroll and Scott Boras are best buddies? Who knew?


Les Carpenter of The Guardian knows, and he has an interesting story today about how the seemingly carefree coach of the Seattle Seahawks and the super agent who would sooner die than to let something happen without reading into it, analyzing it and trying to figure out which way it plays for him are longtime friends:

They must have seemed the most random of friends when they first met all those years ago at the University of the Pacific: Carroll destined to become football’s happiest coach and Boras one of baseball’s most hated men. But in the early 1970s they were a couple of kids living in the same college dormitory, chasing athletic dreams against a clock that was running down on both of them.

I wonder if Boras has a binder in which he ranks his friends and compares them to the greatest friends history has ever known.