Earlier this morning, the voice of Marquette basketball, Steve "The Homer" True, was seriously injured in a car accident on Milwaukee's northwest side. There aren't many details being made public at the moment about the accident or Homer's condition; we've heard that Homer's vehicle was struck by a car that ran a red light and was being operated by a person suspected of driving under the influence, and that Homer suffered some kind of head injury in the crash, but that doesn't really seem important at the moment.
The only thing that matters is that Homer seems to be doing OK:
"Earlier today, ESPN Wisconsin's Steve "The Homer" True was injured in a traffic accident on Milwaukee's northwest side."— ESPN Milwaukee (@ESPNMilwaukee) November 14, 2013
"I spoke with Homer's wife, Nancy, tonight. She said Homer is doing pretty well and that doctors want to monitor (continued)— ESPN Milwaukee (@ESPNMilwaukee) November 14, 2013
"his condition overnight. On behalf of the True family and ESPN Wisconsin, I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers."— ESPN Milwaukee (@ESPNMilwaukee) November 14, 2013
There's a universal sentiment being expressed tonight -- and, as often is the case, Milwaukee Magazine's Howie Magner did the best job of putting it into words -- that, as great a broadcaster as Homer is, he's an even better person. I've never met the man, of course, and you probably haven't either, but that's beside the point: he's one of ours; he's a member of our family. The least we can do is to spend a few moments sending prayers, thoughts, and positive energy in his direction.
Get well soon, Homer.