laughs at some of the responses he's
received to his
new book, Tex Messages.
Attempting to get reflections from former Wildcat players, Weigel
chuckled as he
repeated the response that came from more than one former K-Stater
: "I don't text message," some of the old-timers responded.
"I don't even use e-mail."
That's when Weigel had to stop the conversation with a "no, no, no, no," and explain his project was in honor of former basketball coach and Hall of Famer Tex Winter at Kansas State.
He had to explain how the scrapbook he was putting together was one of memories from former K-State players to their coach.
Tex Messages: A tribute to Tex Winter
"Tex is Kansas State's personality.
humble ... not boastful at all, and doesn't draw attention to himself," said Weigel
"Everybody likes him.
You can't say anything better about a person than that.
They just don't get any better than Tex."
remembered telling the 89-year-old Winter of his
project several months ago and how Winter asked why he
was doing it.
"I just told him that he was so special to many people and they wanted to tell coach how they feel," said Weigel, a Certified Senior Advisor for Keating and Associates in Manhattan.
"That was it. 'Oh' " laughed Weigel
"There were so many former players that talked about the family atmosphere that we had, and how Tex was like a father-figure or a brother," said Weigel
, who played under Winter from 1964-65 through 1966-67, said, "I couldn't even guess," when asked the number of hours he
has spent on the project that he
started last August, but simply calls it, "My labor of love for Tex."