Fuck this article. I almost thought the whole thing was a joke because at the end they give the email addresses of the reporter and editor “responsible” (their words) for the article. I find it pretty gross that almost the entire report on a man’s death revolves around old basketball accomplishments and stats. Maybe my reaction is a little more passionate than it should be, but when you write an article about someone who has died and you whittle their LIFE ACCOMPLISHMENTS down to being good at a sport, and then get an actual quote from the deceased where he blatantly states that basketball is not his life, then you’re doing your job wrong. I understand it is mentionable, since he died while playing a pick up game, but I don’t really think that warrants an all out stats fest. This is the part that gets me the most though: ‘Stanford’s alumni magazine reported in 1998 that Sauer was a “business buff” who turned a hypothetical $100,000 “into millions” for an investment class.’ You’re quoting a college paper from 14 years ago about a THEORETICALLY good business move? This dude has three kids. He was a father who died way too young. But no, let’s talk about some class he was good at in college. That’s how the people will want to remember him. I don’t know this guy, or anything about his life, and thanks to this article I never will because it’s written for a Stanford basketball fan from another decade. I’m happy I accomplished nothing in college — when I die it won’t be possible to pull this shit on me.