Patrick Reusse called Monday night around 7. It was bad timing, so I let it go. A minute later, he texted. "Call me" was all it said.
That was the plan, but Reusse beat me to it. An hour later, he called back. "I've got something great for RandBall," he bellowed. When he says this, he's usually right.
So here it is:
By now, you might have seen the final point of the Gophers' volleyball team's sweep of UCLA that sent Minnesota to the Final Four. It was a booming spike, and it unfortunately caught Bruins player Ryann Chandler in the face.
Well: she happens to be the daughter of former NFL QB Chris Chandler — yes, the same one who quarterbacked the Falcons to the NFC title game victory over the Vikings after the 1998 season.
And! Further research says she's also the granddaughter of former 49ers QB John Brodie, who beat the 12-2 Vikings in the 1970 playoffs.
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