A Short Season Author:Jeannie Morris "I accept the George S. Halas award for Brian Piccolo. It is mine tonight, it is his tomorrow . . . I love Brian Piccolo and I'd like all of you to love him, too. Tonight, when you hit your knees, please ask God to love him . . . - Gale Sayers — This was the unforgettable climax of the surprise television movie, "Brian's Song", that captured hear... more »ts of all who saw it, including President Nixon who said: "Believe me, it was one of the greatest I have seen . . . beautiful . . . one that every American ought to see. I was glad to have the chance."
Brian Piccolo died of cancer on June 16, 1970 at the age of twenty-six. Shortly after his death, Joy Piccolo, Brian's wife, called her close friend and said: "Jeannie, will you finish Brian's book? He would like that." This is his story.« less