After Cliff Hysell dies and enters the Pearly Gates, God takes him on a tour. He shows Cliff a little two-bedroom house with a faded Montana State Bobcats banner hanging from the front porch. “This is your house, Coach.”
Most people don’t get their own houses up here, God says. Cliff looks at the house, then turns around and looks at the one sitting on top of the hill. It is a huge three-story brick mansion with white marble columns and little patios under all of the windows. Montana Grizzly flags line both sides of the sidewalk and a huge “Go Griz” banner hangs between the marble columns while “Up with Montana Boys” blares from hidden speakers.
“Thank you for the house, God. But let me ask you a question. I get this little two-bedroom house with a faded banner, and Joe Glenn’s gets a mansion with new Griz banners and flags flying all over the place. I didn’t think football records made a difference in heaven. Why is his house so much nicer?”
God looks at him seriously for a moment. “That’s not Joe Glenn’s house,” God says. “That’s mine!”