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Brown, Royal build lasting friendship

Updated: December 29, 2005, 10:34 AM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- When Darrell Royal entered the players' lounge in the University of Texas football building on media day this month, he seemed a little reserved, perhaps because even the older writers in the room were schoolchildren during Royal's glory years. He has been retired for nearly 30 seasons.

Royal has gotten a little shy now that he has moved the chains into life's red zone. In football, when a team has put 80 yards behind them and has 20 remaining to score, it has moved into the ...

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