Recalling a now eerie conversation

Alan Schwarz looks back on a now stunning conversation he recently had with Cory Lidle about taking a plane flight with him.

Originally Published: October 11, 2006
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

You read about these things, you watch some hair-netted nitwit peer into Geraldo's camera and declare, "By golly, I was gonna go in that car with him" ... and you roll your eyes, numb to the tale's banality. Someone was always gonna go in that car with him. Or eat that burger. Or take that plane flight.

And then it's you.

About three weeks ago, I was talking with Cory Lidle about his newest hobby, flying. My tape recorder was off. Cory and I chatted about a lot of things over the years. ...

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