This is kinda weird, but I was heading home from OKC a couple of weeks ago -- just before the OU opener. I could swear I passed Barry Sanders in the airport, getting off the plane that had come in from Detroit, (he's only one of the most recognizable sports legends still living -- not like its an obvious mistake).
When I got on the same plane going home, (i.e. I was leaving as he was arriving) I asked the flight crew if they'd had a chance to talk to Barry. Two flight attendants told me that they had also thought it was Barry, but the name on the passenger manifest was not "Barry Sanders". In fact, it was NOTHING like it.
Did he legally change his name? Its the only way I could think of that he could get away with a ticket that didn't have "Barry Sanders" on it. After all, he'd have to show a valid "government-issued" photo ID to the TSA guys.
Any thoughts, anyone?