Denny Brauer has retired from the Elite shebang, and I will greatly miss him. To many, the dude was known as a somewhat-crotchety old guy, and he could get his shorts all twisted up about things, but to and with me, he was never anything but a good friend and a gentleman. He’s someone who, when I had had enough of the madness, I could go to. Denny, his wife Shirley, and myself would get lost in laughs, giggles and understanding. Denny, buddy, you have my friendship, my respect, and my beer money. I'm coming for you, dude.