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  •  Fickle-On-Principle moi ... (3+ / 0-)

    ... watched the football team from my high school win the State Championship while I was at the University, less than two years after graduating from said high school.

    I was sitting next to my father too, who went to the same high school in the early 1940's. Our Alma Mater hadn't "Taken State" in any sport since 1927. He'd played football on the varsity team in his time, but I was interested in other things in mine. (However, he appreciated my Honors At Entrance scholarship, at least the financial aspect of it, I'm sure.)

    I guess it was something of a bonding experience, although we had some serious "hammer and tongs" disagreements during those daze in the late 1960's.

    A decade later, the same said high school lost the State Championship game to a team led by quarterback Jim McMahon, who then soundly defeated my college's hapless squads for a couple of years running, plus took the Mythical National Championship before moving on to the Chicago Bears and winning a Super Bowl.

    Perhaps I should have hated that quarterback-guy, but nope -- when he was healthy, he was the most amazing football player I've ever seen.

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    by MT Spaces on Sat May 18, 2013 at 09:34:53 PM PDT

    •  My high school team kept getting pounded (3+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, MT Spaces, helpImdrowning

      By nearby school Ringgold High, which had a skinny little blond quarterback who looked like he'd break in half but man could he play.  My freshman year he brought Ringgold back from behind to wreck our chances for the playoffs, and we all hated him....

      And then a few years later this skinny blond guy, whose name was Joe Montana, is leading San Francisco to glory, and he's everyone's darling.

      You just never know.

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