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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Furman Basketball makes front page of NY Times

Tuesday, March 3.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/sports/ncaabasketball/03citadel.html

Story about Pat Conroy of My Losing Season and his reconciliation with his alma mater.
An anecdote about Furman and the 66 season he wrote about in MLS is referenced several times in the article.
Conroy often passed the ball underhanded. Woulda been a wonder to see him play.
In 1990 Conroy was Graduation Speaker at Furman; and almost as controversial as President Bush was last year.
The Southern Conference tournament starts tomorrow in Chattanooga. Furman plays Samford in the first round, but Davidson's Stephen Curry will be the attraction of the tourney.
Speaking Basketball, the new book about Magic and Bird and the 79 NCAA finals, the game that made March Madness is worth a read. I got entranced by it few days ago.


And this stellar story from SI and ESpn.com

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=santini

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