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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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I got Boocie

   Boocie is the star of the Etowah Blue Devils of Attalla, Alabama. He came to Collinsville Friday night wearing his Kentucky cap and some of his entourage in the stands say Michigan, number one in the land today in NCAA basketball is talking to him.
    He and his Blue Devils left the L.D. Dobbins gym defeated by a 1A school 59-52; The Blue Devils being a 5A.
   They did get a dunk, however.

 I was very proud of the Collinsville Panthers. One of the best HS basketball games I have seen in some time. Panthers played smart. Jukin and fakin gettin the "athletic" Devils off their feet and then hittin the three as the Devils descended back to earth.

     I called a couple Socon schools to tell them about Deshawn Moore. He was the best player on the court Friday night. The Panthers played their role. It was a team win. Patient and disciplined; not a code word for White Ball, just smart basketball. Two Whites, two ballers of color, a Mexican and a fellow from El Salvador.

    I played trombone but woulda come out of the stands to play for a minute or two if they had called on me.

    To the Etowah fan who Roomed in the early 80's at Auburn with Lionel Little Train I want to say it was nice meetin you, no kiddin. Tell your friend DAvid Thompson was in the stands at the NC State Carolina GAme on ESPN Saturday night, another good basketball game Saturday.

    And as an Auburn grad you need to know Mike Hubbard Auburn former SID is not your friend. I saw the ESPN 30/30 film You Don't know Bo; but I think I know Bo well enough that he will tell you the same thing and I hope he does so soon.

    To my knew friends in the Blue Devil Stands, hope you see this and learn about Jackson Giles, Judge Frank Johnson and William Moore.


   And to Boocie you may have the gifts. I wish you well. I told some of your classmates I saw Sidney Rice of the Seahawks when he was in the tenth grade in a Christmas tournament. After the first round I asked him who was gonna win this thing. He said: "We here, ain't we."

     You got rattled and got outplayed Friday night. But I was pleasantly surprised you handled the defeat without rancor and I'm proud of you for that.

   You look to be the real deal. You're gonna win a lot of games  going forward and I wish you the best.

   Here is L.J. Peake of Sidney Rice hometown Gaffney. Your audience wanted the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB8qYJyEb34

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