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Future Headline- "Evans Nails Game Winning Kick to give USA First Ever World Cup Victory"
AP- Drew "Stone Cold Assassin" Evans, the kid born with ice in his veins nails penalty kick to bring home the Cup in front of a packed crowd at...........
The Carolina Way:
169 student-athletes had at least 1 semester where the grade in their paper class either pushed or kept their GPA above 2.0. At least 1 semester each of those students had recalculated GPA (excluding the paper class grade(s))below a 2.0. This includes 123 FB players, 15 Men's BB players. 81 students earned degrees from Chapel Hill whose recalculated final GPA excluding the grade(s) from their paper class or classes was less than the 2.0 required to graduate.
Last night - fall baseball. The North Durham Little League Dodgers are down 12 - 10 in the final inning, bases loaded and 2 outs. Dan Murray (his team's top batter) is up. A simple base hit wins the game. First two pitches fouled off very hard. Then, completely fooled by an off-speed pitch for strike three. Nothing is worse than an inconsolable 10 year old. And remnding him of all the times when it was his bat or his pitching that won the game does not matter a bit - he is too much of a competitor, even at 10, to listen to that. Oh well, he plays again tomorrow. But there is no greater high and no greater low for a parent than your kid playing a sport that you love.
A bit of solace - a parent on the the team, standing way down the first base line, was rudely heckling the volunteer field umpire all night (that would be me - we use paid umps at the plate and volunteer parents on the bases in the fall). I ignored him and kept my cool, despite the fact that he was being a jerk. When Dan came into the game he struck his kid out on three pitches. I didn't turn around to look at him, because I didn't need to. We both knew . . . Thanks Dan, that was sweet revenge.
Last edited by allenmurray; 10-20-2009 at 02:05 PM.