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Santa Sangre

Since: 21.6.02
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I've been looking for this story all over the web, so I don't know if it's true or not. I was listening to Jim Rome a few days ago and he had a story about a high school band geek from Indiana. Somehow, by mistake, he was given a scholarship to Purdue University for basketball.

The kid, thinking fast on his feet signed all the papers so the scholarship would be legal and binding. When the school found out they got the wrong kid they tried to talk him out of it, but he wouldn't budge.

Since the kid is staying on the team, the coaches are going to press on him hard to go to every practice, weight lifting session, and all other team functions.

I'm having doubts as to whether the story is true or not, leaning more towrds the latter since I can't seem to verify it. Stil though, if it is true, that is pretty fucking cool for that kid. I wish that would happen to me. Even if everyone on the team hates your guts, it would still be a sweet expirience.

(edited by Santa Sangre on 17.12.03 2356)

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DJ FrostyFreeze

Since: 2.1.02
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

Cant the coaches and whatnot just kick him off the team/take away his basketball scholarship because he sucks?


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Since: 11.12.01
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.21

Not true. The fact that Jim Rome ran with it before checking facts just shows what a buffoon he is. The story got lifted from a humor newspaper. Totally bogus story. Rome's a rube.

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Summer sausage

Since: 2.1.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.27
I saw this "story" a few days ago...Here's the link. Sports/sports003.htm

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Santa Sangre

Since: 21.6.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.75
No wonder I couldn't find the story, I was looking on real news sites. Ha, and Rome might be a rube, but I still love his show.

"Mr. Simpson, shush! Disparaging the boot is a bootable offense".
Lap cheong

Since: 2.1.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
This story is causing even more fun ... heh.

Alessandro "Hercules" Boondy

Lap cheong

Since: 10.8.02
From: Queen's University, Canada

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10
Don't get on Rome too hard...he said from the start the story was so hard to believe that it likely wasn't true, and did say within the hour that the story was, in fact, bogus.

Still funny, though.

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