I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a sports fan. And here’s one reason why.
“When I was (in school), we had a day when everyone who was receiving scholarships — academic or athletic — was called up at an assembly and honored. One guy who barely met NCAA requirements got a full athletic scholarship, while several other people who had almost straight As got $500 or $1,000.
“It is funny thinking back on it, because I was one of the athletic guys who got the big check for football,” [social studies teacher] Whicker added. — “Gold & Black Illustrated“.
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So, it’s “funny,” is it? I’m not laughing. This is sad.
(The article itself, about a spoof article that was picked up as true by sports journalists, is somewhat amusing.)