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lilredrooster
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November 19th, 2022 at 5:14:40 PM permalink
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in 1970, after the season, St. Anthonys of DC was named the #1 high school team in the nation by Sport Magazine

they were coached by John Thompson who later won an NCAA Championship with Georgetown
St. Anthonys had 3 players who later excelled in major college basketball and one of them played in the ABA

my team - a suburban Maryland team - played them and they crushed us

I had to guard Jonathan Smith, who later excelled at Georgetown.
I was crouched down defensively for one play - he took a jumper over me - I'll never forget - his feet were in my face

I had a layup and it was goaltended by Donald Washington who excelled one year at UNC and then played in the ABA

he pinned my shot to the backboard about 12.5 feet up there
back then, it was absolutely insane to see a h.s. player who could go up that high

it's never a great memory of getting crushed by a team

but it is fun to remember that at least I at one time competed against the very best at that level - even knowing they were playing the game at a much higher level than me


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"believe half of what you see and none of what you hear" - Edgar Allan Poe
rxwine
rxwine
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November 25th, 2022 at 10:48:25 AM permalink
Remember when "antidisestablishmentarianism" was the longest word in the dictionary? (or in the English language)
Fair is fair, if unprovable claims are insisted to be true, one should be able to use unprovable methods of debunking.
MrV
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November 25th, 2022 at 11:02:27 AM permalink
"REMEMBER WHEN you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to
leave because I'd go berserk?? Well...
You left me anyhow and then the days got worse and worse and now you see
I've gone completely out of my mind.. And..
They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be
happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!"

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"They're Coming to Take Me Away"

by Napoleon IV
"What, me worry?"

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