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I'm sure there's some significance to this, I just haven't figured it out yet

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Sam Waller, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Sam Waller

    Sam Waller New Member

    On Thursday, I covered a high school football game involving Fort Worth Paschal, the school that gave us Dan Jenkins (and by extension Billy Clyde Puckett, Shaket Tiller, Barbara Jane Bookman, Jim Tom Pinch and an assortment of colorful characters).

    On Friday, I covered a game involving Archer City, which counts among its graduates Larry McMurtry.

    That these two are among my top three all-time favorite authors did not go unnoticed.

    Now, do I go home and read You Gotta Play Hurt or The Last Picture Show for the thousandth or so time?
  2. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Short answer: Yes.
  3. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    The Last Picture Show. Or just read You Gotta Play Hurt while watching the film version of The Last Picture Show. :)
  4. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Cormac McCarthy attended Knoxville Catholic. I just looked that up, and the wikipedia entry for the school has one of the funniest things I've ever read:


    We pwn everyone. 16-0 record beeeatches!!! We lost at State but that's okay because we have lives."

    So they brag about going 16-0 in bowling, but then they lose and it means they have lives. Good stuff.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Go cover a Permian game and hit the trifecta.
  6. Sam Waller

    Sam Waller New Member

    I spent the past four years covering Permian, from the first winless district campaign in school history through the return to prominence last season. Even though I got the hell out of Odessa in April, I somehow managed to cover Permian's season opener this year.
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    FYI, Ben Hogan also went to Paschal.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Not a lot of football tradition in Fort Worth other than Arlington Heights. It's mostly about hoops, namely Dunbar hoops. Heights owns the city's only state title, and that was in 1948.

    Paschal's the only 5A and they haven't been to the playoffs since 1995. The 4A's are regular bi-district cannon fodder for the Stephenvilles, Aledos and Evermans. The FWISD hasn't won a football playoff game since 2001.
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