Wednesday, January 28, 2009

L is for Go Long

Our first and only non-CFB clip, but anytime you throw a football over three cartographically significant elements (road, wires and river would all make a USGS 1:50,000), you get to be on the Index.

This clip (with over 1M views, so you may have seen it) comes to us from Sparta, NC, which has several ties to college football.

No, it doesn't, really, though it is the fictional home of Charlotte Simmons, the heroine of Tom Wolfe's "I Am Charlotte Simmons," a masturbatory novel written by a really old white guy about a college freshman who has tons of loose sex with athletes at her school. This may or may not resemble some elements of college football.

So rather than any team's colors, we instead ring today's clip in pink and point your soberer instincts to the NC State community today where tonight they mourn the loss of Kay Yow, the school's women's basketball coach for 37 years and a breast cancer survivor for over 20, Yow was every bit the cancer-crusading icon locally that her former Wolfpack collegue Jim Valvano was nationally. The outpouring locally here in the Triangle has been terrific, and if you see WBB teams in pink unis this weekend it will be in tribute to Yow, so take a few minutes to read it over.

Still, hell of a throw, huh?

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