Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This week's Beano Cook podcast gem

Discussing birthdays with Ivan, Beano told the story of UNC's #1 most famous
football player, Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice, who finished second in the
Heisman voting twice, one of only 2 guys to do that.

Out of high school, he was headed to Duke. But he got drafted, played
for a service team and came back to NC married. So he went to Chapel
Hill and told the coach he'd come to UNC if his wife, Sarah, got his football schoiarship. He would use the GI Bill.

the rest is "rah-rah-Carolina-lina, go to hell Duke!" History.

(As undergrads, they lived in the Carolina Inn, which today is the school's iconic, $250/night hotel a block off Franklin St.)

After reading a bit about it, I can add that Charlie and Sarah died in
their 70s, in 1993, a few months apart.

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