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|3 years 32 weeks ago||I don't think the article is that far out there||
Of course I also went to a HBCU so my perspective is a little more in line with his. The reaction in this thread to what he wrote is pretty much parallel to what Grant Hill's reaction was to the Fab 5 documentary. It's addressing the verbiage of the message more than the message.
There's no doubt in my mind that had the Fab 5 had gone to another school, ANY school, they would have had just as much success and been just as much of a phenomeon. However I think what he's trying to get at is that there could have been an additional cultural impact at an HBCU that wouldn't have been possible anywhere else. Would they have been on TV as much at an HBCU? Not at all, at least not until March. Would they have sold as much merchandise? Heck no! But they would have put that school on the map and in the minds of millions of people, especially young black kids. There's also the potential financial impact. That money goes a lot farther at a school Hampton and than it does at Michigan.
I don't completely agree with what he's trying to say but I do understand what he's trying to say, so there's that.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Forget Duke||
I'm more concerned about playing Hampton in the 3rd round.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Nothing to see here...||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I dunno...||
That's an awful lot of applesauce. Or apple juice. But spending $50,000 on Mott's for Detroiters is probably a better idea than say giving it to C.S. Mott, which isn't in the city. However if you're looking for a good children's hospital to pimp while attempting to make a point might I suggest Children's Hospital of Michigan instead? Conveniently located Midtown and everything.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Actually I am.||
Miller Lite is giving away a free case of beer if you buy a couple of frozen pizzas. Not my first choice, but who can turn down free beer? Not me, that's who.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Hmmmm...||
Lots of offense, horrible defense, one guy carrying the team...
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I agree||
The cat completes me.