Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Forgiveness, On A Scale Of Gandhi To Zickefoose


Pat Forde gets a bit hyperbolic, but it is a great byline.

Here's an excerpt from the story, if you're interested. It's turned into a Tennessee themed afternoon. And in case you thought we forgot, we do know that the Gators are playing FIU this weekend.

You might recall that Zickefoose and two friends wound up in the news last week after allegedly having a gun pointed at them and being asked for their cash by Tennessee football players in the parking lot of a Pilot station.

With the wisdom of a shaman, Zickefoose told a Knoxville TV station that Volunteers Nu'Keese Richardson (4), Mike Edwards (5) and Janzen Jackson (6) should not have their standing with the team jeopardized by anything as trivial as armed robbery.

"I think they should still be able to play football, regardless," Zickefoose actually told WATE-TV. "Tennessee is my place. It's my football team."

Clearly, with such an exalted level of forbearance -- some might say such a low level of intelligence, but that's just mean -- it's easy to see why publishers could flock to Mr. Zickefoose in search of his life story. Below are a few potential excerpts from the work Mr. Zickefoose could title "Let 'Em Play."


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