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2.06.2008

National Signing Day Part 2

I don't know who this kid is other than he is a huge recruit who made his selection today live on ESPNU. The pomp and circumstance drives me crazy. But the most over the top one I ever saw was when a Dallas Carter kid made his announcement from a hot tub. I remember seeing it on Channel 8 in the late 1980s. Not sure who it was though. And if you like college football, check out the Top 55 Texas High School Recruits from 1988 to 1998 here. Edit: Thanks to Keith over at bagofnothing.com who sent me this article. . . "My view of the process has been a tad jaundiced since that day in 1989 when Dallas Carter High School's Jessie Armstead announced that he was going to Miami. At the same time, seated in a hot tub, teammate Derric Evans was all bling-blinged out, with a wine glass in one hand and a ballpoint pen in the other, signing his national letter of intent with Tennessee. "Evans, however, never quite made it to the kickoff. That summer, he and another Carter teammate, Gary Edwards, who signed with Houston, were arrested for a spree of armed robberies of video stores and fast-food joints. The judge handed Evans a 20-year sentence, seven of which he served in prison, and Edwards got 16."

12 comments:

Jarhead said...

I couldn't understand a word he said.

I wonder what subject he will choose as a major?

Anonymous said...

For you bald-headed, narrow-minded neocon jerks like jarhead, I'll translate what Mr. Joshua Jarboe was saying.....I could understand every word. Shiate, the white lady interviewing them was harder to understand than him, and I'm a white lady as well. Maybe it's because she's a fast talker and I'm just a native Texan.

Mr. Jarboe: "Well, I liked all the schools. It's been fun out here. Everybody's been talking to me. Me and my mama sat down. Aiight. Whooo. I know I'm from Georgia, but I've got to move them out the way. LSU is a great school, but I don't think I'll be there either. Now Gators, whooo, you think that's where? But that's not where I'm going. OU!"

Jarhead, you only wish you were in Mr. Jarboe's shoes right now, although you probably wouldn't admit it. He had over 25 offers. Don't be jealous, be proud for him and his mother and his whole family, and wish him well. Their lives will be changing dramatically. Good for them.

Poop on stoops said...

Barry, after watching that, are you really adopting the Land Thieves as your surrogate football school?

Anonymous said...

BOOMER SOONER BABY!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! He looked about 25 years old. He is huge for a high schooler!

Anonymous said...

I believe the hot tub signee was Jesse Armstead (Dallas Carter),who signed with Miami. He was a hot dog, but he backed it up on the field.

Jarhead said...

5:11:

It seems to me that only a narrow minded person would resort to calling someone names without knowing anything about them.

I simply make 2 observations about the video clip and you fly off the handle with the name calling and suppositions.

Now, who is narrow minded here?

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't want this kid. It's "all about him". He's in for a rude awakening.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

5:11...

What's the deal with pickin on Jarhead?

And what was wrong with his question?

And why do you have to announce your race?

And why I am I so concerned?

Panic. Babyarm.........

Anonymous said...

5:11 - As self-appointed Ebonics interpreter, you should be aware of a point that has escaped your angry brain ... that this (qualified ?) HS graduate has very little command of the English language and, in spite of this failing, is a contender for big scholarship bucks. Resorting to personal attacks to get the attention missing in your mediocre life only exposes you as a certified B-I-T-C-H!

Anonymous said...

I looked down the list of names for some of the years. I hope they all studies hard because I didn't recognize any of them making big bucks in the pros.

Anonymous said...

I thought I knew what the kid was getting at until I saw the interpretation. After reading it and re-reading it I realized he was difficult to understand because the guy didn't make a bit of sense.