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12.05.2016

A Reporter Went Into Overtime


The New York Times sent a reporter to Iraan to do a feature story on the football team and everything associated with it.  This weekend, the small bus carrying the cheerleaders and sponsors was involved in a wreck causing one fatality.

The story begins: "IRAAN, Tex. — This is not the story we intended to report, about a fatal bus crash and injured cheerleaders and ecstatic celebration whipsawed into gut-punching tragedy."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think it would've been as big a story if cheerleaders weren't involved?

Anonymous said...

I hate it that the kids have to travel so far for sports..usually at night...for every bus load there are 50 cars more of parents & friends...scary to me.

Anonymous said...

9:17: this is not that far of a drive, especially for play-offs. Check out how far some of those really small schools (6 man) have to drive for regular season games.

wordkyle said...

That is a very good NY Times story. Written with compassion and empathy rather than the condescension I expected.

Anonymous said...

Do you think it would've been as big a story if cheerleaders weren't involved?

9:16 AM

You obviously did not read the article before commenting did you? The article stated that they sent the reporter to do a story on how the team had not a regular season game in four seasons. They had spent the entire day with the team and their fans. So to answer your question yes regardless of who was involved this is a big story.

Anonymous said...

HOPEFULLY THAT NEW YORK FELLER LEARNED A THING OR TWO ABOUT HOW WE DO THINGS IN TEXAS. NOW GO HOME AND DON'T COME BACK HERE YANKEE!

Anonymous said...

I thought we sent the Iraanians billions of dollars in cash? And they still riding buses!

Anonymous said...

HEY ALL CAPS weenie....
From one Texan to another....
Stick your habitual Shtick routine in your proverbial ass.
All Texans are no avid assholes, you apparently stood in that line.
Take it down a notch will ya?

PS threats from anonymous people are not threats at all...leave your name and number...I'll be scare then...maybe

Anonymous said...

Thank you 1:11

Anonymous said...

I agree it was well written. Sitting here sobbing with my box of tissues.

Anonymous said...

9:17 are you a helicopter parent?

Anonymous said...

Coach Mike Chaney that used to be at Alvord now Coaches at Iraan. He has a son that is on the varsity team and a daughter that is a cheerleader. Who just happened to ride home with her parents. Thoughts and Prayers for the community especially as they take the field tonight. Go Braves!! #1Tribe