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Girmindl's Ghost

A diary of Shaker High School's 2005-2006 basketball season, a retelling of Shaker's fabled 1979-1980 season, and general commentary on high school hoops, updated daily...


"I like sitting in the back row. I found that sitting against the wall is just easier on your back." -Dean Smith, on the comfort of the H-gym bleachers

Today (4/18) in 1980

Today (4/18) in 1980: Dewey defeats Truman, TU-style! Sam Perkins was scheduled to make his college choice annoucement at 2pm today, but the Times Union thought they had figured out the big secret by early this morning. Thus, they ran this splash headline across t the sports section:


Well, as well as know, Sam picked Carolina. But as the press conference got started in the Shaker auditorium, everyone thought it was UCLA. When Sam said "North Carolina," not only could you figuratively hear a pen drop in the auditorium, a number of them actually were dropped. Here's the TU mea culpea from tomorrow, 4/19/1980:



And, of course, Sam's very own "Dewey-defeats-Truman" picture:



That was the last major headline Sam made as a Shaker basketball player, and the last headline made by the mighty '79-80 Shaker basketball team.
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