Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More Losers

Wow, look at this great action shot of the starting off-guard of the Losers, namely me (although it is definitely pre-Johngy). I love this photo because it has so much to offer. My hair. My glasses. My athletic form. My 80's clothing style (hey at least it wasn't a jogging suit).
The ref to my right is Fr. Mike O'Keefe, one of our teachers. He was a real tough guy, who once challenged me to a bathroom brawl for some classroom indiscretion on my part. I don't even remember what I did, but assuming I was wrong, I still think a fight in the bathroom was not a way to build my character.
Also in the shot (although barely visible to my left) is Fr. Gavin Quinn. Ironically, he bore a resemblance to Gavin MacLeod. I attended a basketball game after graduation and ran into Fr. Gavin. Shortly after, he dropped my name to an alum who was looking for some part-time office help. I landed the job at CWO&O, which I kept all throughout my college years. I also met friend and future client Fran Gallagher of Global Traveler magazine at that job (but that's a story for another day).
With that crisp inbounds pass, I am sure we scored quickly (or more likely it was intercepted and slammed home by one of our opponents). I think I managed to score a crispy 2 points per game, but had there been a 3 point shot back then, it would have been 2.5 points per game!

Fr. Mike (the ref) and me in Mt. Carmel gym in Chicago, IL-Spring 1983.

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