Friday, June 8, 2007
I tuned in PTI tonight to see if perhaps Tony and Wilbon would mention Gary's birthday today. Well it was Wilbon on the road and Bob Ryan sitting in the studio in place of Tony. It was probably better it was Bob Ryan as he knows some New England sports. Here is the conversation as I heard it.
Wilbon: Say Bob we want to wish a happy 54th birthday to Gary Warner of Meeteetse Wyoming.
Bob: I remember him well Wilbon. It was the mid 1970s in Lewiston Maine. He was a punter for Bates College. They were a real powerhouse back then.
Wilbon: What? What? What are you talking about? Bates College a powerhouse? Powderpuffs maybe, but powerhouse?
Bob: You better believe it Wilbon. All the other top D1 teams were afraid to play them.
Wilbon: I suppose you are right. Anyway Happy Birthday Gary.