Are you a college sports fan? Then read this.

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    Nov 27, 2010 3:53 AM GMT
    There is an Irish pub in Downtown Durham with a large table that sits about 14 people. I sit there sometimes by myself and always end up meeting brilliant people. Durham is a brainy city. Well tonight something very different happened. I'm eating all alone when a large group of people enters. They eye my table. They want to sit there but are afraid to disturb me. So one of them sheepishly asks me if it would be all right. "Sure", I say, "this is James Joyce" (the name of the pub). I happily let them invade my space. One of them buys me a beer. I ask them where they’re from. They are from places scattered throughout the US. What brings you here, I ask? We all work for ESPN and we’re covering the Duke-Carolina (football) game tomorrow, one of them answers.

    Well it just so happens; I’m going to that game and being a big college sports fan (Duke basketball here) I was in pig haven having a crew of people from ESPN sit at my table. We have a great time together chatting while they order their food. They tell me all kinds of stories about covering different events. Then they leave and I still have a full beer. The table empties out and I'm back cruising the net drinking a beer. One of the guys came back after everyone had left. "I want to take a picture of you", he says. I tried to pose but he said, "No, just work on your computer like you were when we arrived."

    You have to be a college sports fan to appreciate this. I was just going out to get a bite to eat and I soon felt like one of those commercials where they TV looks so live that it enters your living room. I'm going to keep an eye out for the crew tomorrow at the game.
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    Nov 27, 2010 3:42 PM GMT
    It is a very cool story, but why did the guy want your picture looking at your computer? Have a fun time at the game!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 27, 2010 9:26 PM GMT
    Great story ... and, what of the picture??
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    Nov 28, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    Thanks for the comments.

    The picture was the strangest part. I'm not sure what to make of it but I found it flattering in a strange way. I guess he needed to tell a story and wanted a picture to go with it. None of these people were famous in anyway but they knew their sports and had some great color to give.
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    Nov 28, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    awesome!