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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Death, taxes and Evangel football

There are three certainties about life in Shreveport. Death will come to us all. Taxes will be paid by us all. And all will complain to The Times about either too little or too much Evangel football coverage.

Please people, give it a rest.

Complaints this week begin with, "Why are we writing about Dennis Dunn?'' Gee, I don't know, maybe it's the 10 state championships won at Evangel? Love him or hate him, the guy won at an incredible rate. And when a coach from a school with 10 state titles leaves for an NCAA Division III job, well, that's a story.

Then, there is the, "Why are you writing about John David Booty? camp. Again, maybe it has something to do with somebody from Shreveport taking over a position that has produced two Heisman Trophy winners from its last two starters. Maybe it's the fact he's the quarterback on a top-10 team in the country.

Of course, we hear the ridiculous argument that, "We're LSU fans, we don't want to read about USC.'' News flash: You're reading about a local kid who happens to play quarterback there. The day you start getting USC practice reports, then feel free to start complaining about USC coverage.

Evangel, for what it's worth, still brings out the worst in people nearly 20 years after it started playing football. Somehow, I don't think that was the plan.


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