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Wed Dec 21, 2011, 11:17 PM Dec 2011

Oh, the IRONY. A football team relies on Government Aid to win!

Show this to your local Republicans.


Wed Dec 21 02:51pm EST

Georgia school overcomes hunger to claim state title
By Cameron Smith

Usually, when an analyst says that a team was hungry for a state title, they mean that in a figurative sense. In the case of the Burke County (Ga.) High football team, that phrase meant something quite a bit more literal: The players were actually hungry.

As reported by CBS News, one of Georgia's newly crowned champions made a quantum leap in performance in 2011, and its coach has little doubt that better nutrition -- mostly in the form of simple access to more food -- was a big part of the improvement.

"We're probably like most small towns in America right now -- you know, we're struggling," Burke County football coach Eric Parker told CBS. "So, bringing food home and putting it on the table for a lot of our people, you know, that's a big deal.

"We had kids who literally by Tuesday had to be removed from practice because of the intensity and the amount of energy they were having to expend."

Oh, the IRONY. A football team relies on Government Aid to win! (Original Post) Zalatix Dec 2011 OP
k&r for the truth, however depressing it may be. n/t Laelth Dec 2011 #1
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