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December 31, 2009


Wet Bowls
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New Year's Day in the United States is celebrated, by many of us, watching the many college football "bowl games." Part of the bowl tradition, along with the cheerleaders, the marching bands, and the screaming fans, is the special congratulation that the winning coach receives from his team. It is important to remember that a college football coach is a very respected authority figure who often has a dramatic impact on the lives of the young men he leads, building their character, as they strive for their maximum potential and, hopefully, victory. To congratulate their coach, in the waning seconds of a game that is securely won, a few members of the team sneak up behind him with a huge bucket of "Gatorade" sports drink and pour the cold, sticky, liquid on his head.