Saturday, June 1, 2013

Carolina memories

I had to break down at buy the print edition of Sports Illustrated this weekend. One of the feature stories covers the Geathers family of South Carolina.
Robert Geathers played a short time in the NFL, and has three sons on training camp rosters this season. He stopped by our newspaper office during my tenure in the mid 1980s to keep us updated on his younger brother Jumpy, then with the Saints.
I interviewed Jumpy in 1985, probably at Robert's home where the SI photographer did the photo shoot.
They have produced a new generation of football players, and the SI story covers their camp for young hopefuls of tomorrow.

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