Friday, July 09, 2010

Meathead Windfall

So some meathead jock that my wife went to government high school with just sent shockwaves to the majority of his former classmates and no doubt teachers.

After college this guy started up a summer lacrosse camp. It grew and then at some point he started peddling lacrosse apparel and equipment - even designing his own, supposedly.

After nearly 15 years or so, this lucky stiff just got bought out - for $25 million by some PE firm!

As I said atop, his success is utterly bewildering to those that knew the guy way back when.

"He was so dumb....dumb as a board....I'll never forget him in high school cheating on his NY Regents exam over the shoulder of so-and-so..."

Well, good for this guy, I think.

School doesn't measure much of anything; evidence of that abounds.

AND, there's also a whole lot of luck in the business world, with timing and whatnot. Who knew that 15 years ago was going to be a launch point for the sport of lacrosse?


Paul Mitchell said...

Lacrosse is about as interesting to me as soccer or basketball.

Here's the real sports story of the day.

CaptiousNut said...

I like Goydos and was glad to see him break into the history books.

But the sports story of the day was still Lebron.

Nothing memorable happened, or has happened, in the insipid realm of college American football for quite some time!

Paul Mitchell said...

Ah, but you are not paying attention to college footbaw if you say that, sir. Google "Damon Evans."

Who is Lebron? He must play basketball. Did he shoot (or rape) someone while robbing a brothel or a tattoo parlor?

CaptiousNut said...

You're kidding right?

College American football has more criminals!

Taylor Conant said...

What's a La Crosse? Is that one of them newfangled Buick's they're making up in Daytwah?

Anonymous said...

I agree. The WNBA is the most boring professional sports league.

CaptiousNut said...


Yeah I think I saw some AD got arrested.

A DUI can happen to any of us.

But this was funny:

In the report, the officer noted he found a "red pair of lady's panties between [Evans'] legs." When he asked Evans, a 40-year-old married father of two children, what he was doing with the underwear, Evans said: "She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home," according to the report.

I didn't see that in the ESPNews ticker!