A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, February 20, 2009

Doing the Right Thing

It didn't matter that his DeKalb, Ill., High School basketball team had ridden a bus two and a half hours to get to Milwaukee, then waited another hour past game time to play. Didn't matter that the game was close, or that this was a chance to beat a big city team. Something else was on Dave Rohlman's mind when he asked for a volunteer to shoot two free throws awarded his team on a technical foul in the second quarter. His senior captain raised his hand, ready to go to the line as he had many times before.

Only this time it was different.

"You realize you're going to miss them, don't you?" Rohlman said.

Darius McNeal nodded his head. He understood what had to be done.

Find out why here. Take a Kleenex.


Blogger Ed Skinner said...

Great story. Thanks for the pointer.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Class Act !

9:33 PM  
Blogger Mulligan said...

just when you think there's no hope, something like that comes along and restores your faith.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A class act.

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that was a good one Xavier. I'll pass it on....Wish I heard more stuff like this on the news instead of the "bubble-headed bleach blonde comes on @ 5:00; she'll tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye..."


11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what America is all about. Not the garbage in Washington, the crime, the selfishness, and the fixation with modern popular culture. Certainly not Arod, Bonds, or any of those other prima donnas.

Thanks for posting this. Great story.

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful story. Those coaches know what is important, and are passing that on to their players. Thanks for posting!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh darn Xavier, I was expecting a gambling scandal. How dare you disappoint! ;-) Great story. Thanks for posting it. I probably never would have seen or heard about it anywhere else, and that's a pity.

12:59 PM  

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