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As I recall Mark, that was one of the very few debates any of the SIU bunch
lost during those days.
At 05:11 PM 7/7/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Wow, Scott is now being called "*the* Hoss." Up until now, I thought
>Parcher was the only one worthy of such a title; and he was simply
>I must correct Glen's "BTW": hacking through the last gasps of 1AR aside,
>"VERY GOOD" is a big understatement for Mike. The only time I remember
>Mike and Hoss losing a debate was in the semis at Air Force in '88.
>And that was with Hoss streched out on a row of chairs fighting a vicious
>flu from well before the round up until his 2AC. Speaking of recipe
>boxes, those were the days when -- despite the constant cranking of gears
>inside the original "Borg" (The Evil Empire) -- Hoss possesed just two
>(albeit enormous) file folders. They were titled "Big Aff" and "Neg."
>2AC On Sun, 7 Jul 1996, Glen Strickland wrote:
>> Actually Jim, I do recall the first time I ever heard Michael in a debate
>> (he and the Hoss)...and my initial reaction was: "How terrific that someone
>> in his golden years after retirement would come back to college and debate."
>> :) BTW, he was surprisingly VERY GOOD for such an old coger...:--)
>> Glen Strickland
>> At 12:09 PM 7/7/96 -0800, you wrote:
>> >re hanson and west and korcok
>> >Mike--you looked like a judge. Indeed, you looked so scholarly that
>> >even Glen Strickland would have thought you not only a judge but
>> >also a PhD Professor Emeritus.
>> >re ------------
>> >okay, before Jim and Mark get the entire touchy-feely-crunchy
>> >Northwest to hold hands, sing Kumbayat, and inhale the love, i'd like
>> >to tell my one and only Hanson and West story.
>> >so there i was, new to SIU that spring semester and hanging-out
>> >helping with the team. Bile and Simerly were coaching, Mary and
>> >Nate and Scott and Bebe were debating, it was the privacy topic, and
>> >i was traveling as scout and best boy.
>> >now, the national circuit was much smaller back then and this was
>> >before the days of e-mail everyone-knows-everyone: you interacted
>> >with distant teams only occasionally. oh sure, Macalester was known
>> >to all and so was Florida State and everyone had run afoul of the
>> >Dread Cuban Eddie
>> >Cruz. so, we had heard that there was this excellent team from
>> >Washington, but we didn't know much about them and had only
>> >vague ideas about what they were arguing. it became the scout's job
>> >to get the scoop and the flow.
>> >the room was one of those auditorium wanna-be rooms with theater
>> >seats which slope up. i sat down in the middle and waited for
>> >everyone else to show. Hanson and West came in, set their
>> >recipe-box on the table, and wrote their names on the board. the
>> >other team came in a bit later. finally the judge came in and sat down
>> >a few seats away from me.
>> >the debate was not especially remarkable: Western Washington was
>> >indeed smart and polished and had obviously found a bit of library
>> >time. it wasn't especially close. the only real entertainment was Jim
>> >you see he was very articulate and a capable orator: very easy to
>> >listen to. but his entire constructive was delivered to me. puzzled, i
>> >kept squinting and sent him confused looks. misinterpreting my
>> >expressions as a lack of comprehension, Jim explained the most
>> >basic concepts in excruciating detail: i thought at one point that he
>> >was about to spell out d-e-b-a-t-e. Jim's rebuttal was exasperated
>> >and frustrated. at one point i put my hands up in the universal
>> >symbol of "what the hell?" but that only added to the confusion:
>> >finally, i thumbed toward the judge, but Jim kept right on trying to
>> >explain to me.
>> >as soon as the two teams had shaken hands, the judge spoke up
>> >and said
>> >"by the way, i am the judge." the look on Hanson's face was one i
>> >hope never to forget - you know, one of those shocked, 2x4 in the
>> >"ungh" looks that you only see in old cartoons?
>> >so, anyhow, that's my one and only Hanson and West story.
>> >take care, michael korcok
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