Newest Stampeder

Newest Stampeder

Post by Jon LeBlan » Fri, 23 Jun 1995 04:00:00

I was walking across the U of C campus this afternoon when a man
approached me looking quite lost and frustrated. He asked "Do you know
where the dormitories are that the Stampeders are staying in?" We jogged
around for about 5 minutes since he didn't know the name of the
building. I asked him if he had a friend on the team. He said no,
that he was just reporting to the team and that he had a team meeting at
5:00 PM. It was 4:54. I asked his name and he said "Len Williams." I
introduced myself and we chatted about the team and the city. He seemed
happy to be out of Baltimore since he was worried about possibly being #3
QB on the depth chart. I told him that he was needed here and he seemed
shocked. "But you've got FLUTIE!!" "Ya," I said, "but what if he gets
hurt...we'd be in real trouble. That's where YOU come in!" I think I
really made his day with that comment! He smiled and asked if I was going
to the game tonight. I dejectedly told him that I was broke until the end
of the month. (damn bursaries!) He said, "Don't worry, I'll get you a
ticket." At that point, we found the right door and walked in. Len
introduced himself and was let in. I said "I'm with him. I helped him
find this place." I was greeted with stares. (Don't try to crash a team
meeting!) I felt like an interloper, like they thought I'd give them
bubonic plague! Oh well, no free ticket.  



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