FanDuel - WFBC

September 29, 2005

Old Man on Campus: Jim Harper, the fourth-string tight end for the Millsaps College Division III football team, is a 48-year-old who had eligibility left after a 27-year absence from the school. His effort to finish what he started has inspired me to return to Yale Elementary in Richardson, Texas, to earn my Webelos badge.

posted by rcade to football at 06:49 PM - 15 comments

I think that is a great story. Just because your starting to grey at the temples doesn't mean you can't crack some skulls with the kids. Good for him!!!!

posted by mcstan13 at 09:03 PM on September 29

Where is George Foreman when you need him? Good luck Jim.

posted by Richard j Garcia at 09:13 PM on September 29

Fellow Yale alum here, rcade. For first grade, anyhow. Just long enough to be able to say, "I went to Yale."

posted by holden at 11:00 PM on September 29

Harper started one season as a Millsaps football player in 1978. That year, President Carter occupied the White House, the Internet didn't exist Incorrect. Otherwise, a great read.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:31 PM on September 29

I hope I'm in that kind of shape when I'm 48, why the hell not, good for him, congratulations

posted by bharr_77 at 01:06 AM on September 30

But does he get the girls?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:35 AM on September 30

Good luck on your quest, rcade. I think it's well worth the time spent, because, as you know ... Webelos wobble, but they don't fall down.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:38 AM on September 30

ouch

posted by roycedawg at 08:45 AM on September 30

Hats off to man of my age group---I certainly agree with him-life is too short to give up on your dreams.--Dont take anyting for granted-nothing

posted by daddisamm at 10:31 AM on September 30

Thank God for Jim Harper. For once, a sports story that doesn't involve gamblimg, drinking, or spousal abuse! Good show!

posted by supersly26 at 11:40 AM on September 30

But does he get the girls? All the girls in the faculty lounge are totally hot for him.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:55 PM on September 30

rcade, if you couldn't get your badge then what makes you think now will be any different (asked the proud posessor of a webelos badge)?

posted by billsaysthis at 03:21 PM on September 30

Fellow Yale alum here, rcade. That's funny. Go Roadrunners!

posted by rcade at 04:00 PM on September 30

if you couldn't get your badge then what makes you think now will be any different ... ? I now have a foolproof way to beat the drug test.

posted by rcade at 04:00 PM on September 30

The Webelozzinator?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:52 PM on October 01

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