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Terrible Towels Revisited

Admittedly, my anticipation level for Sunday's Super Bowl has been pretty low...it's hard to buy into the hype when the Packers aren't involved. But a story today caught my eye---the mayor of Phoenix, an Arizona Cardinals fan, is getting a little flack for blowing his nose into a Pittsburgh Steelers' Terrible Towel. While I agree that's a snotty thing to do...that's not exactly what caught my interest. It's the name Terrible Towel. When I was in high school in Stevens Point, I was a big supporter of all the Panther sports teams. I went to all the home football and basketball games..and was one of those nerdy kids who took the fan bus to away games regularly too. I can't remember if it was during my junior or senior year when Terrible Towels were all the rage. They were red pieces of fabric emblazoned with the Panther logo. I'm not sure if the creator was selling them or handing them out free..but I do remember a lot of kids waving them in the air at basketball games. That is until it was discovered where they were coming from. Seems one of my classmates worked at a fancy schmancy restaurant in Stevens Point..called The Restaurant, inside the Sentry Insurance headquarters. He was stealing red cloth napkins and then adding the SPASH logo. Apparently The Restuarant didn't have an unending supply...because eventually it was noticed that quite a few of them were missing. And it didn't take Starsky and Hutch to put two and two together. Suddenly..the Terrible Towels were gone. And our season went down the drain. Actually I don't recall how the team did...but I needed an end to the story. And I won't mention the name of the individual involved..to protect his identity as he was a juvenile. Or maybe I just don't remember. That's back when Jimmy Carter was president for crying out loud!

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