I am as guilty as anyone here when it comes to attacking ESPN atop my soap box. And while I still have many questions, complaints, and attacks for the network that owns me like a bad drug dealer owns a crack head, I must say when a compliment is in order, it must be given. I just went through a box of tissues watching SportsCenter this Sunday Morning (June 1) and specifically the 5-minute or so piece they aired about the high school boys basketball coach, Coach Mulkey. This man in South Carolina, was also a firefighter, who was killed in the line of duty during that horrific fire that broke out a year ago in Charleston, SC as some of you may remember. I believe they said, this fire had the most fire fighter deaths since 9-11-01 (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).
Anyway, the team, Summerville HS (I'm assuming in the Charleston are, maybe people from that area can clarify the exact location), ended up winning a state title this past winter and of course did a lot to honor Mulkey and his widow. I don't want to give out all of the details if you missed it because I'm sure ESPN will run it all morning on SportsCenter tomorrow. But it is an amazing, touching, sad, and uplifting story. Perhaps some here from the Charleston area (I saw my sister-in-law graduate from the College of Charleston last May, charming and interesting, yet humid city) who were witness to that state final game or the whole season could share their memories or feelings about it and/or what do you thought of ESPN's depiction of it.
So again, I'll take a momentary break from ripping on ESPN. Nice job with the Coach Mulkey story. I suggest to those who missed it to try to catch it soon.