Archive for July, 2010
For almost all my life, after the age of three, I have been associated with Wake Forest, either as a kid growing up on the old campus in Wake Forest, North Carolina, moving with my family to the new campus in Winston-Salem in 1956, going to school there in the sixties Except for a brief respite in Chapel Hill for three years of law school, I have been devoted to all things “old gold and black”.
I remember the fall of 2006, when our football team started winning and amazingly didn’t stop until we beat Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship game in
But that is not the story here or the purpose of writing this note. In February, 2006, a young man, not quite fifteen years old, Luke Abbate, the younger brother of a
At the end of each game’s 3rd quarter, he would look for his parents in the stands and raise one hand with all five fingers extended. His parents did the same back to him. You see, the number “five” was Luke’s high school number, a number Jon now wore for
It wasn’t long before more and more fans, and eventually most everyone in the stadium did the same, including the players on the other team. And Wake continued to win…even after losing through injuries a number of their best players. It was as if the 4th Quarter belonged to them.
And now there is a movie named “The 5th Quarter” which just recently premiered at the