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[ESPN] Football in Barrow, Alaska

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by Baqui99, May 2, 2007.

  1. Baqui99

    Baqui99 Contributing Member

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    Just got done reading this badass piece on Barrow, Alaska, where ESPN is following the team around in their first ever season. Barrow, the northern-most point in Alaska is plagued by alcohol and drug problems, leading to awful graduation rates. Football is supposed to bring the town some hope, and give the high schoolers something to rally around.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=tundra
    Here's Part I

     
  2. Two Sandwiches

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    Once they win a game, this will be made into a movie.
     
  3. Joe Joe

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    Football requires nearby medical treatment sometimes. I wonder if the State of Alaska paid for their doctor's education under the agreement that the city of Barrow have him as an indentured servant for 4 years.
     
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    I would imagine there are decent medical facilities there since there are so many oil workers in the area. They must have the ability to deal with work-related injuries.

    Believe it or not, my uncle is actually a teacher near there.
     
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    that field that they play on is gnarly. its like a dirt field with scattered rocks on it. i guess they really really really want to have football up there.
     
  6. A-Train

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    I know that if I lived in Barrow, Alaska, I'd probably drink and do drugs, also...
     
  7. MR. MEOWGI

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    Speaking of Alaska..

    The Tube Channel 51 shows Northern Exposure reruns. What a great, forgotten show that is.
     
  8. WhoMikeJames

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    Other than having ancestors, why the hell would you live in Barrow?
     
  9. Baqui99

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    Some good pictures there too. Seriously, I couldn't imagine a more miserable place in which to live.

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