When offensive tackle Harris Barton and kicker Lee Gliarmis arrived at North Carolina five years ago, they decided to put SPORTS ILLUSTRATED covers on their walls each week of the school year. The players are still roommates and, as of last week, had 156 SI covers displayed.
"So many people come by to see this," says Gliarmis, "that we were thinking about charging admission. We would have sent you a residual, of course." Of course. We believe in you.
"All this," says Gliarmis, "represents what was going on in the world of sports while we've been here." When they graduate, Gliarmis says that he thinks they'll burn the covers and scatter the ashes lovingly over Kenan Stadium. Ouch.