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Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
December 01, 1980
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December 01, 1980


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This one was making the rounds last week in the Deep South:

"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"Bear Who?"
"Dammit, you lose two games and nobody remembers you."

Marion College is a small Methodist school in Marion, Ind., Marian College is a small Catholic school in Indianapolis, 65 miles to the south. The two colleges sometimes receive each other's mail, and the confusion is compounded by the fact that they compete in basketball. After they played last week in Indianapolis, a TV sportscaster gave the score as Mariahn 80, Maryann 77, ignoring the fact that the two names are, in truth, pronounced pretty much the same. The TV man might have been better off following the lead of the P.A. announcers at Marion-Marian games. They tend to refer to the two teams as the Titans and the Knights.

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