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Monday, September 20, 2004

Edwin McCain V. Football

A fine encapsulating moment for the night: There is a room full of gawking teenagers fawning over Edwin McCain in the front of the room. In the back there is a huddling cluster of adults saucer-eyed at the Florida/Tennessee Game. The score is 28 Fl, 27 TN. There are a lot of tense Tennessee fans in the room. Response to Edwin has been pretty tepid the whole night. It is, after all, not 1996. Applause has been sparse and "whoots" have been scattered. Out of nowhere Tennessee scores a winning 3 points at the very moment Edwin starts that "convenience of my solitude" song. The crowd goes apeshit with applause and cheers. "Thank you very much," says Edwin.


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