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The 5th Quarter

Postby WoVeU » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:19 pm

My wife got a movie for us to watch, family time. She didn't know about the football part and didn't know the name Abatte. For those who don't remember Jon Abatte was a linebacker for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Before the 2006 season Jon's brother, Luke, died in a car accident while getting a ride home after Lacrosse practice. (Luke didn't know the kid driving, a friend of a friend.) That season, Jon switched his number from 40 to 5 in honor of his brother. Rather than holding up 4 fingers at the start of the 4th quarter...Jon held up 5 and looked to his parents in the stands who returned the gesture. Well, if you don't recall....it caught on!

The movie is well worth seeing, and is out on DVD. I have never seen a more powerful scene than the closing one!

And the Deacs did OK that year...
http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/schedule/_/id/154/year/2006/wake-forest-demon-deacons

And it looks as if something may again be inspiring Wake, they are 4-1 and off to a 3-0 start in the ACC.
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Re: The 5th Quarter

Postby Dossenator » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:12 am

I will have to check this one out.
"A team with something to play for is dangerous, but a team with someone to play for is unstoppable..." Arkansas OL Brey Cook quote following the death of teammate Garrett Uekman (Nov. 2011).


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