Friday, September 26, 2008

Justice Thomas and Football

From the University of Georgia newspaper:
The football team was paid a supreme visit on Thursday as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas attended the Bulldogs' practice.

Thomas was seen going down the elevator at the Butts-Mehre building as reporters were coming in for head coach Mark Richt's pre-practice news conference.

"He's here, man, that fires me up," Richt said. "I just met him and that was fun. He's a very delightful man and just in the small time you're with him, you can tell he's a very humble man, considering who he is."

Thomas will be in attendance this Saturday at Sanford Stadium when Georgia hosts Alabama. Thomas is a native of Pin Point, Ga., and is a self-proclaimed Georgia fan, even though the Bulldogs are not his No. 1 favorite.

However, Richt would not divulge the one team Thomas likes more than Georgia.

"He's a Georgia fan but I don't know if I should tell anyone but he has a No. 1 team ahead of Georgia. He told me not to tell anybody so I won't. But it's somebody way far away from here and in a different conference."
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