I’m burning the midnight oil with these Uconn basketball games. I don’t normally stay up past 10PM, but what are ya’ gonna do? It’s late, it’s great. It’s Tate.
That phrase refers to the clutch game-ending shot that Tate George made back in the last century. The 1990 NCAA Sweet 16 game, Uconn behind by one point, one second on the clock, George shoots a 15-footer and swish, Uconn beats Clemson by a point.
I was emcee at a basement comedy club in a popular Hartford restaurant downtown when we heard this great roar upstairs. It stopped the show. That was the shot heard ’round Connecticut. Where is Tate George today? We’ve heard so much about Uconn’s dismal graduation rate among its men’s team.
Well, C. Tate George (as he’s known today) is the president, CEO and Chairman of the Board of The George Group in New Jersey. They’re a real estate development firm. Check ‘em out at: www.thegeorgegroup.net. He was impressive as a college basketball player and NBA pro and he’s equally impressive in business.
Stop by the Mark Twain House and Museum to see my exhibit of original editorial cartoon art. “Drawing Fire: Bob Englehart’s 30 years at The Courant.” It’s free and will be up through May. For more information, call the Mark Twain House and Museum at 860-247-0998. As long as you’re there, take a tour!
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