In all my months as a "blogger-journalist," I've had some difficult stories to report. None, however, has been as personally painful as this.
At exactly 4:52 pm, I had a Facebook interview with my friend, Melvyn Oliver. For those of you who don't know (stop living under the Rock!) Mel has been waiting on word from the NCAA clearinghouse about his eligibility status.
Here are the contents of that interview:
Ben: What's up man. Did you hear anything yet?
Mel: Yea I did.
Ben: Do I want to know? We need you so bad out there.
Mel: It's over wit gotta wait till next year
Ben: Damn. I'm so sorry.
Mel: i kno. its cool im ready for next year ima bring us a championship
Ben: Keep working hard man.
Mel: i got u
Ben: That's all you can do.
Mel: u already kno
Ben: Okay man... gotta run here. Stay strong. Fans all love you, should know that.
Mel: fa sho