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Two Plus Two

A college-football coach was faced with the possibility that his star player might be declared academically ineligible, so he pleaded with the math professor not to flunk the kid. “Tell you what, coach,” said the professor, “I’ll ask him a question in your presence. If he gets it right, I’ll pass him.” The athlete was called in, and the prof asked, “What’s two and two?” “Four,” replied the player. Frantically the coach cried, “Give him another chance! Give him another chance!”

Sports Illustrated