High School Player's Grandma Adorably Comments On Newspaper Story To Explain Why He Had A Bad GameS

The Washington Post has a gamer for a 4A playoff semifinal last night, where Wise HS walloped DuVal by 31 points for a major upset. It's of interest only to that very small segment of readership who follows Maryland prep hoops, and of course, family and friends of the players. So while there's only one comment on the story, it's not a surprise that the comment comes from the grandmother of DuVal's leading scorer Michael Cunningham, who had only six points in the loss.

Writes "grandma of number 1,"

I just wanted to go on record in defense of my grandson's, Michael Cunningham, weak performance last night by letting readers know that he was battling a severe cold. He called me early in the day and asked could I bring him cough medicine or something because his throat was sore and he was stopped up but he wanted to be at the game. I found out when I got to school that he also had a fever. I should have taken him home but being the kind of person he is, a total team player, he insisted he would be better by game time. I left him some mild over the counter medicine but had no idea that he hadn't eaten all day because his throat eas sore so I feel totally responsible for his lackluster performance last night. Now know this, this is not an excuse because basketball is a team sport and last night the best TEAM won. I just wanted everyone to know why Michael was so off his game.

She's wonderful. I want to hug her.

[Washington Post, via Sarah Kogod]