Wednesday, January 05, 2011

“It’s named after Andrew Jackson…”

Andrew Jackson - 7 th President of the United ...

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A few weeks ago at breakfast, Tonka, Paco and I were going over the results from the previous Sunday’s football games.

“…and Jacksonville beat Tennessee,” I said.

Then, out of NOWHERE, Jokinen says, “well, Jacksonville was named for Andrew Jackson and he was from Tennessee, so it’s kind of like they beat themselves.”

I couldn’t believe it.

Now, I know where Jackson is from, but I actually had to look up on Wikipedia to confirm that Jacksonville was named for Andrew Jackson (it was).

How he knew that is beyond me.

See, I told you that football was very valuable education tool

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