Courtney, So Much For That Guarantee…
Can anyone say student loan? How about $64,000 of debt? Well, all this is now a reality for Ms. Courtney Paris, the Oklahoma Lady Sooner who failed on her guaranteed NCAA Championship as of 9 P.M. last night. The Lady Sooners lost to the Louisville Lady Cardinals in the Final Four Sunday evening by a bucket after blowing over a 10 point lead at the end of the 1st half, thus ending OU’s title hopes and crushing Paris’ guarantee. When asked the $64,000 question (literally), she said, however, that she would be good on it and would pay back the scholarship in the coming years. Paris just didn’t have the cash on her last night, of course.
What does this teach us kids? NEVER GUARANTEE ANYTHING when money’s on the line. You’re just asking to be broke. It’s all fun and games until someone goes bankrupt. This isn’t the board game Life, it IS life. Money doesn’t grow on trees…unless it’s Monopoly money.
And to those in the financial offices at OU, nothing like getting $64,000 back in the mail right?