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Top Ten Awkward Moments of 2008

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I’m not going to put all Ten from the Times’ list, but I am going to quote one of my favorites, number 9:

Duke University officials were caught off guard in August when, an hour before a football game kickoff, two men parachuted into the stadium and landed at the 35-yard line with a ball. “All we know is, they must have missed their jump site,” a Duke official said. They had. The parachuters were supposed to drop eight miles away and deliver the ball to the University of North Carolina. Apparently the jumpers delayed the leap into the UNC stadium because of some nasty weather. When the clouds finally parted, the skydivers went for it — realizing only when they hit the turf at Duke that they were in the wrong stadium.

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