Sport: The Superlosers

Playing with the stubborn consistency that has made them the small talk of Tennessee, the Friendsville Academy Foxes have wrapped up another remarkable season of high school basketball. Last week the Foxes lost to Vonore, 57 to 52, thus finishing with a won-lost record of 0-26. Their losing streak—unbroken since 1967 —now stands at 119.

It has not been easy. Last year a Fox player seemed about to score a winning basket on a breakaway when he got tangled up with a referee and was called for double dribbling. This year victory seemed possible in a game scheduled against one particularly inept...

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