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One of the wonders of summertime is the lure of searching local produce stands to satisfy some ancient need we have to fondle fresh fruit and vegetables.
While awaiting the all-important decision of others choosing a watermelon by "thump" and a cantaloupe by dry stem, patience could no longer contain imprudence regarding yours truly.
A wandering eye spotted just what is needed this time of year.
Across the two-lane gravel road a hand-painted sign called out in giant letters, "Lemonade."
Three young fellows with the aptitude for mercantile success manned the stand. After transacting business we discussed the heat of summer and how it helps their sales.
"I like the fall 'cause that's when football is played," said one youngster who was identified by the others as "doughboy."
"How old are you doughboy?" was the obvious next remark. "I'll be 11 in August" came the answer, along with the message his name was actually DeMonaco.
DeMonaco has a good head on his shoulders and seems a perfect example of how youth born in the 21st century views celebrities, music and, most importantly in this case, sports.
One of the refreshing aspects regarding talking with a young person is they have no preconceived notions. They are a clean slate, knowing primarily only what they have observed.
While discussing the importance of several sports figures, DeMonaco was challenged to produce the names of the greatest college football players.
The results were astonishing considering his years, so we will let his comments speak for themselves with each player he has chosen.
And now, let us see how a youth of the 21st century views the 10 best college players in history.