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Marvin Barnes Peanut Butter and Jelly

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:47 PM — Leave a comment

Peanut butter and jelly. That’s right, that’s me and Ernie.

Marvin Barnes Sell Outs

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:46 PM — Leave a comment

We played to sell outs. Everybody in this town came to see us play.

Marvin Barnes Racial Strife

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:46 PM — Leave a comment

When I played at Providence College there was a lot of racial strife going on around America. But when I played at Providence College we was one big family. Irish, Italian, Black, it didn’t matter.

Marvin Barnes Motivation

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:45 PM — Leave a comment

Coach Gavitt didn’t have to motivate us. We didn’t need no pep talk. Me and Ernie was hungry. We tried to seek, kill, and destroy every team we played against.

Marvin Barnes Basketball

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:45 PM — 2 Comments

We live Providence College basketball in this city. We eat, we sleep, we think basketball in this town.

Marvin Barnes Friar True and Blue

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:44 PM — Leave a comment

I’m a Friar true and blue.

Marvin Barnes Body on the Line

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:44 PM — Leave a comment

I put my body on the line for the team.

Marvin Barnes Lay That Elbow

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:43 PM — Leave a comment

I had Ernie out there running around. Anytime a guard would be hitting him, pushing him…he said ‘Hey Marvin, come help me out’. I’d say ‘I got him’. Then I’d lay that elbow on that boy.

Marvin Barnes Playing

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:42 PM — Leave a comment

I didn’t have video games. We didn’t go to nightclubs. We played ball at practice. Before practice we played. After practice we played.

Marvin Barnes Wanting to Win

dave@friarblog —  September 11th, 2011 8:42 PM — Leave a comment

I wanted to make it to the NBA. I wanted to make millions. I wanted to be a star. I wanted to be famous. I wanted to be an All-American. I wanted us to WIN.