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Still on the Team

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In the 1988 Olympics the U.S. Men's Volleyball team made it to the semi-finals. One of the players, Bob Samuelson, cursed at a referee. The U.S. team was assessed one penalty point, which ultimately cost them the game and a chance at the Gold medal. The next day they returned to play for the Bronze medal. As the team took the court, many of the men had shaved their heads. You see, Bob Samuelson is bald, and they were saying, "He may have been wrong, but he is still our friend. He blew it, but he's still one of us and still on the team."