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The Football Recruit Does Some Math

A college football coach had recruited a top talent, but the player could not pass the school's entrance exam.

Needing the recruit badly for his team, the coach went to the Dean and asked if the the recruit could take the entrance exam orally.

The Dean agreed, and the following day the recruit and the coach were seated in his office.

"Okay," the Dean said, "What is seven times seven?"

The recruit mulled it over for a moment, scratched his head, then said, "I think it is 49."

Suddenly, the coach leaped to his feet. "Please, Dean," he begged, "give him another chance!"

Source: Reader's Digest, September 1996.