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The Fabulous Boeheim Brothers

I have never heard of the University of Guelph before. It sounds like the kind of place that exists in another world, like some alternate universe populated by random Star Wars characters. ("Darth Nihilus, we shall rendezvous on Mandalor 6, the far moon of Guelph!")

Apparently its in Ontario Canada, which somehow makes the strange alternate world theory even more plausible But it only really begins to make sense when you find out they have a Jim Boeheim doppelganger on staff.

This is Guelph athletic director Tom Kendall. The physical similarities are striking but it doesn't end there. He coached basketball for 21 years and won multiple conference championships before becoming A.D. And both are associated with schools that have mascots that do not exist. Cue the Vincent Price music!

What do we make of all this? Were Jim and Tom separated at birth? Born in '44, their parents could have been forward-thinkers and seen the Cold War coming. Scared that they would lose both their children if a nuclear war engulfed the United States, they sent one to Canada. The rest is history as two athletics legends were born, never aware that the other existed.

It's not our place to say anything to Tom or Jim, let's just keep it between us, okay? The good news is that we get something out of this to...a Canadian sister school! I don't know about you but I know who I'm rooting for in the next BCSE (Bowl Championship Series, Eh?). Go Gryphons Go!