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Ben Affleck Disses Vermont Experience, Got Schooled in Patrick Gym PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vermont Sports Network   
Wednesday, 10 October 2007

 Source: People Magazine (from the article, "Ben Affleck: Daughter Violet 'Happy as Hell')

I found the following excerpt from a recent People.com article. 

As you may know, Ben Affleck attended the University of Vermont for a semester back in the early 90's.  I heard that he failed out and then went on to drop out of Occidental College later on.  In this interview he tells of his experience in what he referrred to as 'the coldest university in America,' and his reason behind 'leaving' UVM after getting dumped, breaking his hip in an Patrick Gym hoops game, and being a loner on campus..

Gee, thanks for 'stopping by' our home state back in the day.  I am sure you know that in addition to being 'the coldest university in America,' UVM is one of the 'best public universities in America' too.  I am sure your smah-ter and more talented  pal Matt Damon knew that.

As Affleck's character Larry Gigli says, in the 2003 bomb 'Gigli,' "You see, after all is said and done, the only thing you can be really sure of, the only thing you can really count on in this world, is that you just never f------g know."  I guess we will never f------g know why you have an acting career.

"The isolation only grew worse when he (Affleck) went to the University of Vermont, which he says he chose because he had a girlfriend (who wasn't interested in him to begin with) going to a school nearby.

"Two weeks after I got there, I called her room, and some guy answered the phone!" he recalls.

"Then, when I was playing an intramural basketball game, I fractured my hip. I was miserable," he says. "I was now on crutches in the coldest university in America, living in the dorm farthest from the main campus, and I didn't know a soul, nobody!"

After eating by himself in the cafeteria and skipping Spanish class for five weeks, Affleck got hold of his childhood buddy, Matt Damon, who was at Harvard.

"I called Matt," remembers Affleck, who told his pal, "You've got to pick me up! I can't walk that well. Come and get me now!"

Sure enough, says Affleck, "Matt was there in six hours. That was the last I ever saw of the University of Vermont. I never went back. I don't think I have any credits. It was not money well spent.""
Last Updated ( Saturday, 13 October 2007 )
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