LEADBELLY UPDATE:
The UPA has announced that Ohio State will be hosting the 2009 College Championships!
   The name Leadbelly came to be when the ultimate team had just started and a player was taking a music appreciation class and had heard about a man named Huddie Leadbetter.
Huddie Ledbetter, aka Leadbelly
    Huddie Ledbetter was the world's greatest cotton picker, railroad track liner, lover, and drinker as well as guitar player. This assertion came from no less an authority on the matter than Huddie himself. Since not everyone agreed with his opinion Huddie frequently found himself obliged to convince them. His convincing frequently landed him in jail. In 1916 Huddie was in jail in Texas on assault charges when he escaped. He spent the next two years under the alias of Walter Boyd. But then after he killed a man in a fight he was convicted of murder and sentenced to thirty years of hard labor at Huntsville, Texas' Shaw State Prison Farm. After seven years he was released after begging pardon from the governor with a song:
Please, Governor Neff, Be good 'n' kind Have mercy on my great long time... I don't see to save my soul If I don't get a pardon, try me on a parole... If I had you, Governor Neff, like you got me I'd wake up in the mornin' and I'd set you free...