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Jim had gone off to college on a football scholarship and the last we heard was just absorbing checks to make sure that his wardrobe was keeping up with the fashions.  We knew that he didn't really get along with Homer all that well, but that they still cared for each other in a way that brothers will.

At the end of the book we learn that Jim became a very successful high school football coach and that Homer was proud of the fact that he likely served as a mentor for many, many boys as they grew up and dealt with the difficult transitions of high school.