This guy is my hero.
No, that picture wasn’t taken at at the annual “Wear Your Favorite Team’s Jersey” party put on by Geek Squad for it’s employees. It’s Trevor Winter, and I want to be him. Believe it or not, Trevor did actually play for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Not only did he play, he managed to set an NBA record that will probably never be touched in just 5 total minutes of play. In a game against the Los Angeles Lakers during the lockout-shortened 1999 season, Mr. Winter amassed 5 fouls in those 5 minutes, all on the Shaqtus. He was deactivated after the game. Trevor is now a medical salesman. I’d buy a stethoscope from him.
One of the two video games I still play is being discontinued. Great.
I guess this is God’s way of telling me, “Hey Frank, you graduated college. You still live in you’re mother’s basement. Grow up.” In a move that looks to be an obvious reaction to growing legal concerns over the apparently illegal realism NCAA video games have been able to reach, EA Sports has announced that they “do not have an NCAA Basketball game in development at this time”. This probably doesn’t mean much to all you ‘gamers’ out there as this wasn’t an overly popular series. But to people like me who aren’t skilled enough to play all those shoot-em-up games you kids are playing these days, like Call of Duty and Halo, this officially cuts my game selection in half (stay strong NCAA Football). I really would like to give a roundhouse kick (then run away as fast as I can and hope they’re slow) to the face of all the whining student athletes who are trying to claim royalty and ruining my video game life. Is it not enough that you’re in a video game that millions of people play without even using the “Create A Player” feature? I’d consider my life a success if I was so fortunate.
Sometimes people just say dumb things.
Here’s an actual quote by the head coach of the great 13-11 UNC Tar Heels, Roy Williams, from the other day:
“Our massage therapist told me, ‘You know, coach, what happened in Haiti is a catastrophe. What you’re having is a disappointment.’ I told her that depends on what chair you’re sitting in. It does feel like a catastrophe to me, because it is my life.”
Well, that was sufficiently stupid. I wonder if he compared losing the 2003 National Championship to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Get some perspective Roy.