Friday, March 4, 2011

La Salle...One of the Best Big Men in Temple History

Hello Parliament Fans, sorry it has been so long since I, #45, has posted, but Jake has done such a great job with the past couple of entries that I wanted to get some good material together. We have our regular season finale tomorrow afternoon and it is going to be a great game. We will honor the seniors and hopefully end the season with a win against a team that is playing very well as of late. Also, they will be looking for revenge after we beat them on their home court.

Senior Night. As a school and a team we will be honoring one of the best big men in the long history of Temple Basketball. Everyone knows this players stats and how he is a great rebounder, just an overall amazing player. He has performed extraordinary when he is on the court. Sometimes he was criticized for his lack of passion on the court, but that has surely changed this year. As a team and school Temple will undoubtedly miss him next year when he takes his next step in his basketball career. Of course I am talking about....myself, Dutch Gaitley. I still remember my first day at Temple back in August. I basically knew no one on the team. Unless you classify "knowing someone" as "getting dunked on in summer league," then yes me and Lavoy know each other very well. I showed up the first day for a team meeting and introduced myself to the guys and the first comment I received, from Craig, "Damn where did we find this huge manager?" I walked in wearing a pair of sandals where the big toe is separated from the other toes, a normal piece of attire worn at Monmouth, my old school, and the guys looked at me like I was from a different planet. I think this is where Aaron Brown started one of his many sayings by looking at me, then down at my feet, saying his head and saying "say no more, so no more cudi," and walking away. It took a couple weeks to get to know the guys, learn the offense, but the hardest thing to get acclimated to was Juan's accent. Even now, after rooming with him on the road and listening to his horrible singing of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, etc., it still sounds to me like he has peanut butter on the top of his mouth. Then I had to come to grips with the idea of bringing sun glasses to every team function. Why you ask? No it is not because of Anthony Lee's shinny new metallic jumpsuit and matching shoes, hat, scarf, and mittens, its because of the strict commandment handed down by 6 pound 8 ounce Baby Jesus himself, thou shalt not look directly at Jimmy's hair. It is like Medusa's hair, if you look at it directly then you will immediately turn to stone. It almost happened to Jake, but since he is a Ginger he is immune to these sorts of things. So these were the things I had to learn when I transferred to Temple. And hopefully the walk on that takes my spot next year will read the blog and learn these rules because if not he could be in trouble.

Go Owls!!!

DJJ...Do John Justice

1 comment:

  1. We will definitely miss your awesomeness, Dutch.