(That’s a rhetorical question. It does make sense. I don’t really want to explain what it means. If you don’t know, feel free to Google the term.)
In correspondence with Sherrer’s aptly unique nickname (which isn’t so unique in that it was originally bestowed upon the inimitable Zane Potter over seven years ago, but whatever…we recycle in this town), my friends have dubbed fellow Husky walk-on Antoine Hosley the “Human Victory Blunt.” Makes sense, right? Yeah, my friends are characters.
So here’s the thing about Hosley. I like him quite a bit. I respect his moxie. That dude plays less than Sherrer, yet he sits on the bench the entire game refusing to put on his warmup jacket. He just lounges in a sleeveless shirt and waits, poised to do damage at a moment’s notice. I fully expect Coach Romar to panic one day, see Hosley sitting there NOT in a warmup jacket, and put him in the game on a whim. It’s a pretty great strategy by Hosley. If you look the part, your chances for success increase dramatically.
Once in the game, Hosley puts on an entertaining show. If you grew up playing basketball video games on PlayStation, as I did, you know all about the B-button. Pressing the B-button when your point guard had the ball usually equated to fancy dribbling of some sort. Maybe a spin move, maybe a between-the-legs-behind-the-back combo; you just never really knew what you were gonna get with that B-button. It was akin to stumbling upon the infamous Hadouken for the first time whilst playing Street Fighter II. That was a great moment, wasn’t it? Your first thought was, “What the f**k was that?!” and then you came a little. I know. I had that feeling too.
Anyway, the thing about the B-button was sometimes you’d tap it one too many times and sh*t would hit the fan. Your point guard would respond by spin moving himself three rows deep into the stands. Get back here, you little bastard. I didn’t mean to send you over there.
That’s kind of what I see happening with Hosley. Sure, most of the time he’s simply asked to dribble out the clock. But he doesn’t just stand around and look bored. Oh no. That guy goes playground on his hapless defender. My only hope is that he yo-yos off a dude’s forehead one day. I prefer he do that as opposed to spin moving out of bounds. But either way, I’d laugh.
So here’s to the Human Victory Blunt. Someone’s going to take offense to this. Whatever. It’s a drug reference. A drug reference to a substance that should be legalized. Marijuana. Hashish. Get over it and lighten up.
Antoine Hosley, you win the day.