You know Brendan Sherrer. He’s the Husky men’s basketball team’s “Human Victory Cigar.” Makes sense, right?
(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.
Because I remembered some things and didn’t have anything else to write about.
Thought #1: Housh’s green jersey
There is really nothing worse than owning a bright green T.J. Houshmandzadeh Seahawks jersey. Studies show that owning a bright green Housh jersey is worse than getting herpes. Herpes only flares up on occasion, but a bright green Housh jersey is forever.
God forbid you’re in possession of one of these gems. Owning a green Housh jersey is akin to owning a million dollar gift certificate that can only be used to purchase floppy disks.
Fact is, you really cannot wear your green Housh jersey ever. EVER. There are a handful of reasons why:
1. Housh is no longer a member of the Hawks.
2. The bright green jerseys were phased out after one game.
This grassroots campaign to get the nicknameless Sherrer (suggestions, anyone?) into ballgames has accrued over 1,100 fans in just a few weeks, catapulting the otherwise anonymous walk-on into the public consciousness (or at least the consciousnesses — is that a word, I don’t know — of 1,100 people on Facebook).
Lucky for us, it was the Huskies doing the ass-kicking and the Stanford Tree taking the abuse.
Up by 40 with just minutes left to play in an all-but-decided contest, Coach Lorenzo Romar elected to play his sophomore walk-on, Sherrer, letting everyone know in the process that the Huskies are, in fact, an equal opportunity employer.
Sherrer — whose full name is Brendan Potter Scheffler Sherrer — did not record any stats of note, but did commit a personal foul, further punishing the Cardinal with his mere presence.
As for the rest of the game, it was basically over by halftime.
The Dawgs, losers of their last three contests, played like a team who actually gave a damn and it showed in the box score. The final result was a 94-61, 33-point thrashing that wasn’t nearly as close as it appeared on paper, if that’s even possible.
The Dawgs were led by Quincy Pondexter’s 27-point, 10-rebound performance. Isaiah Thomas (15), Scott Suggs (12), and Abdul Gaddy (10) also recorded double-figures scoring for Washington. Venoy Overton contributed with nine points and eight assists (a double-single, for you smart asses out there).