6.04.2005

Realest of the Week

Clayton "Rocket" Richard.

You guys already know the story, but just in case you don't:

Growing up in the French Canadian wilderness, Rocket Richard had to become a man at a very early age. With his dad ill, Rocket had to keep the family warm by chopping down trees with an axe. While other kids played, Clayton just kept choppin' away. By the time he was a senior in high school, his arm was so strong that he threw for 7,000 yards on the gridiron and carrying his baseball team to a province junior title. In one game, Rocket even struck out 28 batters because one of his 112 MPH heaters got away from the catcher, letting the runner advance to first.

He chose Michigan for its football and cold weather, but quickly took hold of a clipboard behind John Navarre. Seeing his hopes fade away with every Chad Henne completion, the Rocket turned to his second love (behind chopping wood) - the baseball diamond. The Rocket made his return to baseball with an appearance against South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament.

Hats off to the Rocket.

You know, it's funny - they still say in Canada that if you listen close enough, you can still hear this faint sound coming from the forest: "Chop - chop - chop".

Honorable mention: Shaq - paying for George Mikan's funeral

UnRealest of the Week: Larry Brown (as pointed out by Zubin) - I'm a Cavs fan, so I don't really care if he screws the Pistons. Although he is completely infatuated with himself - which I respect - he is always whining about his kid not being able to come to games and shit like that.


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2 comments:

zima said...

cavs fan jim?


u just went down a notch in my book


that puts u at notch uno.



dick.

zima said...

hahaha u kno im kidding.....



but cavs fan?