Maryland: Mohawks and Death
Six Washington Post staffers--including mega-celebrity Tony Kornheiser--at a mid-February regular-season Terps game against Virginia Tech? And there was still material enough for all of us. Go figure. And thanks to Jeff Allen for the above salute, which came via the Terps Insider.
Anyhow, the thing about Greivis Vasquez is it'd be nice if he were a little more quotable. Like, ask him about Gary Williams.
"I mean, if I got to go to war with him, I would die for him before he dies," Vasquez said. I asked a modest death-related follow-up.
"I mean, because of you guys, you're trying to kill him," he explained. "But the man is a winner and is a champion, so you better start writing about games instead of writing about criticizing him. Because we're here to play games, we're not here to sit down, and coach is gonna teach us about media and stuff like that. We're here to learn about basketball and play the game."
What else did he say to reporters? "He has got more money than all you guys put together. He is not worried about what you guys say," Vasquez said, which is both true and awesome, according to Press Break.
Oh, and Adrian Bowie got off this gem: "We don't like Virginia Tech." That's pretty subtle. Good times all around.
But we're not here to talk about death. We're here to talk about mohawks.
Sean Mosley: "It was supposed to be a team thing. We was joking around about it, everybody was supposed to get a Mohawk today before the game....Landon was the first one that got the Mohawk, then Adrian came the day after at practice with the Mohawk, and we were just talking, you know, 'Everybody gonna get a Mohawk!' I was joking around. I'm not cutting my hair, so I'm just gonna keep my little bush."
Adrian Bowie: "They let us down, man. I thought at least three or four other guys were gonna get it. They were talking about getting it, but they didn't."
Eric Hayes: "It's not quite long enough yet to get the real thing. Maybe in a week or so you'll see me. Stay tuned for that."
Dave Neal: "If the rest of the team does it, I might consider it. A bro-hawk, not a Mohawk."
Dave Neal Acquaintance: "No, David, don't. That is so ugly."
Greivis Vasquez: "I had it before everybody else. I had it first. They got it now, they're trying to copy me. I mean, I liked it. I told Landon he should keep his on, he's playing well. He's been playing well the last two games, but today he was a monster."
Landon Milbourne: "I think a couple other guys are gonna try to get 'em, but it was just great. Just a new look, try to get some new attitude going....Guys gave us a couple compliments, so it was good for us."
Adrian Bowie: "[If Gary Williams got a mohawk], that would be crazy. No, he wasn't talking about it."
Sean Mosley: "[Williams] told me in practice, he was like 'Who's the next guy who's getting a Mohawk?' He said, 'Sean, you should get one, you'd probably look nice, because you've got a lot of hair.' "
Adrian Bowie: "I just told my barber I wanted a Mohawk, just go with it, and he just went. I like it. I like it a lot. I try to set myself apart from everybody else, so if my game can do that AND my hair can do it, that's a real good thing."
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