Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gir's Weekly Column: Volume 52

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Gir's Weekly Column: Volume 52

By Gir Todafunk
Special to the Daily Magi
July 23, 2055

Hey guys, I'm Gir Todafunk with another weekly column for the Daily Magi newspaper and Magi Football Blog. It is refreshing to know that there are freshmen on this team willing to make an impact and make it their year and no one else's. They are sure to push the upperclassmen for playing time and the upperclassmen will look to push the freshman to perform better. 

One of those guys is Brian Brooks, a 6'3", 203-lb power back from Albemarle, North Carolina. I found out that this is a small town in Stanly County of about 16,000 people. So this kid is representing his town here in the biggest city in B.C. What a long way to go for this young man. He wanted a change of pace because he couldn't find playing time for LSU, Texas or USC. He visited Madoka in Week 13 last year and he was impressed. He told Coach Kaname, "Hey, let me play for your guys." Brian's going to return kickoffs this year.

The pride of Pinardville, New Hampshire, left outside linebacker Dave Ball, is also looking to earn some time at the position. The cornerback position is, of course, filled by us, the Cornerbacks Crew. HOWEVER, there were some holes to fill at left outside linebacker. Ball is a bit undersized for a linebacker but he can hit hard and force turnovers line a cornerback. He's like a smaller Jason Kennedy. Pinardville is also a small town; only 5,000 live in Pinardville. He's essentially flying to the other side of the country to play football. Wow.

Ball and Andy Massey will by pushing for the backup position at left outside linebacker. Like Ball, Massey was recruited as a cornerback but was moved to left outside linebacker due to too many at the position. He's 5'11", 168 lbs and would be on the Sprint Football Team if he was cut. Massey hails from Marysville, Washington, which is four and a half hours away from Mitakihara. For Andy, it was a matter of convenience.

The same can be said of freshman left guard Joe Alexander, who was recruited as a defensive tackle before moving to left guard. He's from Black Diamond, Washington, a suburb of Seattle and one of the more richer cities in the state. Joe's parents work for Microsoft and helped create the current generation of XBox consoles. Naturally, Alexander is a computer science major.

Finally, I want to talk about Cory King, a freshman right outside linebacker from Oxnard, California. He could have played for Air Force and joined the military. When Coach Kaname told him of the opportunity of being in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps in the offseason, he was sold. He's a military science major and wants to get involved in peacekeeping operations after his playing career is over.

I'll talk about some more new faces on the team in the next column. We have so many new guys ready to contribute, I want the season to start already. This is Gir, Mr. Wonderful, signing off. You are not alone.

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