I had been waiting for news to break like an unemployed private eye. Sitting behind my desk, surrounded by half empty coffee cups and unfiltered cigarette butts. Finally the phone rang. Well, not really rang, but notified me. Via twitter. Jeff Capel had landed a commit. I’d been staking out Oakland for nearly a week, waiting to see who would break first. Capel, Pitt basketball’s golden boy, who can do no wrong no matter how many four stars slip through is fingers, or Narduzzi, who’s been around Oakland longer than most short order cooks at the O, and is twice as greasy. His stock and trade is transfers and three stars “with potential”, but the only potential we saw since last Friday’s Pat Signal was a little purple devil. Still no word on that one. Oh sure, some guys down at the local dive known as the “Panther Lair” claim to have a line on it, but in this business it’s all rumors until it ain’t.
A few bucks to an informant got me a hot tip. Turns out the suspect is one Mr. Kylan Johnson, lately of Gainsville, Florida.
Now back to the Capel commit. The guy’s name is Murphy and that means he’s Irish just like half the police force in LA. Irish or not, the guy’s been around the block, spent a season in Charlotte and then lit on out to some seedy Junior College in New Mexico. Word on the street is that he’s a one-trick pony, but he’s got one hell of a shot. That’s something we can all agree Capel needs on his squad.
When it rains it pours because my phone kept going off.
First, I got a hot tip that Darrin Hall stayed in Cleveland just long enough to realize why it was called the Mistake by the Lake. Yea, the Browns dropped him like a bad habit, but I knew he wouldn’t stay on the schnide long. Sure enough, the Bengals nabbed him before he even had a chance to clear waivers.
It was certainly shaping up to be quite a day at the office.
I had just enough time to catch my breath when the hottest dame on the block walked in:
Yea I was a little excited but I kept my cool. After all, there were some real smooth operators left out of the story, guys like Fralic, May and even that Shady guy from up in Buffalo.
Finally, my day was nearly over. I’d sat back down to go through my notes, when I learned about Ollison. We all know Ollison. We all know he’s a stand up guy. We all know what he can do to opposing defensive backs. But did we all know he did this? You could have knocked me over with a feather. I don’t know what it is with Pitt running backs and adversity, and all I could say was wow. Qadree Ollison is a man who’s got it both on and off the field.
Talk about one heck of day.
Hail to Pitt