Remember the whispers coming from people who wanted Tubby Smith fired? I wonder where those people are today as the Minnesota Golden Gophers took down the Wisconsin Badgers in overtime. It was an ugly game though, neither team could score more than 60 points despite the game going an extra five minutes. Regardless, I am sure Minnesota is thrilled to right the ship, get a big victory, and improve upon their resume for March.
Exactly how happy were the Golden Gophers? Pretty pumped I would presume, I mean how else could you explain this episode of Fame breaking out in their locker room after the victory:
Notice number 55 on your computer screens. While I love his enthusiasm, the young player continues to enhance the stereotype that white people can’t dance. However, let’s be honest, Justin Timberlake has been working hard to break through that wall for a longtime, but number 55 just set us back another 20 years or so.
Elliott Eliason is that player for those who are curious. He averages under two points per game. So while he isn’t getting to showcase his skills on the hardwood, he is now getting to do his best ‘giddy high school girl who just got asked to the prom‘ impression. Good for him, bad for the rest of us trying to break from the mold.
The Golden Gophers are now 18-7 on the season and with the overtime win snapped a two-game losing streak. Once one of the most exciting teams in college basketball, then struggled for a stretch, this may have been the kind of win that puts them on the right side of momentum. If not, well we will always have number 55.
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