Wednesday, May 18, 2011

No. 2 in our hearts

Normally, the Expats wind it down a couple of notches over the summer to recharge our batteries before the August build-up to another SEC season. But as professional journalists, we have to be on constant vigil for when inspiration plops down in front of you.

Which brings us to the first installment of our summer reading series: an online interview with incoming Florida freshman receiver JaJuan Story. Read down past the fascinating Q&A blah-blah about music and challenges and what it means to be a mighty Gator to the nugget about "pre-game rituals."

Some players like to meditate. Some players like to read the Bible. Some players like to put their heads though the metal lockers.

Mr. Story, it seems, must have his bowel movement before being ready to play.

We're not kidding.

Mr. Story goes on at some length of the gridiron benefits of his gastrointestinal two-minute drill -- it makes him feel lighter and faster.

Fascinating stuff, which proves once again that Nick Saban is a genius: At Alabama, freshman don't do interviews, no matter how hygienic the subject.

Read more here, then please wash your hands.



Ann Miller said...

Wow my first time on the blog and I hear about bowel movements. Being a Big East fan and alum, I shouldn't be surprised.

J said...

Ann - remember, that was a story about a FLORIDA recruit. The true gridiron greatness is found north of there - in Alabama, home of the last 2 national champions.

I'm glad this story came out. The maintenance crew at Auburn has about 5 months to rig the plumbing in the visitor's locker room to not work for the 2 hours preceding the Florida-Auburn game. WAR EAGLE!

Michael said...
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Michael said...

Ann, please come back . . . we are not so anally inclined on most occasions.

Your timing was very bad or very good, depending on how you look at it.

Besides, as a Big East football fan, it's not as if you have anything better to do.