Hey everybody. I was too swamped last night/this morning to finish the next installment of the Livin' Large series. Yeah, sorry about that.

Anyway, today's post is a request. I'm going to create a list of Frequently Asked Questions for Livin' Large. That's where you, the readers, come in: You have to submit the question. I will NOT answer questions regarding the name of the school, my roommate or the Future NBA All-Star. But short of incriminating details, I'll answer just about any other reasonable question, either about my roommate or myself during the time I was living with him (or even afterward but while I was still in college).

So if you've been wondering how I remember things or what Mat's favorite foods were, now's the time to ask.

Tomorrow I'll post the next installment of Livin' Large and Monday I'll post the FAQ. Note that the FAQ may expand as the story goes on.

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100 Comments:
Blogger BadDave said...
Cue the hate mail.

Anonymous montague the third said...
oh, dagger...

The only thing I want to know is whether or not you have any pictures of Jennifer and/or Shelly. I guess you could blur out the faces if you really had to. hahahaha. See you on Monday.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
For all us nerds, since it was asked multiple times last thread: Do you remember what character you played in D&D? Class? Name? Any other geeky games played?

And: Can you give us a numerical estimate as to just how many VHS tapes were in this mystical pile of old basketball games? I didn't see them in the pictures, were they flowing from underneath your bed?

Anonymous Dan B. said...
Well, at least the facepalming stormtrooper picture from the post below this one did a good job representing my reaction to the lack of the next chapter today.

Here's my main thought as I read through these stories: Did Mat at least use some sort of contraception during his many random sexual encounters? God knows we don't want any of his bastard offspring wandering the planet...

Anonymous dunkside said...
Yeah, I have a question: what happened after what happened in part 7 (and before what will happen in part 9) ?

Blogger Dima said...
Bawful-

What kind of impact, if any, did watching Mat's sexual exploits have on your future relations with women?

Blogger Tim said...
Do you realize how easy it was for anyone who's a decent fan of basketball to figure out the school, your roommate, and the former NBA All-Star from the last post?

Anonymous Arlen said...
Are Matt and Mat actually just 1 person, ala Fight Club?

Anonymous Al James said...
Did you end up screwing that girls friend? The one that Mat ordered you to bang?

Blogger Jason said...
You were pretty active on the pick-up basketball scene. You even gave us your height and weight. How would you describe your game? Strengths and Weaknesses? In a full court game to 21, how many points can I expect you to score? If both teams had captains picking, where would you be chosen?

Blogger Joe said...
In retrospect, is there anything you remember about Future NBA All-Star that totally makes sense now considering his career? You know, kinda like how crabdribble-gate was just kind of funny at the time, but now was clearly just the tip of the iceberg as LeBron keeps topping himself as a prima donna.

Blogger Buck Nasty said...
How noisy was the sex? Are we talking porn overdubs...gasping moans? Tell it in detail. Then describe how the ladies looked.

..."Is that a real question?"

..."No. Can we get this information on your website?"

Could we get some info on your classes maybe, just for a look into the academic life.

Blogger chris said...
So, when did you first see your roomie go ballin', and realize that he wasn't ever going to amount to anything other than Tremendous Upside Potential?

Blogger Richard said...
Matt, has your love story reached a happy ending? Do you have a longtime girlfriend/wife now?

Blogger Michael Hsu said...
I still would like to know what your Clark Kent job is. I think you may have mentioned being some kind of programmer, but I'm not too sure.

What is your current Clark Kent job?

Did you ever play a game with/against your roommate?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am an 18 year old freshman at a college in Indiana. I know he's a little bit older now, but Mat sounds like a guy I'd really like to meet.

Can you give him my number and ask him to call me?

Thanks,
Jennifer

Blogger Joe said...
What is your roomie doing in 2009?

Blogger BJ said...
Besides himself, who were Mat's basektball heros? Or was he too egocentric to have any?
-BJ

Anonymous Anonymous said...
When did you realize Mat delved into the world of professional MMA fighting? Why was his "career" one fight long? Do you know what he is up to now?

Anonymous dewoof01 said...
This is two sided. Did you ever take the sloppy seconds? 2) you always mention how you buried your head under your pillow while he was with one of his girls, did you ever watch? Sorry for the loaded questions but I am curious as to how a hormone enraged 18 year old reacts to that kind of situation.

Blogger Wild Yams said...
AnacondaHL already beat me to it with the tapes. I'm telling you, the tapes need their own lengthy entry at some point. I want to know the history of the collection, how it progressed through the years, and if they've caused any problems or uncomfortable situations/conversations (like with girlfriends, for instance). The tapes should have their own blog.

To go along with chris's question, once you realized Mat was basketbawful and would never measure up to his potential, did you ever feel guilty for not passing this info along to the thronging horde of young ladies who were throwing themselves at him for a shot at someday being an NBA wife or girlfriend?

Now for my own question: was Mat's weirdness well known among the other people in your dorm or on your floor at least, or did you keep it mainly to yourself? Like, did you go vent to anyone else about the Heineken sign or tell people about how Mat stole that giant chair from a sorority, or did you ever bring anyone else in to listen to the phone messages girls left for him? Or did you just keep it all bottled up inside not knowing who to confide in?

Did you ever play Mat one on one in hoops? If so, did his size negate your skills? If you never played, do you think you could have taken him?

Did Mat ever try on the Larry Bird shorts? If so, did he look like Shaq when he put on John Stockton's shorts?

Blogger Fundefined said...
I assumed you played second ed, d&d rules, god what a nightmare.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Follow up on Wild Yams question on Mat's weirdness -- just what was Mat's reputation around school? Was he generally well liked? Put up with? Did he have actual friends, or was he too busy working his way through the groupies to even care?

Blogger Will said...
Do you like the cocktail that shares its name with your school's sports teams?

Anonymous j-sco said...
Whenever I see a blog post about any hot girl, it's frustrating without pics. Do you have ANY pics of ANY of Mat's conquests? If so, can you post? Of course, you can blur out their face or whatever to protect their identity. Thanks.

Blogger Hilary said...
Now that you mention it, what were Mat's favorite foods?

Thanks for sharing the story.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
did you ever see mat play?

Blogger BJ said...
Shaq wore Stockton shorts?!?

(insert Sound Of Ultimate Suffering)
-BJ

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who got more punani in college, Mat, or the "future NBA all-star," big dog?

Anonymous Dennis said...
Basketbawful – Not to help feed on the ego, but these stories are beginning to reach Epic proportions, you have a skill and keep it coming.
Similarly to you, I grew up with basketball as much as I did with water, it was everywhere i went...the whole, traveling --> jr high ---> high school ---> copious amounts of rec and league play. So nothing hurts me more to see a physically gifted person stumble across the court like an inebriated Sasquatch. The point im getting at is, anyone with the slightest eye for talent can catch these guys before they even fumble over tying their shoe laces. Why was "Future NBA AllStar" (By the way i watched some you-tube clips of him in college last night, he was a true talent) so keen on having him play that season? Was his defensive presence that intimidating? I picture Mat as the perfect alternate candidate for the 7 footer Vince Carter dunked over in Sydney Olympic Ball 2000.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Thanks for the great work, this is my favorite basketball blog by far. Question for you: are you going to continue the 2008-09 Worsties after the Livin' Large series is over? There's lots of Worst to still go over!

I know you aren't going to confirm the answers to the following, but I think I have it figured out.

College: Purdue
Future NBA All-Star: Glenn Robinson

Nothing is a secret on the internet! The Jack McCallum Celtics book reference was the giveaway: published in 1992

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How come you haven't had any posts about the recent signings, trades, free agents, summer league, and new players/potentials to the NBA?

Anonymous Yinka Dare said...
Did your roommate use protection? Seriously, because how he missed out on Herpes and AIDS is beyond my belief with no "glove".

Blogger Howard said...
Did girls ever catch on to Mat's game? As in, did word spread that maybe they should stop throwing themselves at Mat, either because of his basketbawfulness or because of how he treated women?

Did the Jennifer story spread?

Blogger AK Dave said...
Regarding the pictures taken: I was in college for 4 years and never once was a picture taken of me studying.

Most pictures involve a beer bong or beer pong, but never a book and a desk (although that looks more like a magazine of some sort..).

Anonymous Anonymous said...
nooooo what a letdown...

here's a request instead of a question for faq:

make sure that phrases like "you'll do it", "she swallows" and rest of those gems are included in your future worst of the night posts

Blogger Will said...
Did Mat have any friends outside of basketball or his hookups? If so, were they like him?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Matt, I have been very impressed with this livin large series. You do your best work in the summers because there is less bad basketball or worsties to deal with, and I digg your thoughts. I have recommended you to about 12 people since the livin large series has come back. Thanks, it has been a joy reading this. I know you love pick up games, so when was the first time you got to actually play basketball with your roomate? How did you do? (Don't be modest) and did he have any more respect for you after playing or less? Did you get the chance to play against the future NBA all-star?

Anonymous big geek said...
I'm impressed by the details you provide in this 15 year old account. Out of curiosity, did you keep a journal or something, or do you have an unusually good memory, or were these events so permanently seared into your brain you couldn't possibly forget them?

Anyway, love the livin' large stories. Especially once I figured out who everyone was, and found that youtube video of your roommate.

Anonymous Barry said...
Did Mat have any redeemable skill relating to basketball other than being a gigantic ham beast and just generally clogging the lane?

Do you think you would've told Mat off had you both been built similarly?

How long did it take for the coaches to find out Mat was rather useless on the floor?

What was Mat's favorite NBA team/player if any?

Anonymous Hellshocked said...
Using the power of 20-20 hindsight, do you think attending the mere fact you attended the same university as the Future NBA All Star, particularly during an important run (not to mention the college experience itself, once it stopped blowing) inflated your opinion of his abilities in any way? If not (or if so) when did you realize he was never going to live up to what you expected of him and how badly did it suck?

I don't ask this to be snide, it's just that we don't get college basketball down here (in more ways than one) but I did get to see a lot of the player in question's NBA prime and even at his best he always struck me as a more talented and more athletic Antoine Walker. No more, no less.

Blogger clyde said...
why did you decide to release the story now?

Blogger Chris said...
Really, now. Haven't all the readers figured out the identity of your school and of Mat?

Yesterday's installment had to be the straw that broke the camel's back. There is only one player who could possibly fit the description of the future NBA All-Star.

I have to admit, I found his NBA career disappointing as well. He was so awesome in college. Then again, the other player he was so often linked to (they were the top 2 players in their HS class, and went to conference rivals) may have had a "better" career, but never won a ring.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Did you ever ask mat what had happened when you were gone that weekend that he wanted you to sleep with his girlfriend's friend? Did he ask someone else to fill in for you or did he just take care of both of them?

Blogger Andrew said...
So did you ever actually get laid in the time you lived with Mat?

OpenID dandruff102 said...
Okay Bawful, I finally know who this Mat guy is since you didn't post up the article I sent of him. In addition, I looked up Mat's stats and they weren't anything contributory. Can you tell me why everyone wanted Mat to play when he couldn't even...play?!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Did you ever use being Mat's roomate to get something?

did you meet your current wife/girlfriend while you were roomates with Mat?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
how big was mat's penis?

Anonymous Arlen said...
From your story you never seemed to think much of 'wow, I am rooming with a potential NBA player' -- did you ever have this thought, or were you not so easily swayed by a man's size?

You obviously had a good character, but I was thinking for at least 15mins you might have had the thought to suck up to him just in case he ever amounted to anything

Blogger AK Dave said...
Consider the e-mail I sent yesterday an FAQ submission.

Also, while everyone is talking about the East, the West is making some significant, if not "sexy" moves.

Gortat and Marion to Dallas: I think this is going to be big; especially Marion. We saw what the Matrix did with Nash, and Kidd is going to LOVE having an athletic finisher to work with.

The Spurs land McDyess: wow. Now they have 2 legit C/PF's who can dominate boards and hit from 17-and-in. AD is like TD Lite- which still has twice the carbs of Erick Dampier. Add Jefferson to the mix, and they're a healthy Manu away from being reaaaaally reaaaaaaly scary. If they just traded away "Toilet Paper" Parker, I might actually LIKE this team.

Blogger Wild Yams said...
I'm imagining dozens, possibly hundreds, of unapproved comments piling up, waiting for Senor Bawful to approve them...

Blogger AK Dave said...
UPDATE!!!

Indiana acquires Dahntay "The Stopper" Jones!! This changes EVERYTHING out East. Watch out, Central Division!!!

WV- sweet

I am NOT making this up

Blogger AK Dave said...
Another question: what were Shelly's measurements? More information please. And a pic if you've got one. What kind of panties did she wear (or DID she?). Odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well, maybe they're silk panties... maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about.

?? I thought we were in the tree, with the nest- were we not?

Blogger Evan said...
Did you ever take the sloppy seconds?
Did you two ever go out to parties together?
Are you still in touch with Mat?
Did Mat ever get with Aimee?
Did Mat ever watch the old basketball tapes with you?
Did you ever get into a physical altercation with Mat?

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
LOL Yams! I was wondering what it was! But yea, good to have author privs, eh? =D

The flight from Chicago to Germany/Italy is atleast 9-10 hours, I guess I'll know when he arrives when my phone explodes from the flow of e-mails notifying new comments

Blogger Wild Yams said...
Is he en route to Europe as we speak? No wonder he didn't have time for another installment today.

I feel like as one of the privileged few who doesn't need to have his comments approved I should provide some kind of entertainment for all the people who (like me) keep refreshing to see if there are new comments. Hmmm... How bout this video of Kenny Powers dancing on ecstasy from "Eastbound & Down"? Or what about this photo of the first page of the book Moon People? Or then there's always a story about a guy dying after falling into a vat of chocolate. Sorry, that's all I got for now :(

Anonymous Berto said...
This blog has been my secret obsession for the longest time and I have to admit that the Livin Large series intrigued me to a point that I finally had the balls to post on your site.

My question would be this. What is the motivation behind the greatness that is "Livin Large"? Was there any intention of revenge or was it just flat-out funny that you were compelled to post this?

Blogger Eric said...
What happened to Jennifer? Did she end up back in college? Move home? Start dating another athlete???

Blogger Adam said...
ok, moon people is a must have, this suspence is killing me omg :D

Anonymous zakface said...
What was your major? (unless I just missed that part)

Why 5 years of college?

Did you ever get the Future NBA All Star's autograph that you were so afraid to ask for?

If you did, is that your most valued (or valuable I suppose) autographed item you own?

Do you know the words to nearly every Michael Jackson song? (MJ owned MTV in the early 90's did he not? I would expect his music to be playing constantly in your room what with Mat's MTV obsession.)

You said you had a CD player - what kind of music did you listen to and did Mat approve?

Why didn't you ever buy ear plugs? Or a blindfold?

Did you actually enjoy D&D, or did you only play because you had nothing else to do?

Did you ever request to move out of your dorm room? Or were you afraid of angering Mat/getting him in trouble?

Blogger chris said...
All I have to ask is...

Was there any point in "Fifth Year", Matholomew, where you realized some of your habits were starting to channel those of your first-year roommate?!

Blogger chris said...
WY: Is this going to become the "contributors' thread" the way things are going?

If so...

Let's enjoy it as our private little playground court, with wittier minds like AnacondaHL and yourself slashing in for the "and one" while I serve as the Bawful team lacktator!

Blogger Buck Nasty said...
Wow. Moon People was either written by a child or a monkey.

Blogger Steve said...
You'll probably cover this in the last chapter of the story, but where is Mat now, or when/where/what was the last you heard of him?

Anonymous Gaston said...
yo, did you ever share in Mat's sloppy seconds?

Anonymous Chuck DeBruce said...
"Little Mat and Big Mat"? Why? Was "Poindexter and The Ogre" taken?

Blogger HC Earwicker said...
In a previous post you mentioned you once took a class with Brian Cardinal. Now, I know I'll probably be ignored under the no proper names clause and whatnot, but I have to know. Were Mat and Brian ever on the court at the same time? And if so, was Brian wearing those ludicrous knee pads?

Also, my word verification thingy is "fatasto." I think blogger is telling me to lose weight. But I have a good BMI!

Blogger Pound4Pound said...
How, in the name of Steve Austin, did you even bother to attempt sleeping from a dude banging chicks 5 METRES AWAY?!?

As a nonUS citizen, who didn't attend an all-gay boarding school, i just find it impossible to comprehend that a) you didn't leave the room everytime, b) the girl involved would be uncomfortable with the nerd in the corner wacking off, and c) this is some kind of common practice you just 'have to live with' when your not even drunk or stoned?!?

For a guy who wouldn't even toke a joint with a hot naked chick, the morals/ psyche must've be pretty fragmented having to live in a whore house!

P4P

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
I'd just like to mention that I finished the rest of Barkley Gaiden just now, I didn't know at my last save point how close I was to the end.

Just, wow. AnacondaHL thumbs up of approval.

OpenID dandruff102 said...
Dude, Bawful, why are you letting just 3 ppl talk?? and why didn't you post my comment!! it doesn't hint who this person is!! Will you consider it again please? How come based on Mat's stats, everyone wanted him so badly to play?

Blogger mikew said...
Have you considered turning this story into a novel or movie script? There is some serious film potential here. Basketball nerd goes to college, has asshole student-athlete roommate, meets some quirky nerd friends, tries to hold things together with his girl back home (while roommate gets it on with numerous girls). I'd watch that. It certainly couldn't be any worse than Transformers 2.

You could follow it up with a comedy about an oddball group of pickup ballers. May I suggest the title "Pickup Artists"?

Blogger eileen said...
I have many questions but would rather just let the narrative unfold however you see fit.

More importantly:

Have you heard this? I love me some Crazy Pills. I bet he would have made one heck of a freshman year roommate.

Anonymous Al James said...
This is totally unrelated but right now, NBA.com's free agent tracker has Jeremy Richardson listed as being just 3 years old, and prehaps even more note worthy, as having 25 years of NBA expirience.

Anonymous tony.bluntana said...
I'm only halfway through the comments for Part 6; but, now that I know who the footballer is...

I bet he never offered to share any women, or basketballs... zing!!

Yeah, I know, different sport; but, same... OK? I didn't say the name, is that OK for you?

P.S. 'bawful, you probably would've LOVED my freshman year roomie at SC. His dorm nickname was "back of the head boy" because everytime anyone walked past our room, all they could see was the back of his head playing Starcraft on my computer. I caught him watching porn on it about 2 weeks before winter break, and left a note that said, "NO MORE PORN." We spoke 1 sentence to each other the entire 2nd semester; and, that was only because he caught me looking through his things for his alarm clock that kept going off at 4:30am and only woke me. A girl stopped by looking for him once.

CAPTCHA: unstring (weird... a real word... I can't think of a sentence for it).

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Q for FAQ:

1) Did little Mat ever get involved in any sexual activity / menage e trois with Big Mat's lady friends?

Blogger Drake said...
As a student at a D-1A university (at least in basketball and, err, wrestling), I've seen my share of 7-foot or close-to-7-foot big men.

Sure, the warp-speed point guards or combo guards on the basketball team will make everyone else look slow. And I understand that growing to that size will entail some awkwardness and necessary adjustments. And I'm aware that big men are supposed to take the longest to develop.

But I've also come to understand that if you're a big man, and you're not dominating or you're not athletic enough or skilled enough to take advantage of your size, you never will be. The first big man I saw, this 6'10" dude of monstrous girth, was really quite skilled and nimble offensively and had really nice touch around the basket. He really could dominate on offense if he wanted to. Too bad he couldn't play a lick of defense.

But the two 7-footers that we currently have on our team...are awful. The older one simply has no basketball skills - he's slow, can't jump, can't figure out how to play the post. The younger one is a bit better in that he has more offensive skills, but he's equally slow and unathletic.



From what I've seen, there's are many reason why simply being big won't cut it.

First - the point guards and other perimeter players on even an also-ran basketball program like my school's are really, really good and really, really quick. If you even turn your head, they're right behind you ripping the ball away from you.

Second - even if most big men are terrible at offense, they at least know how to play some defense. In the post, it's not that hard - just body up on your guy and keep an arm up to contest. That's almost all that's needed to keep a slow, doofy , offensively challenged big man from scoring.

Third - did I mention that the point guards and wing players on even lousy basketball programs are really, really good and really, really quick? I need to mention it again, just for emphasis. It's as if they're playing on one team, while the big men are playing on another while on the same court. The difference in skill and speed is so ridiculous.

This is why you see more undersized big men in the college game. They tend to be skilled and quick enough to run with the ridiculous point guards and smaller perimeter players, yet they're big enough to rebound and block or intimidate an occasional shot.

Blogger jywv8 said...
Am I the only idiot who has no clue who The Player is? Oh lord, someone give me a clue.

Anonymous Geert said...
Did Mat ever talk about his homecountry? Where he lived, his basketballclub, family et cetera. Did it change your opinion about The Netherlands?

Blogger ron said...
how about the raunchiest sexcapade night you had to deal with

OpenID NarSARSsist said...
Wow, so much for the blogasm of comments we were expecting. Still, it makes it more likely that my question get answered :D.

(Oh, and good to see you made it bawful.)

I was wondering how far apart time-wise the pictures of you in your room and with your buddies outside were taken. You look really different in the two pictures, as you no doubt already know.

(Don't know if this will be censored or not, jywv8, but, for a hint, WOOF WOOF)

OpenID NarSARSsist said...
Edit: Crap, spoke too soon...apparently only a few of the non-contributor comments were put up. 14 comments became 77...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I've seen his MMA video, and he appears to just use his incredible size as his weapon of choice. I cannot imagine this lumbering goon as a black belt in karate. Did you ever see him use his karate skills? And if so, did he earn his belt simply because of his size and ability to overpower others, or does he have at least SOME gracefullness (secretly hidden away)?

Blogger HoopBlah said...
Q: Was there ever a role-reversal: you hooking up in the room while Mat watched MTV?

Blogger AnacondaHL said...

Blogger AK Dave said...
AHL-

I think she's in Conn. And her boyfriend must not like her very much (surpriiise, surpriiiise).

OpenID NarSARSsist said...
I'm so envious of your writer's privileges Yams, chris, AnacondaHL. I need to go out and find me a sense of humor to see about getting some writer's status.

Blogger Pound4Pound said...
yeah, sorry, err that was the question (see comment above)
cheers
P4P

Blogger chris said...
NarSARSist: I better thank the Bobby Jackson doll and Songaila bobblehead for bringing me to this point. LOL.

Anonymous Jon said...
Did you ever use Mat's courtship advice, and, if so, what were the results?

OpenID NarSARSsist said...
Chris: You're right. I just have to go and find a niche for me. Anyone want a nice dose of SARS? Anyone? Bue---crap, basketbawful already says that.

Top 10 NBA player who never lived up to their potential?

Anonymous tony.bluntana said...
Raymond Blitzfucker:

1. Mike Chatfer
2. Anfernee Hardaway
3. Len Bias
4. Reggie Lewis
5. Greg Oden
6. Bobby Hurley
7. Harold Miner
8. William Gates & Arthur Agee
9. Jim Carrol
10. Sebastian Telfair (haha... I saw the documentary... NYC legend?!)

Anonymous tony.bluntana said...
Now, my questions:

1. Was Mat friends with Future Runner-Up To The NFL Champions?

2. Did Mat ever do the girl that Brett had to follow into Future Runner-Up To The NFL Champions' room?

3. When did you finally say, "yes," to the sweet cheeba? (Understanding that your answer would, in no way, imply that you do or have done anything like that since the first time; and, also, understanding that you'd be a lot cooler if you do).

4. Did you only have tapes of Celtics games? You were a Pacers fan at the time, too, right?

5. What is your take on Shining Force 2 for the Sega Genesis? (this one goes out to all y'all... 'conda?).

6. In school, did Mat look exactly the same as he does in the YouTube video?

7. How many times did Brett write you up before you became friends with him? How many of those times were deserved? And, were you eventually his boss?

8. Did you ever talk about the Mat/Shelly situation with Brett afterwards? What sort of discussion was that? Did Brett laugh about it, eventually?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
1. Did you ever see Mat just flat-out pummel anyone, a la his muay thai video? (if you haven't seen it just search for 'Mathieu [surname]' on youtube)

Anonymous Soybean said...
I just started typing: "199x [your college]" into the Google bar and it autocompleted with "199x [your college] basketball roster".

So I guess that a LOT of people worked out your crafty deception. Ha!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dude - this is fabulously riveting stuff. I was in my 1st senior year at the "school which shall not be named" during your freshman year. A good friend of mine was one of the student athletic trainers for that basketball team. He shared some quality stories of his own, but nothing that can remotely match yours.

My one question: Any fall-out from the game when he popped a 15-foot jumper off the shot clock? I remember my trainer buddy saying he was nearly in tears in the locker room after that game.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How much money did Jennifer spend on Mat?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Did Mat ever get/give from/to STDs?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Enjoy your blog. Did you ever consider that there was something "fishy" about NBA All Star's play in his last college game? Supposedly had a "bad back" but in addition to general poor play, he had two (2) end line violations while inbounding the ball. Absolutely the only time I've ever seen that twice in a game (anything above middle school). As a matter of fact, saw Your Alma Mater do that last year and commented to my wife it was the first time I'd seen that since that NCAA game.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Matt,

I am enjoying your columns and for the style of writing as much as for the content. (My mother was an English teacher, so I like to think I know a little about composition.)

Here's my question: I remember reading at one time that your roommate was into art as well as judo. Can you confirm that and did that come up in your year together? If he was an artist of sorts, I am surprised he hasn't used that bit to bring the girls in or paint them or something. Oops, I forgot. He didn't need those scams VBG!. So did Mat have any redeeming talent other than being a hose king?

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