Thursday, April 03, 2008

" Murphy's Law " Allen

When I saw this young man cut the entire net down after the Texas game. I knew then he was going to mess up something before it was over. I figured it would come in the form of a missed free throw or an untimely turnover. Little did I know he would get suspended for a positive, random drug test. The university has made Andre Allen the scapegoat in case they lose to UCLA . It will be due to the team being distracted by Allen's suspension. If they win they will come out smelling like a rose. Because, they will have beat all the odds stacked against them. He is on a team that will go down in history as one of the best in Memphis history. Yet all he'll have as a memory is, he didn't get a chance to participate in the long awaited event. A couple of weeks ago, I would've called this guy a Geechee out of ignorance. Thankfully, since then I have learned what that word truly means. So he doesn't qualify for that title. What we can call irehim is typical though. He refuses to rise above his surroundings, even when given the chance.

I have never met this young man before, but I feel as though I know him. What I remember about him most, are his many publicized goofs. Here is a young man playing on a local college championship team, out here soliciting hookers. With all the college groupies all over this city. He couldn't find an apple in Easyway. Last year he cut a billboard in his hair when they went to the NCAA, and they lost the very next game. A series or unexpected three pointers would have been more impressive. He has a tendency to take things too far in the wrong direction. He is like the guy who you always have to ask. "Why did you do that anyway?" This young man should never forget "Murphy's Law" and behave accordingly.

Murphy's law is an adage in Western culture that broadly states that things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance. "If there's more than one possible outcome of a job or task, and one of those outcomes will result in disaster or an undesirable consequence, then somebody will do it that way." It is most often cited as "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong" (or, alternately, "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way" or, "Anything that can go wrong, will," or cc"If anything can go wrong, it will, and usually at the most inopportune moment"). The saying is sometimes referred to as Sod's law or Finagle's law which can also be rendered as "Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was mention that the positive test results may have been the result of medicine he was taking for his shoulder injury.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Common said...

He wasn't there yesterday,so I guess it's safe to say he won't be back. That rumor was just wishful thinking on the part of a fan. Too bad for Andre, he could use a miracle.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He wasn't there at all.

8:50 PM  

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