Saturday, December 12, 2009

2009 Card-vent Calendar: December 12

December 12., 2009:
2007 Donruss Elite: Extra Edition #71 Gene Keady

As college football gives way to hardcourt hoops, this is a very fitting card for a December Saturday. I don't know how many frigid nights and afternoons I've spent basking in the glow of mother television, watching my Badgers play (and usually lose to) the Boilermakers. That particular shade of baby-poop mustard yellow that cannot be duplicated. Those sunken bench areas that look like sideline sprained ankles just waiting to happen. And most vividly, that pissed-off-looking guy trudging up and down the court with the oil slick stop his head. Sure, he's been gone for several seasons now, but that's what I think of when I hear "Purdue Basketball."

Taking into account the technology of this era, the following is a list of the only five things on earth that look more plasticized than Mr. Keady's hair:
5. The front bumper of Jeff Gordon's #24 DuPont car
4. Mattel's original Masters of the Universe Snake Mountain playset
3. Plasticine porters with looking glass ties
2. Ralph Dibny (aka The Elongated Man)
1. The "egg" portion of Mcdonald's Sausage Biscuit w/Egg

1 comment:

Doc said...

Man, Purdue class of '98! I used to love watching Keady pace up and down the court during home games. He was an awesome coach, and held a weekly radio show at the local pizza shop. Nice guy and would always take time to talk to you if you approached him.

We also were able to see the top of Coach Keady's head from the student nosebleed section, and by the end of the game, the hard plastic cover would show wear and out popped the skull skin...

That being said, my boss is a Badger, so we have some good times during Big 10 basketball season.

Go Boilers!