Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Jazz Players' Intros to Get Darker

In what is definitely a must read article, today's D News details what player introductions are going to look like at EnergySolutions Arena this year.  To sum up in a word, things are going to get. . . darker.  Unfortunately not in a metaphorical sense, however.  I was hoping to see Memo and AK come out dressed like members of the Trenchcoat Mafia, or Korver to go Gothic.  Nope.  They're just going to be turning the lights out.  

Deron Williams, for one, has been been pushing for this for awhile.  A few actual quotes from him:
  • "I've been trying to get that since we got here."
  •  "It was kind of weird when I came here and I'm like, 'Well, what's wrong with the lights?'"
  • Now that the lights are going to be turned off for introductions, the Jazz players will feel like they're playing in a "real game"!     
Preach on brother!  It is now obvious why D Will is a captain and stayed in Utah this summer. . . it's to take care of details like this.

Other interesting tidbits gleaned from this article: Jerry Sloan swears a lot during games and Keith McLeod has a bad hamstring.  

Editor's Note: Keith McLeod hasn't played for the Jazz for two years.  


Orlando said...

One question I have after reading the article. Are they still going to play "Burning Down the House" and "YMCA?"

Pasty Gangsta said...

Crotty -- nice try, but as we all know, they don't play those songs during introductions. They're reserved for background tunes during Bear's third quarter antics and "let's get pumped up" periods during fourth quarter comebacks.

Given this new "dark" theme, you may also want to look for a little Marilyn Manson come the end of October 2008.