Full disclosure: This stupid column is named The Side Part partially because of the troubadour/quiff cut Collison had going late last season. This piece will lack objectivity. It’s the Internet.
A guy whose name I don’t feel like typing tweeted during the game last night that, “Nick Collison is the most overrated player I’ve ever laid eyes on”, which I would agree with if I hated goodness. I’d have linked to the tweet but the guy who wrote it subsequently yanked it down and put up this tweet about fifteen minutes later. He rattled the red clay cage.
To give more power to the initial tweet than it deserves, the good part about the comment is it prompts us to realize just how much we should appreciate Collison. He does special, unseen, ghost things that ought get more love than they do.
There is little flash, little pizazz, to Collison. At the risk of sounding, yawn, tired as ever, he only wants to win. He’s your grandfather who thinks you’re soft because you wear shorts. He wears the same Wranglers and work shirt every day and stares at you funny because those Nike Roshe Runs you asked for for Christmas just got opened and he finds them to be pretty damn ugly, son. Keep Reading…