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Dear Gary (on my hair)

Posted on: October 27, 2009 11:52 am
Edited on: October 27, 2009 2:21 pm

We're going to (re)start the daily dose of Dear Gary with the question I get more than any other.

It comes from Magee.

But really, it comes from all of you, all the time.

Dear Gary: Why are you a 32-year-old with a stupid haircut?

-- Magee

The truth is that my hair has pretty much been all over the place for a while, since back when I was younger and thinner and whatever. It was more "stylish" then. Hip, in fact. But I eventually let it get longer and wilder for some reason I can't quite remember, and then it sort of became my signature -- proof being how Memphis Sport Magazine voted me "Best Hair in Memphis" a few years ago (John Calipari finished second).

At that point, I was stuck.

I had to keep the hair lest my fans be disappointed.

But I finally came to the realization over the past year that I look like a freaking idiot. So I cut my hair short during the offseason and tried to live life as a normal human, and then guess what happened? People stopped recognizing me. And not just strangers, but college basketball coaches I've known for years. I had short hair all July during the recruiting period, and coaches would have to do a double-take before they even said hello. It was strange. I felt like I had lost my identity. So I grew my hair back out, ASAP, and now I'm back to looking like the same idiot I've looked like for the past few years (give or take a beard).

So why do I have this stupid haircut, you ask?

Because without it I'm nobody.

And I'd rather be a somebody who looks stupid than a nobody who looks normal.

Or something like that.

(Yes, I know I need therapy.)
Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2009 4:24 pm

Dear Gary (on my hair)

Loved the Fabulous Ones. Had you told me when I was a kid that I could meet Mike Schmidt and Dr. J or the Fabulous Ones, I would've picked the Fabs ... and asked whether you could get Jackie Fargo to accompany them. Good times.

Since: Oct 28, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2009 3:45 pm

Dear Gary (on my hair)

ZZ Top just started playing in my head and I have a sudden urge to walk around stiff legged holding my thumbs up. People are looking at me funny now. Thanks Gary. 

Since: Apr 29, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2009 3:31 pm

Dear Gary (on my hair)

keep the picture up.  the fabulous ones had stupid hair cuts too.  so ifits in.

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2009 2:44 pm

Dear Gary (on my hair)

I don't know how, honestly. It's my Facebook profile picture, and I had it linked from there. But then I changed my profile pic to a picture of the Fabulous Ones (don't ask why), and suddenly Stan Lane and Steve Kearn were right here in the blog. Crisis. So I took it down. But I'm working on a solution.

Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2009 2:33 pm

Dear Gary (on my hair)

Put the picture back up. It is amazing.

Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2009 2:06 pm

Dear Gary (on my hair)

Yeah Ghost, I think that he really is.

It has clearly been a rough thirty-two years.


Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2009 12:01 pm

Dear Gary (on my hair)

Dear Gary

;    Are you really 32? We don't believe you.

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