The goods news about the NBA’s Washington Wizards comes so infrequently that we paid attention to this column in HoopsWorld, an online fan site, about Mo Evans, “Washington Learning From Wise Wizard.” Evans tells Alex Kennedy: “I’m a blue collar player who always plays hard. Whether it’s in practice or in a game, I’m always going to show up and play hard.”

Blue collar, eh? There’s a lot of that going on

  • ESPN ACC blog, “NC State hands out team awards“: “CAREY BREWBAKER AWARD — Most Valuable Defensive Lineman: Natanu Mageo — Force from his defensive tackle spot who was called a “blue-collar” player by the coaching staff.”
  • The Detroit News, “Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks’ play is getting notice“: “‘He’s a strong guy, but not a big guy,’ Parrish said on Thursday. ‘He’s more of what I call a blue-collar player.‘”
  • Yahoo! Sports, “Fan reaction: Wallace breaks out for Trail Blazers“: “I love this guy’s game. He’s energetic, tough, fearless and scrappy. He’s a blue-collar player who’s a great defender, a great rebounder and does all the little things that don’t show up on the stat sheet but are important to a team’s success.” (continue reading…)
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