The fourth installment of the Wolverine Trap will be CRFC crowd favorite Serge ‘Surgery’ Gottschalk. I saw Serge play his first pick-up game at CRFC one fine Saturday morning. Let me tell you, he has transformed himself from a guy who wasn’t sure where to stand on the court to a consistent 15-20 scorer in the B League and a very capable substitute in the A League.
Wolverine: Who was the first to coin the nickname “Surgery?”
Surgery: I am not sure, but I think it was the Commish.
Wolverine: How would you rate your team’s chances in the B league playoffs?
Surgery: Pretty good, if we could start playing some solid defense.
Wolverine: How would you categorize your own defensive play?
Surgery: I usually just hope the ball doesn’t go in. Either that or foul harder.
Wolverine: Who would you rather have on your team – Charles Wong or Tom Bain?
Surgery: Charles, because I think he moves the ball around better and still gets his points.
Wolverine: How is it living with J-Rod? Do you guys stay up and watch A League videos all night?
Surgery: Only the highlights. And the bloopers when we need comedy relief.
Wolverine: I have noticed you have been taking more three pointers lately, with some mixed success. Are you trying to add an outside threat to your patented baseline spin move?
Surgery: Well, if people keep guarding me left, I need to expand my shot selection. I may even use my right hand once or twice in the next game.
Wolverine: If John Kerry had to pick a CRFC hoop player for his running mate, who would it be and why?
Surgery: Well, let’s see. I am not sure. Maybe Big Dawg, because he could get the Latino vote, and that is a big percentage of the population now.
Wolverine: Last I checked, it was only about 15% of the population.
Surgery: Well, that is pretty big.
Wolverine: Ok. The Olsen Twins or the Coors Light Twins?
Surgery: Coors Light Twins.
Wolverine: Have you given up your OJ like quest on trying to find out who the real ‘Barbie Observer’ is?
Surgery: It is beneath me.
Wolverine: Where would we be most likely to find Serge on any given Saturday night?
Surgery: Probably someplace with a beer in my hand.
Wolverine: Is it true that you and Eric Hinton are actually twins separated at birth?
Surgery: No, I have never heard that rumor.
Wolverine: OK, you are officially out of the Wolverine Trap. Thanks again.
Surgery: Ok, thanks.