Thursday, December 30, 2009 - 8:37 p.m.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, people of all ages, we are back big, fast, funnier, and cuter than ever before. This is the KICKSQUAD! We have made our return, they told us we were too funny at the Meineke Car Care bowl, we took away the attention of the team, but thanks to millions of letters an emails from are adoring fans, we are back and better than ever -- minus a few kicks here and there. Dave Teggart is my roommate so I'm allowed to say that, besides they were all probably bad holds anyways.
This week the KICKSQUAD will hopefully be providing a week full of entertainment and random facts of pointless knowledge. Coming to you live this is week Desi Cullen (the Kentucky Hammer) and David Teggart (DC38 Nation) and Chdd "The Scenario" Christen. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
We had a 8:15 a.m. wakeup on Dec. 29, 2009. This will be the last morning I will be waking up at UConn. After turning in my final on Dec 18, 2009, I am official done with school at UConn, graduating in three and a half years is a miracle in my eyes.
"Thank ya Jesus!!!" is the words I used leaving the last class. That saying is something I am used to hearing my mom say growing up. The funny part is she probably found my dad's paycheck or income check in the garage she threw away the night before. My dad could only smile because it was a usual occurrence in the Cullen house.
8:45 a.m. is breakfast. As we walked into breakfast, we felt all eyes were on us. As I am sure the KICKSQUAD nation already know, the KICKSQUAD motto "everyone wants to be the kicker, they're just not hot enough" As we went to grab our food, two copycats followed behind. The Nation and Hammer are used to our teammates following us around watching and copying our every move, but this time it was to bigger name stars -- Andre Dixon and Marcus Easley were the ones wants to be just like us. The Hammer grabbed a few scoops of scrambled eggs, then a pancake, than a cup of yogurt. In no time at all Andre Dixon grabbed the same exact things with similar potions. As you could guess by now, Marcus grabbed the same items the Nation took. The only thing is, when the Nation went to grab some orange juice, with Easley's 4.3 speed switched his pancake for the Nation, he told me not to tell because he needed to get the edge. What can we say, "You are what you Eat" so can you blame the little guys for wanting to be great? We have meeting and a walk through. This will be the last game I will play with the UConn Blue and White on, which will be bittersweet. It will be the end of an enjoyable and most important entertaining career, but then again I'm engaged and ready to get married.
2:00 p.m. We arrive at Bradley International Airport to pack up the plane and head out. I'm always doing something weird when I make the walk from the hanger to the plane. It's about a 100 yard walk and the windiest conditions I have ever been in, which is hard to believe because I am from Kentucky and probably have been in a tornado. I saw Coach Edsall fall over, you can blame that on a lack of athletic ability.(or old age) I always think if I had a nightmare, it would be me having to punt in those conditions. (is that weird?) The only thing worse than this wind is being stuck next to Eric Kurazea (Meatball) on the plane in a two seater isle. This kid sweats like a wildebeest! Ever seen the movie "Fat Camp" this is part two with all of our linemen bearing it all to stay somewhat cool. Let's just say some of the big guys shed a few pounds on the way here.
5:15 p.m. We touched down. The KICKSQUAD is on the loose. The entrance into the hotel was classic, many of the Northern players on our team have a stereotype of the girls as southern belles. The hotel came through big time. As we pulled up, most of us thought it was a wedding party congregating in the lobby, turns out it was a hand full of southern belles. Of the 30 young ladies, all had on puffy sun dresses with an extravagant color coordinated hat on. Now that I am thinking about is, reminded me a lot of the Kentucky Derby - the Fastest Two Minutes in sports. The Derby is where one can find all types and breeds of peopl.
We had a team meeting and the Birmingham Police Department spoke and there are place you have to be careful in. I'm not too worried; I'll be hanging with Scott Lutrus (Drago the Russian Boxer).
7:30 p.m. The bus leaves for a night on the town...and we will end it with that.