Brek Shea Heir To Mathis & Beckham
I always sort of thought that Brek Shea's hair kind of signaled that he had this rebellious streak in him that belied his College Station, TX roots (if you don't know, College Station is the home Texas A&M University and is very, um, non-progressive). Typically dude rocks some fried, dyed and laid to the side looks worthy of inclusion in a Sigue Sigue Sputnik album cover. But on Saturday night against K.C. he came out looking like Justified-era J.T. and convinced me that he's not a rebel, he just don't give a damn.
He don't give a damn how the Philadelphia Police Dept. feels about white dudes with cornrows. He don't give a damn that David Beckham rocked the same look to tragic results back in the day. And he sure as hell don't give a damn that some random dude on blogspot says about it.
I appreciate this quality in the kid; we need young, American players who are flamboyant off the field as well as on it. I know I've gone on-and-on about it in the past but we need another Clint Mathis, we need more personalities. We need somebody that can ball out of control both in the 18 on Saturday evening and in a room full of 18 year-olds on Saturday night. Be that dude Brek, be that dude.