Monday, May 12, 2008
It's his world, we're only living in it.
Jolian Dahl has been a stud in the scene since he was old enough to apply eye black. Dominant in high school. Dominant in college. Dominant in club. Dominant even during summer league. Thing that struck me most was he was applying the same bitchings, at the same level of severity, across the board from the lowliest Boulder leaguer up to Sockeye's best cutters.
Jolian Dahl is a gentleman playboy. Standing tall next to his match-ups, he looks less like the person they're covering and more like their babysitter. He is, in the college game, a man among boys, full-framed, powerful, with a coveted physique fit for Tiger Beat covers.
Jolian Dahl doesn't care for the paparazzi. He doesn't hate them either, understanding that when Man is presented with such a flawless specimen of himself he is apt to gawk at such perfection. But Jolian pays them no mind. Heckler, photog, fan, by staying true to himself he lives for them all.
Jolian Dahl is spirit. A sport purist. He doesn't cheat because he doesn't want the challenges any easier than they already are. Shocking thing to the rest of us is, he never has to cheat. His team may not always win, but Jolian Dahl always leaves the field a winner. His match-up already knows what's coming. He only hopes no one is watching, because Jolian Dahl is undoubtedly gonna bitch him.
Jolian Dahl is demanding but fair. He only asks that you hold yourself to the same standards that he holds for himself. And when we fail, he metes out brutal but appropriate discipline. Here he is bitch-slapping two Florida players 5 yards back for double-teaming him. Tough, but fair. Spirited. Jolian Dahl is all these things.
There is one thing Jolian Dahl is not, yet. He is not Callahan. He needs to be. He's shown he deserves it, that there are no others that go toe-to-toe, stat by stat. Jolian Dahl, the man who as a freshman playing in the College Championship Finals generated four heart-stopping D blocks, most on 2002 Finals MVP Bart Watson and then got better as the years wore on. Jolian Dahl, who got the disgusting D on Sam C-K (above) in Club Finals '07, who in one game gets more pictures taken of him doing sick things than you will get in your 5 years of college disc, who fights crime in his spare time and still finds time to say hi to you and ask how your family's been, this Jolian Dahl, Mamabird's wings and Johnny Bravo's rocket fuel, is Callahan. He is All-Callahan.
It's on you to make it right by voting for him, by allowing yourself to believe in wills and powers larger than you, and being at peace that they're working for the good guys. Having given you so much, you need give him only this. Your vote. Jolian Dahl.
Vote right now at callahan-mvp.com.