Friday, February 24, 2012
The Odd Case of Brandon Triche
You've heard or said that it seems like he's temperamental. Some days he looks like he wants to dominate, other days it looks like he's just going to tentatively go through the motions.
It's likely that you've also discussed the fact that he seems to have all the assets to be a force.
Jim Boeheim has told you that he "has never lost faith in Brandon" and he constantly praises him. I can't remember many players that coast by without much of a verbal beatdown from Jimmy B. But Brandon seems to avoid most of Jim's wrath. Boeheim is a staunch Triche defender. But maybe that's because...
Jim Boeheim created Brandon Triche.
Work with me here.
Brandon Triche is a robot. You've seen rare flashes of emotions, but that's just his circuits crossing. Ever rigid in his movements, straight faced Triche plays with little flair.
There have been a few additions to try and mask the fact that Brandon Triche was manufactured in the Life Sciences building under the supervision of Jimmy B.
First, he was given some scraggly facial hair to give him the appearance of human qualities.
Second, his circuits have once or twice been crossed to show some mild emotions this year, just to keep skeptics at bay.
Third, he's been allowed to do things like this.
Yet, why has he been struggling recently? Why is he having technical difficulties that land him on the bench at the end of games?
Jim Boeheim is turning down Brandon's power.
For now, Robot Triche will just have to go through the motions.
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Posted by Patrick at 12:14 PM