Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Get out the hankies when you read this article about Will Gholston, the "quiet, unassuming friend" who is learning how to better "play through adversity" (with "adversity" apparently translating to "being on the field with Denard" or "getting owned by Lewan").
To set the stage, let's start with the article's false statement that Gholson was "flagged for . . . [t]wisting the face mask of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson." In fact, he was penalized for a late hit on that play, and no action was taken (at the time or later) for the neck-wrenching.
We can then proceed through the rest of the article as though the neck-wrenching never occurred. For example, here's the head coach to whom the players look for guidance:
"It really bothered him because he was characterized in a bad light," coach Mark Dantonio said. "He is emotional and it was an emotional response. It was not premeditated and I think people hung him out to dry. I think they hung him out to dry on TV, but they gotta talk about something, I guess."
Teammates agree that "Will is not the type of guy to just go out and punch a guy for no reason" (neck wrenching is another matter), and that he was "provoked" and "pa[id] the price." All of this is expected to "provide some extra motivation" for Gholson this week, so I guess we'll wait and see what he can do to top last year's performance.
Denard No. 6, Lewan was 10.
My prediction to finish out the rest:
3. Tom (This bottles my mind)
4./5. Burkhead, somebody else who I can't think of.