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Our Chance Encounter With The G-Man

If you live in ACC country, as we have our entire lives, then Mike Gminski — better known simply as The G-Man — is pretty much synonymous with college hoops. Over the years, having heard him countless times throughout the basketball season, Jamie and I have developed a sort of G-Man impersonation that is surely only funny to us and is certainly nothing like the real G-Man. Basically, it involves speaking in a deep, sort of robotic voice and starting every sentence with “The G-Man” then inserting something about The G-Man. Example: “The G-Man breathes thin air. The G-Man is three time All-American. The G-Man enjoys imported beer. The G-Man is worldly.” Like I said, only funny to us.

I tell you all this nonsense about our infatuation with The G-Man to help you better understand how incredible it was when he walked into Mac’s last night, where Jamie and I were dining. Jamie was in Charlotte for the night on his way to Savannah, and as we’re stuffing our faces with pulled pork, I looked up, and there he was. The G-Man like BBQ:

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Our conversation after the jump.

The G-Man was on his way out after enjoying his dinner, some of which you can see on his white shirt …
Me: Mr. Gminskii, do you think I could get a photo with you.
G-Man: You aren’t wanted in 10 states or anything, are you?
Me: Oh, no, no. Only in eight states, and North Carolina isn’t one of them.
We pose, take the above photo …
G-Man: What’s your name?
Me: Chris
G-Man: No. What’s your full name?
Me: Chris Mottram
G-Man: OK. I’m gonna Google you and if you’re wanted, I’m gonna come after your ass!
Me: Don’t worry, I’m not. We love The G-Man!

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. WillBrinson

    March 17, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    I’m not sure what Savannah has to do with sports! blogging, but it is pretty freaking stupendous on St. Patty’s Day.

    The G-Man is unhappy about the Google results for “Chris Mottram”.

  2. twoeightnine

    March 17, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    He’s going to love what he finds on the Googles.

  3. 8845

    March 17, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Thought you hated all things Duke

  4. Chris Mottram

    March 17, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    In general, I do hate all things Duke. But you can’t help but love The G-Man. He wears a gold hoop earrings for Christ’s sake.

  5. Dewey

    March 17, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Who would be the G-Man equivalent in the other power conferences?

  6. Jamie Mottram

    March 17, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    THE G-MAN IS QUITE PLEASED TO SEE HIMSELF MAKING AN IMPACT IN THE BLOG-O-SPHERE.

  7. WillBrinson

    March 17, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    The G-Man does not like that his written voice sounds like Steven A. Smith.

  8. Jamie Mottram

    March 17, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    THE G-MAN’S VOICE BOOMS LIKE HIS DROP-STEP TO THE DISH.

  9. Awful Announcing

    March 17, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    The G-Man would definitely approve of the Yardbarker Fitted son!

  10. Chris Mottram

    March 17, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Nah, son, dats my Young Bloodz fitted, playboy.

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