Fallguy sounded good. At the time I was feeling kinda like Batman from TDK, the hero that everybody needed but not the one they deserved, and I was kinda gonna take the falls and the punches that were needed for the good of those around me... translate that into a basketball context where our allstar lineup needed a solid roleplayer to rebound, play hard defense, dive for loose balls and get garbage putbacks, all without the fame and glory.
And then we lost in the semi finals my junior year.
And I really had turned into the Fallguy... people saying I didn't do enough, saying I should have been more or whatever the hell. I don't even remember... I just remember that I made this account directly following that loss by less than a week, and that I added "20" for the highest number of points I had scored as a varsity player.
Of course the year after we went undefeated and won state with me being the senior captain for the squad, but still... nobody remembers. Even in my hometown, people say, "Oh, we're you on that basketball team?" Not with Kyle Dranginis off to Gonzaga now. And rightfully so. He was the man, silky smooth and an efficient monster with a huge IQ, even as a sophmore.
But still... I suppose I hope to always carry that chip on my shoulder. Doing what is necessary, the little things no one else does, while still letting other take the glory.