Today is a special day for many reasons. It's the day after Cinco De Mayo. I'm wearing my favorite tie at work. Bob Seger, George Clooney, Orson Welles, Tony Blair, Martin Brodeur and Chris Paul were born today. But most of all, it's the 21st birthday of your friend and my favorite - Austin Freeman.
Read my poem to Austin after The Jump.
Number 15 on the court, number 1 in my heart
Your basketball game is a work of art
Whether up or down, you seem to handle everything fine
What are you drinking tonight - beer, vodka, or wine?
If you go to the Tombs, make sure they treat you well
Do not have a shot called Prairie Fire, it tastes like hell
I hope you get a steak or something delicious like that
Try a filet mignon, it's lean and not riddled with saturated fat
By the time you are 22, I want Georgetown to win it all
I think you will make a lot of money playing basketball
Enjoy your birthday, legal drinks, this summer, and your senior year
Your friends at Casual Hoya will be with you through it all, have no fear
Now, a message from my pal 50 Cent.
Happy birthday big fella.