School spirit never out of style

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You never know what to expect walking into the men’s restroom before a Glenbrook South basketball game. Imagine my surprise when a bunch of big, beefy football players were applying body paint on themselves. What did I learn? This is not a five minute project. Michael Hirsch (left to right), Danny Zigman and Pat Guinane were too busy applying paint to take time out for a pose. After all, there was maybe only 15 minutes to tip-off for Friday night’s girls-boys doubleheader against Niles West in Glenview.

One of the guys asked me what time it was. I could sense they were a little nervous, but excited.

I think there is plenty of irony watching football players apply body paint. I can imagine plenty of other students applied body paint during GBS’ two-loss regular season followed by a Class 8A state quarterfinal apperance in the playoffs. Actually, Guinane was the oddball out of the bunch. He didn’t play football last fall, but is projected as the Titans’ starting third baseman for the baseball team in the spring.

The photo for the finished product didn’t come out too well. Our staff photographers constantly complain about the bad yellow lighting at the Titan Dome. Now I can see what they are talking about. I think I had the flash on, but some reason, the guys’ upper bodies were shrouded in darkness.

By letter, the Titans super fans — all seniors — were:

S….. Zigman

O….. Alex Mann

U….. Hirsch

T…… Mike Pullano

H….. Guinane

I think based on the fancy stripes, Hirsch has done this before.

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