Do you feel that empty space? No, not in your heart, that place is still filled with affection for the returning basketball Monarchs. A little higher up though, in that space right above your upper lip and just below your nostrils. That place that feels like it’s missing something, almost like it lost an arm or a leg.It’s cold, empty, exposed… barren.It desperately yearns for the return of the fake mustaches that had given it power and meaning. The same fake mustaches that struck fear into opposing teams who thought they had enough courage to challenge the reign of the Monarchs. The fake mustaches that dared ODU’s rivals to drive to the net, just so they could suffer utter rejection by the Monarch defense in front of the thousands watching. The fake mustaches that made the students head coach Blaine Taylor for a day.Those mustaches are gone, leaving a feeble stretch of skin in its place.They lost meaning when coach Taylor did away with his and went for a cleaner look. He is their leader after all, the “head stache” if you will. Without coach Taylor’s genuine mustache to lead the way, all of the fakes became foolish and powerless. They need their leader back so it can pump life back into them.
By: Ben Decowski