One good shot leads to another!


There’s this song by the Fixx called “One Thing Leads to Another.” It’s a great tune, and it’s one of the few songs from the band I actually like.

But let me cut to the chase. If you were here in the Spring 2006 semester (yes, the Spring before this one), you will have been familiar with a guy by the name of Aaron Nixon. Combined with Kejuan Johnson, they are touted as “The Next Big Thing.” Well, if you saw the Big West Semifinal against a group of players from that shithole known as UC Irvine, Nixon made the game-winning shot that sent the Beach Nation into frenzy, the likes which I want to be accustomed to every fucking day.

Well, Déjà vu can be an angel. And it came on the night of December 22, 2006 against Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavillion. 1.8 seconds left in the game. Kevin Houston lobs a pass from mid-court over to a certain guy wearing number 55, who drains in a three-pointer from 35 feet outthat sends the visitors into orgasmic heaven and the home fans into celibate, Scrooge-like [sic] impotency.

And you know who was wearing the number 55? Yes, you probably know now. It was none other than Aaron Nixon. The guy made the zots orz, and now he made the Lions orz. By the way, in this paragraph, orz means “fall to their knees and bed over in failure.” It’s a Densha Otoko thing.

But anyway, I thought that this was going to be one of those typical collapses, but instead, the Fixx came to town and said, “One Good Shot Leads to Another.” Aaron Nixon, you bloody beauty. For once, there was a glimmer of hope for Larry Reynolds after all.

(And I got another song to put to my iPod, the SUV of media players…)

Coincidentally, or even apocryphally, the title of the album that includes the song in question is called, “Reach the Beach.”

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