I’ll never forget one halftime in the locker room when I was playing basketball for the University of Massachusetts. My coach, Johnny Orr, came storming in and blurts out, “hells bells Meola, that Bialasuknia is tougher than whale manure.” Whatever that meant. plus, I didn’t know that whale manure was tough. Wes Bialasuknia, by the way, was the guy I was guarding, and he was better known as the “Poughkeepsie Popper”. He was playing for UConn. Boy, what a marksman he was. He scored 21 on me in the first half.