Today's cover story on ESPN.com tells us that Will Sheridan is gay. Hellllo, 2011. You can read the story here. It's a tremendous in-depth piece written by Dana O'Neill, who covered Villanova for the Daily News during Sheridan's time on the Main Line.
You probably could have deduced this for yourself if you watched this video, but all jokes aside, O’Neill wrote an excellent story, which includes Jay Wright's and Mike Nardi's reactions to finding out about "Bump":
That night that he told Nardi, his teammate didn't recoil or walk out of the room. He didn't ask for a new roommate.
He made a joke.
"I just said, 'Don't go putting a hit on me or sniffing my underwear or nothing,'" Nardi said. "I mean I was surprised because it was new to me. I had never really experienced anything like that, but it's not like it mattered. I don't know. I mean we were friends. Who cares?"
Evidence of the team's unity and comfort lies in one simple nugget: Jay Wright never knew his starting power forward was gay until after Sheridan graduated.
No one ever went to him with a complaint or a worry. No one even bothered to tell him.
"After I found out, I was like, 'Did you know?' And all the guys, they were like, 'Yeah, Coach, we knew,'" Wright said. "They just didn't care and I guess I was just oblivious."
Oblivious. That's exactly the word Sheridan used as well. He laughed when trying to explain his basketball-centric coach, making an itty-bitty telescope with his hands to show just how tunneled Wright's vision was.
Mike Nardi is equal parts funny and ridiculous.
Of course, this story runs just days before Sheridan's latest single, 302, an homage to Delaware, drops. Don't think this will stop us from lampooning his cocky lyrics.