John Holt, Joe Zone and the CPTV Sports / WFSB-3 crew were all over the scene at the state championship luncheon on Wednesday and they have interviews with all of the state playoff participants in their mega Game Time playoff preview show.
The in-studio guests were coach Mike Drury of Southington, Brookfield coach Rich Angarano on the phone and play-by-play man Don Boyle, who does the games for CPTV Sports.
But they had snippets of interviews with all the key players involved in this weekend’s games.By the way, Darien quarterback Silas Wyper had some choice comments on the apparent New Canaan bravado this year — the uniform changes, the drones, the hammer…
Funny, because his response came in response to New Canaan quarterback Nick Cascione’s thought that, though the towns are though of as the same, “You can just tell by persona that they act differently,” he said. “I mean, they’e a little more outspoken, we’re a little more quiet and reserved.”
“I’d say it’s the exact opposite, actually,” Wyper said, “If you were to say what town’s more outspoken than the other, I’d say New Canaan speaks louder than we do. They have new uniforms for every game, towels with their names on them. They have drones flying over their games at halftime. I’d say we’re much more subtle. We have one uniform that we use… we just go in there and play our game. They try to be loud, they bring out a sledgehammer before every game. I question that a little bit.”
He might take some slack for it, but I can guarantee you it’s been whispered and thought all across the FCIAC — and the state — this year. Wyper’s the first guy I’ve actually heard speak on the topic.
The whole bit starts at 9:10 on the video.
In Cascione’s defense, it sounds like he was just talking about the actual towns. But also, Darien has ratcheted up the bitterness of the rivalry over the years with some pre-and-post game antics. Though, that doesn’t seem to be this Darien team’s M.O.
Heh, whatever. I love it. No cliched responses from this group. It ought to be a fun game Saturday
(for those of us who can go.)