Chris "Nice Guy" Crawley - No. 3
Girls ! Put away those Braille personal classifieds and listen up ! Nice Guy is just that.
He's never been married. In fact there was some debate amongst the team as to whether his team nickname should have been "Gatsby"
instead. When the team realised that he does not have a gigantic Gothic mansion on Long Island is was decided that "Jay Gatsby Junior"
was perhaps too clumsy a nickname and the Gatsby thread was abandoned altogether.
But the team is concerned about Nice Guy. Yes he's sporty. Yes he's fit and buffs up in gyms on a regular basis, but does he have what
it take to be an aggressive Tickler on the field. We're not sure, so we hereby publicly say to him:
"No More Mr Nice Guy !" and would you believe that there is a website devoted to nice guys called:
"No More Mr Nice Guy"
"Breaking Free From the Nice Guy Syndrome"
and is written by someone with a PhD and described by The New York Times as "A Psychology Guru". We say "Ooh Aah Ooh Aah Ooh Aah" to
that. [non-Americans will already have their sarcasm klaxons screaming at this point and will be wondering if anyone in the shrink
capital of the world could possibly be qualified to comment on real-world psychology]
Nice Guy is an American from Seattle. We found a fantastic article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer which talks about nice guys
and what a problem they are becoming. It is packed with terrific quotes like:
"But while America slumbers ... an alarming number of men - maybe 1 in 4 - are morphing into wimps who live to please and end up
pleasing no one"
Some fast facts about nice guys. Google searches on the following phrases reveal some fascinating results:
"nice guy" generates 464,000 hits
"bad guy" comes in very close with 418,000 hits (and many of these pages are devoted to Tickle players)
"nice guy chris" reveals that there are 162 hits relating to other nice guys called Chris.
Here is what random other people on the internet say about other nice guys in the world called Chris who are totally unrelated to
our Nice Guy on Team Tickle:
"nice guy Chris' knowledge and almost superhuman work ethic places him at the forefront of ..."
"Chris is funny as hell, too ... "
"It's not very believable from the start that sensitive nice-guy Chris would cohabit with two such creeps"
"from being an incredibly nice guy, Chris is also Tiger's deputy ... "
"She smiled weakly, and sighed. 'You're a nice guy, Chris.' "
"and another from amicable Jesus-loving nice-guy Chris"
"He's just not a nice guy. Chris kept me addicted to a drug for MONTHS"
Thanks Google !