Leprechauns aren't inherently scary, but if you fear little mystical creatures, or watched "Leprechaun" at an inadvisably young age, then I can see why you might have an innate fear of the little guys. They're like clowns: They shouldn't be scary, and most of the time they're not ... but you can see why people get scared.
Which brings us to Pittsburgh guard Travon Woodall. The Brooklyn native (by way of Paterson, N.J.) is to join the rest of the Panthers for a 12-day, six-game tour of Ireland, which sounds like an awesome time. For his part, Woodall seems a little concerned about the chances of encountering a leprechaun. From SNY's Adam Zagoria:
"I'm nervous because the thing I'm scared of the most is leprechauns," cracked Woodall, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound point guard who starred at St. Anthony under legendary coach Bob Hurley. If the leprechauns don't get him, the food might.
"I have no clue what I'm going to eat," Woodall said. "I'm going to go out there and get a box of Lucky Charms."
OK, OK, I'll admit it: The Irish have terrible food. I say this as a distant descendant who's never actually been to Ireland, but whose mother used to make corn beef and cabbage from time to time. Obviously I know what I'm talking about. Cabbage, dude. Gross.
Anyway, the Panthers embarked on their trip Thursday, and yours truly will be keeping an eye on the trip. Why? For one, it's always interesting to see how teams discuss their summer trips after they return. And for another, I want to see if Woodall spots a leprechaun. We could be rich!