Photo: Omaha Coach Blais hones his newly developed clairvoyant skills
It is commonly believed that Dikembe Mutombo popularized the phrase “not in my house” in basketball. And, wisely, he has used the phrase to his commercial advantage (see below).
In a slightly different twist to the phrase, when he was told that Denver could clinch the Penrose Cup with a win at Baxter Arena this weekend, Omaha’s head hockey coach Dean Blais exclaimed: “not in our building!”
According to sources, Blais will be spending most of this week memorizing the locker room speech from the movie Rudy.
Notre Dame was able to win a championship, but history shows Mutombo, though he was very well-liked everywhere he played, was never able to truly ‘defend his house’ and he retired without a title.