28.04.2008 klo 12:32
Two American Trojans are arriving in Finland the 1st of May. Wide receiver Johnell Wyatte is a one-season veteran of the team, while quarterback Jayson Davis is joining our ranks for the first time this season. The two athletes have now celebrated their farewell party on Staten Island, New York City, and are preparing for the Finnish Maple League that commences only a month from now.
The boys have not just been kicking their heels until now, though. They have been busy practicing together for no less than two months. Timing and coordination are fundamental in QB-WR teamwork, but they've only got some three weeks before the season to practice in Finland. These key players' efforts in advance preparation in the States will undoubtedly give the entire team a marked advantage.
Johnell is not only known to the football crowd in Turku, but among rap music fans as well. Among other things, he made a Trojans theme rap which has been downloaded more than a thousand times. The accompanying promotional video has more than 4 300 views on Youtube. Johnell let us know that he is working on a new theme for Trojans this year, and we are happy to begin recording with him once he gets to Finland. The new rap song will be available on the team website as soon as it is finished.
When Jayson and Johnell arrive in Finland they are likely to witness something surprising. The 1st of May is a special celebration in Finland and other Northern European countries. It's called 'Vappu' (short for 'Valpurinpäivä') in Finland and it's a curious mixture of Labor Day, student end of the term party, and ancient spring festivities. For more information, please check out the Wikipedia article.
The boys sent us pictures of their farewell party. There are also links to Johnell's music below.
Trojans rap mp3 download
The video on YouTube
A video of Johnell 'Anomos' Wyatte performing in a local night club last summer
To better cater for our international fans and the friends and families of our players overseas, the Trojans are putting in extra effort this season to provide news and information in English. Be sure to check back regularly for the latest and greatest of your favorite Finnish football team!