BCM Insider: #CHIMPCOUNTRY
War Chimps are a fan favorite across the basketball world. By far the fan favorite in the Windy City, the War Chimps fill out their stadium, The Rain Forest on a nightly basis. Fans around Chicago bond over the team as they pass each other on the streets or in bars wearing their jerseys of star players like Bryan Pham, Andy Benton, Elia Vidè, or Guo Chunzhong. The team has won two straight league championships and are looking for their fifth total.
Insider Reporter, Amelia Chase sat down recently with Owner Sherrod Dreem, yes, the former MMA Champion from Southside who seemingly invested his winnings and sponsorships well.
"Sherrod, thank you for being my first guest on this weekly segment. You created an empire and a dynasty. A relatively young team in the League you have quickly become the 100th ranked team in the United States and a fan favorite throughout the world, would you say youve succeeded in your goals as an owner?"
"Thanks for having me. And my goals are long term success, its easy enough to win a few League Championships early but I have dreamed about extended success with a team of guys repayed with loyalty for their success. You see a lot of guys only lasting one or two seasons on teams and that blows my mind. I want to find and keep winners man."
"That loyalty to guys like Pham and Benton has seemed to pay off but sources say there is a little animosity brewing as Benton has started to seem irked by his move to a bench playing sixth man. Is this true, Sherrod?"
The Owner shrugged and shook his head. "You know, all of my guys have a fire lit inside of them and sometimes a little too much smoke gets out, but I feel like those rumors have to do with Benton's tweeting and instagram posts. Its tough when you feel like you KNOW FOR A FACT that you have the talent or skill to do something but someone else tells you that someone else would be better. Early on in my fighting career I couldnt book a main event, after countless knockouts and starting my career 14-0 I became famous and got what I wanted. Benton will keep competing and earn those starts..."
"Or he wont. Simply as that. I want warriors who will battle on a nightly basis, not primadonnas. And im not calling anyone on my roster one- im just saying we have no room for it in Chi-town."
The reporter nods and flips through some notes. "War Chimp apparel is currently the hottest selling gear in the state of Illinois, with sales of Bryan Pham and sterling prospect Tian Anming overselling the jerseys of Chicago Bears and Cubs stars. Youve given the Windy City hope and pride again in their sports. But you also have done a lot for the city thay might go unnoticed such as donating a lot of money and time of your players to the locsl Boys and Girls Club, as well as hosting free basketball camps for youngsters in the city. So from all of them Id like to thank you for your effort."
Mr. Dreem smiles "The kids are the future. Someone has to help the unfortunate people in the city, and we know the Mayor doesnt care to do so...but lets not get too political. I started out at a Boys and Girls after school program got into boxing, then MMA, the program is awesome and I will always be there to support my city."
Afterwards, he offers a complimentary tour of the eleborate stadium and a trip past the trophy case, loaded with the four championships and gifted her tickets to the next game along with drink passes and food passes.
War Chimps Basketball has taken the city of Chicago by storm, and if Hollywood movies which occasionally give way to real life occurences have any value...pretty soon we could be looking at a Planet of the Apes. With a team of warriors behind Coach Peter Stratford, and competitive owner like Sherood Dreem, the possibility is certainly there...
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