What happened to Terrance?

As the Nats’ first homestand concluded this week, some fans continued to wonder about the whereabouts of Terrance, the long-haired, pepped-up, relentlessly happy leader of cheers and group baseball sayings.

Truth be told, there were two camps of those wondering: the people who missed his boundless enthusiasm and constant smile, and the people who appreciated the lack of group cheers and noisy entreaties to do something or other.

Anyhow, Let Teddy Win’s Scott Ableman caught up with Terrance, who is currently leading cheers for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Via LTW:

Briscoe sent his love to Nationals Park fans, along with a promise. “When the playoffs are over,” he said, “I will be back in Washington, D.C. to help fire up the fans. I would like to work for the Nationals as long as they will have me.”

That may take some time. The Thunder has the second best record in the NBA, led by league-leading scorer Kevin Durant. If the Thunder makes it to the NBA Finals, Briscoe could be in Oklahoma until mid-June.

Read more here. And if you never saw it, The Post profiled Terrance’s work with the Wizards a few years back. Excerpt:

The Wizards reject the term male cheerleader, and they don’t like male dancer, either. They describe Briscoe as a Hype Guy. But he does dance, and he does cheer, and his smile, which he flashes all night long, is as wide as the backboard he frequently dances behind. And as a man doing these things for thousands of fans every home game, he occupies an exceptionally rare position in all of professional sports….

“It’s like staring into the unknown,” Briscoe says of when he’s in front of the often agonized fans at the Verizon Center. “I’m out here running around, having a good time. What I’m trying to do is defeat the apathy that encompasses this whole city.”

Do you miss him? You, personally? And from past experience, I can tell you that Terrance elicits strong emotions. Please try to be civil.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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