by Reggie Dinkins, Jr.
Former Freeze Tag great Dubious "Gus" Nichols has returned to Freeze Tag's senior circuit. The FTAS announced that Dubious would re-begin his reign this Thursday at the $250 Rudolph Elementary Tagout. George "Red Light" Gillings, and his uncle Curt Gillings will be the only notables at this Thursday's Tagout. This match is a preliminary for the $1550 Bruce Monroe Classic. Dubious is still in great shape and plays the game with his grandkids.
Nichols retired from the senior circuit in 1999 when Big John Henderson was tagging players with his fist. He injured 6 of the nations best senior players at the Olly-Olly-Oxon-Free-for-All in Oxon Hill, MD. Nichols never approved of close handed tagging, and wanted the board of trustees to do something about it, but nothing came about until 2002. In the 2002 Women's Division Arlene Wilkerson socked Judith Simes to win her first ever championship, but the socking oin the eye took it's toll as Simes was forced to retire immegiately. Her eye looked like meatloaf by 4:30. With these new provisions Dubious openly welcomed the thought of his return. His wife Barreen is happy to see him back on the circuit. "The man has been juking around chairs and open dishwashers for 5 years, he never got that freeze-tag out of system. I want him to win and be successful, or just lose and give it up. I can't keep running drills with him, messing up my good brooms, and trying to dodge my vaccuum, I got better things to do with my Saturday mornings."