UCLA backup center Lorenzo Mata broke his nose during UCLA's practice on Wednesday. Mata, who also broke his nose in January against ASU, announced he would wear a mask in Saturday's semifinal against LSU. Maybe these injuries are just God's way of telling Mata that he should be wearing a mask full time. You figure that Mata will be wearing one of those clear masks, which really won’t highlight his features. Instead, maybe Mata should consider wearing a mask like this, or this, or maybe even this. Maybe Mata could use one of those masks and then switch Mata with Bill Walton at halftime. The officials would be none the wiser.
Of course, there is a better opportunity for Mata. He could don the mask and revive Andre The Giant's "Giant Machine" gimmick from the WWF in the 1980s.
Maybe Mata could even make an appearance at WrestleMania this weekend when UCLA is eliminated by LSU. Is Mata the ugliest player in college sports history? Talk about it in The Hater Nation Forums.