As Middleman said: Trip just seems like an every-man's man.
He'd be fun to talk to about the ladies or season/player stats while grillin' before the game. He'd be the first one to ask if you want a cold one. He doesn't seem to be a jerk, doesn't talk behind his friend's back, and has his friend's best interest at heart. And he seems to be the kind of guy you could count on if you needed him to bail you out of jail at 3 in the morning for disorderly conduct (though I don't know this one for a fact.)
I just wouldn't let him drive my car unless I wanted a dent or two on it when he gave it back.