Friday, December 2, 2011

Julio and the Mugger

A mugger got more than he expected when he pulled a knife on Julio Diaz.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alabama and Anthony Grant

They lost to Georgetown tonight. Great game. Georgetown won on a three-pointer at the end of the game.

Alabama will be a tough game for anyone in the SEC.

Don't like having Anthony Grant next door. In his last class, Grant brought in five 4-star or better players. His guys are playing really, really hard, too.

They don't have the height that Kentucky does, but Alabama's guards might be better. Tony Mitchell is a budding superstar.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Keana's Story

I really enjoyed the story about Keana Berkhalter. She plays for her high school hoops team and persevered through the awful experience of not having anyone to take care of her. Keana's grades began to slip and her high school coach noticed the tears flowing as the holidays approached.

A year later, Keana has brought her grades back up, she is part of a loving family and she will complete her high school career as class valedictorian.

Thanks to all the wonderful foster and adoptive parents who like Keana's coach open their homes and hearts to children in need.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Close, But No Cigar

Georgia could have won the game against Colorado. We lost by two, 70 to 68.

They got some home-cooking, sure, but it seemed like Colorado made all the great effort plays down the stretch.

We also fell in love with the three-pointers. Wasn't an issue when we were making them in the first half, but during the second half, the shots just weren't going down. That's when you have to manufacture points through going to the line.

They went to the basket and we hoisted up jumpers. Hate to repeat comments from other game recaps, but shot selection is the biggest reason why they got to the free throw line time and time again, and we hardly saw it at all.

To our credit, we played until the final buzzer, and the team did look better as a general rule.

Still scared at what the SEC portion of the schedule will look like. Let's keep improving and see how things turn out. Maybe we can bag a surprise recruit or attract a transfer. Be nice to have some good news while the team is working through early season issues.

We're 4 and 3. Let's beat Cincy Friday night. They can be had.