Dec 18, 2008
On Wednesday we traveled about forty minutes to the next big city that has a team. AZK is the team we went to watch. They are our biggest rivals and you could tell as fans threw some popcorn at us as we walked in. It looked like a huge news story because when we walked into the gym there were all these camera guys snapping photos. They were probably tying to get the before shot as they anticipated fans jumping us. Luckily there were no problems, but we did leave the game with about 3 minutes left to make sure. They were playing Polpharma which is 1st in the league with a record of 11-3. They are now 11-4 as AZK beat them pretty soundly. Since I had no opinion on who won, I can honestly say that if the refs are that one sided when we play them they will be tough to beat. Polpharma had 3 guys fouled out before the fourth quarter even began including there point guard. The video below is to show everyone how loud the fans cheer over here. It is defiantly a different environment then the NBA. You can compare it to the student sections at colleges, but I think they are a little louder here and they usually pound a drum or drums all the time.
We went a little early so we could walk around the new mall they just opened about 2 weeks ago. It was very nice and had a huge food court. We decided to get a little taste of home right before we flew home so we went to Pizza Hut and had Burger King Shakes for dessert.
Drew and I found a small Irish bar that has become our new hang out spot. It is right behind the galleria downtown in kolobrzeg. Skip, drew, and I had a drink there on Tuesday after some shopping and then headed to Pizza King where they have some really good nuggets. The week flew by as we are all excited about the break and going home.
Tonight we played Gornik. They were 0-5 on the road and we did not want to give them their first win. We started the game pretty slowly, but turned it on in the second quarter building a 13 point lead going into halftime. I did not help build that lead at all. I had a horrendous first half going 0-4 from the field a picking up three fouls. I'm going to blame it on being so fired up to come home. They made a run in the third like all teams do in basketball, but we were able to make some key buckets to keep the lead around ten the whole third quarter. I finally showed up making 4-6 threes in the second half and going 5-6 from the foul line. I also picked up two big charges when they were making a run.
Drew had a huge game against Barro, who played for Marquette a couple years ago. He finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Kevin also had a huge game picking up 14 assists and adding to his total on steals with 4.
We had a traditional Christmas dinner after the game with people from the team and the city mayor. They had a huge spread, but mostly of food I could not eat. They had a lot of raw fish products and some periogies*spelling filled with mushrooms and cabbage.
One of the traditions is to give every one a square piece of dry bread kind of like communion. They have a picture of an angel and you go around taken a piece from other peoples and wishing a Merry Christmas. My objective was to take the smallest piece from others, as there were like 25 people with bread and give out the biggest so I could run out quickly. Somehow this plan backfired and I ended up with quite a lot left over.
We are officially first in the league in points which is huge for this team as they have never finished higher then seventh I believe. We have already surpassed the win total of all of last year.
I have been able to pick up my scoring, my 2 percent field goals, and free throw percentages the last 5 games. I have averaged around 15 points the last 5 games, and we have won them all.
I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a Happy new year as I will not be posting again until 2009. I'm going to be enjoying this break!!
Until next time!
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This is BC gone for now
Posted by Bcrone at 2:00 PM