Feb 8, 2009
It was a very disappointing week for a couple reasons. I’m not sure how many of you got to watch the super bowl, but I had the chance. I thought it was a great game, even though I missed the whole fourth quarter (which was the quarter that made it great). Anyway there was a commercial that caught my eye. Denny’s (a somewhat popular restaurant in America) was giving away free “grandslams”.
The image on the left is the ‘grandslam”. All these items may not look like much when they are by themselves, but put them all together and you have a glorious breakfast dish. Apparently my family and friends don’t appreciate these food items. None of them went to Denny’s and devoured this breakfast. At this current moment I would pay upwards of $30 for a breakfast like this. All though you think I may be crazy because you can make a breakfast like this at home for like $5. I am lazy and can not find all the ingredients for this breakfast here in Poland. I may be wrong and I’m sure my polish friends will correct me if I am, but I can’t find a breakfast place here that serves anything close to this. My only request is please don’t take for granted all the wonderful breakfast places we have in America, IHOP, Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, Bob Evans, and all those small town dinners. Man I’m salivating all over my keyboard on to the next subject.
It was a terrible week for me as I was trying to heal my foot from constant pain. We finally got it where it was not hurting so bad and had my first practice on Thursday. Just as things were turning around for me on the injury front, I decided to go and punch the rim, literally. I was attempting to block a shot and guess I forgot I was under the rim. My hand felt like it hit an iron circle! It bruised up pretty bad and I had difficult time shooting and dribbling on Friday. This def. goes down as one of the top five dumbest things I have done in a practice.
If the first two paragraphs were not disappointing enough, I now have to explain our first home game since December 20th. I could just say we lost and end it there, but the way we lost just sickens us.
The main stat that sticks out is that we turned the ball over 23 times. The 23rd time was with 6 seconds left in the game down one. Meaning we did not even get a shot at winning the game. Another stat is that the other team made more free throws then we attempted. With these two stats we should not even of had a chance at winning.
We played pretty solid defense holding them to only 64 points. We just were never able to get anything going with our shots. I was 1-6 from 3 and 0-2 from 2. After watching the tape today, they were good shots, shots that I usually knock down. I had a solid game defensively, having 4 steals and 4 rebounds.
This makes 3 losses in a row. On the bright side, we are still in 4th place with 5 games left. This week of practice will be very important as we try to get back to playing like US. I think the team has lost some focus that we will need to get back. It is not time to hit the panic button, but it is time to buckle down and get back to business. We have a tough road game against Turow on Saturday.
Until next time!
This is BC gone for now
Posted by Bcrone at 6:30 PM