Sunday, November 28, 2010
So I was a little rough on my Knicks a little while back and deservingly so, but the same way I posted a lot of heat directed their way due to the slow start, here is the post where I give some props. It seemed like right after I voiced my displeasure on the lackadaisical play from my knickerbockers; they stepped their game up and proceeded to reel off five straight wins before falling to the hawks the day after Thxgvn. I’m going to give the boys a mulligan on that lost because honestly who wants to play anything the day after all that turkey? plus I love the way they rebounded the next game in Detroit to keep their road streak alive and extended to 5games the best they have done in a decade (kinda sad I know.) Ill take these steps in the right direction which to other spoiled fan bases such as the Yankees or Lakers may be taken for granted, but when your team has been down for this long any streak is better than none. GO NY GO!!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
They say that you can tell the true character of a team when it faces adversity on the road, and if that's the case this weekend in
Eastern Connecticut my team exhibited that and much more. This would be our first road trip and for the returning players this tournament was a chance at some redemption. A year ago this time we headed out to for the same tourney and came back with a 3rd place finish. All the seniors realized that this visit had to be nothing less than a championship and we did just that!! And it feels great, coming back to campus this time I had a sense of leaving something behind and going back to get it. The first game was fairly easy and we didn’t want to overlook our opponent but we all wanted another shot at Conn Eastern Conn who beat us a year prior and won the game before ours to advance to the championship. Getting that first win was good but we all knew that we couldn’t just coast to a win in the championship game versus the host team and arguably our first real test of the year. The game didn’t disappoint they played as hard as we thought they would and also got a little help from the home court refs which we also thought would be the case, but a good team trying to become great not only welcomes pitfalls they adjust and pulls themselves out of eventual holes. We controlled most of the game but miscommunications on defense let eastern creep back in the game and take a lead with five minute left to play. Then our All-American (Marv BiLL) did what All-Americans are suppose to do and took over the remainder of the game, that coupled with stops on defense propelled us to victory and the rest as they say is history. One championship down TWO to GO!! Stay tuned....
Monday, November 15, 2010
As I sit in this van with my team on the way to our first game of the year I can't help but reminisce on how my college b-ball journey began and it has been quite the experience. Truthfully these last four years have been a blur and I can't vividly remember my first games in the past years but I've got a feeling this is a game ill remember, must be due to the fact that this is my last first game to start my last year of collegiate basketball. The feelings a bit surreal because this has been a heck of a ride and I'm still on it and excited to kick this year off against a formidable opponent in Yeshiva. Its going to be productive year filled with highs and lows and I'm going to soak this moment and season up because its truly been a pleasure...stay tuned for the next post/my season entry this vans parking and its game time!
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