For just a few teams, four to be exact, the season has not yet ended. But for me, the squeak of shoes on the court at Koch Arena has faded, the home/away schedule has been taken off the refrigerator, and the courtship of Coach Marshall by bigger, richer programs has begun. Shocker hoops season is … Continue reading Like the Day after Christmas: The End of Basketball Season
My family loves sports. It's what we do, what we know, and what we love. My parents are big sports fans, so of course, my sister, brother and I continue to carry the torch. But, with my brother in Kansas City and my sister in Illinois, I miss watching games with them. Thank goodness for texting. I can watch a … Continue reading Day #29 of Wild and Exciting Little Things: Sport Texting
When the season ends, it always hurts. From November until April, we immerse ourselves in college hoops, specifically Shocker basketball, and when the season ends, well, it's painful. The oomph to the solar plexus, the slight confusion, the reality check of everyday life. During basketball season, we live game day to game day, with each moment … Continue reading More Than a Season
We arrived at the airport around 5:40 am (our cab driver got lost in our neighborhood and was late picking us up) and were greeted by very awake, very enthusiastic AirTran/Southwest employees and a line of black and gold. The lines moved quickly and even if they hadn't, the overall mood was something I've never … Continue reading Our Bags are Packed: Word of the Day
It's been a while since my last post, but those who know me and my family know that March is a month-long religious holiday of madness. Thus, the hiatus. Plus, I'm highly superstitious. Once my Shockers went on a tear through the NCAA tournament, I knew I could not post one thing about the team. Not … Continue reading Our Bags Are Packed: The Road to the Final Four with my Dad.
This past Sunday, before I headed to a bridal shower, I checked the battery on my phone, checked the time for the AFC/NFC playoff games, and posted on Facebook something about reminding myself that not every woman schedules her life events around the NFL, college basketball and other sports calendars. I'm the woman who set … Continue reading It’s not sports, it’s family…or I yam what I yam.
It's been so long since I've been to LTSAH that I forgot my cleverly cryptic password. Not only could I not remember the password, I couldn't remember where I wrote it down for such an emergency. What can I say? Time flies. Guess I better give the memory a stretch. A nice little jog can't hurt. … Continue reading Suddenly, it’s November
Yes, it's taken me this long to get over the loss to Missouri State. Once again the Shox came out flat in the first half and their shining moments came too little, too late. I can't figure it out. Was their lackadaisical first-half attitude throughout the season a result of being picked to win the MVC title at … Continue reading Right where we want ’em
Today is the big day. The Shockers battle Missouri State for the MVC title. The game is at noon on ESPN2 and yes, I'm nervous. We have an opportunity to go undefeated on the road and win the championship outright. Plus this would give the Shox huge momentum going into the MVC tournament in St. Louis. Senior night was … Continue reading This is it…the MVC title.
In this case, I'm using offensive as in disagreeable to the senses. Which is what WSU's offensive rebounding was last evening against San Diego State. Offensive. The Shox were out-rebounded 27-36. You don't win games, especially on the road when you do not rebound. But the worst part of those 27 was the fact the Shox only … Continue reading Offensive