I had been meaning to add these a while back, but here is the background story first. Taylor has been participating in the YMCA basketball league for K-1 age girls. The first few games she didn’t touch the ball and she didn’t really care. She seemed indifferent but also uninterested in playing basketball. But as time went on, she started to get a little better and that seemed to grab her attention. We were so proud of her for little things like running back on defense – FULL SPEED. In the beginning she was standing around doing cheers more than actually participating in the games. A few weeks ago and a few games in she got a rebound and she (slowly) dribbled the ball up the court. Then last week, she got multiple rebounds and actually took two shots. The first one, she missed but the second one went in!! Jenn and I were in shock and didn’t really know how to react. We could not have been more proud!!! Showing the hustle, being a little more aggressive and not being afraid to take a shot…How far we’ve come!
Trying to catch everyone up on the past few months.
I have been messing around testing some different things to eventually have a place to post my resume and portfolio. I haven’t gotten that portion finished just yet but I have got a few photo galleries to view. They were created using similar css to the hoverbox from sonspring. There is too much difference really. I did add some code to allow for both landscape and portrait photos. I am sure I can cut the code down a bit but for now it works great.
I had the opportunity to go to the CBE Basketball tournament here in Kansas City at Municipal Auditorium and it was Awesome!! We went to the Tuesday Night Consolation Final and Championship final. The four teams were Texas Tech who played Air Force and Duke who played Marquette(in the final). We only watched the second half of the consolation game and it was pretty rough. Bob Knight had his head in his hands almost the entire second half. Rightfully so, they looked terrible. They aren’t very deep and the only guy that could score was Jackson and he couldn’t seem to create many opportunities for himself(probably because the entire team stood around to watch). Air Force wasn’t all that talented, although they hit shots when they had to , but man did they play hard. I could definitely see a scenario with Air Force in the show in March while Texas Tech is playing in the NIT.
On to the second game…What a difference in speed, athleticism in the backcourt and all around pretty good ball. Duke doesn’t look very deep, I think they played 8 or 9 guys but really only 6 or seven that contributed. Josh McRoberts is pretty overrated and what a freaking crybaby. They gave him the ball in the post about 5 times in a row at a crucial point in the second half and he forced bad shots 5 times without making a single one. Marquette, man they have some athletes…Especially tournament MVP Dominic James.
It was fun to get out and see some college hoops, thanks Mike!!
Some other decent shots:
Johnson County Fair fun