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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Why I'm thinking about #30 instead of #SB50...The Big Game
Writing begins where you are, not where you’re trending on
Twitter….tried to start today’s blog about something relevant to the #SB50.
Today’s Big Game for me started in a small
gymnasium on the west side of town. Let
me tell you about #30, who was in the tournament championship at our little
He’s tall and wiry, that #30. Tough and determined, never giving up. Started shooting hoops with #LittleTikes and
moved his way up to a driveway portable #Liftetime hoop. He’s plays P-I-G and H-O-R-S-E,
and is the #MichaelJordan of our driveway turned make-shift half court.
His shooting record is flawless at home…on the court, when
the stakes are higher, his accuracy suffers from the anxiety of being a shy kid
in front of a crowd. But every once in a
while, he lets a 3 pointer fly and sinks it in the net.
#30 is my MVP and all-star player on the team, though he
only gets about a couple of quarters of play time… even less when the scoreboard
is too close.
He was nervous last night, worried they wouldn’t
win. #30 likes perfection. He makes
mistakes on the court, the coach yells…but #30 keeps his cool. He’s learned how to carry himself in any
situation, and to hold his head up high regardless of the scoreboard or his own
I think that’s what I like most about #30. He saves the really good stuff on the
inside. And if you're not careful, you might miss it. But listen close, because he has something to
say. In life, he will make his mark. And when he settles into his #Nike hightops, which are filled more by boy than man at this time, he’ll make those three point
shots all day long.
#30 is #1 for me.
#proudmom and fan of his #biggame.
It was a close game, they took second place, he scored 2
points. NFL #SB50? No, this was not my Big