Thursday, February 21, 2008

Basketball is My Life

This time one year ago, I couldn't have told you which schools had decent basketball programs. I didn't care about standings, records and did not even know what "over the back" meant.
But, now--now all is changed.
A rebound, foul or aforementioned "over the back" call has the power to either
a) thrill me to my very core
b) send me into the depths of despair.

In the last two weeks I have been at two seperate approximately 1.4 hour events in which I feel that I have lived and died a few times, gathering new grey hairs every minute. I've tried not to care, honestly I have, but I'm apparently either not that kind of person, or WAY to invested in my eblings. In this case, probably both.

I say this, because of the strange phenomenon that is occuring in my life. People don't seem to care that Orange Park High School is now in the 6A quarter finals in boys basketball.

(pause for all my devoted blog readers who are having their own little celebrations with their computer screens, cause I know both of you are and I bless you for it)

I mean, come ON. If we win this game on Saturday, we go to state! This is monumental, earth shattering news! I expect people to whip out the pom poms and do a hurkey when I tell them this. Instead they say "In what sport? Basketball? Oh, that's good huh?"
Uh, YEAH. sheesh.

Just because LAST year I could have cared less. And did, actually. But that doesn't give all you other people an excuse. I FORGIVE you, but implore you to get on the bandwagon and live the full high school basketball fan life that I am living.


Unknown said...

Woo Hoo!! Woo Hoo!! Party at my computer screen--tell the ebling in the spotlight that girl whose yard he played in a lifetime ago says, "All the way to state, BABY!!" Dorothy's very fired up, too, FYI.

jayjay said...

oh dear. . . you go girl! It's got to be a bigger thing in your country, huh.

Shelly Brewer said...

woo-hoo! I understand the excitement...I'm a HS teacher and a coach and BB coach's woo-hoo! get excited!

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