There was an error in this gadget

Monday, November 30, 2009

MEG Gottingen vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 78 - 69

After sending Gottingen home early in last years playoffs, Bamberg was back in G-town for their first regular season matchup. Chris Oliver posted 17 points as Goettingen cruised past Brose Baskets 78:69 for 6-3 record. Taylor Rochestie netted 15 points while Jacobson and Boone both finished with 12 a piece. Predrag Suput delivered 25 points in the losing case.






Field Goals
Rebounds

#
Name
min
2pm-a
3pm-a
ftm-a
off
def
tot
ast
pf
st
bs
pts
23
Jacobsen, Casey
33
1-2
2-3
4-6
2
6
8
1
3
0
0
12
8
Suput, Predrag
32
6-8
4-6
1-1
1
1
2
3
2
0
1
25
25
Gavel, Anton
28
5-7
1-5
0-0
0
3
3
0
1
0
0
13
24
Brown, Elton
21
2-5
0-0
0-0
2
3
5
1
4
0
0
4
9
Tadda, Karsten
33
1-1
0-7
0-0
0
2
2
3
3
0
0
2
12
Garrett, Robert
25
2-3
0-4
2-3
1
4
5
1
4
2
0
6
21
Pleiss, Tibor
12
2-3
0-0
0-0
0
2
2
0
1
0
0
4
42
Wyrick, Beckham
8
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
44
Taylor, Eric
2
0-0
1-1
0-0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
3
13
Stuckey, Maurice
1
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
Land, Eric
 DNP - Coach's Decision
11
Schmidt, Daniel
 DNP - Coach's Decision

Total

19-29
8-26
7-10
6
22
28
9
20
2
1
69



MEG GOETTINGEN (Coach: Patrick, John)

Field Goals
Rebounds

#
Name
min
2pm-a
3pm-a
ftm-a
off
def
tot
ast
pf
st
bs
pts
11
Little, John
33
2-3
1-5
1-2
1
1
2
3
3
1
0
8
12
Jacobson, Ben
32
4-10
1-3
1-2
0
4
4
4
0
1
1
12
23
Oliver, Chris
31
7-14
0-1
3-6
2
5
7
3
2
2
0
17
21
Boone, Jason
26
5-7
0-0
2-4
5
1
6
1
3
0
2
12
10
Rochestie, Taylor
30
1-3
3-5
4-6
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
15
13
Frazier, Chester
15
0-0
0-1
0-0
0
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
7
McNaughton, Christopher
12
1-2
0-0
2-2
0
4
4
0
4
0
0
4
5
Kulawick, Robert
9
1-1
0-2
0-0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
2
22
Anderson, Dwayne
7
2-3
1-1
1-1
2
1
3
0
5
0
0
8
33
Toppert, Cody
 DNP - Coach's Decision
8
Welzel, Tobias
 DNP - Coach's Decision
15
Meeks, Michael
 DNP - Coach's Decision

Total

23-43
6-18
14-23
10
20
30
13
18
5
3
78




Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kobe & LeBron

On the day where I usually just sit around and watch sports for the majority of the evening, something named KOBE AND LEBRON would definitely capture my attention...and for good reason...I haven't stopped bumping this song all evening and am excited to find out more about these two cats



Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Post Basketball Plans


2010 is almost here and as we all know, there are a lot of players whose contracts either run out or can be opted out in 2010. A few are @dwadeofficial, @chrisbosh, @the_real_nash, LeBron James oh yeah and me. I've been in talks with the @thenyknicks about landing LeBron and I but just incase those plans don't pan out, I need to have something on the back-burner.



So here are the three things I'm doing to pad my "real life" resume for when my "real life" begins even though I still want my "real life" to wait...for "real."





...The Bank Job...


I've been in Germany for three years and my level of German is still Intermediate...there is no excuse for this besides the fact that I hang around lazy people and all the Germans want to work on their English...but I've put myself in a position (5hours a week of lessons) to hold my head high and say "I'm Fluent In German" by the time the season is over. The pressure is on me, like a last second free throw, because I recently started a job in the Sparkasse Bank's marketing department. Demands aren't too crazy, I was assured that a basic knowledge of advertising and marketing strategies coupled with an outgoing personality for the PR Events would suffice, but one key requirement is being able to commuincate. My thinking is that I can actually kill two birds (marketing experience and new language) with this one stone


How is this for the next event?? Ben Jacobson and Jason Boone...Powered By Sparkasse...nice huh?




...Webcodes Galore...
The fact that you are reading this blog right now from your computer or phone proves that the wave of technology is rapidly changing. Well your boy Boone is trying to bank on knowing a lot about these changes. I learned a little bit about Hyper Text Transfer Protocol http and Hyper Text Markup Language html last year(thanks to @holldoll2), but now I'm trying to master this online terminology. I'm diving in head first deep into the world of embedding codes, video editing and uploading procedures. That being said, with the German I learned for the Bank Job and the blog being at an all time high in popularity...look out for the German Video Blog hitting the internet soon.


...where crEDIT is due...
My man Björn Lars Blank aka @real_blb over in the MEG office is the exact reason why my "real life" can wait. Although quiet, like myself, the work he does speaks volumes. The latest task on the agenda of Blankman was to start publishing English press releases on our Team's Website. This was the first one. Eurochallenge Home Opener. I'm going to start editing these releases, as a way to contribute and make sure I don't forget English. So for all of you people out there that are tired of translating every article I post on here, bookmark the website and see how we do...


This is going to be more "real life" work than I'm used to...but hey, I guess in the end, my "real life" is still waiting.

Do What You Do       Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Stranger In Moscow (Literally)

Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have some stats/pics/highlights from our Russian Trip to blog about but in the meantime, with Thanksgiving and a development against his child molestation charges, and the fact that 48 hours ago, 99% of the people around me would have considered me a Stranger in Moscow, you should all watch the video and sing along...I never knew I could relate to so much in this song (literally), your boy MJ was a deep brother...

Happy Black Friday



I was wandering in the rain
Mask of life, feelin' insane
Swift and sudden fall from grace
Sunny days seem far away
Kremlin's shadow belittlin' me
Stalin's tomb won't let me be
On and on and on it came
Wish the rain would just let me

How does it feel (How does it feel)
How does it feel
How does it feel
When you're alone
And you're cold inside

Here abandoned in my fame
Armageddon of the brain
KGB was doggin' me
Take my name and just let me be
Then a begger boy called my name
Happy days will drown the pain
On and on and on it came
And again, and again, and again...
Take my name and just let me be

How does it feel (How does it feel)
How does it feel
How does it feel
How does it feel
How does it feel (How does it feel now)
How does it feel
How does it feel
When you're alone
And you're cold inside

How does it feel (How does it feel)
How does it feel
How does it feel
How does it feel
How does it feel (How does it feel now)
How does it feel
How does it feel
When you're alone
And you're cold inside

Like stranger in Moscow
Like stranger in Moscow
We're talkin' danger
We're talkin' danger, baby
Like stranger in Moscow
We're talkin' danger
We're talkin' danger, baby
Like stranger in Moscow
I'm live in lonely
I'm live in lonely, baby
Stranger in Moscow

[KGB interrogator - Russian to English Translation]
"Why have you come from the West?
Confess! To steal the great achievments of
the people, the accomplishments of the workers..."


 Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

MEG Gottingen vs. MBC Weisenfels 95-71

MBC was beaten by Goettingen 71:95 as the latter got 23 points from Taylor Rochestie. Chris Oliver poured in 15 and Jacobson scored 14. (Le Femme) Nikita Khartchenkov finished the night with 15 points in the losing effort.




MEG GOETTINGEN (Coach: Patrick, John)

Field Goals
Rebounds

#
Name
min
2pm-a
3pm-a
ftm-a
off
def
tot
ast
pf
st
bs
pts
23
Oliver, Chris
25
6-11
1-1
0-0
1
4
5
2
3
2
0
15
11
Little, John
25
2-3
2-3
2-2
1
0
1
1
3
1
0
12
21
Boone, Jason
20
2-4
0-0
3-6
1
2
3
0
4
1
1
7
13
Frazier, Chester
15
2-3
0-1
1-1
0
2
2
0
3
1
0
5
10
Rochestie, Taylor
25
2-7
5-5
4-6
0
3
3
1
1
1
0
23
12
Jacobson, Ben
25
4-5
0-2
6-8
0
2
2
3
1
6
0
14
5
Kulawick, Robert
24
3-3
1-6
0-0
1
0
1
1
3
0
0
9
7
McNaughton, Christopher
19
4-6
0-1
0-0
3
6
9
1
2
2
0
8
22
Anderson, Dwayne
12
1-1
0-1
0-0
0
1
1
0
2
1
0
2
15
Meeks, Michael
2
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
33
Toppert, Cody
2
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Total

26-43
9-20
16-23
7
20
27
9
22
15
1
95



MITTELDEUTSCHER BC WEISSENFELS (Coach: Harmsen, Bjoern)

Field Goals
Rebounds

#
Name
min
2pm-a
3pm-a
ftm-a
off
def
tot
ast
pf
st
bs
pts
9
Gilbert, Johnnie
24
1-3
0-0
0-1
0
2
2
1
4
0
1
2
34
Bernard, Wayne
23
3-3
1-5
0-0
0
5
5
3
4
3
0
9
11
Dagunduro, Adeola
20
2-2
1-1
2-2
3
1
4
1
0
0
0
9
41
Elliott, Ivan
19
1-3
2-3
0-0
1
2
3
1
1
0
1
8
15
Pilcevic, Radenko
12
1-3
0-1
0-0
0
1
1
0
4
0
0
2
4
Gamqrelidze, Giorgi
27
0-2
1-1
4-4
1
1
2
3
5
0
0
7
13
Khartchenkov, Nikita
24
4-7
2-6
1-4
1
1
2
2
0
0
0
15
25
Grunheid, Guido
17
3-4
0-1
1-2
0
0
0
1
3
1
3
7
12
Kashirov, Anatoly
12
1-5
0-0
5-6
0
3
3
0
0
0
0
7
16
Leutloff, Sascha
10
1-1
0-0
0-0
1
3
4
0
3
0
0
2
31
Stucki, Matt
7
0-0
1-2
0-0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
3
7
Fehse, Peter
 DNP - Coach's Decision

Total

17-33
8-20
13-19
7
19
26
12
26
5
5
71



Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback       ...blackhercules21...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

How lucky am I to be playing professional basketball? Very Lucky
How lucky am I to be in great physical health? Very Very Lucky
How often do I count my blessings and really appreciate my luck? Not Enough

A few weeks back, I had a chance to get over to the Children's section of the Gottingen Klinikum (hospital) and shoot around with some of the kids there (we set up a hoop, they don't have basketball courts in the hospital). The orange team was out there giving the golden children the business.


It was a ton of fun and it meant a lot to these kids. I've been lucky in the sense that I've never had to spend too much time at the hospital (knock on wood). My family genes are pretty strong and there is no history of anything running in the family of those I love.


That being said, the hospital still gives me the heebie-jeebies. I don't like the smell, I don't like the food and I don't like seeing people in pain, but a visit is due every once in awhile to remind me just how lucky I am.


After shooting around with them, we signed some autographs and gave away some cool prizes but the best part of the whole experience was meeting Vincent. He's a young kid who had to have a bypass heart surgery and he's the epitome of toughness. It didn't hit me until one of my teammates (whose name I won't say) asked him if basketball was his favorite sport. His mother told us that his "heart has never been strong enough to play sports" and I almost broke down. It made me really think that every time I hate running sprints or hate going to practice, there are people out there that would give anything to be in my shoes...and that's the kind of stuff that keeps me going.


Stay Strong Vincent...You are the Man


Happy Thanksgiving


Do What You Do       Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Where I've Been

There's a ton more about Russia coming up in the next few days but after having a ton of traveling time to think about LIFE, I've re-learned that it's the simple joys in life that put a smile on my face...and one of those joys is updating my Where I've Been map. It's not everyday you get to go to Russia (thank God for that) but that doesn't change that it's a big chunk of my map...


Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tweet Me?

Twitter me doesn't sound correct, I think it's tweet me. Whatever it is, it's all new to me and if I'm going to stay motivated to retweet or twitpic or whatever, I'm going to need some followers...if you have Twitter hit me up @blackhercules21


I'm trying to stay consistent with the blog and twitter and the facebook etc...because let's face it, my life is a lot more interesting than yours and you want to know what I'm doing the majority of the time. Stop fooling yourself.

I'm also trying to make a more concerted effort to stay in touch with a lot of you, therefore if you have a blackberry, I need your pin...we can BBM...so do what you do and hallelujah hollaback at your boy


Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Going To Russia

My teammates and I are on our way to Russia today to play in our first Eurochallenge game. The only thing that comes to mind when I think about Russia is this movie



So this game against Lokomotiv Kuban has got a lot more riding on it than just our first international game, a chance to be respected throughout Europe, and an opportunity to update my Facebook Where I've Been Map...I have to do this one for Apollo Creed. The centerS of the Russian team (yes plural) are all listed at or around 7'1". Aleksandr Savenkov, Vladislav Dragojlovic and Grigori Shukhovtsov (try saying that 5x fast) but I betcha my whole years salary that neither of them will go all "Drago" on us and intimidate your boys with an "I'll Break You" line. It's time to do what we do...See You In Three Days


до свидания

Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

My Dear Friend Taj


This impromptu blog is dedicated to my teammate Taj for the hurtful comment he left on one of my previous blog posts, the one his girlfriend actually commented was my best post yet. So Taj do me a favor, in between the chronic "Ostrich Strangling" sessions you'll have over the next three days...don't watch this movie...wouldn't want you to cry like you did when I blocked your dunk earlier this year...


PS I just tried the trail mix you made me to take on the flight (all my bitches make me something) and it sucked...see you when we're back homie


Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

You Used To Be...


My feelings towards things change all the time. I hate feeling stuck in situations and every now and then I need a change...as patient as I can sometimes be, there aren't too many things I can tolerate for that long. This was a recent change though because I am going to contradict myself right now.

As a child, I used to watch movies over and over again...I still do it sometimes but it was bad back in the day. Dumb and Dumber was probably the movie I've seen the most (can quote the entire thing), my little brother and I used to watch Anaconda every other day for all of 1998 (at least 150 times) but the movie that I used to love and absolutely NEVER get tired of watching was Angels in the Outfield.

There was a scene in that movie where the two kids are on their way to the field to take a picture with the Angels Manager George Knox (Danny Glover). On their way down they walk past a bunch of Angels players and when they see Mel Clark (Tony Danza) they ask the man escorting them who he is. He explains that he was once one of the best pitchers in the league and the young child JP (no not my coach) said to Tony Danza "hey, you used to be Mel Clark?"

I think that that line was one of the most hurtful things someone could accidentally say to a professional athlete. The face Tony Danza put on after he was asked that question should have won him an Oscar, I still feel bad to this day about how painful that was and I know I'll have to deal with that pain one day. Anyway, it got me thinking about a few other guys who were once in their prime and are now shadows of their former self. I know as people get older, their priorities change. It’s part of growing up, and it's the same for an average person or a celebrity. And with that being said, here are three celebrities who kind of suck now...but you may have forgotten how awesome they once were.



Arnold Schwarzenegger




arnold
Arnold is among many iconic celebrities of yesteryear who have become nothing more than a caricature of themselves (*cough* Christopher Walken *cough*). Mr. Muscle emerged to supremacy as THE action hero of the 1980s. And with classics like The Terminator, Total Recall and The Running Man, Arnold was a bonafide badass for much of his career. And even before he was a movie badass, he was the coolest mf’er in the room and a beacon of unintentional comedy, like in the documentary Pumping Iron.

 Sadly, it was somewhere around the time that Jingle All The Way came out that Arnold began to backslide into the B-list of celebrity (and his portrayal of Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin sealed the deal). Now the governator of Cal-i-forn-ia, Arnold is one sex tape away from signing on to star in the next season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!



Tom Cruise


tom-cruise-acting20crazy
Oh, Lord Xenu, you vile villain. You may have “saved” Tom Cruise’s soul with the religion of Scientology, but in the process you have royally screwed this dudes' street cred. In the 80s, Cruise rose to fame thanks to blockbusters like Top Gun and Rain Man. And through the new millennium, every woman wanted to bone him and every dude wanted to be him. Except (for me and) Val Kilmer, who seemed to want a bit of both in the famous volleyball scene from Top Gun.

 Just a couple dudes, sharing some sexual tension and shirtless athletic competition. No biggie.
But ever since Mr. Cruise parted ways with Nicole Kidman, his celebrity star has fallen dramatically. Most of this can be chalked up to his odd behavior surrounding his whirlwind “romance” with Katie Holmes – all of which culminated on his awkward appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show (which I just heard is ending soon). With the curtain pulled back, Cruise was revealed for the weirdo that he is, and though still a major Hollywood player, no one wants to either be or bone this guy anymore. Well, other than alien souls stuck wandering the Earth.

Michael Jackson



michael-jackson-neverland
Too soon? I know the wound is still fresh, but come on – Michael Jackson was one f’d up dude. Yes, he was uber talented. Yes, he is one of the greatest pop singers of all time. And yes, the dude could moonwalk like a motherf’er. But seriously, you can’t honestly tell me that Michael Jackson died as a badass A-list celebrity.




We’re talking surgical masks, skin bleaching, ridiculous plastic surgery…allegations of child abuse! Whether you believe the rumors or not, the fact is that the King of Pop’s terrible upbringing and the pressures of fame eventually imploded upon him. And yet, despite all his flaws, the majority of the world is willing to look past it all. This, more than anything, should be a testament to how freaking epic Michael’s talents truly are. Because, though he died a shattered shell of himself, we still remember him for healing the world with songs like Thriller, Billy Jean oh yeah and Heal The World.

*Yesterday's blog about Artest and that tribute prompted me to shout out big MJ...he was the man


Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

That's My Shoe

Last week, my teammate Ben and I were talking about Michael Jackson.

Okay hold up let me back track...we were hanging out at this spot across the street called Monros Park. Local sports bar (darts, pool, bananawiezens) where they let us play our own music. DJ Lit was on the 1's and 2's and starting bumping some ol' MJ...which led to me asking Ben if he ever heard Ron Artest's Tribute to Michael.

After saying no, I immediately posted this song on his facebook wall. When I went to search "Ron Artest" my search engine finished my text with "Ron Artest throws Ariza's Shoe." I must have missed this on NBA.com's top ten. But in either case, the incident is not as funny as the comment...good ol' Ron being good ol' Ron



Ron Artest, on throwing Trevor Ariza’s shoe in the stands:

"Well what happened was…obviously I didn't know his shoe would come off that's the first thing conservative reporters. I didn't know his shoe was gonna come off. I don't speak to his feet so I don't know what his feet are thinking, I don't know what his toes are thinking, I don't know what he’s thinking. Then his shoe comes off and I'm like okay a shoe is not supposed to be on the basketball court without somebody standing inside of it. So I said alright, I'm just gonna buy me some time. I really didn't know whose shoe it was, but I said it has to be one of the player's shoe. As soon as I toss it off the court, not throw into the stands which some people said, it'll buy me some time. What happens is I come back down, Trevor is trying to put his shoe on and I politely hit a three in his face."

The NBA...Where Ron Artest Happens

Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I Wannabe I Wannabe Like...

Edward Cullen?? Who the f*ck is that? It’s OK, you can admit it. I know you don’t always pay attention to everything your girlfriend says (she talks a lot), but there's one topic you can’t help but notice. She seems to talk a lot -- in those nauseating gushing tones no less -- about this Edward Cullen guy. Yup the dude from that Twilight movie nonsense, but why is your girlfriend acting like a groupie? With the release of the second movie in the series (and the consequent two-hour torture you know you’ll be forced to endure right there with it), I'm gonna school you as to why any boyfriend should look to be more like Edward

First off, Who Is Edward Anyway?

In short, Edward is every woman’s fantasy. He's handsome (pause), he’s got a rock-hard body (pause), he’s wealthy, he’s smart, he’s articulate, and he’s kind. He’s perfect -- except for one little problem. He’s a vampire and desperately desires the blood of that whore from Adventureland

Of course you’re thinking, “So what? I don’t get it. Why do women love this guy so much?” I was the same way but I've finally realized that this Edward guy is the real deal...and here's why...the superficial things listed above aren’t really it. The real reasons women love Edward go much deeper, and are things you can do even better than him.

Trust me fellas...listen up



Edward chooses Bella

In the story, the characters are in high school. Edward could have easily had his choice of any of the girls in school, even the ones deemed absolutely perfect by anyone’s standards. The prom queen, captain of the cheerleader squad or my choice (his sister) but Bella is a typical girl and only sees her shortcomings (sound familiar?). She doesn’t think she is in his league, yet for some reason, one she can’t quite figure out, Edward chooses to be with her.

Be even better than Edward: Make sure she knows you chose her. This is not to say you want to flaunt your desirability in her face (chances are she, like Bella, is well aware), but rather ensure she knows you chose her. No girl wants to think you settled with her or that you’re only with her because there’s no one better right now. She wants to feel special, so let her know that even if you were given any option in the world you’d still choose her.

Edward sacrifices his own comfort to be with Bella

Vampires drink human blood, Bella is awfully tempting, but he denies his thirst to be with her.

Be even better than Edward:
Do a little sacrificing of your own. Women think it’s romantic when you willingly (key word is "willingly") give up something for her. It can be something as simple as skipping your typical game night ritual with your buddies to run errands with her, or something more significant such as going to visit her family over the holidays. This sometimes is the hardest thing to do.

Edward has impeccable manners

Edward is always polite and shows proper respect to everyone -- his family, his teachers, even his enemies, and especially the important people in Bella’s life.

Be even better than Edward: Be a little old-fashioned yourself. Always do the basic chivalrous things your dad taught you: open her doors, help her with her jacket, pull out her chair, walk closest to the street, etc. And don’t do this only for her, but for all women. Show respect not just to your girl, but to the important people in your life and hers. Dave Chappelle said "chivalry is dead and women killed it" but make the attempt fellas...it'll go a long way.

Edward is a total contradiction

He is a vampire. He should be sadistic and feast on humans. Instead, he is incredibly kind and subsists on the blood of animals to remain humane. Bottom line: he just isn’t what he appears.

Be even better than Edward: Be unpredictable and surprise her. If you’re a manly man who's into the stereotypical guy things, surprise her by developing a domestic hobby such as cooking, or suggesting (and actually enjoying) the occasional chick flick. If you’re a really athletic guy, be a contradiction by suggesting the two of you take dance classes or piano lessons. If you’re not a man of many words, surprise her by expressing yourself through a heartfelt, handwritten letter. Get it? The point is to illustrate you aren’t all that you seem either.


Channel your inner Edward

Now you have almost enough background to carry on an intelligent conversation with her about Edward (OK, maybe not, and you probably don’t want to, but at least now you know what she’s talking about). Practice a few of these tricks and you will never have to wonder when you’re together if she’s thinking about Edward instead of you.


Sidenote, I am not going to see New Moon because I had a girlfriend who read all the books and told me what happened, plus it's not out here yet and I have too much pride to ask a teammate to go with me...but I do hope one day that I could be more like an Edward Cullen...oh man that hurt to say

Do What You Do       Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

MEG vs. Telekom Bonn 87-74

 Gottingen remained unbeaten at home as the Telekom Baskets of Bonn came to town.




MEG GOETTINGEN (Coach: Patrick, John)
  Field Goals Rebounds  
# Name min 2pm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st bs pts
23 Oliver, Chris 28 7-13 1-3 5-6 1 4 5 0 4 0 0 22
13 Frazier, Chester 26 0-1 2-4 0-0 3 3 6 2 2 1 0 6
11 Little, John 23 2-3 0-3 1-1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5
21 Boone, Jason 17 4-6 0-0 2-4 1 4 5 0 5 2 1 10
10 Rochestie, Taylor 32 3-4 2-6 3-4 1 3 4 4 2 2 0 15
12 Jacobson, Ben 30 3-7 3-3 4-4 0 1 1 2 2 3 0 19
7 McNaughton, Christopher 19 3-4 0-0 2-6 1 1 2 0 4 1 0 8
22 Anderson, Dwayne 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 2
5 Kulawick, Robert 7 0-0 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
15 Meeks, Michael 4 0-0 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Toppert, Cody  DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   23-39 8-24 17-25 9 19 28 9 23 10 2 87


TELEKOM BASKETS BONN (Coach: Koch, Michael)
  Field Goals Rebounds  
# Name min 2pm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st bs pts
10 Jordan, Jared 33 2-4 1-3 0-0 0 4 4 4 0 0 1 7
4 Taylor, Bryce 29 1-7 0-1 4-4 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 6
5 Ensminger, Chris 25 5-7 0-0 2-3 4 6 10 2 5 0 0 12
6 Strasser, Johannes 16 1-1 0-4 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 2
15 DuPree, Ronald 27 2-6 3-3 2-8 2 4 6 2 2 1 1 15
14 Ohlbrecht, Tim 19 4-4 2-5 1-1 2 1 3 1 3 0 1 15
13 Flomo, Patrick 15 2-5 0-0 2-3 3 2 5 0 1 0 1 6
9 Bowler, John 13 0-2 1-2 4-4 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 7
11 Kolodziejski, Artur 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
7 King, Alex 8 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2
Total   19-38 7-18 15-23 13 21 34 11 22 2 4 74




Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Life is Precious

Way too often we as people (myself included) do not take the time to appreciate life. Every once in awhile something will happen to make us realize that our most precious gift is the one thing we can't afford to lose...life.

So during this time of grieving for my teammate and friend, I just want to make sure that I focus on living my life and enjoying it as much as I can. Here are 24 simple ways to enjoy life according to Life Optimizer

  1. Enjoy your meal. Don’t just eat. Taste it and appreciate its richness.
  2. Learn to cook.
  3. Feel music and not just listen to it.
  4. Play music. More than just listening, playing music allows you to express yourself.
  5. Sing.
  6. Gather with old friends.
  7. Take a walk in the park.
  8. Go hiking.
  9. Read a novel.
  10. Find and watch a movie you like.
  11. Give yourself a lazy day.
  12. Play board games with your friends.
  13. Have a candle-light dinner with your spouse.
  14. Read a classic book.
  15. Exercise with friends.
  16. Watch funny videos.
  17. Play with kids.
  18. Have a cup of coffee.
  19. Get a massage.
  20. Go to a museum.
  21. Go to a theater.
  22. Watch sunrise.
  23. Take pictures.
  24. Browse your photo album for your treasured memories.
I know some seem more enjoyable than others (and to each their own) but you get my drift? You only get one shot at this whole "living your life" thing and far too often it's spent worrying about your career or your money...don't forget to enjoy it a little.


My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Oliver family, as it's hard for him to enjoy anything following the death of his grandfather. I pray that God gives him the strength to heal the wound that a deceased relative can leave.


Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Warning Signs

The only thing worse than having crap a job is looking for a job. Much the same can be said about dating. Men too often put up with a lot of rubbish from women just to save having to start looking again. In my mind, that shouldn't be the case. The longer a man is in this situation, the more he will grow accustomed to the drudgery, leading him to stay in the relationship far longer than its expiration date.

Whether you suspect that you’re in this situation or you know it for a fact, I'm here to introduce you to the top 10 signs you’re too good for her -- and really need to find someone better.

No.10 - You're always dumbing down conversations around her

And it's not just her -- it's her entire social universe. Her friends, her family and her coworkers all seem to have an extremely limited vocabulary, one that contains more four-letter expletives than an episode of Big Brother. In fact her favorite program probably is an MTV Reality TV Show. If your dog can match her wit, it’s one of the signs you’re too good for her.



No.9 - She f*cks like a porn star

Sure, we all have those fantasies, but if your woman is taking you into uncharted territory that has serious repercussions for personal safety, there's a good chance it's a sign you're too good for her. No limits or boundaries in the intimate sphere means serious problems with self-respect and control in general. Sure the sex will be mind-blowing, but you’ll never know where she’s been or even how she learned her maneuvers, which can only mean one thing…

No.8 - None of your friends like her

Your friends don't like her and they seem to have independently verified, double-blind proof, that she's awful. You've spent a lot of time cultivating your social circle to serve as just this type of guard when you're in completely over your head, so trust your safety net. If she can't make simple conversation with your friends, it's a sign you're too good for her.
 

No.7 - You're always encouraging her

If, on a regular basis, you find yourself encouraging your girlfriend to go out and really experience life outside the couch or the high street, you're in all likelihood too good for her. There are certain people who lack ambition or enthusiasm for the future. You're not going to be her catalyst and all you're doing now is wasting valuable energy and focus that you should be spending on your own life. Move on son.


No.6 - She can't pay for anything

When it comes time to paying the bill for a dinner, a movie or just about anything else the two of you are undertaking she is nowhere to be found. There are two types of women for whom this is a problem: The first is just oblivious to the fact that she should actually pitch into the relationship. The second is just without the ability and just doesn't seem (to have any inclination) to have any income. Life's too short to waste time on either of them.

No.5 - She's amazed by what you take for granted

At a certain point in life, certain realities set in and some things are just taken for granted. After college, a paycheck certainly falls into this category. If your girlfriend is dumbstruck by your ability to garner income, you're staring into the abyss of someone who cannot hold a job. This may be a warning sign of future problems. Other things that she’s awestruck by include paying bills, utilities or credit cards on a monthly basis. These should all let you know you're too good for her.

No.4 - She has poor hygiene

If you've noticed on numerous occasions that there is a certain unpleasant odor emanating from your girl, it may be time to move on. Some people are merely untidy while others endanger your health. You can try mentioning in passing that there seems to be something amiss, but by and large, you're going to be facing a recurring and uphill battle if you want her to change.

No.3 - She is devoid of natural curiosity

The universe is a strange and mysterious place. Every day you come across phenomena that nearly cry out for further explanation. At least you thought so, until you met your current girlfriend. If you've been together for a while and you've never heard her mention travel or a book she has read, you're in trouble. Conversations based upon first-hand experience from your day are both powerfully limiting and dull.



No.2 - She gets into trouble with the law

There is a time when authority figures are challenged and boundaries are defined. It's called adolescence. It's when your juvenile record can be sealed and expunged. If she's still shoplifting or she's all too familiar with the local constabulary, you need to ask yourself if you really need the kind of drama she'll inevitably bring. It shows that she hasn't developed a sense of what is right or wrong, nor does she have any respect for the possessions of others.


No.1 - Her best asset is her looks

Relationships are a growing concern. You're supposed to find other qualities that endear her to you beyond the initial physical attraction. If you haven't found anything like that and in fact have found many qualities that the good looks are covering up for, then you're too good for her. You need to move on and find someone else. If you don't, you're selling yourself short. Strike out in a new direction and find someone who is both physically attractive as well as your equal or better in the other 98% of life.


Ladies, get your sh*t together or we're out of here

Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...