Wednesday, November 21, 2012

138 Points!

I recently saw that a division 3 college player scored 138 points in a game this week. At first I thought that was an amazing accomplishment but the more I think about it and the more information I get about the event, the less impressed I am. While I'm happy he was able to break a record set back in the 50's, I have some major concerns about the accomplishment. Here are a couple of my thoughts on the subject.

I hope his teammates were excited about breaking the record because last time I checked, there are 5 players on a team. When I saw the box scores, only two other starters on his team scored for a combined total of 7 points. Can you say black hole?

What kind of teams have an ending score of 179 to 104? Does either team know what defense is? This game makes the NBA all star game sound like a defensive clinic.Who was guarding this kid? You would think they would know who to focus on after the first few minutes. I would take it personal if someone scored 20 points on me let alone 138. At what point does your pride kick in an you do something about it?

I heard his coach instructed his players to foul the other team so they could stop the clock and get the ball back to their ball hog star scorer quickly. The dude took 108 shots including 71 three pointers. Who could not score 138 points under those circumstances?

I don't want to sound like Debbie Downer and rain on this guy's parade, but I can't be the only one who feels this way. I'm not the kind of person who thinks every player should get a trophy. I believe in competition, but I think this was a selfish display by both the player and his coach.

So what's next for Jack Taylor? How is he going to top this? I suggest he try to dish out at least 3 assists next game.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

DeAndre's Dunk

I've seen guys get up higher on dunks, but I don't ever recall seeing a player touch the net with their feet before.