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Today I had absolutely no spring in my step playing basketball. I participated in the informal English Department game, which features some pretty savvy athletes. I'm not out of my league, but it will take me several more games -- assuming I can get into the facility where they are being held -- before I'm comfortable enough to try out some of my moves. Today I didn't trust my legs to obey my mind. I took a few shots when I was so open it would have created problems to pass them up. But I didn't drive to the basket or deploy my fancier dribbling. At first I simply didn't do very well. I couldn't play defense the way I like. Even my screens were hesitant. By the end of the two hours, though, I was pulling down lots of rebounds, which was what the last team I was on -- we switched up after each contest -- needed. Next time, if I can get into the building and my legs feel stronger, I hope to make some baskets.

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xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: March 3rd, 2007 07:09 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
there's an informal english dept. game of basketball??? haha! who plays in it?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 3rd, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Mostly graduate students. The composition fluctuates as they come and go. I'm sure there are undergrads who would run us ragged, but they aren't invited!
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: March 3rd, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
ah! i thought you meant it was instructors... now i'm a bit disappointed! :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 3rd, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, almost all the graduate students are also instructors. In Creative Writing, as you know, full faculty don't teach undergrads until the end of their time in the Department. There was another professor there, besides me.
frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: March 3rd, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
my next trip to tucson... we gotta ball it up.
jstgerma From: jstgerma Date: March 4th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

I've got to get back out there ...

This post made me want to go play again. I have to work at the bar every Friday night, so I'm paranoid about spraining an ankle Friday afternoon, but maybe I could brace 'em up and run a game or two. I haven't kept track of the e-mails -- you guys still at Bear Down?

To the uninitiated, you might be surprised by the bball skills of the English faculty. Maybe not in terms of talent, necessarily, or athleticism, but they make up for it with craftiness and a complete lack of conscience.
schencka From: schencka Date: March 5th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


I should like to come again (I've played twice in the game), but I am forced into the frowned-upon position of cancelling Friday afternoon class. (Not by students, of course, but by our beloved Writing Program.) I do wish Bear Down Gym were open Friday evenings, so we could play at 4 or 5.
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