Thursday, October 25, 2007

Despite Sleepy Refs, 3-0 Start is a Reality

As I indicated in yesterday's "update", my basketball was slated for a 10pm tip-off Wednesday night. This is the least ideal start time for me, but luckily it's our only one of the six-game season. I'm assuming we lucked out getting only one 10pm game out of six.

Last night it worked out good in theory having the late game because it allowed me to watch game 1 of the World Series without interruption. However, since it was such a blowout, this didn't end up being such a blessing. I was not captivated by the 13-1 drubbing the Red Sox put on the Colorado Pebbles, I mean Rockies.

There isn't much detail I care to share about the game, other than that we won by about 10, and the refs were half asleep. It's hard to blame them for not having the time of their lives reffing their fourth game of the night, but we paid to play in this league, and last night deserved better. I don't expect them to get every call right, but I do expect them to be awake. If we ever have another 10pm game in the playoffs or a future season, I'm going to supply the refs with Red Bulls at the start of each half. We were down two at halftime, but had a great second half, making (I think) every free-throw, while they missed many of theirs. We also switched man-to-man defense from zone, which turned out to be the best way to play this particular team.

I didn't get home until 11:40, got in bed at midnight on the dot, and laid there for 30 minutes before falling asleep. A short 4.5 hours laters I was awaken by my Timex alarm clock, and was not happy. I wanted to just ignore it and fall back asleep, but my responsibility to my employer along with Bosco wanting to go outside to pee and then eat breakfast, forced me to fight the heavy eyelids and get movin'.

I'm glad to have the 10pm game behind me, and am glad we won. I look forward to getting back to a regular bedtime tonight, and also hope World Series game 2 can offer up a little more excitement than game 1 did.

It feels good to be 3-0, but going 4-0 next week will pose a difficult challenge since one of our best players will be missing the game to take his 8 year-old daughter trick-or-treating.

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