Monday, January 26, 2009's the law

At least in Indiana, it is.

Notre Dame lost to Marquette (I'm shaking my fist at you, Milwaukee Dan #2!), but it was a fun game to watch. They played 'em tough, and took the lead a few times, but couldn't quite pull it off in the end. Marquette is a good team, and I say good job on both teams' parts for keeping it clean and not playing dirty. I love a good defensive game, and this was a really low scoring game (indicative of either good defense from both teams, or really really crappy shooting from both...I'd say this game was more of the former) with very few fouls. I know that elbows fly and their hands are everywhere, but I didn't see any really dirty play.

Man, I love basketball.

Luke Harangody is amazing. The guy is a forward, and he's big. He's a junior, and there is some speculation of whether he'll stay for his senior year or go pro. I think he definitely has a shot in the pros, but I hope he stays and gets his degree. Oh, and he can play basketball while he's at it. [grin] He's got a killer hook shot. Even the Marquette fans sitting behind us were impressed with some of the shots Luke made.

Even though our team lost, it was really fun to go to a game. We've got a couple more coming up, too. The Joyce Center at ND is a great place to see a game (or a concert). There's not a bad seat in the house, and the student section is loud, crazy, and green.

Of course, this has got me even more antsy for spring, so I can go out and shoot some hoops. I really enjoyed doing that last fall, and I can hardly wait to work on my mad skillz. Don't let my short stature fool you...I'm the Muggsy Bogues of Nutwood! (Actually, I totally suck. I just have fun shooting.)

I hope everyone is safe and warm tonight. There's a nasty storm passing through to the south of us, with ice and freezing rain. Tis a night fit for neither man nor beast!

I had a Diet Coke at the game, so I'm all hopped up on caffeine. Think I can manage to get to sleep at a decent hour? The jury is still out.


  1. Hi Beth,
    Sounds like a great game. That winter weather, though, would be enough to make me hunker down, watch all further games on TV, preferably with the heat at a comfortable 70-degrees.

  2. Gurl, you are a total sports fiend! I'm up late because I hate a nap with the kittehs after work!

  3. Why am I not surprised that you like basketball? Sort of thought it was a genetic thing in places like Indiana and Kentucky!

    I really think that the Spartans are a Final Four team this season. ND is in a tough conference, and it makes me wonder about where they will be seeded. Glad you enjoyed the game!

  4. Meg went to a hockey game at her college 2 days ago...this from a girl who never liked sports, lol. She supports all the sports there now. I never have liked basketball. When i was 19 and pregnant and married to the 1st loser i would sit and watch televised games to TRY and like basketball because he loved it but i never did get into it. But i was raised on football....OSU & Browns all the way. They say we will have NINE inches on the ground by tomorrow morning. I pray not...i'll have to try and drive in that! Glad you two got to go have fun. XO

  5. I'm ashamed to say I'm a bad sports fan. I haven't watched much at all this year.
    It has been such a rough winter, most everywhere. 51 days till Spring!

    Hope everyone keeps safe. Leigh

  6. We don't get much of a chance to see Basket Ball ~ but is a game I loved to play when I was in School ~ Glad you enjoyed the game even if your team didn't win ~ Ally x

  7. As a graduate of the University of Kentucky, I'm a big college basketball fan, too. I was there in the days when.... well, if you're an Indy fan, you don't want to hear about it. LOL! I'm glad you got to go to the game, and I'm truly sorry ND didn't win. I do like them!

  8. Some how, I never have a problem blocking your shots :o)

    But of course, one-on-one can be fun.


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