Category Archives: Basketball

Not snowing here

It is Sunday. The Football playoffs are still underway. It was snowing in Buffalo which amazingly seemed to be worse for the home team than the visiting Bengals. In local news, the 49ers managed to hold on to their ‘one … Continue reading

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bouncing cages

My intention this morning was clean up. Right, like that is going to happen. ¬†Instead, we wound up over at Shana’s where George played with Lev while Noah and I put together a trampoline which now resides in her garage. … Continue reading

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Not that many points

and Senior’s Day. It was the last home game of the season. Following their usual pattern, the women’s basketball team did well in the first quarter, not great in the second and third, then got it together in the last … Continue reading

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and more of the same

but if one takes enough meds – well, the ability to care, much less make sound decisions might just be a bit impaired. Which is why I found myself at the Cal Women’s Basketball this afternoon. The game was a … Continue reading

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A hard loss

No, not a family member or a football game. But the Cal Women’s Basketball team lost in overtime. I can’t say that either they, or Utah were consistent. Errors were made on both sides. Actually all three side – the … Continue reading

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Cal Women’s Basketball

It wasn’t until just after 1200 that I remembered that there was a home basketball game today. Gwen had gone to work with Dani and is doing a whole lot better. Yes, cone of shame still applies, her incision is … Continue reading

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They are Owls

What are those? I was asked at the Cal Women’s Basketball Game this evening. It was a much more intelligent question that the previous – What are you knitting? Are those Warrior Colors? Hello? This is a Cal Basketball Game. … Continue reading

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And they won

George has been watching. various college and pro sports over the weekend. If I hadn’t out with him, it really can’t be avoided. Some won, some lost. I hiked down the hill to the UCBerkeley Campus, then across the campus … Continue reading

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Bouncing Balls

Women’s Basketball (not dogs chasing toys) Today marked the last of the exhibition games before the official opening of the basketball season. Specially the UCBerkeley Golden Bears. From here on it, I will generally refer to them just as Cal. … Continue reading

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Not their best performance

Anyone can forgive a pitcher one lousy pitch. Even if it is one of the first pitches in the top of the first and results in a right fielder (not ours) hitting a home run. That would be ok. That … Continue reading

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Close your eyes

Don’t watch. Seriously, you don’t want to see this. Cal was at Stanford today for the second of their two games. The first, Thursday, was at Haas Pavilion with Cal pulling out a win on Asha Thomas’ buzzer beating last … Continue reading

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Clowns on Muni

There is a Clown School in San Francisco – link here. They are located near the N-Judah Muni Line. The website really, really needs work, but it gives you the basics. A couple of stops after George and I boarded … Continue reading

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Four Thousand Screaming kids

In what is reputed to be an annual affair, there were literally thousands of school children at today’s Cal Women’s Basketball Game. Schools from San Jose south of us to Fairfield on the north (plus several Richmond primary schools), all … Continue reading

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And more rain

Nothing like looking at the forecast and seeing rain. Or, for that matter, looking out the window which just confirms what you already know – it is quite wet out there. There is a strong temptation just to curl up … Continue reading

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I should be studying

At least that is what I am telling myself. So far I have reviewed five pages of outlines, several misc. documents, read through my notes, played computer games and skimmed some junk genre fiction. So much for good intentions. And … Continue reading

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Minnesota Lynx

No, not four footed creatures but a team in the Women’s National Basketball Association. If you are not US based, you are excused for not knowing that there has been professional women’s basketball for several decades. The Minnesota Lynx date … Continue reading

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Zumba?

I don’t think so. What it was – a joyous bunch of people jumping and dancing around. To include little kids, dozens of us old farts and a goodly number of the Straw Hat Band. The Cal Women won – … Continue reading

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Balls

In this case, basketball was fine. The Cal women won on Friday evening although they struggled a bit in the middle. The Cal women won again this morning. The game, being at 1030 in the morning was better attended than … Continue reading

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No news

I’m sitting here thinking about heading to bed. I have heard nothing out of the VA today which actually doesn’t bother me a bit. Bad news travels rather rapidly. Stable conditions and good new take a bit longer especially when … Continue reading

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Oregon State 66, Cal 56

It was not a great night for the Cal Women’s Basketball team. It wasn’t that they weren’t active and out on that court. It was more that they just weren’t sinking the baskets. Why am I telling you this? Senior … Continue reading

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