Most of us like a feel good story. Something about a person overcoming the odds to be come a success is the American way and dream. There is such a story in the news lately that is making me feel good and I am grateful. With all the other garbage being spoon fed us each day in the news, the sweet story of Jeremy Lin makes my day. And, I don't even like basketball.
First we had the improbable Tim Tebow in football winning games he shouldn't have. Now it is this 23 year old California boy of Asian descent who stepped off the bench to create a household word, “Linsanity”.
Jeremy is small, not for every day living for he is a healthy 6 foot 3 inches. However, in professional basketball, that is not much of a stand out when surrounded by nearly 7 foot tall or greater men.
He was not offered scholarships out of high school and was only guaranteed a spot on the squad at Harvard or Brown. Not basketball powerhouses. Also Ivy League schools don't offer scholarships.
He did well at Harvard and made the All-Ivy League First Team in his senior year. No pro teams came calling however and he was not drafted. He made several teams as an invitee but was generally a bench, back up player, often released after a while. He was definitely under the radar.
He was again on the bench for the NY Knicks February 4th when due to injuries, he was put in the game and managed a whopping 25 points, five rebounds, and seven assists, not too shabby.
Since then, he has mowed over the opposition and become the darling of New York and all of sports, pulling off one win after another. His once struggling team is now a team on fire.
I actually got to watch him help defeat last year's champion Mavericks on TV Sunday and I was very impressed. He is not only really good, he is unselfish and does it all. To me, he is the Seabiscuit of basketball. Something the sagging sport after the lock out was needing.
As I said earlier, basketball is not a sport I watch, but if his game is televised, I will be there. Give him a look if you have a chance. He is this year's sport story.
NOT SO GREAT
This is not something the guys can relate to, it really is a girl thing. However, you guys have a girl in your life somewhere so you can maybe sympathize. Other wise, you are excused.
It is getting warm. That means bulky, warm clothes are giving way to the thinner, more clingy clothes. That means my comfort level is being sabotaged by the thermometer.
When I was younger, the bra was a natural a part of my attire. Never would I have thought of going anywhere bra less. I was not a bra burner when it was fashionable to do so. I needed all the help I could get then. Today I only want comfort.
Age has made it a device of torture. Now days, my idea of getting dressed up means putting on a bra. The rest of the time I am free.
In winter, I can even get away with going shopping unbound. However, now that it is getting warmer we are putting away coats and bulky clothes and the bra is necessary once again. Mercy, do I hate it.
Elizabeth Hasselbeck once said on the View something that had me laughing so hard that I was gasping for air. The ladies were discussing how age or nursing babies really took the perk out of the “girls.”
She said, “ Stuffing the girls into a bra now days is like folding origami.”
And she is a young woman.
Thanks to her, I now refer to Spring and Summer as origami seasons. May the days flash by as quickly as possible. I am getting too old to be this uncomfortable. Sigh.
I know, too much information. This is what happens when I don't have a post ready.