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Date Posted: Thu, February 03 2005, 11:13:47
Author: Duck
Subject: Re: Embrace it, it's all you've got
In reply to: 91 's message, "Re: Embrace it, it's all you've got" on Thu, February 03 2005, 8:52:05

I can't argue with that. If you got it - enjoy it. Eventually, we'll have FB, and a whole lot more. But in the meantime, let's make the most of what we have!

>Even if there's no football, I can paint a vivid
>picture of why we enjoy what we have and not be to
>wishful for what we don't...
>Basketball is a great thing... a championship banner,
>a good seat, the roar of the crowd during pregame
>introductions, watching pregame warmups for a hint of
>who might be on or off on a given day, the beautiful
>arc and the sound of the twine on a 3-pointer, the
>shifts of mementum, a crowd pleading
>"deeefeeennnnseee" on a critical possession, the
>alleyoop, the thread-the-needle pass for a dunk, the
>steal, the trap, the full court press, the fast break,
>the sound of the ball bouncing off the hardwood, the
>squeak of sneakers, the buzzer, the smell of popcorn,
>the thought that we can all go to the park, driveway
>or rec center afterward and attempt to be half as
>skilled as the guys on the court are (who hasn't
>dreamed of sinking a last-second 3-pointer to win a
>championship on their driveway hoop???)
>Baseball is a great thing...the smell of the grass,
>the beautiful carpet of green bermuda, a big Dr.
>Pepper, nice stick of spicy beef jerky, a hurler on
>the mound making hitters look silly, the offense
>raking like batting practice. TThe gentle silver glow
>of the lights high above the park or puffy clouds in
>the distance as the sun shines brilliantly on a
>perfect spring afternoon...the sound of "play ball" is
>truly special.

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