Sunday, January 30, 2011


In this weeks blog I am just curious to what motivates you.  I know a lot of people are different and different things motivate different people.  So my questions for everyone are....What motivates you? Why do you think different things motivate different people?

The thing that motivates me the most is people doubting me or telling me I cannot do something.  I have been proving people wrong my whole life.  Growing up and a kid from a small town in Indiana no one gave me much credit and they said I could never play D-1 basketball.  The next challenge however is proving people wrong that I can play in the NBA.  With a lot of work and some good coaching I think I will be able to make my ultimate dream come true.  Success is something that motivates me too, but doubters really fuel the fire for me.

I think a lot of people are motivated by money due to the economic standing we are in.  I am a firm believer that money does not bring happiness.  Some of the richest people in the world are not even close to happy.

Anyone have good responses Id love to hear them.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day of hoops

College Gameday....what more is there to say?  A chance for the Boilers to knock off Sparty and get back on track.  Keys for the game in my opinion each way.

For Michigan State:
1. Equalize JaJuan Johnson
2. Rebounding
3. Find an X-factor

For Purdue:
1. Rebounding
2. Transition D
3. Bench play

From experience if you can win the rebound battle and keep State out of transition you are going to give yourself a great chance to win.  They run so many sets Purdue's D should be able to take things away or at least push State's offense out on the court.

The atmosphere is going to be unbelievable!  I wish I was able to be in attendance and watch the Boilers protect their home court.  If we get 70+ points we are a tough team to beat.  Look for Smooge and JaJuan to keep playing like senior All Big Ten performers and look for J. Hart, R. Smith, or L. Jackson to step up as well.

Prediction Boilers by 4

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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Beginning

Hey! How is everyone doing? I am just starting a blog to talk about the things that are going on in my life, mainly basketball.  Other then that I will talk about things in my life and then try to challenge or motivate too.

I am going to start this first blog with the frustration that is going on in my basketball career.  I am playing for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and we are struggling as a team right now.  We cant seem to put a full 48 minutes together.  After playing so well in the month of December, January has gotten the best of us.  Playing 14 of 17 on the road is obviously a tough task but we have lost some games we should have won.  It is back to the drawing board and we are going to get things turned around.  Have you came and saw a game?  If not I think you should.

To top things off it was a tough week for the Boilers this week.  Two road games in two hostile environments and couldn't get over the hump.  I will give credit where credit is due so kudos to Blake Hoffarber and Kevin Jones.  They made play after play to answer Purdue from taking complete control of the game.  I know a lot of people are going to jump off the bandwagon but I would never count out Coach Painter and his staff or the team lead by beasts JaJuan Johnson and Smooge Moore.  Look for the Boilers to turn it around this week and get back on track.

Basketball is life!