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!



  1. hey Chris u may remember me as the kid who had u sign that ice bag of yours at your last home game against sioux falls. this is a very good blog and i will be following it for as long as u have it. good luck to u and all of your mad ants teamates

  2. Hey Chris, this is a great way to let your fans keep up with you. I have been a fan of yours since your freshman year and I just got an internship at a Purdue blog. If you ever find the time, I would love to conduct an interview with you about what you are doing currently and how you feel you impacted Purdue. Let me know if that interests you.

  3. We all struggle in some shape or manner, Chris. We are also fortunate enough that we all have the ability to overcome adversity. Sometimes, it takes just one particular moment to turn it all around. I know you guys have the right mindset and I know you guys can get it together. I've seen this movie before!

    Purdue did have a rough week, yes, but they will have that fire and hunger again. I always found it to be silly for people to be jumping off any bandwagons, so if they choose so, then so be it.

    (Hey, my Irish can't play a road game to save their lives this year. Brey *might* get them to re-focus...*might*.)

    By the way, I've yet to come out to a game...shame, I know. Life's caught on, but I ought to shake up the schedule.

    It's good to have you around the Fort, though I'm sure you're imagining yourself elsewhere playing at a different level (ha!)

    Villy's been supporting you for a long time...and he still does. As always, best wishes, Chris.