Congratulations to James Justice, the 5’9 All-American guard from Martin Methodist College, for winning the 2012 State Farm College Slam Dunk Contest. He beat out seven NCAA Division I players, including Miles Plumlee from Duke University. If you didn’t see it on ESPN, then I highly recommend it. If nothing else, seeing the judges (including Bobby Hurley and John Salley) react after James’ last dunk is priceless. Here is the footage (courtesy of SBnation.com).
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” (Abraham Lincoln)
From March 10-20, I spent time serving on the NAIA National Tournament Committee. It was a bittersweet experience. Meeting all the coaches, watching all the games, observing many practices and helping the tournament run smoothly was great. However, it was difficult watching the teams play knowing that we had been fairly close to qualifying ourselves. If only we’d won 1-2 more games, we might have been one of the 32-teams that earned a bid. I must say that Rob Edmission’s Oklahoma City University team was extremely impressive throughout the entire tournament. They beat Union University in the championship game, which is no small feat. As I watched the games and thought about how to get my team to the tournament, I came up with some observations. In no particular order, I have listed them below.
I am fairly new to the world of social media, especially twitter. I have an account and have composed some tweets. However, don’t expect me to twit anyone back. I also just learned in the last week that “dm” isn’t short for “you da man”. “Direct Message” makes more sense. I kind of thought that it was strange when people would keep asking me to “dm” them. Okay, whatever dawg…u da man!