Basketball is over!!

(I would normally start dancing a happy dance at this exciting point in Basketball Season, but really, my hubby didn’t watch too much of it this year, so I’m oddly not burnt out on it. But I’ll dance a happy dance for any of you that might not have been so fortunate.)

***Happy Dance***

Apparently, my bracket fortune from last year was just that – fortune. I didn’t win any of the brackets this year, and the lucky winner of my bracket was Chris (who can’t really win a prize, seeing how he’s MARRIED to me), so the second place person wins the prize of the frames, which is Bethany.IMG_8646


(In a dramatic ending nearly as exciting as the final game, Bethany and Greta were completely tied. I had to use the tiebreaker – the predicted final scores – to select a winner. )

And, the winner of the worst bracket entry by a child was David, son of Bethany!

(Apparently bracketing runs in the family.)

David wins one of these fun Monster Bowls:IMG_8654

The other winner, from the Monster Bowls giveaway, is posted on my giveaway winners page today.

(If you didn’t win a Monster Bowl and want to buy one, check out Nathan and Katie’s Etsy Page.)

Anyway. Back to blogging.

My enjoyment of the bracketing process is purely for the geeky fun – not for love of Basketball. I didn’t watch a single bit of the stuff until Saturday night.

I found myself feeling a bit under the weather and exhausted to the point of delirium, and so, in an odd state of events, I actually laid on the couch and watched….Basketball.

Now, since I hate the sport, I had to occupy my mind with other things, as I lay on the couch ailing…

Like, what if I took my parenting strategies from Basketball rules?

(What follows are the thoughts from a very delirious me. No blame, intended or implied, will be accepted for the silliness herein.)

For one, Ali wouldn’t get in trouble until after she’d hit her friends five times, and then she’d be put in time out. But each time she hit them, they’d get one or two free shots at her (depending on the severity of her attack).

And then, to live in a world where dribbling is not only okay, but if you don’t dribble every two steps, you get in trouble?

I wonder if the Basketball Court is covered in drool…

Then I thought my silly delirium turned to hallucinations as I was totally distracted from my crazy thoughts by The Injury.

West Virginia’s star player, De’Sean Butler, hurt his knee. It was so heartbreaking, because he was writhing around on the floor, obviously in a lot of pain, and very disappointed, as he knew he was out for the rest of the game.

SO Sad.

But then it took a turn for the weird when the coach came over.

He gets on top of De’Sean, and then nose-to-nose with him.


He pulls De’Sean’s face towards him, then starts stroking his cheek with his thumb, while passionately talking to him, mere millimeters from his mouth.Awkward Butler 1

OhMyGoodness Awkward.

They talk, nose to nose, mouth to mouth, for WAY TOO LONG. The seconds tick by. The players standing around start to shift uncomfortably and look away.

SOOOOO awkward.Awkward Butler 4

Aaand….I guess that’s why his name is Coach Huggins.

…..then it was sad again as Da’Sean got taken off the court, but the awkwardness.

Oh, the awkwardness.

It was like watching a real live episode of The Office.

Now that you’re curious…

…And they lived awkwardly ever after.

16 thoughts on “AwkwardBall.

  1. Goodness…that was awkward. That was an interesting move by the coach. I could see that if it was his dad or something…maybe he has very fatherly feelings towards him. Haha. :)

  2. I'm glad I got to experience the awkwardness with you via Twitter. Very surreal. And weirdly uncomfortable.

    So, you felt sick? Are you pregnant?!? (You KNOW I'm just messin' with ya.)

    But ARE YOU? ;)

  3. No Lianne. But congratulations on being the first person to jump to that conclusion since my "big announcement". :)

  4. Congrats to your bracket winners! Thanks for encouraging Luke and I to fill out our 1st brackets, it was a lot of fun!

    I didn't seem the game or awkwardness there in Saturday, but they replayed it during part of the championship game Monday night, and I think that picture/video should be in the dictionary next to awkward!
    What in the world was that coach thinking?!?

  5. Yes I watched this as well…totally weirded me out. I kept thinking he was going to plant one on him and the poor guy would have been too injured to do anything about it!


  6. Yay! So exciting that I won the tie and that David was the worst loser. :) Talk about keeping it in the family! I love love love those frames and David will be super excited to get one of those monster bowls.

    I agree about the awkwardness. It was crazy to watch for sure.

  7. Wow, how sad for him!

    (But very weird. It's even worse to watch when you can't figure out how to turn on the volume of the computer. Then it's all silent and the coach looks like he's leaning in for a smooch. Ick! :)

  8. Hmmmm…. let me think…… uhhhhhhh yea a little awkard looking…maybe the video is a halucination.

  9. Huh. I took away a completely different impression. I thought the coach was keeping the player's complete attention while the medics were doing painful things to the boy's knee. The coach HAD to be that close because I'm sure that the player wouldn't have heard him over the crowd noise otherwise. He was holding the boy's head to maintain eye contact. It's a bit sad that everyone immediately assumes the worst when a man dares to show nurturing care.

  10. I never made any sort of assumptions at all or even considered them, really. Just an observation that the moment was very oddly awkward.

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