Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Green Bay - Donald Driver was getting dressed for the game at St. Louis two years ago when Aaron Rodgers came over and handed him the game program.
"Read this," Rodgers said.
The article referred to Green Bay's veteran receiver being past his prime and too old to make any impact.
Driver, who has made a 13-year NFL career out of proving his detractors wrong, felt his blood boil. And then he caught four passes for 95 yards and a touchdown.
"That's something that I love about Aaron - he knows how much I love criticism," Driver said. "People tell me I can't do it; I prove them wrong. Soon after that at Detroit, I ended up winning the Gobbler. Pam Oliver said after the game something like, 'The old man does it again.'
"That was very, very motivating for Aaron to walk up to me and show me that. It was motivation to go out there and play at a high level. And he continues to push me now."
The Packers' elite quarterback is familiar with the power of motivation.
From the kids on the high school bus who said he'd never make it to the colleges and their rejection letters to the teams that passed on draft day to the boo-birds on Family Night. People said he couldn't run, was made of glass, couldn't rally in the fourth quarter and couldn't live up to the legacy of you-know-who.
He's used every one.
And now he finds ways to motivate his teammates.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Vs. Illini West the Streaks were led in scoring by Sadee Hamilton with 15 points and Sharron Diggins with 22 points. Jennifer Lieber finished with 13, Chloe Anderson 7, Myra Diggins 6, Paige Klinck 6, and Allison Mangieri with 5. The Streaks managed 10 made threes in the game. It was a cold shooting night for Galesburg as they managed only 10 of 43 threes.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Best teams have all their players doing what is needed, when it is needed.
Kevin Eastman- Boston Celtics
On successful teams, each player knows what they have to contibute and what they NEED to contribute. The team's success is dependent on each player fulfilling their roles. Some roles like be a defensive stopper is harder to statistically measure, while other roles like being a force on the boads is easier to measure.
I can't wait to wake up in the morning and check to see how much I have in my savings and checking after this nice guy gets done.
I have a feeling tonight's game may not seem so bad in the morning.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Understand the Process
NOV 14, 2011
As college basketball gets into full swing, one truth exists for all teams: no team will stay the same as the year goes on.
That means some will get better and some won’t. Whether a team improves will depend how players approach the “process.” Improvement is a process; success is a process; becoming the best is a process.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
- Miss foul shots early- yes
- Shoot low pct from threes- yes
- Give up layups with our press- yes
I really think that in what we are trying to do, it is harder to get things to fit together early in the year. People watching may think we are just rolling the ball out, but there is a lot to learn.
While the Streaks are going through some of the same growing pains that the previous two teams went through, they are quietly doing some impressive things. Of the 5 "system goals", we have reached 9 of 10 in the first two games. This is something we seldom did the last two years. So far we are definitely creating the tempo we need. We have had plus 75 shots both games.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
|Last place team getting their last clue!!!|
1- If you are going deer hunting, you are going to need one of these. I don't have one, but I know where you can find 3 of them.
2- What are those machines that count radiation? We have one at GHS that counts baskets.
4- In 1988 his fastball smoked, now his whole house smokes.
5- When a car gets old, they put it in this yard.
6- The college is gone but the court is still there.
7- Math problem-- (Old Main built - Streaks wins last year - when Cinderella had to be home)
(Supposed to be knee high by 4th of July + my first initial + first name of an Anderson who played bball)
8- If Ronald Reagan's mother needed a cup of sugar, she might have gone here to get one.
9- If Steve Bartman was in Galesburg, this is where he would sit.
10- Someone really misses you. They are a weeping _______ .
|The old GHS located just off the square.|
When we think about segregation and racism in America during the 20th century, most of us in the North immediately turn out thoughts to the South. The reality is that there were many examples of segregation and racism in the North during the 20th century.
My mother told a story of when my father was coaching basketball in Savanna, Illinois in the 1940’s. Savanna was located about 40 miles from Wisconsin, so definitely the “North.” My father had an African-American player on his team. If the team was going to stop for a meal after a road game, my father would always go into the local restaurant to see if they would serve an African-American. If they would not, he would go back out and tell the team, “The restaurant is full.” And they would look for another place to eat. Having grown up in the 1960’s, I found this story to be a revelation. I was sure that only happened in the South.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Steve and Jeanine Bryant have been nice enough to have the girls basketball team to their house for lunch in the preseason for many years. We went over on Saturday between our morning and our afternoon practices. Great food- sloppy joe's, spinach bisque, chips/mud, and cake. Thanks!!