Monthly Archives: March 2011

For Smith-ereens, it’s year of the upset

This is the year of the upset, and the Smith-ereens are believers. Yes, we are. The Smith-ereens, the low seed in the CAC Winter B League playoffs with a 3-5 record,  a team that some seasoned observers ridiculed for its … Continue reading

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“March Madness” inspires morality plays

I love the morality plays and human dramas that unfold during  “March Madness” basketball. It’s compelling theater that  invites me to jump in and take sides, root for the underdog and revel in clutch performances. I started out as a … Continue reading

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Putting self-esteem on the line

I caught a glimpse of Sara James on television last night. The freshman basketball player was sitting on the Stanford bench as her team took on North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. She didn’t get into the hard fought game … Continue reading

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Defense provides key to upset

The seven Smith-ereens were in a state of high excitement last night after our upset playoff victory over the Ash Kickers, a team with a 6-2 record that had beaten us by about 20 points during the regular season.  I … Continue reading

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40 proves good age in this league

Older proved stronger during the CAC Winter B League regular season that ended last week. The playoffs start tonight.  Simon’s Spider Monkees, with an average age of 40.1, won the nine-team  league with a 7-1 record. The median Monkees beat … Continue reading

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