Saturday, December 22, 2007

Play Hard!

Maybe the 'Dogs men's b-ball team needs to borrow that mantra from football coach Pat Hill?

It makes me sick to my stomach every time I see Shawn Taylor going through the motions out on the basketball court, knowing he has the size (6-foot-11) and billing (one of the top players as a HS senior) to be a standout. He shows flashes. We know he's capable of being darn good, which would make this year's 'Dogs stop being darn bad.

Play hard. It's not hard to play hard. Block shots. Yell in people's faces. Intimidate. Then sprint full speed down the court, catch the ball, don't get pushed around. Dunk. Be strong. You can do it. I know you can. And the 'Dogs need you to. Badly.

Is it possible some players just aren't capable of playing with that enough emotion to be good?

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