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Back where I come from

Posted by Tim :: Family News

I just got back from a blitz family visit in Decorah, Iowa. I'm now so sore that I can hardly move.
You see, back where I come from we play basketball the way it was meant to be played... full contact!
When we say "crash the boards", we mean it literally. Our playing area is an uneven square of cement with a dog house on one side, cement steps on the other, and the hoop attached to the side of the old summer kitchen (that's a separate building where they used to cook meals during the hot days of summer for you young pups).
We don't all fouls in our games. Unless, of course, there's blood. The pics below show one such case when my nephew, Dustin, got fouled bad.
Lastly, where I come from, we don't play just one or two games of ball. You play on and on and on into the night. Quitting is not in our vocabulary, but afterwards, pain and remorse is.
It's the only way to play basketball. It would be nice to get a game going in Ames sometime, but everyone is too busy writing blogs these days.
Thanks for a great time at home fam. And Scott, next time your going down!!!
Taking it to the hoop.JPG

Dustin with blood all over.JPG

Playing into the night.JPG


Dear Mr. Borseth,
Seeing your amazing vertical and aggressive play, I'd like to invite you to try out at the Chicago Bulls training camp. Please let me know of your level of interest.
Thank you,
Chicago Bulls Scout

Posted by: Chicago Bulls Scout at August 11, 2004 10:42 AM

Hey Tim, I love to follow a bunch of your bloggers in ames - my spiritual home. I also love to read the iowa stories. how cool. i'm one of the elders of Riv in East Lansing, Mich. Chris Biang and I were roomies and buds when we moved to plant the church in EL, many long years ago. Anyway, keep up the good stuff. BTW, I also hang out with Doug Brinkman at least once a year, sometimes a couple times, when he has to commute to Lansing with his work. He and I have lots of cool memories from eons ago! Reading in Mid-Michigan, Steve Sommerlot

Posted by: steve sommerlot at August 17, 2004 09:18 PM

It's nice to hear from you Steve. I have heard many stories from Doug and Chris about you. I feel like I know you as you were "back in a day". :- )

Posted by: Tim at August 18, 2004 05:29 PM
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