We made the four hour trip to Liepzig this weekend and scraped out with another ugly win. We missed 11 freethrows and the stat crew was generous in only giving us 21 turnovers, but we still managed to rally back from 10 points down in the 4th. They missed a potential game winning three at the end and made our bus ride home a lot more bearable.
|If there was a frame-by-frame documentation of this action, it would show that the use of the knee is the best way to get a defenders hands down.|
|This encounter made me feel like Happy Gilmore, except the placement of the signature was not nearly as exciting.|
|The dunk in this card is my first of the year but hopefully a sign of things to come.|
The second gift was from my coach, a bottle of detergent spray for my feet; the message was clear.
On Sunday, the clouds and rain took the day off, so I decided to drive up to a former concentration camp in Vught, Netherlands. It was about a two-hour drive, but was very scenic, and with all of the changing leaves and windy roads, it was eerily similar to the drive from Williams to Amherst (no pun intended). Vught was not considered an extermination camp, but still had some very horrible stories and conditions. Ironically, part of the camp now serves as a prison; with their cell windows overlooking the former Nazi camp, it must be hard for any of the current prisoners to complain about their situation.
Thanksgiving tomorrow won't be the same without my family and the Dallas Cowboys game, but I picked up some smoked turkey from the Deli and my mom sent me some rolls in a box to pop in the oven, so I will make do. Still a lot to be thankful for out here!
|There were 24 of these towers manned by ruthless guards who received payment and vacation days for any prisoner they shot near the fence.|
|Due to overcrowding there were often 2-3 people per bed and only the lucky ones had pillows and blankets.|