Saturday, January 22, 2011

Baylor Basketball

I had the privilege last week to hang out with the Baylor men’s basketball team when it was in Iowa to play Iowa State.

Sometimes we lament the bad things in college sports, but this was an occasion to celebrate the good things. The Baylor basketball family was friendly. They spoke to us (a friend was with me) and made us feel welcomed in their group.

These Texans didn’t appreciate the Iowa winter weather, however. That made me laugh. I saw one guy with a Baylor stocking hat. Didn’t know they sold stocking hats in Texas. At least, the Baylor people could return to Texas. We poor Iowans have to stay here and tolerate snow, ice, cold and wind chill readings below zero.

On the court, the Bears need some victories. They have lost two straight heading into this afternoon’s home game against Oklahoma State. At 12-5 (2-2 in the Big 12), this is a must-win situation. The old saying you need to protect your home court comes into play here. Baylor already has fallen to No. 3 Kansas at home.

Maybe the Bears should get some tips from the Baylor women’s team. That squad is 17-1and ranked No. 1 in the USA.

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