it is march.
let the madness set in, seep in, take over. 

Selection Sunday: March 13, 2011First Four - Opening Round Games: March 15-16, 2011UD Arena, University of Dayton, Dayton, OHSecond & Third Rounds: March 17-19, 2011Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (Hosted by Georgetown University) McKale Center, Tucson, AZ (Hosted by University of Arizona)Pepsi Center, Denver, CO (Hosted by Mountain West Conference) St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL (Hosted by University of South Florida)March 18-20, 2011Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH (Hosted by Cleveland State University) Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC (Hosted by University of NC at Charlotte)United Center, Chicago, IL (Hosted by Big Ten Conference) BOK Center, Tulsa, OK (Hosted by University of Tulsa) RegionalsMarch 24-26, 2011West Regional: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA (Hosted by Big West Conference) Southeast Regional: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA (Hosted by Tulane University)March 25-27, 2011Southwest Regional: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX (Hosted by University of TX San Antonio) East Regional: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ (Hosted by Seton Hall University)Final Four: April 2, 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TXNational Championship: April 4, 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX

such stuff as dreams are made on
hook em hoops

it is march.

let the madness set in, seep in, take over. 

Selection Sunday: March 13, 2011

First Four - Opening Round Games
March 15-16, 2011
UD Arena, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Second & Third Rounds: 
March 17-19, 2011
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (Hosted by Georgetown University) 
McKale Center, Tucson, AZ (Hosted by University of Arizona)
Pepsi Center, Denver, CO (Hosted by Mountain West Conference) 
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL (Hosted by University of South Florida)
March 18-20, 2011
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH (Hosted by Cleveland State University) 
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC (Hosted by University of NC at Charlotte)
United Center, Chicago, IL (Hosted by Big Ten Conference) 
BOK Center, Tulsa, OK (Hosted by University of Tulsa) 

Regionals
March 24-26, 2011
West Regional: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA (Hosted by Big West Conference) 
Southeast Regional: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA (Hosted by Tulane University)
March 25-27, 2011
Southwest Regional: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX (Hosted by University of TX San Antonio)
East Regional: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ (Hosted by Seton Hall University)

Final Four: April 2, 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX

National Championship: April 4, 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX

such stuff as dreams are made on

hook em hoops

the whole most of the convo as requested:

me:
they like to get cute when they pull ahead
if they just remained disciplined and play their game they’ll be just fine

pt:
hahaha
i’m sorry, but hearing u talk about basketball sometimes cracks me up

me:why is that

pt:
sometimes i think wow, she gets it

me:
welllllll 
i DO get it
thanks for underestimating me
it’s cool
most people do

pt:
all you need to do to sound a little more knowledgeable
to be a bit more realistic

me:
that’s where faith and devotion and loyalty get in the way

pt:
i could take our conversations much more serious
yea.. that is the issue
o well
maybe someday u will get there
haha

me:
i don’t really want to
i would love it less
if i were “realistic”
that’s the trade-off

pt:
well at least u know ur not
that is cool
passion over reality
i can handle that
as long as i know that u know u are being a bit ignorant

me:
ignorant?
sheesh

pt:
harsh word
sorry

me:
hahaha
yes
quite harsh

pt:
well damn ur so close to being a guy
when u talk about sports

me:
that is not true at all
a lot of guys dont know enough about sports to “talk” about sports
they talk out there ass

pt:
im sorry, a “knowledgeable guy”

me:
what is the difference btwn a knowledgeable guy and a knowledgeable girl

pt:
there is no such thing as a knowledgeable girl

me:
YOU ARE SO SEXIST

pt:
thanks
yea u r screwed as a girl
if i was u.. i would keep my mouth shut
then say something to the effect of:
yea… texas is playing pretty solid right now
but let’s wait to see what happens in the tourney
defense wins
and well, barnes can not change his defensive schemes very well mid game
great offensive coach though
boom, don’t say another word

me:
((i’m taking notes, gonna write this down verbatim on a notecard so i can reference your pearls of wisdom next time i find myself in sports talk))

pt:
if i heard a girl say that
i would probably rape her on the spot
just say it matter a fact

me:
thanks for the pointers

pt:
haha
smart ass

me:
especially since i’m looking to get raped
im definitely going to be using this material
the thing is
i’m pretty sure i’ve said all those things before
and if you can’t say something with conviction or passion behind it ESPECIALLY if you love it
what is the point of saying it
matter of factly
if anything is to be said
it should be said whole heartedly, passionately and with the utmost confidence
if people want to judge me bc i’m too passionate, fine
idgaf what they think anyways 

pt:
yea
makes u seem slanted
and ur blind to reality

me:
I AM SLANTED
and biased
but i’m not a fool
i know what’s going on
but i get what you’re saying

pt:
u make statements that make people lose all respect for your statements
yay! 
well good luck in your endeavors 
i wish you the best

me:
hahahaha
thanks

pt:
o i get it… here is the difference
between guys and girl
girls do one of two things
they are either… my team is awesome no one can beat them
all in everyones face
or
they are like
ughh we suck
i dont even care
i’m not part of these guys 

me:
that is a sad thing to say
bc im not either
definitely not the latter

pt:
yea ur the first one

me:
no
i understand our weaknesses for sure
and i say it all the time
it’s frustrating
and i’m proud of them, i am

i tracked my heart rate ((using a garmin forerunner 305)) during the texas vs baylor game this afternoon. 
note the lull during halftime and the spikes during the stretch. 
definitely need to track while i’m actually at the game. i’m sure it would be insane comparatively. 
obsess mercilessly
hook ‘em hoops. you boys literally make my heart race.

i tracked my heart rate ((using a garmin forerunner 305)) during the texas vs baylor game this afternoon. 

note the lull during halftime and the spikes during the stretch. 

definitely need to track while i’m actually at the game. i’m sure it would be insane comparatively. 

obsess mercilessly

hook ‘em hoops. you boys literally make my heart race.

this is something i need:

it is a cruel, cruel world that we live in when a girl like myself doesn’t have a tv or a dvr or enough hours in the day to watch all this fucking basketball. 

i hope everyone is watching #11 georgetown at #13 syracuse right now. shit is ridiculous.

and i want to watch blake griffin in his debut at madison square garden. 

and at 8pm central time we have (#3) horns hoops at ou, #20 unc at #5 duke, and the bulls at jazz. 

i need to quit my life. basketball is consuming me. i’m completely obsessed and there is no looking back. only baseball can save me and bring a little much needed chillin’ and sanity back to my life and heart. 

right now all i can do is breathe and deal with it. i have to face facts. i’m not gonna be able to watch every single game, i’m just not and i need to stop acting like it’s the end of the world even though it feels that way. it really, really does. this is painful. 

can i have basketball for valentine’s please? pretty, pretty please.

such stuff as dreams are made on

horns hoops (#11) january, 19th vs a&m (#10)
tristan thompson #13jordan hamilton #3dogus balbay #4
corey joseph #5gary johnson #1j’covan brown #14
texas 81, a&m 60
this was a fucking glorious game. 
jordan had 27 points and 8 defensive rebounds. swish swish swish. it’s effortless. some of those jumpers—he barely had to leave the floor. he didn’t miss a single 2-point shot. not one. 
i fell in fucking love with tristan. he scored 8 of the first 12 points. and his dunks. i thought i was going to faint. the alley-oop dunk from j’covan set me the fuck off. 
texas defense is sick. the man-to-man pressure is sick. every time i see gary’s superman arms defensively fly around, i can hardly contain myself. BOOM! anddd balbay. swoon. my heart. 
((anddd balbay was recognized before the game started on behalf of state farm scholarships for having a 3.2 gpa. woot woot. brilliant basketball player. brilliant boy. mmm yes.))
i was sitting in a section of aggies and i will be honest, i do not think of them until they get in my face with their “saw em off” and “beat t.u.” bullfuckingshit. i went into this game thinking, “okay, this is going to be close, you have got to keep it together, be prepared, etc etc.” the second i got to my seat, they were being utterly obnoxious with all this fucking “whoop”ing and inferiority complexes. my. good. god. 
this is fantastic:
i don’t heckle very much, if ever. i’ll yell at the officials—that’s about it. i just don’t see the point of heckling opposing players. i’d rather spend my energy cheering for my boys, thank you very much. you aggies should do the same instead of talking shit the whole game when you’re down 10, 15, 20, 23 points. fucking loser assholes.
so it’s one of those in-game promotions and one our ut male cheerleaders in on the mic trying to get people excited ((it is depressingly tame at the basketball games—i promise you, i am the loudest person there, easy)) and this idiot aggie sitting a couple rows behind me has the audacity to yell:
you’re a male cheerleader!!!
and i just could not stand for this, i tell you, i could not ignore this. this is a ludicrous, embarrassing thing to say when you are an aggie BECAUSE they only have male cheerleaders which they fittingly call “yell leaders”—i am rolling my eyes.
i stand up and turn around and there is so much sass, i didn’t even realize it in the moment. i said, ever so sternly and decidedly,
dude, ya’ll only have MALE CHEERLEADERS so please shut up.
he looked so perfectly sheepish, i felt the rush of such incomparable pride—i love love love sticking up for ut and i love when it’s not just passion based, i love when i’m fucking indisputably right, to the fucking t correct and don’t you dare try to say anything back you asshole jerk. what is even more wonderful is that longhorns in my section start applauding me. i even curtsied because i am badfuckingass like that.
good god. i was high off that shit for hours. i didn’t get to bed until 2am. anddd i’m still pumped about it. we’re traveling to lawrence on this wknd to face #2 kansas. they are unreal and i am sooohhh excited. i just want them to play and play well and do their best. two days. deep breaths.
hook ‘em hoops.

horns hoops (#11) january, 19th vs a&m (#10)

tristan thompson #13
jordan hamilton #3
dogus balbay #4

corey joseph #5
gary johnson #1
j’covan brown #14

texas 81, a&m 60

this was a fucking glorious game. 

jordan had 27 points and 8 defensive rebounds. swish swish swish. it’s effortless. some of those jumpers—he barely had to leave the floor. he didn’t miss a single 2-point shot. not one. 

i fell in fucking love with tristan. he scored 8 of the first 12 points. and his dunks. i thought i was going to faint. the alley-oop dunk from j’covan set me the fuck off. 

texas defense is sick. the man-to-man pressure is sick. every time i see gary’s superman arms defensively fly around, i can hardly contain myself. BOOM! anddd balbay. swoon. my heart. 

((anddd balbay was recognized before the game started on behalf of state farm scholarships for having a 3.2 gpa. woot woot. brilliant basketball player. brilliant boy. mmm yes.))

i was sitting in a section of aggies and i will be honest, i do not think of them until they get in my face with their “saw em off” and “beat t.u.” bullfuckingshit. i went into this game thinking, “okay, this is going to be close, you have got to keep it together, be prepared, etc etc.” the second i got to my seat, they were being utterly obnoxious with all this fucking “whoop”ing and inferiority complexes. my. good. god. 

this is fantastic:

i don’t heckle very much, if ever. i’ll yell at the officials—that’s about it. i just don’t see the point of heckling opposing players. i’d rather spend my energy cheering for my boys, thank you very much. you aggies should do the same instead of talking shit the whole game when you’re down 10, 15, 20, 23 points. fucking loser assholes.

so it’s one of those in-game promotions and one our ut male cheerleaders in on the mic trying to get people excited ((it is depressingly tame at the basketball games—i promise you, i am the loudest person there, easy)) and this idiot aggie sitting a couple rows behind me has the audacity to yell:

you’re a male cheerleader!!!

and i just could not stand for this, i tell you, i could not ignore this. this is a ludicrous, embarrassing thing to say when you are an aggie BECAUSE they only have male cheerleaders which they fittingly call “yell leaders”—i am rolling my eyes.

i stand up and turn around and there is so much sass, i didn’t even realize it in the moment. i said, ever so sternly and decidedly,

dude, ya’ll only have MALE CHEERLEADERS so please shut up.

he looked so perfectly sheepish, i felt the rush of such incomparable pride—i love love love sticking up for ut and i love when it’s not just passion based, i love when i’m fucking indisputably right, to the fucking t correct and don’t you dare try to say anything back you asshole jerk. what is even more wonderful is that longhorns in my section start applauding me. i even curtsied because i am badfuckingass like that.

good god. i was high off that shit for hours. i didn’t get to bed until 2am. anddd i’m still pumped about it. we’re traveling to lawrence on this wknd to face #2 kansas. they are unreal and i am sooohhh excited. i just want them to play and play well and do their best. two days. deep breaths.

hook ‘em hoops.

good god, texas tech fans. they are so fucking obnoxious. all i hear in this game is bitches screaming “get the balllllll” and booing and inappropriate PREEMPTIVE ”airball” taunts. uhhh, idk if you fools know how numbers work yet, but we’re up by double digits and so far, textbook kicking your sorry red raider asses. please, stfu already. 

hook ‘em hoops.

balbay: did i miss it?
gary: yeah [laughs] you missed it.

balbay just had a sweet breakaway off a steal and unfortunately missed a layup due to a foul. nailed the free throw like a g though. mmmhmm. 

38-22 at the half.