Friday, November 13, 2009

Dang I am GLAD I avoided that one!

Alright so for all of those who hadn't heard I had been going out and dating this girl in my ward for a couple of weeks. She seemed cool and knew just about as much of BYU sports that I did. It seemed liked it was a match made in heaven right? Not only could we go out and date, but she would have let me watch all of the sports that i wanted to.

I took her out a couple of times and she came on really strong (Anyone who knows me knows that I hate that). In fact on our first date we came back to watch a movie at our apartment and she was getting a little bit too cuddly for my comfort. After the first date i wasn't really sure if i was feeling it. The only connection we had was sports really, but nothing else. I decided though that i would take her out again and see if something happens.

We hung out all week and we had planned a date for Thursday. Every time we hung out she acted as if we were a couple and i just wasn't sure. I could tell that she wanted to kiss me, but something didn't feel right. On Wednesday she starts telling me how she has had about ten boyfriends and almost all of them she wanted to marry. The minute I hear this I could hear sirens going off in my head. All this girl wants to do is get married, and she will take whatever comes her way. Anyway we go out on Thursday and afterward I was positive it was our last date. I didn't know how to tell her so I was trying to play it off. We were suppose to hang out on Saturday, but i came up with an excuse why I couldn't. Then I left for Dallas to go to a conference and she was texting me the whole time i was there. I didn't respond to her text. I know it sounds like I am a jerk, but really I didn't want to lead her on. *On a side note we saw Snoop Dogg while I was there because he was staying in our hotel... it was pretty sweet.

So I get home late Thursday night around 12:00 fully prepared to break the news to her the next day, but the best part was she had already moved on! One of her roommates were over when i came home and told me that she was hanging out here because the girl was making out with another guy. All I could do was laugh and feel relieved that I didn't have to talk to her anymore. I was even more happy that I never kissed her because it was obvious that all she wanted was to get a boyfriend. Needless to say it was a weird two weeks with a funny ending. Oh well. I guess that is what happens though when you date people who are a lot more immature than you, and are just hungry to get married!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

This Post is Mainly for Mikila

Last night I went to the Cougar Tip-Off (with a girl mom... yes it was sort of a date... aren't you proud of me?) And I just wanted to share some of my thoughts about what I saw. First and foremost it was great to see Coach Rose on the sideline. He got a huge standing ovation from the crowd. It was weird though because his hair was white white and lost all of its color. For those who don't know during the off season he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He had surgery that got rid of the cancer but it definitely took a toll on his body. He is something like one out of 5 million who have beat this type of cancer. He was also super skinny, but seemed energetic.

Now on to what I saw. The Cougs this year are DEEP. They have a lot of talent and could easily run the table in the MWC if they play their game. As a team they were pushing the ball up the court on every possession. This is the style that Dave Rose likes to play, but the hard things in years past was that by the end of the game our guys would get tired i.e. Lee Cummard never could finish off a game. However with this team Rose can go to his bench without having a huge dropoff in production to rest his star players for the end of the game.

Jimmer looked, as many expected, freaking awesome. He had 22 points including the buzzer beater game winner. He was getting into the lane and creating havoc on the floor. His shot looks dead on. I can't see any reason why he want win MWC player of the year.

Emery was a stud as well. He was hitting the three ball and playing stellar defense. His play of the game came when Jimmer had a fast break and he picked him clean on the dribble. He was everywhere on defense though getting five steals during the srimmage.

JT started off really hot. It seemed like he couldn't miss. In the second hald it looked like he was trying to score as much and really just playing his role. He had a sweet baseline drive at the end of the game though to tie it up before Jimmer hit the game winner.

Chris Miles looks really improved. He was hitting everything that he generally missed last year and he seemed to fit into the offense better.

For the rest of the guys i was really impressed with Charles Abouo. He is super athletic and was playing shutdown defense. He is going to be key for the cougars with teams trying to key in on Jimmer and JT. Davies the true freshman looked awkward at times, but had probably the best play of the game when he dunked over Miles and was fouled. Other than that most of the players look improved from last year. One thing that was frustrating was free throws. I know it is the college level, but they missed a lot. We can't win if we don't hit our free throws. Hopefully they get a lot of practice in.

Overall I was pleased with what i saw and i think it is going to be another MWC Championship for the Cougs, and another invite to the dance. Just please oh please win one game!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What it do?

So I finally decided to update the ole blog. The reason why i never update because I don't really have anything to update people on. I still don't date (monetary reasons) and really not much has changed. Actually if anybody knows any single girls out here in Utah you can let me know. And Mom I know who you are thinking about and you don't have to post any comments about it. Plus I don't have a camera right now so I don't have any pictures to post up there.

BYU sports has taken a bit of a downturn as well so really my life is somewhat depressing to the outside viewer. Actually things have been great though. Work is good and allowing me to have fun and still save. I went to school over the summer and got a few more classes done. The best news is lately though that i finally figured out what i want to major in. I want to go into marketing. i am excited because now i can have some direction in life. I am going to try to get back into school as soon as I can so that I can get my degree.

Also i recently got another calling at church. it actually happened today. I got put in the Sunday School presidency. The only problem is that they told I would not be released from my old calling as Emergency Prep Coordinator. I just have to wonder what the deuce that is all about? It is most likely that they realize I don't do anything when i come home from work so they think I will have the time.

If anyone has any ideas that they would like for me to blog about just let me know and I will do it. Otherwise I probably won't blog as much. Peace out!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Huge Shout Out to Miki K's

Last night was awesome! Thanks to my good friend Mikila Hemstalk i was able to get a great deal on some MC Hammer Vanilla Ice tickets for Friday night. I took Shannnon Robertson with me and we had a great time. Vanilla Ice opened up and he rocked. He sang a bunch of his new stuff and then took it back old school style with some Ice Ice Baby and Go Ninja Go. I don't think there is a better way to relive apart of your childhood then to actually see Go Ninja Go Ninja Go actually performed live by the Ice Man himself. After Vanilla Ice it was Hammer Time and he did not fail to disappoint. He kept pretty much old school the entire time and it was fun watching him up there in his hammer pants bustin out to U Can't Touch This. Seriously though last night was a blast. Overall I think that Vanilla put on a better show, but nevertheless, both were way cool. Once again Mikila thanks for the hook up and you can officially call me Coach from now on!

Also just a quick update on the ankle. For all you Nay Sayers out there I did play in my soccer game on Thursday and I did dominate. i played goalie, but was an absolute beast back there. Also i have a game tonight that i will most likely dominate in again! And i hope that everyone said their prayers today so that the Cougs will be the Utes!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I've Got the Basketball Jones

I should have taken the passing of Larry H. Miller (owner of the Utah Jazz) on Friday as a sign of bad things to come for me in relation to basketball. I have always been a huge Jazz fan so his passing was sad because he had done so much for that team. Little did I know it was also a bad omen.

On Saturday i went and played some basketball with a couple of buddies. Everything was going fine and i was having a lot of fun until I went up for a rebound and came right down on another person's foot. Next thing I know I heard two loud pops and my ankle was in extreme pain. My first thought was, "Oh crap! Mom is going to kill me?" Why was that my first thought. Well about two weeks ago I told my mom that I wanted to file as an independent for my taxes and she was against this because I would have to be taken off their insurance, and if anything were to happen I would be screwed. Luckily though i just sprained my ankle and it didn't break so a trip to the hospital wasn't necessary. So even with the forces of Karma working against me I have come out on top!

Also on a more of a down note BYU lost a huge game to UNLV. BYU's chances to get into the tournament took a big hit Saturday night. I don't think that i am really all that mad that we lost on Saturday, but just overall that we can't step up for big games. For some reason, or another, anytime we have a "must win" situation our key players (namely Cummard and Fredette) seem to disappear. I think a huge problem that BYU has is the lack of athleticism. Every great team has someone who can take over a game and create his own shots by beating their guy off of the dribble. And BYU just doesn't have that. If you watched the last ten minutes of the game UNLV's Wink Adams took over and dominated. He got into the lane, shot the ball from the outside, and got to the free throw line and killed BYU. This is what we are missing. As great as Cummard is he is not the type of player that will beat his opponent off the dribble and get into the lane. Also most of his shots come from beating his opponent off of screens. Well there was just one problem. UNLV kept switching on the screens so Cummard couldn't get the shot he was looking for all night. All in all it was a very disappointing performance and once again proves that BYU can't step up in big game situations, which will be their doom if they make it into the tournament.

Anyway after this weekend i am thinking that i need to take break from basketball for awhile. Hopefully i will be able to recuperate quickly enough for my soccer game on Thursday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

That's Right I am Starting a Blog

After a lot of deliberation and because i had a request from a couple of people I have decided to start a blog. I really don't know why I need to. I have no wife, no kids, and well I am not even going to school right now so I don't see why anyone would actually want to read this. Mainly my life is composed of going to work (Zinch) and watching sports. Hopefully though this blog i can write about my dating life, which I know most of my family is laughing right now, I might write some of my opinions on what is going on in the sporting world (especially BYU!!!), and so my mom can know what I am up to and i won't feel as guilty because I never call her. Anyway i hope you enjoy and hopefully I can remember to actually update this thing.

For those who want a quick update on my life I am currently living in Provo, UT and working at my job Zinch. I live at the Cinnamon Tree Apts. which is a piece of dump. I am not currently dating anyone right now and I am just enjoying being single. Also come December i will be the only Hancock (besides Scotty of course) that won't be married. I know that sounds pathetic to most of you, but I am having a lot of fun out here.