Monday, May 25, 2009

Photo of the Week - He's Still Got It

One of the hardest things to accept about getting older is the loss of the ability to do things that once came easily.

Jake used to be a star basketball player - his team voted him MVP his senior year in high school, so it was not surprising that he was invited to play in an alumni exhibition game this week as part of "Team 80's". He got a little nervous as the night of the game approached as he hasn't touched a ball in 10 years. His stated goal was to not suck and not get hurt. Oh dear...

He did OK in warm ups though.


He still had good moves under the basket too.


This was his favorite moment - he grabbed that rebound out of the hands of an ex-pro football player 10 years younger than he is, and the announcer even pronounced our name correctly. ;-)


I think he liked sitting on the sidelines chatting with his old buddies best though. (The gentleman on the far left was his coach in high school and actually still teaches at the same school.) He was a little stiff the next day, but he didn't suck and he didn't get hurt so it was all good, LOL!

I love this little town!

8 comments:

BumbleVee said...

looks like he's still in pretty darn good shape....

MaryO said...

That sounds like the experience every man would love to have!
Congratulations, Jake!

Kerry said...

Hey looks like he had a great time, I was wondering if he woke up with some extra aches and pains? Looks great out there(;

Jennifer Rose said...

nice moves! :D

Michelle Eaton said...

What a great experience! Deffinately doesn't look like he hadn't touched a ball in 10 years :)

Serena said...

What a fun experience for him...I'm glad it went well. WTG, Jake!

Linda Fleming said...

Great photos, Judi! Looks like he has stayed in great shape and can still handle the ball.

Sandy said...

How cool for him. Great shots.