Posted in Leaves on the Poet Tree (Poems)

Love Is Blind (And So Is Faith)

eyes blurry
glass cracked
hard to see
front or back

some lash out
some attack
some are content
to stay on track

when lies are the
whys to redact
the truth is so
much more than fact

so step out with
blind faith and act
even when the screen
goes black

Posted in Musings and Reflections

10 Things About 10 – Basketball

Not a day goes by that there is not a new article or blog post featuring 10 . . . (you fill in the blank).

So I figured it was time to write a post featuring 10 things about, well, 10. In this case, in honor of the NBA playoffs, we’ll focus on basketball.

1) The top rim of the basketball goal is always 10 feet above the court.

2) During a basketball game, there are 10 players on the court at the same time, 5 on each team.

3) 274 players in the ABA and the NBA wear or have worn the number 10 on their uniform.

4) Basketball games played under FIBA and WNBA rules have four quarters of 10 minutes each.

5) In NCAA and high school basketball for both male and female players, a team has 10 seconds to advance the ball past the half court line.

6) Once a team has committed a total of 10 fouls in a half, the opposing team is awarded two foul shots for every infraction until the end of the half.

7) No NBA team has been to the finals exactly 10 times though the Boston Celtics did make it to the finals 10 consecutive times from 1957-1966 (The Celtics have been to the Finals a total of 21 times).

8) Sam Jones of the Boston Celtics is the only NBA player to have won exactly 10 championships.

9) No NCAA team has won exactly 10 college championships (UCLA has the most with 11).

10) In NCAA Division I Women’s basketball, Connecticut has been to the championship finals 10 times. They are 10-0. (Connecticut has also been to the Elite Eight 10 consecutive times from 2006-2015). Geno Auriemma was the winning coach in all 10 championship games, the most of any coach. He also coached the USA Women’s Basketball team which won the gold medal at the 2010 Olympics.

Sources: basketballreference.com, wikipedia