Tuesday, November 23, 2010

SB Nation

Hey all, I recently started writing for SB Nation Philly and posted my first article today.

SB Nation: What is Right with the Sixers

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Hey all here is my new story on SLAM Online about the Double Standards in Europe. Enjoy...

SLAM Online: Double Standards

Saturday, November 13, 2010

1 year

I was so caught up in my Movember planning that I let my 1 year anniversary come and go. I started my first blog on Halloween 2009 with no real aspirations to become a writer, just a few complaints about how much I despise some of these European teams and how they run their businesses. Little did I know that in a year it would come to this...Still not getting paid and only read by a handful of my friends and family. Oh well you can't win them all. I just wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to all my readers who follow me and my crazy tales of basketball. Here's hoping I land a writing job since basketball might be out of the question...Waiting For GoWrite!!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Hello everyone please join me at our fundraising site for our Movember to Remember Contest

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Movember For Charity

Attention all followers:

Waiting For Godunk will be holding a Movember For Charity Contest. The official rules and regulations will be coming out on our official post tomorrow...Stay tuned to see which member of our hand selected group will be chosen as Mo Man of the Year.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Armour Bite: Part 2

Hey all, check out my latest write up at SLAM Online. It discusses the second day of testing on my Armour Bite from Under Armour.

SLAM Online: Waiting For Godunk: The Bite Stuff 2

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Armour Bite

Hey all, I am currently testing Under Armour's new mouth piece called the "Armour Bite". This is the write up of test #1. Check it out at SLAM Online

SLAM: Waiting For Godunk: The Bite Stuff

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More From IMG

Stephanie Stradley, one of the journalists I participated in the Combine 360 program with, has written a piece detailing her experience on AOL Fanhouse. Steph is an amazingly talented writer and I appreciated all her help and advice. I'd like to thank her for including me in her story and also for the vast Houston Texans knowledge I acquired while down there.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Combine 360 Day 3

Hey everyone,
Check out my post on Day 1 of the Combine 360 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fl on Slam Online

Under Armour Combine 360 Day 3

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Combine 360 Day 2

Hey Everyone,

Check out my latest post from Day 2 of the IMG/Under Armour Combine 360 Symposium in Bradenton, Fl.

Day 2

Monday, October 4, 2010

Combine 360 Day 1

Hey everyone,
Check out my post on Day 1 of the Combine 360 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fl on Slam Online

Combine 360 Day 1

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Combine 360

Join me this week at SLAM Online, as I travel down to The IMG Training Academy in Bradenton, Florida. I will be getting a first hand look at a new training system collaborated on by both IMG and Under Armour entitled “Combine360”. While there I will be talking to several notable professional trainers, former athletes and nutritionists. Follow my daily journal as I am put through different stages of the workout to determine how strong my gag reflex truly is.

I will be tweeting all updates at Waiting4Godunk

Friday, September 24, 2010


Hey all,
Check out the new post this week at
Hugging Harold Reynolds. Not to beat a dead horse (too late) but this post is AGAIN about the D-League.


HHR: More on the D-League

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stressful Week

Sometimes you need a horrific loss, just to remember what a win feels like. Now that may not make a ton of sense, but throughout the past week the amount of losses I endured were overwhelming.

Let's start with Tuesday shall we? I was "offered" a job from a team in France. The money was not great and neither was the team, but I figured, a job is a job. I asked my agent to find out the rest of the particulars like car, accommodations, etc. and let me know the following morning. Once I had all the info in front of me, I would make the best decision for me and my family. Unfortunately, the IMPATIENT team thought my inquisitions were a waste of time. Understandable I suppose, (More sarcasm) its only my life. The team apparently needed a body that was tall and able to place a round ball into a basket. Any body would do, as long as they were willing to jump through the teams hoops and pack up and go immediately.

(Usually I would not blatantly insult the infrastructure of some of these European teams, but I am sick of it! I hate how this business treats some players like dogs. They need to understand that behind our Adonis like physiques, lies a human being.)

So after losing a job, I turned my rage into writing and put the finishing touches on my latest blog for SLAM. I was very happy with how it had turned out. I saved it, taught a few basketball lessons, then returned home. I turned on the computer so my editor/wife could proofread it. The "blue screen of death" awaited me. With all my horrible luck over the past few years I was reaching my breaking point. I lost a job in the morning and my memories in the evening.

I called my friend Jeremy, who is my computer guru. He told me to bring the computer over so he can have a look at it. Panic stricken, I drove to his house to face the music. Jeremy inspected the computer pushed on the side and it started right up. (The hardrive screw had fallen out causing it to slide out of place.) After such a miserable day, I finally had some good news. As I look back, I can't help but think if the computer started up normally I still would have been in a horrible mood because of the lost job. However, since I had experienced such anger and stress, when I finally received some good news I was relieved. I went to sleep that night with a more positive attitude. After all of my losses I finally had a win.

So that's the story behind my latest blog. I want to thank everyone who retweeted, commented and passed it along. I was excited to share my D-League experience with the world. Like I said, it was the most influential time of my life.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Here is the new blog for SLAM online. Talks about my time and experiences in the NBA D-League. Enjoy!

The D-League is Perfect

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ride 'em Cowboy!

Hey all,
I did promise you a bull riding experience, so I am finally delivering. Last week I attended a gathering which featured a mechanical bull...Now before you get all up in arms about me sustaining possible injuries while riding such an apparatus (Mom!), I assure you this version was watered down quite a bit. It consisted of a plastic bull in the middle of a "Moonwalk". For those who are unaware of that term, it is a large inflatable room, most often used for children's birthday parties, or in my case, my cousins wedding.

Anyway, I bravely perched my tall ass onto the plastic Taurus below me and grabbed the frayed piece of rope protruding from its back. Despite watching a youngster take a header into the inflatable wall a few minutes prior, I figured I would be fine. I have a feeling that the "carny" operating the machine could see my confidence because that bull bucked me off within the first two seconds. Now I'm not the kind of guy that is one upped by a man who's work attire consists of a trucker hat and a t-shirt that reads "Redneck Pick-up Line 'Git In The Truck". I quickly picked myself off the ground, hopped back on board and demanded another ride...much to the delight of the crowd watching below (My sister and wife).

The second ride was much more successful. I held on for a solid eight seconds before that redneck used every trick in his book to get me off. I enclosed a picture of my triumphant ride. I feel like the key to my balance had to be my weird "E.T." fingers that were apparently stabilizing my entire body. It may have been slightly less abrasive then riding a real bull, however I still can say that I participated in "the most dangerous eight seconds in sports". If only my friends from Roanoke, Virginia could see me now!

Monday, August 23, 2010


Hey everyone. Sorry for the slow summer. I have been extremely busy. But here is the latest post I wrote for SLAM online. I will write another one this week about my possible adventures on a mechanical bull. Enjoy!

SLAM Online: Waiting For Godunk: Waiting Game

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Check out the new blog this week at SLAM online.

When Will I Hit My Basketball Peak?

Monday, June 28, 2010

European Exposure Camp

Hey all,
Figured I'd keep you updated on the most recent state of affairs at the "Owens Household". I am currently in Fairfax, VA awaiting the start of the European Exposure camp I will be attending over the next few days. I'm in shape and ready to go. I will also be tweeting throughout, letting you fine folks know exactly what occurs during such an event. Feel free to tweet me...not sure if that's the correct phrasing...at Waiting4Godunk, or email me at WaitingForGodunk@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments, or hilarious insults.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Check out the new blog this week at SLAM online...A little Entourage tribute.

Entourage Explains It

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Here is my latest blog, saying goodbye to another season. Check it out at SLAM online

Thank You Estonia

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Check out the musically inspired blog this week on SLAM online.

Hype Music

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The new blog is out this week at SLAM online. Deals with our current playoff run and the changing of the seasons.

Playoffs In Estonia

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Check out the new blog this week at SLAM Online. My modeling career gets under way in bizarre circumstances.

SLAM: Waiting For Godunk: Shooting Photos Not The Rock

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Hey all, sorry for the lateness of this latest blog. Have been busy over here preparing for the playoffs. Here is the new blog on SLAM online.

Big Person Small World

Friday, March 12, 2010


Check out the new one this week at SLAM online.

What Foul?

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I recently wrote an article for an Estonian magazine. If the article gets used it will be translated into Estonian. So I decided to send it to the great Hugging Harold Reynolds! Check it out.

Hugging Harold Reynolds: Waiting For Godunk: Greetings From Estonia

Friday, March 5, 2010


Here is the latest blog this week from SLAM online...Deals with my passions as a sports fan and an amazing prank.

SLAM: Waiting For Godunk: The Life of a Diehard Fan

Friday, February 26, 2010


Here is the latest blog from Estonia this week at SLAM online...

SLAM: Waiting For Godunk: The Overseas Lifeline

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nor'easter huh?

In honor of my family complaining about the next Nor'easter due to hit the Philadelphia area I thought I would give them some perspective...

Here is a picture of the "Gulf of Finland". This body of water separates Finland from Estonia and is nearly 50 miles long...and yes it is frozen.

Here is a picture of a back road here in Estonia. It has been plowed, but not enough to keep up with the snow.

This is what my car looks like every morning when I leave for practice. Covered in snow.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Check out the new blog this week from Estonia...

Life is a Highway

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Check out the blog this week on SLAM Online...

SLAM: Waiting For Godunk: Dunking is a Mind Game

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl

Since it's Super Bowl Sunday, I figured I'd write a piece about watching the Super Bowl during a professional season. But since the Eagles weren't playing I lost interest. However I remembered a story that a great writer from the Roanoke Times, named Aaron McFarling, wrote about me during the Philadelphia Eagles historic 2004-2005 season. It's a great read...enjoy

Dazzle Players are Sports Fans Too

Thursday, February 4, 2010

SLAM ONLINE | » Language Barrier

Check out the blog this week at SLAM online...

SLAM ONLINE | » Language Barrier

Monday, February 1, 2010


Well it finally happened. After putting it off for several months for fear of many unproductive days, I finally broke down and bought a new Playstation 3 game. And not just any game, but the greatest video game of all time, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. Again, I have no idea why soccer has become such a large part of my life. Maybe it was when the USA hosted the World Cup in 1994 and we would kick the ball around daily. Maybe when my brother blasted an errant soccer ball through our screened in porch during a family gathering, hitting a huge vat of barbecue sauce and essentially ruining the party, was when I realized how much fun this game can be. I don’t know exactly how it came to be, but I couldn’t be happier it’s here.

My wife was fearful of this purchase, thinking that I would opt out of my daily lifting, sprinting and shooting sessions, not to mention my household chores, so I can spend time learning the nuances of the game. How right she was. I purchased the game at around 6:00pm Saturday night. It sat in the plastic until 9:45pm when she yawned, kissed me goodnight, than headed to bed. A six hour marathon ensued, finally letting up when I fell asleep in a crucial match versus Arsenal for control of the English Premier league.

I woke up at 8:00am yesterday morning so I could hit the gym early. By 11:45am I finally forced myself to go workout. If you asked me what I lifted I don’t think I’d remember, but I definitely know how to attack Chelseas’s famous diamond formation.

Despite the fact that I am nearly 30 years old, I still haven’t really grasped the concept of self-control. It doesn’t help that I work in a job that provides plenty of “down time”. Surprisingly, living in a foreign country by yourself can be slightly boring. That’s why professional basketball players need a hobby. If I didn’t have my PS3 with me the past few years, I might literally have died of boredom.

So now my wife and I have come to an understanding about video games. Fine when I am off playing in a foreign country. Not fine when I am still in my underwear finishing off one final game, with our dinner party guests due to arrive any minute.

Here’s hoping for one more season on the court, and plenty more on the controller.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


What's up gang? This past week I was asked to write my blog for SLAM online. I just put my first column up. I still will be writing for this website as well as for Hugging Harold Reynolds. For some of you this blog may be repetitive, but I tried to make it interesting all the same.

Check it out...

Still Waiting

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hugging Harold Reynolds

The new blog this week on HHR talking about my recent offer.

Hugging Harold Reynolds: Waiting For Godunk:The Tall Guy Rules & Talkin' Turkey

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hugging Harold Reynolds

Here is the new blog this week on HHR.

Hugging Harold Reynolds: Waiting For Godunk: Bigger Stronger Faster

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Syria Situation

So this week has been rather interesting. I was offered a contract for a job in Syria. You know Syria, the country right next to Iraq? The country that I would spend the next six months in, with no weapons to defend myself besides the limited martial arts training I received when I was ten. But, I mean beggars can’t be choosers right? After some convincing to my wife I had accepted my current fate. However that all ended when I received the contract.

As many overseas basketball players can verify, contracts aren’t always the solid agreements we think. The horror stories of these documents not being honored, and players leaving with less money then they were promised are rampant. So when a contract comes that already looks shady, a red flag usually pops up in my brain.

This contract had to be the most con F**KING voluted thing I have ever seen. Written half in Arabic and half in broken English, it mentioned little about my perks and plenty about fines and agent fees. At least the part about my bonuses was as non descriptive as the part about my safety. That’s always a good sign…They are going to ship me off to a country currently on a US government travel warning list, with no regards to my personal well-being…Thanks.

Although everything in Syria is not negative. I was intrigued by the history and beauty of this country. I think alot of views I have on the middle east might not be warranted. It seems like the only problems I would have encountered would be from snakes, evil archaeologists and Nazis.

However, after hearing about quite a few contract dispute nightmares from players who had played there, I decided to pass. So, like last year I start the New Year still waiting.

Unfortunately this doesn’t help the feeling like I have been kicked in the stomach. It is a tough decision to turn down any playing job. I have worked too hard to let opportunities come and go. So now I keep my cell phone close, waiting for the call that will send me to a place which hopefully doesn’t require me to fill out a will prior to leaving.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hugging Harold Reynolds

Check out the blog this week on HHR

Hugging Harold Reynolds: Waiting For Godunk: The Perth Screwjob & My Nationally Televised Hissy Fit