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.