Friday, September 08, 2006
Volleyball is a girlie game.
That's what I thought prior to this school year. I'm a basketball guy. Born, bred and raised on roundball. My kids all played b-ball and played it well. But I found girls' basketball tedious and tiresome, a stuttering ordeal punctuated with squeals and turnovers.
Somehow during all those years, I managed to not see a single v-ball game. So my preconceptions lingered.
But now I've seen several games of high school volleyball. And I'm amazed at the differences between girls' basketball and girls' volleyball. Gone is the clumsy effort at dribbling, replaced by graceful, acrobatic, violent spikes. Gone are the squeals of frustration by girlies trying to rebound and shoot - replaced by helpful screams of "I've got it" and "Short!".
In short, it's a match made in athletic heaven.
Posted by Tim Perkins at 9/08/2006 09:26:00 PM