Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some of what I've been up to lately

Sorry for the dearth of interesting blog fodder lately. It isn't exactly that interesting things haven't been going on, just that some of them aren't quite ready for the spotlight of a blog post. Not sufficiently formed enough to be easily describable. Suffice it to say that life has been good to me the last few months and I'm just trying to enjoy things one day at a time.

In terms of things that I have done lately and can easily describe, I went to another Jazz game last week, their final game of the season against the Phoenix Suns. The night before the Suns had beaten Denver, and the Jazz had beaten Golden State. Because of how tight the west was this meant if the Jazz won they would get the #2 or #3 seed in the West for the playoffs, while a loss to Phoenix would mean dropping to 5th and losing home court advantage. Carlos Boozer didn't play after suffering a "strained oblique" against the Warriors. And the Jazz proceeded to get blown off the court by the Suns. :( It was nice to be there on the night that the team honored former owner Larry H. Miller, who passed away in the last year, by retiring a jersey with his longtime softball number on it, and announcing that the floor will now be named after him: "Larry H. Miller Court at Energy Solutions Arena". Here are some photos from the evening:

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The Bear getting the crowd ready for player intros

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Kosta Koufos getting rejected

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Larry's jersey

Also last week, Saturday was the University of Utah's annual spring football scrimmage. I picked up my buddy Shawn and we headed to Crown Burger for lunch and then up to the U for the game. We got there in time to catch the end of an alumni flag football game that featured Scott Mitchell and Brian Johnson as the quarterbacks.

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Scott Mitchell playing QB for one of the alumni teams.

The scrimmage followed. It's always a little interesting to watch a game where you're cheering for both sides. Really just wanting to see good plays and see which of the young and/or new guys look promising as we look ahead to the coming season. 3rd string QB Griff Robles played well and I was impressed with receievers Westlee Tonga, Kendrick Moeai, and Griffin McNabb.

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There were estimated to be about 10,000 fans in attendance for the free game. Pretty much all the red seats on the west side were filled in.

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Terrance Cain threw this pick on his first pass, but eventually settled down and led his team to victory.

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Robles throwing a touchdown pass to Devonte Christopher

Anyway, it was a great day to get out and enjoy some warm spring weather (finally!) and as the Red-White game is often my first sunburn of the year, I remembered to put some sunscreen on before I left and was able to enjoy the day worry-free.

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