What up, what up? We’ve got it rollin’ these past few games and it finally feels like we’re starting to come together and gel as a team. I think people brushed aside the fact that we had five new guys and just expected us to pick up where we left off last season. We’re not last year’s team, we’re a new team and it takes time.
Of course, the NBA has us playing on Super Bowl day. We’ve already played on Thanksgiving in Atlanta, Christmas Day against Boston and New Year’s Day in Minnesota, so naturally we’re playing on Super Sunday as well. I’m so so so hoping we can get home for the second half of the game, but I’ll be following it on the plane home from Boston too.
I really want the Saints to win for the city of New Orleans. I was born in Louisiana and Houston isn’t that far from New Orleans, so I’m pulling for the Saints to do well.
The Saints got their work cut out for them, but I just feel like they are that team of destiny. The Colts are probably the better team, but the Saints just have that karma on their side right now. New Orleans could have easily lost to the Vikings by two touchdowns, but they found a way to win that game. It just seems like it’s their season.
Not many people know that football was actually my first love. I grew up playing football since I was a kid and growing up in Texas you had to love football there. I always watched the Houston Oilers and I still support the Oilers even though they are in Tennessee because that’s my old-time time. Plus, Vince Young is a real good friend of mine too.
I was actually a really good wide receiver growing up. When I played street ball and Pop Warner, I was always the best player. I could catch anything thrown my way, I was pretty athletic and I had some soft hands.
But when I got to high school at Elsik, they moved me up to the varsity basketball team as a freshman, but said they would put me back on the JV if I played football. They made me choose and it wasn’t really fair, but I went with basketball.
Every year of high school I always thought about going out for the football team. And I never missed my older brother, Kiah Johnson’s, games. That’s how big of a football fan that I was.
I’m convinced that I could have played football in college and maybe even the NFL. Who knows, I might have even been playing wide out for the Saints in Sunday’s Super Bowl and catching TDs from Drew Brees.
Oh well, I’d say this basketball thing turned out OK for me. We’re starting a tough stretch of five games in seven nights, but once we get through this we’ve got the all-star break to chill and then we ramp it up down the stretch.
By the way, thank you FLO TV for sponsoring my blog this month. They're sending me a FLO TV Personal Television in the mail so I can try it out and watch TV on the go. Once I get it I'll let you guys know what it's like. Too bad I don't have it yet to watch the Super Bowl!
OK, wish us luck. Go Magic!!! And Go Saints!!!