Cause Everyone Loves Bacon

October 6th, 2014 | Uncategorized

There are bacon flavored chips, or crips for the Irish folk. I think that is all I have to say to express the Irish infatuation with bacon (aka rashers).


Totally kidding, I actually have a lot to say about bacon and it isn’t about the food. Well I suppose I only want to tell you one thing about the food, and then I will get on with it. So, bacon here smells like, tastes like, and essentially is the same bacon as home, however it is thicker and more like meat than tiny strips of fat. Regardless, all you have to know is that it is unbelievable.


What I really want to share with all of you is my coaching experience. Jen and I have been coaching u11/u12 boys at Kubs for the last couple of weeks. We have had a lot of fun engaging with them and teaching them all about basketball. It is particularly rewarding because many of them have never played before. Despite this, they are phenomenal athletes who have picked it up very quickly. Just last week I asked them if they knew how to play Steal the Bacon. They laughed at me, like most people do when I say American expressions that have no meaning over here, and told me they call it ‘Snatch’ the Bacon. I then went on to be overly apologetic that I could have gotten it soooo wrong. They even picked up on my sarcasm, which was a big step in our player-coach relationship development. Anyway, the whole point of this story is that we now play it every practice as a way to reinforce, 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, heck even up to 7v7 skills when we have the full team there.  The boys have improved a lot despite our loss in Sunday’s match. I guess for next game I will have to let them in on the foolproof secret to winning, which is to eat bacon for breakfast the day of a game.


Until next time folks.


Ed countdown: 4 dayzzzzzzzz 

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