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Rational Animals: The Preseason

February 24th, 2006 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

For the first time in eight years, I am on an organized basketball team. I will be blogging the season--why? Because I know you care. Really.

Team name: Rational Animals (Yes, it's an awesome name).

Team captain: Alex Plato (with a name like "Rational Animals," you would expect Aristotle. But you would be wrong.)

Preseason: vs. City of Portland

Recap: It went from bad, to worse, to awful. I'll spare the details. Final score: 57-25. Ouch.

Matt's line: Too ugly to mention. 0-6 (including 3 wide open looks), not nearly enough rebounds and probably 4 turnovers. Plus the humiliation of being a non-factor.

I figure (a) sharing my shame with the world is good and (b) knowing that I'm sharing my shame will give me impetus to improve. It will not always be this ugly. At least I hope not.

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.