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Rational Animals: Week Three

March 17th, 2006 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Continuation of a theme: An Exercise in Humility.

Opponent: Mama’s Boys

Recap: A lackadaisical effort by yours truly at the beginning of the game allowed them to put us in an immediate 10-0 hole from which we never recovered. Two quick threes and a couple jumpers buried us–in my defense (which is admittedly thinner than my already too-thin arms!) our captain arrived late and we weren’t sure if we would play at all until 3 minutes before tip-off. This threw off warm-ups and consequently my mental readiness.

But the game was full of positives for us–Mama’s Boys killed us on second chance shots and three-pointers but we managed to keep the game close until the final four minutes when our energy ran out (did I mention Mama’s Boys beat last week’s team by 20?). Though we were missing two key players, we managed to play fairly good offense. We’re looking forward to a stronger showing our next game.
Matt’s line: four points on two good looking jumpers (and I nearly nailed a three–it rolled around the rim for a while before it fell off), a few dropped passes in the lane (I’m just not used to getting it down there), third degree burns on defense and not enough rebounds. Humility is endless.

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.