Paul Mallers & Jake Dietz Blog From Greece - Days 1 and 2
From Sports Information Director, May 20, 2009 | Men's Basketball
by Dan Lukes, firstname.lastname@example.org, (920) 403-4077
Day 2 - We started the day by touring the Acropolis which was very fascinating when learning about all the facts and how far the dates go back. Our tour guide, Yanni, was very informative. The city of Athens itself spreads vast miles in each direction and is extremely congested. Transportation seems to consist of more mopeds than cars and the mopeds feel free to drive wherever they would like including sidewalks and shops. The next stop was on to the Athens National Museum. The museum was made of mostly statues and sculptures of humans. The museum was hot!
On our next stop, the original modern Olympic stadium, which was very exciting to see since we are athletes. This stadium hosted the first modern games in 1896. We went back to the hotel to rest up before our first game.
Arriving at the gym we did not know what to expect. Rules were a bit different and it was hard to adjust to the 24-second shot clock and the extreme lack of fouls called. We made it out alive though! We were a little short handed playing without myself (Paul Mallers) and James Pfitzinger. James being out with the dislocated ankle and myself having surgery on my knees when returning home. The game itself did not go as planned. The Green Knights lost to Near East Basketball Club 79-60. Off to sleep soon to get ready for another great day tomorrow in Delphi! We'll check in again in a few days. Paul Mallers and Jake Dietz signing off!!!