I’m thankful for the Internet, I really am. Without the Internet, those of you who cannot listen to KSR on the traditional radio can stream the show from an iHeartRadio app or other Internet radio source. Without the internet, UK Athletics would be unable to share this (unplanned, mind you) picture of my brother with the rest of the world. So yes, thank you Internet. Thank you.
Another benefit deriving from the Internet is the college basketball blog Rush the Court. I’m sure many of you enjoy this website daily, but I especially liked their characterization of The Block:
The Phenomenal Davis Block. John Henson is an awkward, unnatural jump shooter, and his catch wasn’t clean on a tipped pass to the spot he was standing with eight seconds remaining, but we’d wager that Anthony Davis’ swooping block coming from somewhere around Section 230 at Rupp Arena is the first time he’s ever been packed on a wide open jump shot when he left his feet. That’s how phenomenal that defensive play was. Davis was standing right in front of the basket when the ball hit Henson’s hands about twelve feet to the right side of the basket.Watch the replay closely. In less than a second with one step and a leap, Davis’ hand covered about 15 feet of space and met Henson at the top of his jump to swat the ball back into his hands to secure the victory. That play alone may have secured his selection as the #1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft. Not only did it save the game for Kentucky, it was the kind of play that makes scouts take notice – if you hadn’t seen it before, those Marcus Camby comparisons forced themselves out of the screen on that play.
I was at the game (on the right of my brother in the picture) and the atmosphere was incredible. The Block was one of the most exhilarating moments in my Rupp Arena experience, and I’ll never forget it. Thankfully, with the creation of YouTube.com on the Internet, I’ll never have to.