Here are five things that I learned or was reminded of this week:
1. Valentines day is expensive.
2. Meteors are real.
3. God is powerful.
4. Not a big fan of college hoops but I’m ready for March madness.
5. I don’t like windchill.
What did you learn this week?
It’s that time of year again. It’s March and that means it’s time for March madness. It means that you and everyone in your office or circle of friends has filled out a bracket. It’s this time of year that we all become college basketball experts.
March madness has made me a little mad. My brain works in weird ways. Ponder this, if you will.
Forget that basketball wasn’t invented until 1891. What if we could make a dream basketball team from characters of the bible? A team that is so good that they could make it to the final four without breaking a sweat?
This would be my starting line up:
Center: 9’6″, Goliath. Do I need to explain this decision?
Power forward: Samson. He is strong. Probably a good rebounder. Samson could probably drive the lane like nobody else but his ball handling skills may be suspect and his weakness for women may distract him from the game.
Forward: Simon Peter. I imagine that Peter would be the team captain. He is loyal to the team to a certain extent. His passion and fire could motivate his teammates. His temper however could be seen as a liability. I’m sure he would see his fair share of technical fouls and ejections.
Shooting guard: David. Who better to shoot the rock than a guy who can sling the rock. We learned that David is pretty accurate with a stone. I think he would be just as accurate with the ball. He could potentially lead the team in scoring as long as he can get along with teammate, Goliath.
Point guard: Zaccheus (Spud, as I imagine some people called him). Maybe the shortest guy in the bible. However, he is probably the best ball handler of the bunch since he is so close to the ground. And since he was a tax collector, he is probably the smartest and most organized guy. Who’d be better at calling plays and running the offense than him? Does it matter that he can’t dunk?
Bench players and why they aren’t starters:
Thomas – lack of confidence
Cain and Abel - ball hogs
Judas - not a team player
Head coach: Noah. If the man can build a giant boat, he can build a championship team.
Who would your dream team consist of?