Losing to Jordan and other feats of failure

Losing to Jordan and other feats of failure

February 16, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday, but he still has game.

Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist says Jordan recently beat him in one-on-one. Now, losing to your middle-aged boss, who's 30 years older is rough, but at least he's the greatest of all time. I can think of a lot of things that would be much more embarrassing...and it's time for me to come clean.

In the second grade, I failed to climb the rope in gym class.

I once lost to Sarah Kustok in a game of horse. Truth be told, I was actually up H-O to H-O-R-S and I choked. Plus, I am older and she did play on a basketball scholarship at DePaul. Oh, and having Blue Demons head coach Doug Bruno on the baseline barking out strategy to her was an unfair advantage.

In college, my friends and I were ready to dominate the Valpo intramural basketball playoffs. I was Bryce Drew before there was Bryce Drew. That is before when we ran into the Theology Club in the second round. I still don't know what happened. The rim looked like the eye of a needle. My only explanation is that these young gentleman of the cloth were "On a Mission from God."

Oh, and I once ran the Sausage Race during a Cubs/Brewers broadcast on Comcast SportsNet. Bob Brenly distracted me before the starting gun. The other sausages were track athletes from Marquette University...and the rest is history.

The bottom line is this: I still think I could take Jordan.