the last couple of weeks have ben full of basketball. when mike came down to visit we went on to dallas for the regional tournament. this last week we have been making trips to springfield for the national tournament. it has been a blast to watch my former teammates and coach battle it out in the big dance. it was also a new twist to spend the last 6 games on the bench helping out with some small coaching tasks. this last week the royals won on tuesday, thursday, friday, and then last night for the title. they came in ranked #6 and took the cake very decisively. it was fun to be there and to watch the guys soak in a moment and level of victory that most players never experience.