11 February 2006
The grad students played a basketball game against the grad faculty today. It was a pretty good game. Ugly at times, as you might imagine, considering the fitness level and general athletic ability of the participants. The best part was really the end. With ten seconds to go the score was tied, and the spectators started counting down the remaining time ... nine ... eight ... seven ... six ... five ... four ... three ... with two seconds to go, Frank Christiansen drained an unbelievable jumper, and the faculty won it by two points. I hated to see the students lose (which is why I didn't play) but it was just such a perfect ending to the game.