The latest in the life and basketball career of Ben Woodside. Currently with TED Kolejliler Ankara in Turkey
Monday, February 4, 2013
Big Block :)
Good afternoon! Did you all watch the Super-bowl? I bet there are a number of you that like to watch the commercials, halftime show and thats it! HAHA. I wanted to fill you in on some news here in Turkey. First off my wife and I are safe from the bombing. If you didn't know there was a suicide bomber at the US Embassy here in Ankara. It is pretty eery being in the same city where a bombing has happened. You hear about them on the news all the time. But when it happens in the city where you live you have quite a different feeling. We are safe and still smiling!
In our game last night we lost to the #1 team in the league 74-92. You have to give Fenerbache credit, they are a very talented team. However, I think we were very soft and didn't play tough at all as a team. Our team defense was terrible and needs much improvement. I ended with 8 points (4-6 2fg, 0-2 3fg), 9 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal. Our next game is on Wednesday in the first round of the Turkish Cup. There are 8 teams that qualified for the Turkish Cup in the beginning of the year. Basically, it is 3 games, if you win you keep playing if you lose you go home. Our first opponent is Besiktas who we lost to earlier in the year at home. It will be a tough game for us. Hopefully we can come out with a better attitude and have a tough defensive mindset.
Lay-up w/ contact
AJ is continuing to evolve her photography skills. People have been contacting her here in Turkey to do a variety of different shoots. It is an exciting time for her and I am happy for her. I am going to state this again.. if you need an outstanding photographer this summer you need to contact my wife at her website amandamosic.com. I hope everyone was safe and had a wonderful Super-bowl. We are going over to a teammates house for dinner and to watch the replay of the game. Have an amazing Monday! Make it a great day! God Bless.. 1 John 3:2-3