For years a basketball goal given to me by my parents for my eighth birthday stood upright, embedded in concrete, next to the house I grew up in.
The established mantra of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and her band of merry ladies is, "Offense sells tickets, defense wins games, rebounding wins championships."
By the standard set, they were having a down year.
Parents tell their history in the hopes that stories will be passed down.
In this season of top stories, year in review pieces and best of the best lists, I think it important to bring attention to the moments and stories that won't be anyone's No. 1 of 2007, in anyone's year in review piece or on a best of the best list.
Lanierland No. 48 has come and gone and while the obvious kudos go to the North Hall girls team and East Hall boys team, there were some under-the-radar notables that shouldn't go unmentioned.
On Friday afternoon when folks from all sides of this county are making their way to East Hall's gym for the semifinals of Lanierland, conversations will take place.
The annual Lanierland Tournament is but days away and, that said, there have been some (very) early-season shockers.
It was about a month ago that our sports editor, Brent Holloway, wrote a blog on our Web site calling mid-October the most wonderful time of the year.