Tommy Freeman

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 11:00 am

Christmas, a time normally spent with family eating big meals, exchanging presents, and celebrating the life of Jesus. For the first time ever mine was spent away from family and out of the country. I have always enjoyed the entire process of Christmas. The lights on people’s houses, the snow that falls and always turns into ice so I can do fish tails in my pick-up truck, and most of all finding the perfect gift for everyone on my Christmas list. My friend Michelle was coming to visit for a few days over the holiday and I wanted to show her a good time while she was in Worcester.

Thu, Dec 22, 2011 7:20 pm

Leading up to the Milton Keynes game we had discussed our need to put teams away when we had them down. Finishing games and owning the fourth quarter would be a goal that we needed to master in order to achieve the goals we had set out for ourselves. "Barber Town" had expressed interest in sponsoring the team. All of the guys went down to the shop the day before the game and received our free haircuts so we looked sharp for our first televised game of the season. Being the joker that I am, I asked for the Friar Tuck hairdo. Buzzed in the middle on top and left long on the sides.

Mon, Dec 5, 2011 2:51 pm

We were on a roll, winning six games in a row. We had back to back games on Friday and Saturday for the second week in a row. We knew that Plymouth would provide the greatest challenge that weekend to ending the winning streak that we had put together. Our record was 1-1 against the Raiders with each team winning on the other's home court. Since our last meeting they had acquired an explosive scorer, Jeremy Bell. A 5'10" scoring machine that was considered around the league to be a top-10 player.

Fri, Nov 18, 2011 5:12 pm

The next week, the team spent our training sessions participating in speed and conditioning drills for the majority of our practice slots. The team had a swagger about us. Winning makes being a part of a team easy. Guys get along, players aren't as homesick, and it keeps the team morale high while making it easy to come to practice and correct small details instead of making major changes. I had never been accustomed to anything but winning, and I would do anything possible in order for us to continue the streak that we had started.

Tue, Nov 1, 2011 12:53 pm

For the first time in my life, I experienced homesickness. The entire time I was at OU I had surrounded myself with people that I enjoyed being around and spending time with. OU was my home away from home and my teammates and friends became my second family. Being in England was much different than being a few hours away from home in Ohio. The time difference (5 hours) was the first thing that I had to get used to. When I had time to talk to people from the states, they were either still asleep or in the middle of school or work.

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