Archive for March, 2008

Great Dane, Great Faith
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The saying goes, the family that prays together stays together. If that’s true, the Watts family will be a tight-knit bunch for a long time.

Monday night we ran a story on Dane and his mother, Ronda. While he’s playing on the court, she is praying in the stands. While some fans may shout obscenities, Ronda is shouting to God, praying for the Jays’ success.

For Dane, his faith defines him.

“I believe personally in my life that God cares about how I represent him on the court,” said Dane. “I think that I can go out and shoot 0-for-10, have a bad game stat-wise, fans might think I had a bad game but I know if my attitude and heart were in the right place for that the audience of one that he was pleased.”

Dane Watts may not be the greatest to ever suit up for the Jays, but he is definitely one of a kind.


Back and Ready
Monday, March 3, 2008

We recently gave all of our blogs a new look at KETV. Since I was out of the country, I was a little out of the loop.

Now I’m back in the fold.

Feel free to kick off this new look with an open-mic. Submit your comments on anything and everything in the world of local sports/life. Just click on “responses” above.

If you think I’m taking the easy way out for my first post on the new blog, you would be correct.

* Oh, and before I forget, congrats to KETV photojournalist Jim Healey, whose video of Husker outfielder DJ Belfonte’s diving catch against UC-Riverside was used as one of SportsCenter’s Top-10 Plays (#7 if you’re scoring at home).

Gone South
Monday, March 3, 2008

I type this from vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Minutes are precious (and costly) but I needed to get back in the loop after about four days under the sun.

It´s Tuesday, and I just now found out about Creighton´s win over Oral Roberts. Sounds like it was exciting. Sorry I missed it. And the Huskers won at College Station? In a related story, local meteorologists are calling for Mexico to freeze over.

I´ve met about a half-dozen Omahans on the trip. I obviously wasn´t the only one trying to get out of the cold.

I return Friday… back on the air Saturday.

Hasta luego.

That´s Spanish.