I just finished watching “Glory Road“. If you ever get the chance to see this movie – make sure you watch it. As the movie was over I switched through the channels and stopped at the Bologna domestic league game against Avellino.
First I thought something is wrong with the score but no – Bologna is down 20! points going into the 4th Quarter. Now this might be worth a 4th quarter LIVE blog so here we go.
I have not seen the first three Quarters but when Oscar Torres passes the ball to the referee instead to his team mates then I kind of know what was wrong here. The interesting thing about this pass – the ball bounces from the referee to another Bologna player who took a three pointer and made it.
Bologna’s coach who looks to me like Peja Stojakovic, is really trying to turned around this game and managed his players to a 62-78 with five minutes to go. Jenkins on the other hand looks like he really doesn’t care but maybe that is just the look on his face, while Oscar Torres who was on the CSKA team last year doesn’t look like the big star on Bologna with 6 points so far. Another guy took this role for this game: Mancinelli! He is fighting and making some good shots!
With two minutes to go Bologna is still down by 12. Also Jenkins is out who doesn’t like the coaches decision at all. But as far as I can see it won’t change anything at this game since Bologna turned the ball over the last three times they had the ball.
One thing you might have noticed in Italy: Behind the players benches are huge glass walls that look like they protect the players from the fans. I did not know if this is a rule in Italy, that you must have this, so I asked a coach today. He went like: ” What do you mean? What are you talking about?” I explained to him again what I meant and his answer was: ” Oh I am, sorry – to us this is normal, since we have so many crazy fans we need this to be protected – nothing unusual for Italy!”
Oh and the game – Bologna did not start a huge comeback – they are down 21! points with 12 seconds to go..
I think I have to write another email to my man Fabrice from Bologna .. 🙂