The story goes like this . . . .
I was recently assigned a great and overwhelming task by our Sports Information Director, Steve Schaack. He requested I use my creative talent (a scary thought since there's very little of that to begin with) to begin a new blog for the women's basketball link on gobulldogs.com. Obviously, if you're reading this, you've successfully found it and my work is being rewarded as you scan and process each word.
Initially, I was torn on whether to talk about our past season or the season that lies in front of us. I thought maybe you would want to know more about the stars of the past season, or the newcomers that will be instrumental in building on our recent success. I thought of entertaining you with funny and anecdotal stories of trips on the road or of a gathering with Fresno State's Tim Anderson and the Fresno State band performing an impromptu concert for our team.
As I was desperately trying to find my groove, I realized that before I could dedicate myself to any of these ideas, I needed to have a title for the blog. "Brett's frets" took the early lead as I was terrified of not being able to ever figure out a direction to go with my assignment...
Minutes later, while trying to find humor in my dilemma, I scrapped the first title to go with "Frank's WAC-ky Winners." This of course is a pun using the frequently used Western Athletic Conference nickname (WAC) with the recent success of our program (3 consecutive WAC Titles). Unfortunately, if you don't read the reason for the title, its humor is lost.So what title could grant me the freedom to talk to you about the ups, the downs, and the all-arounds of our Bulldog basketball program? While contemplating, associate head men's basketball coach Jeff Reinert asked me if I needed a car wash this weekend from his daughter's youth volleyball team. As I grabbed my wallet (a wedding party gift from two of my dearest friends), I noticed the engraved metal plate in the center with the letters "JBF," my initials. That's when it hit me, "Just Being Frank."
A blog containing my perspectives on all things related to Bulldog women's basketball. Over the course of the next year, I will do my best to provide you with insight into all the happenings of our program. Hopefully, you'll continue to check back for updates. While I can't promise you'll always be entertained by my humor, I can promise I'll do my best to keep you informed of what's going on in our world.
Now that you know my mission and goal, I think it's important you know the characters that will be involved in this ongoing series. Here's the rundown with their real name followed by their given nickname:
2010-2011 Fresno State Women's Basketball Official Team List
Emma Andrews: LaEmma Jaynique
Marnique Arnold: Nique
Taja Edwards: Taj
Hayley Munro: H
Jaleesa Ross: J
Veronica Wilson: V
Blakely Goldberg: TBD
Alison Drennan: Ali/Drenno
Alex Furr: TBD
Jeanna Furst: G/G-Money
Jalei Kinder: TBD
Rosie Moult: Ro/RoRo
Taylor Thompson: Tay/Taylor Tot
Steve Schaack: Shack
Amanda Hill: Mandy/Mandela/Mandolin/Dingo
Bailey Amundsen: Bay/Bay-Bay
Shayne Schiomi: Shayners
Cyndy Favilla: Cyndyrella
Will add additional characters to the play list as the story progresses throughout the season
Hopefully, you're as excited as I am to share this journey.
Until the next post, take care, God Bless, and GO DOGS!
-Coach Brett Frank