Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'll have what he's having

UCLA Basketball's account of the Bruins' most recent win includes mention that 97 year old John Wooden attended the game.

So let's be clear here: John Wooden is 97 freaking years old. And a 97 freaking years old man healthy enough to be attending basketball games.

That's enough to inspire us all to go out and buy all of Wooden's books. How does he live? What does he eat? What exercises does he do? Who or what does he pray to? What does he do with his spare time? How much sleep does he get every day? What sorts of things does he read? What sorts of people does he hang around with?

Basically, what has he done in his day-to-day life for the past 97 years to be at this point?

These are things we need to know. In 70 years, I would like to be attending a UCLA basketball game. Of course, it will probably be really hot. But wouldn't that be nice? Isn't that what we're all striving for? Don't we want to be 97 year old people healthy enough to attend basketball games? I mean, it's 12:30 in the morning, and I just got done eating a slice of beer bread and slamming a bottle of Diet Mountain Dew. I'm guessing that's not the key to 97 year old health. Perhaps we should all be deferring to John Wooden for life advice.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I was at the game last night with my five year-old and we had the good fortune of talking to Coach Wooden for a few minutes during warmups. He was in a great mood (as always) and it was clear that even at 97, his mind was functioning at a much higher level than mine will ever achieve.