As you might have guessed, this season has been very busy and not going as scheduled, but the coverage hasn't waned.
I can tell you that the Osseo vs. Centennial game this Friday will not be broadcast; people I spoke with to clear the game apparently didn't remember the conversations I had with them before the season began. An indicator that I need to show a little more diligence in following conversations when I announce a season-long schedule.
However, I will be calling a game this weekend. Community Hoops is lending a hand and giving me the chance to call the M.C.T.C./Anoka-Ramsey women's basketball game this Saturday afternoon. Broderick Bell will take a breather from his coaching job at Humboldt to join me.
Next week's game has also changed from DeLaSalle/Cretin to Mahtomedi/Richfield for boys basketball. Not as much prestige on paper, but basketball fans know that works-on-paper calculations aren't a reliable indicator with two evenly-matched teams.
Depending on the St. Paul City Conference race, I may do something for the Central/Humboldt match at Humboldt; the winner of that game will likely play the next day to take on the Minneapolis champion, in a race that has also yet to be decided.
More updates to come.
Programs available for DVD purchase
Autism: The Wall That Knows No Limits - Award-winning documentary series providing insights on autism rarely seen in contemporary media. Produced by someone on the spectrum, this series is a wealth of information for anyone seeking to learn about autism.
$15 for one episode, $50 for the complete series (4 episodes)
What Are You? A Dialogue on Mixed Race - Originally a school assignment, this one-hour documentary explores a population that existed for many years but didn't get much focus until recently. This program examines how a small but growing segment of the population could shift racial and cultural identity. Screened at the 2009 Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival and will be screened at the inaugural Critical Mixed Race Studies conference at DePaul University. $15
From Vices to Verses: Featuring Voices Merging - From Vices to Verses: A New Era of Hip Hop and Action is a biannual conference held at the University of Minnesota. The goal is to promote the culture and history of hip-hop, which is often lost in the corporate mainstream representation. In this program, you'll see how the Voices Merging student group absorbed what they witnessed and how their experience will transform them as a group and as individuals. DVD copies come with 14 minutes of bonus footage not seen online or on TV. $15
Minnesota Machine: 2010 - Geared for Greatness - Join the professional women's football team in their historic 2nd season. Despite several injuries that depleted the roster, the Machine finished 2010 with a 6-3 record and their first division title in franchise history, edging the Iowa Thunder in the Midwest Division of the American Conference. This highlight reel includes clips from the 2010 season and their interview on the cable television show Rollin' and Tumblin' - $15
Silhouettes by RZI Couture - The inaugural breast cancer benefit fashion premiere took place in St. Paul and was met with a fabulous response. All the models were breast cancer survivors or relatives of someone affected by breast cancer and all the clothing was designed by Rosalyn Smaller, owner of RZI Couture and currently fighting breast cancer herself. The TV version features testimonials from the models and co-host Miss Georgia of KMOJ. $10 of every purchase will be donated to RZI Couture to help the breast cancer fight! $15