I was never really a Kobe fan so I was a bit surprised at how I felt with the news yesterday. I didn't believe it at first. It just seemed too strange to be true. Like one of those random internet hoaxes. I was a kid when he had that run with the Lakers where he won 3 straight NBA titles. He was a larger than life athlete. I wasn't a fan and didn't much care for the NBA but he was so big that even with my lack of fandom I knew a lot about him. Its hard to picture the world losing a guy like that, and its even harder to fathom the world losing a guy like that in such a freak accident. His daughter being on that helicopter is probably an even bigger tragedy. I can't imagine what his family is going through right now.
On a lighter note, it was nice to see the BasketBucks play a decent game yesterday. I know its only Northwestern, but sometimes you just need a slump buster.
The wrestling match with Minnesota was pretty fun to watch last night too.