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Tyler Smith article on ESPN.com


#1

About his earthquake experience

http://espn.go.com/espnw/blog/_/post/6276618/american-basketballer-japan-rocked-disaster


#2

Great interview.


#3

Good read. I am amazed and impressed by the Japanese the way they have handled this and the way they conduct themselves. Not sure there is another country like Japan.


#4

After leaving Penn State I joined the Navy (actually got my degree while serving)…spent 3 years in Japan, just outside Tokyo. I’ve been to Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Hiroshima, Iwakune, Misawa, Mt Fuji…in other words a lot of places throughout Japan.

3 years well spent, in my opinion. I’m praying for them.


#5

What is ESPN-W ? First I have ever seen it.

I would be a social outcast in Japan. I have way too many holes in my socks. :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

ESPN-W is for women.
http://espn.go.com/espnw/


#7

[quote=“JakkL, post:6, topic:2289”]ESPN-W is for women.
http://espn.go.com/espnw/[/quote]

And not all women are amused by it:

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/league-of-her-own/2010/10/why-i-hate-the-idea-of-espnw.html


#8

[quote=“Tom, post:1, topic:2289”]About his earthquake experience

http://espn.go.com/espnw/blog/_/post/6276618/american-basketballer-japan-rocked-disaster[/quote]

I was in the BJC about two weeks ago when Tyler and his family were in speaking with some of the basketball staff. They looked in good spirits. I mentioned to them that I was glad they had gotten out safely and was back in the area.

I’m so glad that the PSU family is just that, a family.


#9

An amazing note is that there have been ZERO instances of looting in Japan after this tsunami. Heck, there was looting in Pittsburgh just after the recent tornado! It’s totally amazing - draws on their cultural belief, pronounced me thai, meaning “we are one.”


#10
[quote="GoSpikes, post:3, topic:2289"]Good read. I am amazed and impressed by the Japanese the way they have handled this and the way they conduct themselves. Not sure there is another country like Japan.[/quote] An amazing note is that there have been ZERO instances of looting in Japan after this tsunami. Heck, there was looting in Pittsburgh just after the recent tornado! It's totally amazing - draws on their cultural belief, pronounced me thai, meaning "we are one."

Make for a new chant, “Me thai … Penn State !!!’”


#11

That was a great article and thanks for putting it up. What’s up with guys getting stiffed on pay? That must be fun. I guess there’s not much recourse in some of these countries. Is our old pal AboveDRim still around? Tyler’s a good man. Looks like he’s in tremendous playing shape too. Continued good luck and success to him.


#12

AboveDRim looks in very occasionally but still follows Penn State basketball pretty closely.


#13

I’m still here and check in when I can. I was going to post this article but you guys are always on top of things and beat me to it. I don’t think Tyler mentioned how strange it was when he got home to Cara and Hannah to look out the window and not see people and traffic. Everything (except the ground) was quiet and subdued.

Go VCU! (I’m from Richmond).

ABDRim


#14

[quote=“AboveDRim, post:13, topic:2289”]Go VCU! (I’m from Richmond).

ABDRim[/quote]

Same here. Go Rams! Beat the Butler Bulldogs!


#15

Nice article. And Tyler looks ripped in the picture of him in game action. Is he juicing? :wink:


#16

I can assure you that he’s not juicing. He’s kinda always had that body but is working the weights more now that he doesn’t have to go to class. I think I can still beat him one on one I think. Haven’t tried since his freshman year at PSU when I did beat him, poor guy. It took a hook shot of mine boucing off tree limbs in the back yard but it went in for a winner! Skill all the way.

AboveDRim