Brian Stafford hits a free throw in a bull ring
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Menís Basketball Blog: San Sebastian
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 09/01/2010

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain - As Kyle Lewis said in his blog yesterday, it was a long trip from Andorra to San Sebastian. The ride was eight hours long and covered three countries with the majority coming in France.

The team headed to the beach this morning for a couple of hours, and now they're getting ready for tonight's game against Lagun Aro GBC, another squad in the ACB, which is Spain's highest division.

The Pioneers will be playing in Illumbre Arena, which is actually the city's bull fighting venue. Denver has played a number of games in arenas that have a configuration conducive to rodeo - Wyoming and Louisiana-Monroe come to mind - but it's safe to say that this is the first time the team has walked under mounted bulls' heads as they headed to their locker room.

The arena is hot, but it's very nice with a retractable roof that is obviously closed for tonight's game. However, the roof is frosted glass which allows plenty of natural light to shine down.

Kyle's Chronicles Update: Kyle's blog yesterday should have included the fact that the team had Coach Scott's traditional Chicken and Pasta before the game in Andorra. An editorial error was the cause of the omission.

Also, in relation to the story about the team messing with Rob Lewis by putting mayonnaise around and in his mouth as he slept in the bus, a few more details should be added.

When asked why he had a packet of mayonnaise, Andrew Hooper replied, "I don't know. I just found it in the luggage compartment above the seats."

So that should make us feel better.

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