It is only a basketball goal.
It's a cheap one at that. It's not used as much as I would like.
But Friday, I found out just how important that pole, backboard and hoop standing in my backyard really is.
After canceling a scheduled interview, doing the best I could to get the word out in the media that the girls' Eighth Region Tournament semi-finals had been postponed until Saturday afternoon and then checking on family, I drove back to my home in Shelbyville to ride out a potentially devastating storm with my wife and daughter.