Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Off to Portugal!


It's official. After almost a 7-month hiatus, Bre Dub's Blog is back! With a stressful summer full of agent drama and an autumn plagued by bad economy, I've finally found a situation that is the right fit. Tomorrow afternoon I leave for Funchal, Portugal to play for Div. I CAB Madeira. The island of Madeira is located 540 miles off the coast of Portugal and 360 miles west of Morocco. All away games will be played on the Portuguese mainland - so we will be flying everywhere. I think I can handle that, as the place I will be calling home for the next 6 months looks gorgeous! For some reason I have a feeling I might get some visitors this year...☺

From Finland to Sweden, Switzerland to Poland, Ireland, Belgium and so on, the right combination of things came together in Portugal. I was thisclose to closing with a Polish team (that competes against players like Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings and so on) but a lack of consistencies and concrete promises in the contract ultimately made me go with the safe choice. I didn't want to find myself in a situation where I wasn't being paid or getting what was promised. Though the temptation to sign and challenge myself against some of the best in women's basketball was huge, I believe I made the right decision.

I’ve got to finish packing, but I hope you make a habit of visiting my blog, as I will be posting about my new European adventures each week. Let me know when you've stopped by, and leave a comment at the bottom of a post - I'd love to hear from you!

Até à próxima,

Sidenote: For those of you new to the blog, you can click on pictures to enlarge them and click on underlined words which will often better display/describe what I'm writing about.


Anonymous said...

Congrats! This time, you'll be warm. We'll be looking forward to your blogs again and links will be posted on

The new season of DawgBall has started. Thursday night, John (every game), Ralph & Jeanette (Fast Break) & I (aloha shirt) will be having dinner with the team at Buca de Beppos. I let all the new players know about Bre Dub's Blog!

Jessica said... are absolutely going to love it there! Beautiful all year around and if you live in the apartment above the gym, you will have an amazing view. I had soooo many good times over there! When you play Olivais, if you have the chance, tell Ze, the coach, hello from me.

I can't wait to keep up on your blog...maybe now you will inspire me to keep up on mine.

Melissa Erickson said...

Ummm...I don't know why that last blog said from Jessica...It's from MO :)

Bryce said...

DUB!! Safe travels. Can't wait for the blog to get rollin' :0)

J said...

Drink plenty of wine.

But not on game day.

Molly said...

Bre I'm so excited for you! Living on the amazing beach is going to be tough but I know you can do it. I'll have to try to find similar beaches in Mexico so I can compete with tha. Have fun! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Anonymous said...

Dublet! What amazing news to see your next adventure has begun. I am so so proud of you!

love youuuu, ame

Kelly said...

I'm soooo excited for you Dub Dub! Safe travels, can't wait to hear about it.

David said...

Hey Bre. I will be following your adventures in Portugal this basketball season. Good decision on the choice in teams to play for and your reasoning behind it.

Your hard-nosed dedication to your craft will pay off in the end; I'm sure of it!

Safe travels buddy and I'll look forward to replying to your blogs.

Debbie said...

Congratulations Bre!
Looks like you will be in a beautiful place doing what you love. Look forward to hearing all about it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bre,
Thanks for the email and congrats to you. Looks like your patience has been rewarded! I will look forward to following the action!!