I’m going to be trying something new here on the blog. Once a week or so (you know how good we are with schedules here on the blog), I’m going to put up things I like and I dislike on the blog. Usually they’ll have to do with the previous week. Please, add things you like and dislike in the comments. Try to make them creative and somewhat sports related, but if they aren’t that’s okay as well. These will usually be light-hearted and hopefully fun.
This could be a good idea that we continue, it could be a bad idea that we don’t continue. It also might be a bad idea that we continue and in that case, haha. This weeks will include a few things from the Olympics because I feel like they are still in everyone’s mind. Anyway, without further ado, your first likes and dislikes!
For about a day, Seattle was on top of the baseball world, Felix got the recognition he deserved, and the town caught baseball fever. It was a blast! The team, and the fans, have played pretty well since the all-star break and the perfection made everyone notice. It was a day I’ll never forget and has a glow to it that the Mariners and their fans are still basking in.
19 inning games!
Jeff Sullivan once said something like, “When extra inning games first get into extra innings you want your team to win, then after a while you just want the game to end. If it gets past that point, you cheer for the game to go on as long as possible.” The Cardinals and Pirates played 19 innings on Sunday and I wish it had gone another 19 innings.
Handball joined Curling as my favorite Olympic sport. America doesn’t have a team, which is a pity, but if you haven’t seen handball go watch a clip on Youtube right now. I’m starting a team.
I mean, why wouldn’t you? Ryan Seacrest is great and all (not really) but if you’re cutting away in the middle of a basketball game for a commercial (just one example) I think most people should be making fun of you. Also, I understand that having national pride is part of the Olympics but did anyone else think NBC took it overboard at points? I heard Bob Costas accuse two countries of cheating and scold athletes for showboating… Unless they were American.
Olympians who cheat at Badminton
That was fantastic. It’s by far my favorite sports scandal of the year.
People who get upset about friends posting Olympic news when it actually happens and not waiting until it’s shown in prime-time…
I had friends on Facebook who were begging people to stop posting Olympic results before they actually happened. Wait, what? That doesn’t make any sense. If it meant that much to you, watch it live or stay off of Facebook. Crazy, I know. Also, by the time NBC showed the event in their prime time slot you could have watched the event live, watched it again (assuming you recorded it, since it obviously meant a lot to you), drove 20 minutes to dinner, taken an hour to eat a burrito, rented a movie from Redbox, driven home, watched the movie, watched the event on your computer and then watched the event in prime time again. This is assuming that this event wasn’t 10 P.M. London time, the event wasn’t longer than an hour and a half (most weren’t), and the movie you rented wasn’t John Carter (because that movie is at least 7 hours long).
Injuries to football players on teams that I like to root for…
Not only is it just bad news but it puts all fans into panic mode and then no one’s reasonable.
Matthew and I just spent a good share of yesterday evening putting plastic over windows so that we would be ready to paint our parents house tomorrow. Now, the wind decided to show up and blow some of it off. You’re just showing up here wind and disrespecting our hard work? And no, I didn’t forget to put Jon Heyman’s explanation, I just didn’t think he was worthy of an explanation.
The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox
The Mariners never have good luck against these teams. Paul Konerko hits over .1000 when he plays Seattle (please, don’t check those stats) and the Orioles hit a walk-off each night they play the Mariners. Lets hope that changes over the course of the next few weeks as the M’s march toward the wild card.
Again, add yours below. Thanks for reading,