Here’s a video that was posted back in April where a ~11 year old kid goes HAM on the Mets. You get the point after about 10 seconds.
Kids these days are cursed with the ability to film themselves at all times. 10 – 20 year olds shouldn’t be able to film themselves out of respect for their future selves.
As a 25 year old, technology like this was just becoming accessible when I was growing up. Alex and I once recorded a voiced over Linkin Park song to include the word “Jew” like 20 times in it just to piss Ben off. I’m pretty thankful that file isn’t still available.
When the ~13 year olds of today grow up, a large percentage of them are going to have videos like this Mets kid to look back on and cringe. Whether it’s choreographed dances, singing your favorite song, rants, whatever. In 15 years he’ll probably sigh every time someone brings it up.
Some may say it’s a good thing. I for one have no interest in looking back at myself in the most awkward years of my life. I remember them well enough and would gladly choose to not relive them.
I wish we were the ones giving the beating, but we received it instead.
Tom bowled a ~240 and was the only reason we had a chance. Weens was 185 (above average) and Wevs and I floundered with ~140 each.
They didn’t bowl great but they had a clutch 9th and 10th and we didn’t.
Even if we were bowling well, we weren’t winning this game. They went hammer time bowling a ~900 game which we’ve never done.
Season Take Away
My ball was significantly more chipped when we started game 1. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t get in my head regardless of whether it actually affected the ball (it didn’t seem to be moving as much but who knows).
I feel weird because I want to use that as an excuse (I am?) but it doesn’t make a difference either way. We lost.
When put in perspective, we had a great season. 2nd out of 14 with some great individual averages and high games.
Summer season starts up soon, but first, I’m going to get a new ball.
The Snakes have made our way to the end of our bowling league playoffs. The winner is to be determined at 6:30 tonight at South Bowl in a thrilling best of three match up. All are invited!
We advanced in rounds 1 and 2 due to two well-timed games (290 and 269) by Tom and myself respectively and some consistent bowling by Evan. Jordan has struggled in the past couple of weeks but we know the 300-man is in there somewhere, and we’re sure as hell hoping to see him tonight.
The team we bowl tonight is the best team in the league as far as average goes, all four bowlers being around 190-200, so we need to bowl like champs tonight.
We went for a practice session on Saturday and Tom and I finished three games within a pin of each other, 613 to 614 (score one for the Owl!) which is an encouraging result, however this is what my ball currently looks like.
Needless to say this will be the final night of bowling with this ball. I brought it to a pro shop on Saturday and they assured me it wouldn’t be an issue, but that I should get a new ball once these finals are done. I’ve had a good run with it and it would be a fitting end if I bowl three 300s tonight to go out on top.
I’ll be sure to update with the results. We encourage anyone to attend. We’ll tell you our pre-determined team chants that you can do anytime one of us gets a strike.
“Kevin Durant is a wimp for joining the Warriors. He was up 3-1 against them last year and lost, then joined them just to chase a ring. He should’ve been loyal and stayed in OKC! He had to go to another team with better players to win because he just couldn’t get it done being the guy.”
Kevin Durant is the second best player on the planet, and he wants to win an NBA championship. He has the following options:
Option A)Stay with the team you’ve been on for NINE years, which has only made the finals once and they lost convincingly, that shows no sign that anything major will change to get over the hump. Option B)Go to a better team with better players and win a championship.
Why do people fault Durant so much for leaving?
It’s an emotional response, not a logical response.
“He’s not the star anymore.” He shot 54% from the field this year, the best of his career, and averaged 25 points. He’s getting better shots and playing with a better team.
Why would any sane person stay in OKC? He gave that city almost a decade of amazing basketball. He did everything he could to bring them a Championship, but sometimes you need to recognize when enough is enough.
He was an absolutely stud in game 1 last night, one of the most exciting players to watch in the league.
For Kevin Durant, basketball is about winning. At 28, he’s probably got 5 great years left. He went 0/9 in OKC. I blame him 0% for going to the Warriors, and I’ll be happy to see him finally win one.
Since Swarthmore I’m on my own schedule doing my own workouts.
I hit ~50 miles for both of the last two weeks and have had some encouraging results the last week especially.
4 mile tempo
5:46, 5:45, 5:38, 5:35 feeling pretty relaxed the whole time. I didn’t look at my watch expect for mile splits, as I’m trying to “feel” tempo pace as opposed to hitting a prescribed pace. This was good.
6 x 400 with 400 jog followed by 4 x 200 with 200 jog.
Averaged 69.1 and 33.0. This was basically all out and I can’t remember the last time I did a speed workout that fast.
This workout isn’t actually that impressive, but I’m not a speed guy, and I want to stay in touch with mile pace as I think my 4:33 PR is attainable, so I was pretty happy with this.
My last three runs
I did the 4s & 2s on Friday, then felt great on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
I did 7 in 48:00 closing hard, 7 in 46:15 closing harder, then 8 yesterday in 52:30 closing in 12:00 for the last two miles feeling fantastic.
It’s unusual that I have this many days in a row feeling fresh. I’m either in great shape or going to feel horrible today.
Ursinus has an open meet on Friday, June 9 where I’m going to do the 5k in hopes for a fast time. If I was in 15:50 shape two weeks ago, I have to think that in another two weeks I’ll be in sub 15:40 shape (and actually closer to 15:30?).
Then, GA is hosting a few meets open to the public. I plan on doing the mile on Tuesday, June 13 and probably the 5k on June 27. I’m also doing the Tex Mex 5k on Wednesday, June 21.
It’s racing season. I’m in shape to race. This is the best time of year.