This may be the weirdest tradition that still remains in sports (aside from everything in baseball).
The Sixers Dancers came out last night and did a dance routine. They were all really attractive, dressed in revealing clothing, and did a very sexual dance routine. Ben and I both acknowledged how weird & awkward it is when this happens.
A large percent of people at sporting events are either 50+ or parents with their young kids. Dancers / cheerleaders seem like an idea that was made up in the 60s so old dudes could have some eye candy and its just stuck around because no one stops to wonder why the hell it’s still happening.
I’m not trying to take jobs away from women I swear, but what is the point of having half-naked women dance around while guys play sports? It’s just kind’ve weird.
Booing a player on your team
Last night, Amir Johnson checked in and the crowd booed loudly.
Booing Johnson felt classless. I was embarrassed. He hasn’t played well this season, but he’s only been here a few months, he hasn’t said anything controversial in the media, and probably most importantly, he tries.
Booing players on your own team is a weak move unless they’re not playing hard, or they overtly call out their teammates, coaches, or fans.
Chanting “Refs You Suck!“
I’m a firm believer that fans (especially those at the game) disagree with the refs overwhelmingly when the call goes against their team. This chant happened two or three times last night.
Blaming the refs is a no douglas move. It’s an excuse. There are questionable calls in EVERY game, it’s a part of sports, but insta-chanting “Refs you suck!” as a reaction to an iffy call is again, a classless move and feels embarrassing.
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They lost because they couldn’t execute down the stretch but this was a very encouraging game.
Embiid looked great.
Simmons looked great.
Convington was awesome.
Fultz can’t shoot but who cares.
This team is the REAL DEAL.
They’re 1.5 point FAVORITES against Boston tonight. FAVORITES.AGAINST THE CELTICS.
THE SIXERS WON 10 GAMES TWO YEARS AGO. BOSTON HAD THE BEST RECORD IN THE EAST LAST YEAR. BOSTON IS STILL FAVORED TO BE A TOP 2 SEED IN THE EAST THIS YEAR. THE SIXERS. YOUR. PHILADELPHIA SEVENTY-SIXERS. ARE. FAVORITES!!!!!!
If I follow my lock of the week logic, the Sixers win this one comfortably and the Celtics move to 0-3.
In college, if our running schedule allowed us to drink both nights of the weekend, we drank both nights of the weekend. We’d drink hard Friday, wake up, do a long run, then drink again Saturday night.
At the ripe old age of 26, I think I’ve all but lost this ability.
I went to a house party on Friday, and although I drank a lot, I didn’t blackout (which was almost a given in college). I didn’t get much sleep, golfed 18 holes the next morning, and was basically K.O.’d the rest of the day. I had opportunities to go out but I physically don’t think I would’ve made it past 11:00 PM had I been drinking.
My hangovers lately are awful. Most of the time I don’t even bother trying to drink the next day, and when I do, I die. Maybe “normal” people go out but just don’t drink as much?
Is this just part of getting older? I actually look forward to waking up sober on a Saturday or Sunday. You can actually do this.
I think I’m just maturing. This is what mature people do.
Chris Berman called me this morning. He wanted to know what my lock of the week was because he has to make his pick on TV pretty soon.
Lock of the Week – New England Patriots -11 @ NY Jets&Pittsburgh Steelers +4.5 @ Kansas City Chiefs
I don’t like picking two road teams, but it’s just what the lines say.
It’s not that the Jets are “good” this year, and that the Pats are “bad” this year, but they’ve certainly trended in directions that most weren’t expecting. Brady, on the road, demolishes the fraud Jets.
The Steelers locker room is in turmoil, Big Ben threw 5 picks last week, and the Chiefs have been undeniably the best team in the NFL. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chiefs lose this one outright (which, conveniently so, would probably make the Eagles #1 in all power rankings LEGGOOO!)
Just a little update since I’m riding high at the moment!
After 5 weeks of 35 miles to just get back into it, I’ve done 47 and 57 mile weeks the past two weeks.
I haven’t run 57+ miles in a week in 84 weeks.
Tuesday – 4 x 1600 w/ 1:00 rest then 4 x 200
5:38, 5:38, 5:28, 5:24, then 33, 34, 33, 33
Pretty slow actually but it felt very easy!
Friday – 4 x 1200 w/ 3:00 rest
3:51, 3:50, 3:47, 3:46
Again, nothing crazy, but felt great!
Sunday – 11 mile long run
Averaged 6:35s starting at 7:00 and closing in around 6:20s, again feeling great.
My leg is no trouble at all! I’m prioritizing stretching more than ever before which I really think is helping and have been doing core consistently (!).
The Ursinus Twilight 3200m is in 3.5 weeks and I’m hoping to run faster than the 9:44 I ran a few months ago. It’s going to be better competition this year since James and Joe just ran 26:06 and 26:48 respectively at Paul Short. This will be a fun one!
Other than that, I’ll need to find some races to run. I’d guess I’m in ~15:45-16:00 5k shape right now and hope to be in PR shape in a month.