Posts Tagged "sports"

Serena Williams & The Quest For 23 Majors

My attempt at making my post titles sound like Harry Potter movies. What do you think? ?

Are any of y’all tennis fans? Were you paying attention to the Australian Open the past two weeks? Well I was, even though it took a toll on my sleeping patterns.

As the draws started to take shape, there were some amazing story line lines unfolding. Both number one seeds were upset early, and some great underdogs emerged.

Then we all started to look ahead. Could it be? Could it truly happen? Could we really be so blessed to end up with an all-Williams final on the women’s side and a Roger vs. Rafa final on the men’s? A vintage set of championship matches we thought we saw the last of a decade ago.

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Dear Sports Fans: This Is How NOT To Use Twitter

The super fan (or stan) movement is awful. I’ve stated many, many times that I think the downfall of our country will eventually because of these fanatics. Sure, a bit of an exaggeration, but these people are downright crazy! So, allow me to tell you a story a sports fan that should have known better, but got busy thumb-thuggin’ and now doesn’t have any season tickets anymore.

Picture it (no, I’m not going into a Golden Girls flashback): your favorite team or player performs horribly and you are frustrated. There are many ways you can deal with it. Some go and drown out their sorrows in alcohol, but more and more, it seems fans make themselves feel better by diving into a profanity laced diatribe about said team; including mean-spirited and foul comments about particular athletes.

It seems there are a lot of people who don’t truly understand what “freedom of speech” really is. It is simply a protection that should keep you from being prosecuted, or jailed, for sharing your thoughts. No laws can be passed to limit what you can or cannot say. What it doesn’t do is provide of shield for any responses, criticism, or consequences to said free speech. In short, if you say something stupid, it can get you in hot water with your family, job, or recreational activities.

A Twitter account used by members of San Diego State University’s cheering section, The Show, popped off on Twitter (a path many have taken), and went so far as to wish further illness and death wished upon a rival player. Bad form. Simply dreadful. The SDSU Athletic Department stepped in and handled this. They met with the officers of the student section and found out who actually wrote the truth. After the tweets were deleted, and an apology was issued, the offender was stripped of his student tickets. Good riddance!

Being an Ohio State fan, I know that fan rivalries can get quite heated, and sometimes people take that stuff too far, but this is so far across the live, that I just can’t believe anyone would be so horrible and dumb. And because sometimes words don’t fully convey my feelings on any given matter, I will direct you to the “judging you” GIF tag on Tumblr. That sums things up quite nicely.

Well, along with this one (it’s a personal favorite):

Some people...

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Friday LOLZ: Brought to you by Michigan State

Whenever I talk about Michigan State, it’s usually because I’m watching either their football or basketball teams, and then they do something dumb. Then you’ll hear me say (or tweet) “Sparty, NO!” Otherwise, I don’t have much to say about Sparty… Well, until today!

Michigan State Football released a video, the other day, that just made me laugh, and laugh, and laugh! A MSU player posed as a mannequin, outside their locker room, and proceeded to scare the crap out of as many players and coaches as he could. And honestly, I don’t know why it was so funny to me, but it was!

So, take 4 minutes out of your day and enjoy a laugh. Hopefully you’ll tell me you think it’s funny too! If not, I’ll stand alone!

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This Is A LeBron James Post

LeBron Gives Back

I’m going to talk about LeBron James for a minute, and there is not going to be a drop of slander in this post. There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about that man on this topic, and neither can you. So, cut the crap and check out the good work this man has done.

Despite the running joke that he hates Ohio, LeBron does nothing but put on for his hometown (and state) at every possible moment he can. This was largely on display over the weekend.

King James went back to his alma mater, Akron St. Vincent St. Mary, and helped them reveal new athletics program uniforms that he donated the money for! And he wasn’t just there, he also modeled the new football uniforms! How awesome is that?!

Also, I don’t know if most people are aware that LeBron was an elite prep WR recruit in high school as well. Being the freak of nature athlete that he is, that really shouldn’t surprise anyone.

The money he donated outfits all of the sports at SVSM, not just football. And on top of that, he donated another $1M to renovate the basketball gym. When it’s finished, it will be renamed LeBron James Arena.

LeBron is not obligated to do anything like that. He doesn’t have to stay involved to that extent. Hell, he could just cut a check and let that be the end of it. But nooooooo. LeBron takes time out of his schedule to be a part of the reveal. He wants to show his community how much they mean to him, and how much a part of him Akron still is. Respect.

You know those students got their lives from his appearance. A certain Ohio State football commit certainly did! That had to be a really amazing experience for them.

Way to go, Bron. Keep doing you!

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