Man, things have been slow. Ever since Lebron-gate-athlon-palooza, the sports world has been boooooooring. Since I couldn’t pinpoint a topic that I wanted to write [enter large number] words about, I decided to make a list at my desk of some random things going on that I wanted to touch on. Feel free to chime in with comments on any of the topics covered as I’m curious to hear what your thoughts are.
1. Mel Gibson
So we all pretty much knew he was racist. But racist and crazy!? Okay, well we kind of knew that as well. But nothing can take the place of actual evidence. Four different recordings of the raving lunatic have surfaced and each one has been more hilarious than the next. And damn do I feel bad for his girlfriend. I mean sure, she’s a smoking hot Russian model and got to hang around movie stars and do whatever she wanted with Mel’s millions, but is it worth getting berated and abused every day? Probably not. But then again, she was only with him for a couple years, probably made out pretty well in the divorce and is still a Russian model (aka HOT). So at this point, she could solve the whole “super crazy bigot ex-husband” with a simple “300lb body guard” and chill at some tropical resort for the rest of her life. Luckily I am not a smoking hot Russian model with a crazy millionaire husband, so these are problems that I don’t have to worry about. I do, however, have to make a decision on what toothpaste to buy. I live a tough life.
2. MLB All Star Game
Blehhhhhh. I watched an inning before I got bored and watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Awesome movie by the way, I highly recommend it. Robert Downey Jr. is the man. See, Mel Gibson? If he can turn his life around, so can you (nah, just kidding). Anyway, back to the All Star Game. I felt bad for Joe Girardi. I can’t believe he was getting grilled for something so stupid. I mean, yeah, maybe he didn’t manage the game well, but it’s not his fault he has to play everyone (except A-Rod, HA!). This game has no business counting. It should simply exist for the sake of the fans. Whitey Herzog once said, “The only thing bad about winning the pennant is that you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I’d rather go fishing for three days.” I agree completely.
3. The NJ Nets
Remember when the Nets were the next big thing? Now they’ve gone from having a chance at signing Lebron James to settling with overpaying Travis Outlaw and signing a bunch of other scrubs as well as hiring an epically bad GM. Prokorohov may be an outstanding businessman, but is it possible that being completely unfamiliar and foreign to the NBA could be detrimental to this team? I’ll wait and see how they perform next year and whether or not Derrick Favors pans out, but from the initial signs it’s not looking too hot. Don’t forget…they’re playing in Newark(!!!). Could be a rough two years.
4. The Real World
Chris has talked briefly about getting into reality TV. I’ve been an on-again-off-again fan of the Real World. I mainly just watch hoping to see the housemates get plastered and do stupid stuff. I watched last season because my cable was broken for most of the year in my room and the only things I could watch was “On Demand”. But I literally spent half the season fast forwarding because most of the characters were just plain awful. I watched the first two episodes of this new season in New Orleans because I was bored yesterday, and let’s just say I am pumped. All four of the girls are attractive, which I’m not sure has ever happened. They also have possibly the worst, most hate-able real world character in the history of the show. I know it’s early to say, but watch the first two episodes and tell me you don’t want to punch Ryan in the face. If you can resist, let’s just say I envy your restraint. One more TV note: You should start watching Louie. It’s every Tuesday at 11pm on FX. In my opinion (see: meaningless) Louis CK is the funniest stand up comedian in the country. The show is funny, but it’s also very well written and covers certain social issues that other shows wouldn’t be able to handle correctly. Start watching that and the Real World. I mean, come on. It’s the summer, what else are you doing?