Teed Off Thursday: Holiday Cleanup, Marathons & NBA All-Stars

1/7/10 in General Sports   |   Beaze   |   271 respect


 
1) I hate cleaning up after the holidays.

How the hell are you suppose to get rid of a Christmas tree?  Can you be the a--hole who takes up two thirds of the dumpster in an apartment complex?  And if you put up lights, is it even worth taking them down for 300 days just to put them back up again?  Can't you just turn them off?  These are the questions I hate to answer after the holidays.

Cleaning up after Christmas is usually the point when you realize there are 364 f---in' days until Christmas and that sucks.  Of course that's only if you actually clean up the day after Christmas, which nobody does.  So it's really the day you realize there are 350 more days until Christmas, and that still sucks.
 


 
2) Nobody seems to understand "enjoy all good things in moderation."

First the NBA gives us 12 straight hours of basketball on Christmas day, then college football goes ahead and runs two days worth of bowl games.  And this is after the NFL delivers 9 hours of football on Thanksgiving.  Do these executives think vacation means sitting your lazy a-- on the couch all day?  People have things to do.  This is not just a weekend.  It's bad enough I'm trapped watching marathons of Law & Order SVU, Criminal Minds and Burn Notice...now sports is doing it too?

Look, we all love our professional sports teams, but enough already!  NFL, you go back to two games (screw the NFL Network!) and NBA, please, a double header will do just fine.  There are only two marque match-ups a year anyway.  The Clippers and Suns rivalry lasted 7 games 3 years ago...get over it.  As for college football, START YOUR F---ING BOWL GAMES AFTER FINALS ARE OVER!  Please.  32 days is not a rest, it's an off season.
 


 
3) An All-Star Game is a popularity contest jackass!

Why would fans spend time and money watching a meaningless game if their favorite players aren't playing?  I don't care how crisp Jose Calderon's passes are nor what his PER is (thanks for the worthless stat Hollinger), I want to see Allen Iverson!  The mainstream public doesn't turn out to Broadway unless there is a headliner, no matter how great the production is.  It is not about rewarding the players -- that's what contracts are for -- it's about rewarding the fans with a blockbuster lineup.

And last time I checked the fans only voted for 10 starters.  The snooty coaches vote for the other 14 spots.  Seems plenty fair to me.  You cannot have your cake and eat it too.  You have to share.  Contrary to popular belief, being "fair" has nothing to do with what "you" think is right.  It's the result "we" compromise to.

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1/8/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61565 respect

Beaze wrote:
Gee, who would've thought a Kobe lova would vote for Kobe?

ha, it's cool, I got a thing for Kobe too...a basketball thing of course.

of course. good call.

1/8/10   |   Beaze   |   271 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
i vote for who's having a great season but i must say that i am absolutely going to vote for kobe bryant and joe johnson. over and over again.

Gee, who would've thought a Kobe lova would vote for Kobe?

ha, it's cool, I got a thing for Kobe too...a basketball thing of course.

1/8/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61565 respect

CowboyFan1 wrote:
Pity fans only vote for who is on their team and NOT who is having a great season...I at least do my best to vote for who is playing well NOW...not last year,etc.

i vote for who's having a great season but i must say that i am absolutely going to vote for kobe bryant and joe johnson. over and over again.

1/7/10   |   CowboyFan1   |   74 respect

Pity fans only vote for who is on their team and NOT who is having a great season...I at least do my best to vote for who is playing well NOW...not last year,etc.

1/7/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25150 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
i have a response to this but since my nhl network comment slipped by you yesterday, i will leave well enough alone.

oh I saw it

1/7/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61565 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
watching one game a year is too much

i have a response to this but since my nhl network comment slipped by you yesterday, i will leave well enough alone.

1/7/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61565 respect

first of all, this second installment is great. my only issue is the svu and burn notice marathons are awesome! I agree that there is a such thing as too many games in a day. I dont like college football that much so i wont speak on it, but anything more than an NBA double header is really too much. as for the all star games, it is a popularity contest and i think thats what it should be honestly. Its truthfully a weekend for the fans. It's like the people choice awards for basketball. all players should be voted on by the fans i believe, and quite possibly the coaches.

1/7/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25150 respect

gobigblue1960 wrote:
My Christmas tree is still up, and as for the NBA, watching one game on X-Mas is to much.

watching one game a year is too much

1/7/10   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

My Christmas tree is still up, and as for the NBA, watching one game on X-Mas is to much.

1/7/10   |   Beaze   |   271 respect

Kenne wrote:
I do get tired of the same all-stars each year. This game needs a little variety. Also I think players from more populated metros get a heavier bias. It seems it would be harder for a Jazz, Thunder, or Magic player to get in over one who plays for the Lakers or Knicks.

I agree it's harder for them to get into the starting lineup because the fans don't get to see them, but Deron, Durant and maybe even Lewis won't have any problems being voted onto the bench by the coaches.

1/7/10   |   Kenne   |   15899 respect

I do get tired of the same all-stars each year. This game needs a little variety. Also I think players from more populated metros get a heavier bias. It seems it would be harder for a Jazz, Thunder, or Magic player to get in over one who plays for the Lakers or Knicks.