yesterday was the kind of day that i wonder if i wouldn't be a sports fan... let's say if i was a scientist and hated sports or an artist who had no need for competition, would my life be any better? to witness 3 teams you live and die with lose in a single day, it's more or less taking another week or so off your life. at least two of them were on television, the other i got to stomach in person.
much as i thought they would, Manchester United lost 2-1 to Bournemouth yesterday. what truly pissed me off about the game was how disinterested the "veteran" players were on the pitch. United had to play a ton of kids yesterday and you can see that they all try and give a shit, but the older guys were more like fuck this, just give me my check. and i really wish the board would call LVG's bluff. he said he would resign if he lost the team in the dressing room. someone please ask him when he's going to resign then. if he refuses, just pay him the fuck off and give the job to Giggs. tell Ryan he has the rest of the season to get the club a trophy or finish in the top 4 for next season's Champions League. if he can't do that, then you can go pick the best manager available; Pep, Ancelotti, whoever. sitting and watching United play these days is becoming a task. and it was never that under Sir Alex. sure they gave up more goals, but they certainly scored more and were about 10000000000000% more entertaining to watch.
the Dayton Flyers did exactly what i feared they would do yesterday. Chattanooga was without their best player (who led them in points, rebounds and assists). Dayton played down to them and allowed them to outplay them. when you lose the battle of the boards at home to a smaller team, that's unacceptable. when you miss 12 fucking free throws in a game you lose 61-59, that's unacceptable. but hopefully it's the wake up call this team needs. and hopefully Chattanooga has a great season so this won't be a bad loss come tournament selection time.
after the game we picked up some food and made it back home in time for the puck drop of the New York Rangers vs. Calgary Flames. for some fucking reason, the Rangers best d-men are making fucking mistakes they never make. and it is costing the team dearly as i don't know how any goalie is supposed to stop point blank shots time after time. and what really frustrates me is this team has stopped using the K.I.S.S. theory to get shit done. when they had their nice long winning streak it was built on keep it simple stupid. at least they got a point last night, losing in OT 5-4. 1 damn point on the same trip they got 6 points out of last season. good times.
thankfully, the Showtime comedy special of Jermaine Fowler and ROH was excellent last night. as for Saturday Night Live, it was more hit or miss for me. next week's SNL should be great.
enjoy some music kids:
and now some of this and that:
on the DVR tonight will be Homeland and The Affair. i will be watching the TLC ppv on WWE Network and then the Stone Cold podcast afterwards with HBK.
there is supposed to be cold front come through this evening. i believe i am feeling it already.
the New Orleans Saints play at Tampa Bay this afternoon. maybe that is when i'll take my nap.
i need to get all my fantasy football and hockey shit in order before i take that nap.
i hope everyone had a great Saturday. hopefully your Sunday will be even better.
be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.
peace and chicken grease...
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - This Life
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
Dr. Dog - Too Weak to Ramble (Live)
"I've made peace with insecurity... because there is no security of any kind." - Dick Van Dyke
and your whatever the fuck i want you to see video of the day: