Saturday, July 2, 2016

fake hustle

that's one of my favorite terms, especially when watching shitty teams. and as a guy who dabbled in team sports, i know exactly what fake hustle is. busting your ass when you're losing big and the other team is coasting... slapping the floor on defense, grunting for the sake of supposed effort, etc, etc. watching the New York Yankees last night, fake hustle showed up in the 9th inning.

i made the mistake of watching the first inning of the game last night. the Yankees got the bases loaded and of course, did nothing. as usual, the baseball gods rewarded the other team in the bottom half of the inning. so, i tuned into the 9th inning of the game and San Diego was up 7-2. enter fake hustle. some walks, a few hits and then, boom, it's 7-6. and here's the difference between fake hustle and real hustle. the Yankees had the tying run at 3rd with two outs. just a single and they tie the game. instead, a meek ground ball to second to end the game. i laughed, because the younger me would have been so disappointed that they came so close. the older, jaded me understands what a tease truly is. the Yankees are under the delusion that they actually have a chance this season. the sheep probably believe it as well. i've grown well past the sheep stage of my fandom. i'm at the bitter asshole stage where i don't appreciate fake hustle. i'd rather see them just lose and blow it up and start over. hopefully they start another losing streak tonight.

Euro 2016 Update:
after the first 15 minutes or so, Wales really outplayed Belgium yesterday. and honestly, the 3-1 win for Wales was completely deserved and earned. easily, the biggest win for Wales ever in a major competition. they next play against Portugal. CR7 against Gareth Bale. very interesting. today is the match between two giants, Italy vs. Germany. Italy has never lost to Germany in a competitive match. that should get tested today.

NJPW was excellent last night. 2 solid hours of great wrestling.

VICE was very interesting last night. i never knew just how much parts of Utah look like Mars. and none of the prisoner reports from Gitmo were that surprising. it amazes me why people can't see the benefit from closing it.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be ROH.

it's pretty cool here for July 2nd. i think it's only supposed to get into the upper 70's today. of course, that only means it's going to be hotter than shit in a few days.

i did write a new poem this morning. hopefully i write a few more of them today.

i am bringing my camera and video camera on vacation, just in case the creative juices start to flow. i do hope to get some good pictures.

looks like Manchester United has another new signing. they haven't confirmed it yet, but the club that is selling the player has.

i hope everyone has a great Saturday. call if you need bail money.

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...


Shovels & Rope & Shakey Graves - Unknown Legend
Joe Ely - The Road Goes On Forever (Live)
My Morning Jacket - Rocket Man
Jimi Hendrix - Born Under a Bad Sign

"I tolerate lactose like I tolerate people." - Larry David

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

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