BBall Actually SIRI

So we had our first loss in the Ambler Y basketball league last night. It was a good game throughout and finished in OT with us losing by 3. The first half was tight and I think finished tied. They started the 2nd half with a nice run to put them up 9 or so. We made a nice comeback due to some hot shooting from CK4 who I’m sure doesn’t mind me mentioning he had 16 of our 36 2nd half points. Evan had some key buckets too that kept it close. The other team had 3 really quality players who could shoot and had good moves. Bake would say his D got dominated but the guy he was covering was just a really good player. I should have played better missing some easy layups and going 1-5 from the line which is really embarrassing and could be argued cost us the game. It was very competitive and the league will boil down in the end to 4 teams who are are pretty equal in skill. A fun night of bball nonetheless.

So I wrote a post about the word actually and how I feel into a rut saying it. Now that I’ve been on the look out for the word I hear it non-stop from just about everyone. I’m not sure the word has any point to it and can be omitted from speech. Unless you are correcting someone, everything is actually. It’s just a buzzword to give the person time to think of something to say instead of stuttering with uhh’s and umm’s.

I also wanted to write that Sirius Radio stock has been given a shot in the arm and will soon cross the $1.40 barrier. I read all the haters saying how music apps are too strong of competition and Sirius won’t succeed but I’m pretty sure that it will be around to stay. Not only is the company finally turning a profit but this will allow for further innovation to the product. They receive revenue because it’s a subscription service and they also have channels that make money due to advertisements. Most channels are ad-free but some do have ads. I have 99 problems but listening to radio ain’t one. BOOM! Hit me. I just cringe every time I have to listen to AM/FM. It’s constant flipping around and generally when you flip all the stations have commercials at the same time. I just assume peons put up with the radio because they don’t know any better. I know it’s difficult for people to consider paying money for a service they assume should be free, but generally stuff you pay for is going to be better than the free product. They’ve added a Pearl Jam radio station devoted to their music which has my attention of late and Alt Nation is the best music out there. I know I own the stock and am a complete pumper but I believe this is a good long term play that people can invest a small sum of money and see decent returns.

By |2010-10-27T09:31:32-04:00October 27th, 2010|Sports|0 Comments

BBall

Quick basketball update. We were 3-0 moving into game four. The team we played is all black with one white guy. Like Chad would say, if one white guy is playing with a team of all black guys, he’s pretty good (he was just a good shooter). We went down early by as much as 13 in the first half but cut it to 7 at halftime. They made quite a few 3’s in the first half and we moved from a 2-3 to a 3-2 somewhere in that span. We opened the 2nd half with a few buckets and a few stops and basically evened up the score with 15 minutes to play. Without their 3’s, their offense was pretty bad and considering this was our first time ever playing a 3-2, I’m not saying we were playing shut down D. There was a period of time when Jkash picked up a couple fouls in a few seconds combined with some back talk to the refs. The Kashub’s used up 8 of the allotted 10 fouls which is typical of Jkash but unusual from the soft playing CK4. However, other aside from knocking his D, CK4 hit a big 3 with 2 minutes left that put us up 5 or so and even made a big block down the stretch. Our end game wasn’t great and they kept getting to the line for 1 and 1’s but fortunately they didn’t make so many. Bake played good again and we managed a 6 point win over a competitive team. Jess Baker and Mr. Baker, Sharon too, were all in attendance giving us our highest total attendance this season of 3. I expect a 33% attendance boost next week to keep us on the right track. We moved to 4-0 and this league is a better fit for us than the last league we played where we were 0-8.

Jkash and I also were considering seeing Jwoww but did the responsible thing and stayed in, so no good updates.

By |2010-10-20T08:26:53-04:00October 20th, 2010|Sports|0 Comments

Ambler Bball and emotions

Quick bball paragraph because I can’t go into too much detail. We walk in the lobby and there are 8 black guys sitting on the bench and my first thought is “shit.” The one guy was 6-5 and we don’t have any size so we thought we could be in trouble. As it turns out these guys must have missed all their practices as youths. They were pretty awful and we weren’t much better and still beat them by 15+. We literally missed, I’d guess 20 easy layups and another 20 shots. We could have had 100 points if we were any good. Ck4 said he was 2-11 and I was probably 2-12 and I don’t think I took a shot outside the paint. Bud was our saving grace as I think his shooting % was above 50. I know we are playing bad when I come to the bench and say “wow I suck,” and get consoled by Jess Baker saying “you’re not that bad.” Anytime a girl has to tell you you aren’t bad and she’s just saying it to be nice, you know you must be playing pretty bad. I may be exaggerating a tad, but seriously it’s only a tad. I air-balled a foul shot to give you an idea of how bad it was. If we played anyone decent, this would not have been such a lopsided victory.

On a tangent, I was thinking the other day that I seem to lack the fundamental emotions like being sad because something bad happened or getting excited because something should be fun. What I mean is that I try to stay pretty even keeled and not let emotions get in the way of what I’m feeling. Some examples, and these aren’t the best, but I was listening to sports radio and a caller was saying how “pissed off” he was that the Eagles lost. Uhh, who cares and how does this affect you? People are getting nuts over the Phillies and their playoff games. Why am I getting thrilled about a baseball game? Do these things actually make people happy when their sports teams win? I contribute nothing to the outcome so it’s the same result whether I see it or not and I just don’t have any emotion whatsoever towards sports. Consider something like our bball game, if we lost I would care more about that but that would literally be for a minute after the game and then I’m moving on because I’m not going to get worked up over recreation sports.

This sort brings me to people looking for other people and the emotional attachment that comes with it. Throughout my life I’ve had a lot of people I can call my friends. I always thought I was pretty nice to people so people tended to be nice to me and that in turn develops friendships. Now that relating to my lack of emotional scale, throughout my life I probably don’t talk to the majority of the friends I’ve developed over my lifetime. It’s not like I stopped liking the person, I just probably didn’t see any reason to continue the friendship whether it be to geography or just because. I feel like people have this “I’m going to go out of my way to maintain this friendship” and I just think I don’t. It’s never anything personal either I just sort of always feel like I should make it on my own and didn’t really need anyone to help. As you get older you sort of regret the time that you could have spent because as time moves, people grow apart. I just think of areas I could improve on and this for whatever reason comes to mind.

By |2010-10-05T00:14:14-04:00October 5th, 2010|My Brain, Sports|1 Comment

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