1. You can be obese and completely not athletic to shoot a damn air gun.
2. There were no guns in the Greco Roman times.
3. It’s not athletic
Ok, so I don’t have that many reasons but I think 1 and 3 speak for themselves.
I also think there is something to be said about events that lack the competition between athletes at the same time in the same arena, where a judge decides winner/loser instead of having an obvious verdict. For example: Swimming is an individual sport, yet you are physically in the pool racing against other swimmers at the same time and there is a touch pad at the end to tell who is the winner. But in gymnastics, a girl (or guy) competes individually…then another girl later…then another girl. And so on and so forth. There is no clear impartial winner because the judges decide based on individual performances.
Now what really stumps me is that the air rifle competition falls in the middle. It has a clear winner/loser based on the target but people “compete” separately. Hmmm…
I had hoped to bring you better news in regards to my Super Seattle Sonics. But I can’t. Apparently the city of Seattle “settled” (FOLDED) with Clay Bennett for a shitload of money. So basically we don’t get the Sonics to stay AND we will most likely never get an NBA team here? Come on people, are you serious? We are a major metropolitan city with a shitty MLB team and a mediocre NFL team but we should at least have a flippin’ NBA team don’t you think? I think that GOODBYE, SONICS sums up my personal feelings on this…oh yeah and F you too David Stern.
Insult to injury: Clay Bennett is taking a duplicate of the only championship the city of Seattle has ever won with him to Oklahoma City, because that’s part of the history he “purchased”.
I just came home from seeing my favorite Light in the Attic band play at Neumo’s in Capitol Hill. I definitely love the sound and their drummer Bob is freakin’ amazing. He plays like there’s no tomorrow and gets so into it you just want to rock out with him…you WISH you knew how to keep a beat. Anyway, they are great and here is one of my favorite songs from them called Two Times.
Stay tuned for my follow up on the Seattle Supersonics Super Sticky Situation. Here’s a teaser:
Sonics Trial Loser…
Thanks Page 2 for the photo
This Page 2 writer sums up a lot of the feelings us Seattlites are, well, feeling. I mean, read what Kevin Jackson writes during the last game Sunday night:
Much of the crowd seemed to be caught in the same emotional conundrum. For the first quarter and a half, the building was eerily pensive. There were no video tributes, no commemoration of 41 years of history, no acknowledgement of the elephant in the arena. Then, midway through the second period, the Jumbotron flashed an image of Sonics legend Gary Payton sitting courtside. A long, raucous standing ovation awakened the place, and the next two hours — perhaps the final two hours of KeyArena — harkened back to the glory days of the old barn.
Owie. That pulls at those heartstrings a little – especially after winning for probably what? The third time this season? (I kid, I kid, you know I love you Supes). So when Kevin Jackson writes that one of the more meaningful relationships of his life came to an end Sunday night, it tugs at those little strings. And I’m not even a born and bred Seattlite!
Read Page 2 all the time.
Tonight was the Sonics’ potentially last game (we won’t know until the court case in June but let’s see the glass as half empty for this post ok?) Over 15,000 fans showed up to support the Sonics in their VICTORY (yeah I know right?) against the Mavs. The Seattle papers have been pretty against the Sonics leaving but this article I found was unusually emotional… well emotional AND hilarious. The Five Stages of Grief for Sonics fans.
From the Seattle Times and Angry fans:
Tonight is the final — maybe forever? — home game for the Sonics. As fans grapple with the potential death of their team, we finish a five-day series on the five stages of grief, and we asked fans where they’d place themselves. Here is what 3,945 readers said:
Denial: 6% (248)
Anger: 47% (1,857)
Bargaining: 4% (159)
Depression: 10% (378)
Acceptance/hope: 33% (1,303)
That’s a lot of people in the anger phase but if you ask me, that’s 1,303 TOO many people who have accepted the Sonics leaving. That must be the Blazers fans who happen to reside here in Seattle. Whatever. Save our Sonics!! I’ll be updating the plight as details unfold…
photo courtesy of Seattle Times.
I have a bunch of friends who are sports fans but care nothing for the Sonics. In fact, one may say that they wouldn’t even notice if (and when) the Sonics left. But I? I would notice because there would be no professional basketball games to watch in Seattle. There would be no more Boom Squad or $7 beers or that guy who always plays the sax outside the Key Arena. Wanna know how I know? This is how.
So yeah, I could drive my ass 3 hours south to see the Blazers play…and don’t get me wrong, I like the Blazers but HELL NO. If the Sonics are leaving then Seattle definitely needs another professional basketball team located here. Who’s with me? The only thing that’s not a big deal about the Sonics leaving is Squatch leaving with them.
To celebrate this spooky day, I have a few interesting Halloween related stories to pass along.
#1: Some IT guy poured dry ice in the building fountain today – AWESOME.
#2: Jon Kitna (didn’t even know who that was until this story) dressed up in a “questionable” costume. Read the story here.
#3: Jet Blue hands out blue mystery flavored airheads today…whoopie…SO not news.
#4: The Haunted Kitchen – a blog about ghostly good food
#5: Totally rad TRANSFORMERS costume that actually transforms…watch.
#6 Halloween customs throughout the world…for my more cultured readers.
#7: Rob Corddry on Halloween