Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd we’re back. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, and since I figure this attracts most of you guys that don’t particularly watch sports all the time… I thought this would be a good “let’s get back to it” post, capisce?
Man, oh man, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. And trust me when I say that I’ve seen a lot of interesting, corky, funny as sh*t things over the past couple of weeks (sports-related, of course).
Not Taking Sports Seriously (3rd Edition)
Adrian Beltre doesn’t like it when you touch his head
So apparently, Adrian Beltre has this huge fear of people touching him on the head. Nobody knows why he has this fear, but hey, some people are afraid of heights, and other people get really f*cking scared (and pissed) if you touch them on the head.
It goes all the way back to his days with the Red Sox, and it’s creeped into his job in Texas. While I don’t know the severity of this issue, I do know one thing: it’s really funny.
It’s a sad time to be a Celtic
^That right there is something that may make this upcoming 2013-2014 easier for you Laker fans. In case you didn’t hear, the Boston Celtics ended up trading Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets for Gerald Wallace, Marshon Brooks, Kris Humpheries, Keith Bogans, Kris Joseph, and the Nets first-round draft picks for 2014, 2016, and 2018.
In a sense, you could say this was a reasonable deal for the Celtics: they get a bunch of players back to fill up their roster, PLUS THREE first-round draft picks is NEVER a bad thing, especially in the talent-heavy 2014 NBA draft. However, it’s only a reasonable deal because it looks into the long-term. If you’re hoping for some short-term success… Well, you might not be so pleased. Mix the lack of strong big-men, along with the heavy load of young talent that might need a couple more years to develop, and you have a team that might scratch the 8th or 7th seed for the next 2-4 years.
It seems like “the new guys” know this, because they looked really damn sad to be a Celtic at their introductory press conferences. And I mean really damn sad.
You see that last picture? Doesn’t it look like these guys are on the verge of tears? And damn, isn’t their misery hilarious?
Oh, and just in case you were wondering: those Brooklyn dudes look like they’re doing pretty well.
Dwight getting it on with an old lady
That title was the most bland and straight-forward title I could possibly think of because this needs no title. There’s certain things that just do all the work for you: robot vacuum cleaners, auto-pilot things, and Sham-Wow’s.
And now, here’s a story that just did all the work for me:
Yeah. That really happened.
And yeah. Grandma’s can get down too.
Fastballs to the Dick: the trials and tribulations of Jordany Valdespin
Once again, let’s let the photo’s talk for themselves.
This one’s a bit more tricky though – you’re going to have to find the baseball…
Best Friends in Baseball: Adrian Beltre & Elvis Andrus
Every now and then, we’re blessed (as sports fans) to see that killer 1-2 combo, filled with brotherhood and commodity, on an athletic setting: Peyton Manning & Marvin Harrison, Kobe Bryant & Pau Gasol, etc.
However, the rare case of Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus differs from those because of one huge factor: success has nothing to do with their kinship. These guys are just homies playing alongside one another on the baseball field:
That does it for this edition of “Not Taking Sports Seriously (NTSS)”.
Oh, and we’ll have a podcast coming for you in the upcoming week.
YEEESSS A NEW PODCAST!!!
Oh stop it, your uncontrollable joy is crazy!
In all seriousness, our next podcast will highlight talk on the NBA (Lakers VP of Business Operations, Jeanie Buss, had some interesting comments), NFL (preseason starting out, most interesting storylines), Dodgers (oh holy SMOKES, are we on a roll), and NCAA Football (Oh Johnny, Johnny, Johnny…)
See you soon,