1. Fishing on Father’s Day with my dad in our pond and then having a fish fry for dinner. Mmmmm.
2. Tiger Woods. He had a RIDICULOUS two days at the U.S. Open. Saturday he had an amazing birdie and two amazing eagles to take the lead, then Sunday, after getting off to a rough start, he had a long putt on 18 to force an 18-hole playoff tomorrow. He sunk it, but he didn’t just sink it. It lipped around in the cup and fell. It was so dramatic.
If he hadn’t made that putt, a man named Rocco Mediate, who has never won an Major tournament, would’ve won the Open. And yet… still rooting for Tiger. He’s the Patriots/Yankees (before)/Red Sox (now)/Lakers and/or Celtics of golf. But everybody still wants him to win! It’s ridiculous.
3. Being given the ol’ 1-2. Last week, here was my dressing down:
Okay, I know that you’re a cardinals fan and all and that this is your site and you can do whatever you want with it but when you’re starting to just stop writing things like this for a few weeks just because you don’t want to acknowledge that the cubs are actually a good team, that’s just not fair to your readers.
But honestly, did you realize that you talk more about hating the cubs than loving the cardinals. Maybe it’s just because I’m a fan of baseball, not just certain teams and the fact that I like honest, fair journalism and I know that this site isn’t professional and it’s not trying to be but come on now, love your team more than you love hating the cubs. please.
First off: I didn’t skip the rankings for a few weeks because the Cubs are on top. I was dealing with finals, graduation from law school, and then a class 5 tornado and the worst floods my area has ever seen. I live in Iowa. Surely you’ve heard about it.
Secondly: “honest, fair journalism?” This is a blog that ogles athletes. I am not a reporter. Also, where was I dishonest? And how was I unfair? Do you understand sar-ca-sm?
Thirdly: I love my team more than I love some of my extended family members.
But just for you, Mr. or Ms. Hater (the first name was not gender-specific)…
I LOVE THE CUBS! THEY ARE SCRAPPY UNDERDOGS WHO ARE SO LOVABLE I JUST WANT TO SQUEEZE THEIR COLLECTIVE CHEEKS! WRIGLEY IS AN INTIMATE BALLPARK AND NOT AT ALL POPULATED BY DRUNK HIPSTERS WHO DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT BASEBALL! IT IS IN NO WAY FUNNY THAT THEY’VE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY AND SO FAR HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT! THIS IS THEIR YEAR!
Seriously, though. The Cubs have the best record in baseball and that’s great for them. It is only June 16th, but they are still playing awesome ball. Also, the NL Gods have decided to test the Cardinals by taking away our ace pitcher, our ace hitter and now our ace catcher. That just doesn’t seem fair. I fully expect there to be some kind of making-it-up-to-me plague to sweep through the Cubs clubhouse in July.
Also, I sincerely hope this is the year we finally get a Cubs/Cardinals NLCS.
SO BACK OFF, MAN/LADY!