Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chris Brown vs. SWV vs. Michael Jackson

Signs you're getting old: you've been listening to three incarnations of the same pop song.
2011:
1992:
1983:

And is it weird that I love all 3 versions?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Who do you root for when Tampa Bay plays the Yankees?

My dad asked me this question last night.  As of right now the Sox are 2 games up on New York for the Division, and 7.5 ahead of Tampa for the Wild Card.  Logic should dictate that in this series Boston fans would root for the Yankees.  Whether you win the division or wild card doesn't really matter as long as you get in the playoffs.  So in theory pulling as far ahead of Tampa as possible should be the goal.  But that's not how sports works.  When I turned on my computer just now and I saw that the Devil Rays (I know they go by just "Rays" now, but that's stupid and I don't acknowledge it) beat New York 2-1 last night, my first instinct was to be pleased.  That's how you know.  Like last spring before the NCAA title game began I thought for sure I was going to root for Butler, but as soon as the game started I was pulling for Uconn.  You just go with your gut.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Building my social media empire

Ok, so Cosby Sweaters suggested I build a facebook page for my blog.  It's called LucidSportsFan.  Click here and "Like" it.  I still have a lot to figure out.  I spent about an hour trying to get it to appear in the info section of my regular facebook page, but for some reason I can't make that happen.  Writing this blog has suddenly become like twice as hard.  Probably this is all for today, I have a sweet beach day planned at Norton Point.  And I gotta go swing by Al's packy to get some Bud heavy flag cans.

UPDATE: as of 11:53 pm on 7/21 there are 37 people who have "Liked" LucidSportsFan on facebook.  I think that's pretty good for day 1.  But the problem is all 37 are friends of mine who I invited to like it.  There's got to be people who read this who are not facebook friends of mine.  Be the first person I don't know to "Like" LucidSportsFan.  This is your chance to make history.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Weird things going on at the Hatch Shell at 230 am


I took this picture one night last week when I was walking home from work around 2:30 in the morning.  Obviously it's not a concert.  I'm 94% sure it was a fake concert set up for a movie set, and all of the people there were volunteer extras.  There was a guy on stage telling them to "silently look like they were excited" in order to comply with noise ordinances.  Which brings me to the point of this blog:  Boston is so hot right now!  I feel like I've been walking by film sets everywhere I go this summer.  Movie stars have been coming into my work and every other trendy restaurant in the city.  I haven't lived in Boston in the summer in a long time, is this normal?  Or is Boston beginning to dominate the entertainment industry just like it has been doing in sports for the past decade?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I'm not buying the Jeter home run ball story.

I just realized it's been almost two weeks now, so I better write about it while the 3000th hit is still fresh in everybody's memory.  Yeah, it's a great accomplishment, blah blah blah.  But there is no way the story being reported is what really went down.  Here's what I think actually happened:

The pudgy guy caught the ball and instantly was brought by security to a private room somewhere in Yankee Stadium.  There he was told by some PR person (and probably a lawyer) that "Mr. Jeter," one of the greatest Yankees ever, would really like to have the ball.  They said "Listen kid, there's a way to make us all look good here.  What do you want?  We'll give you what you want, you say what we want, and it's win win."  Maybe all he asked for was the tickets.  Maybe the luxury box seats were the Yankees idea.  Maybe they actually gave him the tickets and a large amount of money under the table.  But there's no way he just walked in there and said "Here ya go."  That's just not how things work.

I'd like to think if it were me I would have done nothing right away, and gone home that night with the ball to think about my options.  Although I probably would have crumbled under the pressure just like that kid did.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Crazy stats from Sox-Rays last night

 - Pedroia was the only player to have an even half way decent game offensively.  He went 3-7.  Tampa as a team went 3-50.  That's a batting average of .060.

- The Sox left 17 men on base, which is pretty amazing for a game in which they only got 5 hits.  Every starter walked at least once (12 total) accept for Jacoby and Varitek, who were a combined 0-14.

- Tampa used 9 pitchers and threw 270 total pitches, but somehow in extra innings managed to bring in 6 guys in a row from the bullpen that didn't even give up a single hit.


I guess a 16 inning game that ends 1-0 is fairly ridiculous in itself.  Crawford comes back for the Sox tonight, loooong overdue.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Don't sleep on the stuff on the side!

I just added something awesome, a keyword search for within the blog.  So lets say so you know you read about the alcohol content of Bud Light, but can't remember what it is.  You can just type "alcohol" in the search box, and boom! that entry will pop up.  There's also a list of some of my favorite posts, like the one about the coolest job ever.  And don't forget to vote in the poll, become a follower, and check out my work on Cosby Sweaters.

DQ and Mary Lou

I wish I had been sitting in the room when the marketing guys at Dairy Queen somehow put this thing together.  It's completely ridiculous and makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.  But I love it.  Brilliant.  Seriously, "who are the ad wizards who came up with that one?"


And I gotta say the little whippersnapper looks pretty good for somebody who won Olympic gold almost 30 years ago.

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