Participating in my legal fellowship in Arizona this week, the tape delayed coverage of the 2012 London Olympic games is even more of a delay here than it is on the east coast and in middle America in the central time zone. Busy with travel and registration on Saturday, I got a text from Clayton asking me if I’d seen the #nbcfail complaints and protests on Twitter. I quickly checked it out, chuckled to myself, and defended NBC to Clayton. Later last night, I realized the legitimacy of some of the complaints.
[Editor’s Note: The following conversation began by when Colin sent an e-mail to Clayton and Joseph entitled, “Olympics or NOLympics, that is the question” – this conversation followed, unedited for your reading pleasure. If our blog did podcasts, this would have been a podcast. We hope you enjoy… and perform your civic duty by voting in the poll at the bottom.] Read more
So after my little brother-in-law Aphiwe got us excited once again and tuned into pro-wrestling, a crew of my friends and wife’s family watched WrestleMania this past April. What about pro wrestling got a bunch of grown men who haven’t watched in decades excited again? That story can be found here. As Jay and I tweeted, Aphiwe stood three inches from the TV impersonating every entrance, every finishing move, and being tormented by John Cena’s epic loss to The Rock. At the end of the night, our stomachs hurt from laughing so hard, Aphiwe had enjoyed an evening of wrestling, and all of us had enjoyed re-entering the silly world of pro wrestling.
“No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em is the Cadillac of poker. Each player is dealt two cards face down. Five cards are then dealt face up across the middle. These are community cards everyone can use to make the best five card hand. The key to the game is playing the man, not the cards. Bet an eight ball. There’s no other game in which fortunes can change so much from hand to hand. A brilliant player can get a strong hand cracked, go on tilt… and lose his mind along with every single chip in front of him. This is why the World Series of Poker is decided over a No-Limit Hold ‘Em table. Some people, pros even, won’t play No-Limit. They can’t handle the swings. But there are others, like Doyle Brunson, who consider No-Limit the only pure game left.” – Matt Damon’s character, narrating Rounders
Today’s guest post comes from native Memphian Chris Faulkner. Chris is the lead singer of the band Rainy Day Manual and is a big sports fan. Below he sets the record straight on the unbelievable sports achievements that pre-date the video game era and the phrase, “that’s video game stuff.” Read more
Memphis Grizzlies: hometown team
Ole Miss Rebels: alma mater
Memphis Tigers: hometown team, parents’ alma mater
New York Giants: feature former Ole Miss star, Eli Manning
St. Louis Cardinals: major league affiliate of hometown team, proximity to hometown
Nashville Predators: home state team
These are my teams and why I cheer for them. Most people probably cheer for their teams for one of the same reasons. Read more