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Since I haven’t been writing as many of my traditional blogs, my TBAF has gotten over-stuffed. Of course, most of the hockey stuff has to be saved for column fodder, but the other stuff needs to be discussed too.
Let’s touch on a few of the topics from there.
Kobe Bryant recently claimed he learned how to be great from being mentored by Michael Jackson.
I’m sure they talked on the phone and knew each other and whatever, but this is Kobe’s, what, 15th NBA season? After five titles and all his success this is the first time he’s mentioned it, or publicly thanked him or anything? It never came up in a previous interview on how he got to where he is?
Usually the whole “mentor” thing comes up. Kinda like what my uncle Ken does for me with writing/business-y stuff. There. Now you know.
It just came up that they used to talk; once anyone becomes a celebrity they love for people to think they’re more weird/unique/different than they are.
My hunch is, Kobe wasn’t “mentored” by MJ. He knew him.
Bri’s sister Brooke is 5’10 and was a volleyball player. Her husband is almost 6’5″ and was a football player. They just had a 9.4lb baby boy with Gillies blood named “Achillies,” (his family is greek) I’m in charge of making him a hockey player. Beware, NHLers in 20 years or so.
I need to write a column about being a good player on a bad team vs. a good player on a good team. What’s the better situation for maximizing your stats? More minutes or better linemates? I’m 90% sure I’m going to argue good-on-good is always better unless someone changes my mind.
Wheeled bags: adult men, just stop it.
I know that’s obvious and an easy target, but for fuck’s sake. If you’re coming to the rink to get some exercise, let’s just go crazy and carry that thing.
Few things in this world are less useful than voicemail unless you have information to leave. If you leave a “Hey, looks like I missed you, give me a call” message, c’mon. EVERYONE HAS CALLER ID NOW. I hate checking messages. Actually….I hate talking on the phone period. Just text me.
I hear there’s a program that you can get you your v-mails in text form, but it costs a couple bucks a month. Someday, people. Someday it will be mine.
A plug: Hockey Primetime.com doesn’t get as much love as some of the other websites I write for, but they’re doing some good things these days with more in store. They’re making a push at growing the radio and video parts of the business, so check out their site periodically.
Here’s my latest for them, on the etiquette of celebrating a goal.
Bruno Gervais fought Colin White this morning. Or more accurately, he fought Colin’s fist with his face. Noble act, sticking up for Parenteau, but man….. it didn’t look fun.
What’re you supposed to do though, when a big thug runs someone? You know you aren’t going to win the fight, but you know you’re supposed to stick up for a guy….. just baseball swing him? At least Gervais did the “honorable” (stupid?) thing.
Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! I know we did over here – I’m a disgusting fat mess of human. To make up for that, I’ll probably do 20 mins on the treadmill, then eat thanksgiving leftovers for the second time today and go out for drinks with the wife tonight.
Thaaaat’ll skinny me up.
Cat-heavy Black Friday post. First, a video of Tyson’s discovery that water comes from the tap (followed by a good amount of lolcats speak and Tyson biting Bri).
And second, him playing with the strap from Bri’s bathing suit and purring….