For a long time I haven’t had much sympathy for athletes (or celebrities) that go from having millions of dollars to being bankrupt (just because Donald Trump can do it multiple times doesn’t mean you can too). Months ago before starting this blog I had a talk with a friend of mine that was in the NFL. He went from having a million dollar contract to pretty much having nothing and living back at his mother’s apartment. Being the blunt person I am, I pretty much asked him “What the hell happened?!”. He explained to me it was because he got injured and was subsequently released from the team, but that wasn’t what I was asking, the real question was – where did all the money go?
So I know I’ve been MIA for a while (well on the blog, still active on twitter though @beersportsbabes). After battling being sick for the past month I haven’t had much motivation to sit down and actively write. BUT today after eating a few chocolate chip cookies I baked and my usual morning regimen of green tea, I feel game.
A lot has been going on in the sports world since my last post. In baseball Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history and in the Stanley cup finals, the Kings are a game away from winning their first championship. The Heat and Celtics (go BOSTON!) are battling it out, the Spurs 20 game win streak (longest winning streak carried over from the regular season into the playoffs) was snapped and now has turned into a 3 game losing streak with OKC showing no signs of letting up. What hasn’t been going on though is Drew Bree’s contract. We’ll get to that in another post.
Finals in any sport usually bring out a number of things in fans. Whether it be dusting off their teams memorabilia to show their support or digging in to their children’s college funds to pay for playoff tickets, fandemonium is usually kicked into high gear during these crucial times. Biggest thing that starts happening is the return of superstitions. We know that athletes themselves, more likely than not, have their own set of superstition. Whether it be the playoff beard, wearing the same unwashed uniforms, or praying to a paperweight scorpion (don’t judge me), it’s more than common.
I remember sitting in Vegas back in February, at New York New York ironically, watching Jeremy Lin highlights from the day thinking “wow the Knicks really have a chance this year”.
Well after the 3 weeks of Linsanity subsided, the Knicks were still pretty decent. Fans were happy that the once dysfunctional Knicks organization was becoming a thing of the past. Well that was until Stoudemire decided to punch glass and metal. Hey – at least it wasn’t a person, right? Continue Reading
Thank baby Jesus Patriots Rob Gronkowski didn’t get the 2013 Madden cover. Instead it was Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson – sorry Detroit fans, looks like you’re going to have to bring back the paper bags.
Though an honor, we all know what getting the coveted spot on one of sports fans most beloved video games entails – death Injuries. Thus, this Wheaties Box type accomplishment has been dubbed THE MADDEN CURSE. Continue Reading