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.