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Dude was here for two years and had zero impact. No.
Don't call me a jerk yet, I have more to say. So up on my YouTube feed came this race of 45-99+ age group women in the 800 meters. The 47 year old ran fast and did fine. But the commentators and YT commenters were all thrilled about the 94 year old who came in last and set a "national record" for some sort of age restriction. To watch her you'd see someone who was sometimes walking, sometimes running, and very slowly. She was easily lapped by the other three finishers in a two lap race. To me it was painful to watch. Took forever.
And then the accolades came in. "What a hero!" "She's amazing!" "I love her!"
To me, this is pure condescension. Simply being old doesn't make anyone adorable. Just because you can get around a track twice doesn't mean your race is worth watching, at any age. I find this adulation akin to participation medals for every kindergartner who can tumble twice.
I'm 58. I work out. Sometimes less, sometimes more. I sure as hell don't want a camera following me around going: look it's a PR for him!! I don't need to compete with other people my age. Now, I do understand the concept of competition -- I am an NBA fan and many other sports as well. But I think not everything is worthy of it. If the woman wants to run/walk 800 meters, great. Most people her age don't. But why is this newsworthy? if she isn't doing anything at all impressive *other* than the fact that few people her age do it, that's not competitive sports, to me. It's staying alive and healthy enough.
So what is your view on age, on what competitive sports is really about, on what is filmed and put out there and recorded as noteworthy?
10am PST. Klay makes an appearance on Paul George's podcast.
Lauren James doing her best Draymond impersonation? Not great for England that she'll miss the next game, as a Dubs fan, I know the feeling.
Cole Swider, recently waived Lakers two-way, has a 'verbal' commitment to a 10-day with Miami. In terms of newsworthiness, I'd hazard he's one of the interesting 2-way candidates and also some have suggested it's in prep for a big trade. Also, it was news to me that teams can't officially sign 10-days when they have less than 14 players under standard nba contracts.
So as a casual watcher of football (soccer for you ‘Muricans) just slightly annoyed at Messi being in the MLS not gonna lie. Its like Steph now in his late prime heading over to china to play basketball. Thats great for Chinese Basketball Association fans but for the casual NBA viewer it sucks. Just want to tune to a La Liga match early on a Saturday and watch Messi play at a high level against the world’s best not against the average MLS-er
I’m not even kidding when I say I legitimately think a video is altered with when I see Steph miss a shot even in practice
I know that JZ and I are the only boxing degenerates around here but I felt you all should know that Green defeated Curry tonight by unanimous decision.
Shadasia Green vs Olivia Curry, that is.
#No, No No. I mean c’mon, he was barely an Honorary Warrior for the team.
#HWFLA Honorary Warrior For Limited Availability.
Denver Nugget Vlatko Cancar tears his ACL playing for Slovenia yesterday. Always terrible timing when it happens in the offseason as Warrior fans know, he's only 26 so hopefully he'll have a faster recover than Gallinari did last season. Cancar was obviously not a key bench player for the Nuggets but this does probably slide one of their rookies into a few more regular season minutes.
Will be interesting to see their version of the two timeline plan in action next season. Does drafting mostly "low upside, NBA ready" upperclassmen in the late first or second round work better than drafting "high upside, raw" teenagers with lottery picks? Does it even matter if your key players are all in their mid to late 20s anyway?
Former Sacramento Kings prospect Harry Giles III soon will have a chance to make an impression on the Warriors.
The 6-foot-11 center/power forward and first-round pick of the 2017 NBA Draft is set to work out for Golden State next week, his agent Daniel Hazen told SNY's Ian Begley.
Just saw PBJ walk by in Chicago O’Hare United Club. Had to look way up to see his face. Fortunately he was carrying a basketball. Else I’m terrible at spotting celebrities. Very serious expression. Hoping he does well in Washington.
OT: I’m reasonably confident/hopeful CP3’s game will age fairly gracefully into his age 38 season (as with, say, Stockton and Nash). But if he totally falls off a cliff, can we call him … Cliff Paul?
On topic: #NO
I vote for him to do well
Side note: can't wait for the CP3 re-vote next summer!
#NO because he didn't play enough and accomplished almost nothing. Would that it were otherwise. I still think he has a chance to be good somewhere else eventually though. He's only 22.
Seems like a nice enough young man, maybe too nice.
If he bounces around the league for a bit, I'm sure he'd be welcome to sign with the Sea Dubs for a stint and see if can get a call-up opportunity to redeem himself to HWFL status after Steph has sailed into the sunset.