Friday's Stream of Consciousness
Just a few thoughts running 61 quarters through my mind this morning:
· I really like that "When September Ends" song by Green Day. I still own their debut "Dookie" on cassette, when they were a punk band. Hey, it's not selling out, it's buying in
. Oasis' "Lyla" is their most solid work in about a decade.
· This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the death of one of the United States' most colorful athletes: Steve Prefontaine. Pre. And this weekend, the Pre Classic track meet is held at Hayward Field in Eugene. For more on the race, and Pre, click here
Pre lost one race in his entire college career at the University of Oregon, and that was the NCAA Cross Country Championship as a freshman when he brashly tried to lead from gun to tape. At one point in his career, he held every U.S. record from the mile-10,000m. No one's done it since. No one ever will. And if not for a bold and poor tactical move in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, he'd have an Olympic medal.
He ran hard, lived harder, and despite his death, lives on with every kid that laces them up for a few lashes around the track.
· Memo to Jerry Springer: Back off
. The lady is spoken for.
· Don't fret, Yankee fans. The Royals? They're good. Well, at least, they were in '85.
· More Yankee shite: Scores of Taiwanese are flooding the Yankee p.r. email addresses with notes of support for RHP Chien-Ming Wang
. Generally, when I get e-mails with the word "wang" in the subject, I delete them
· Saw the so-called controversial video that the San Francisco 49ers' P.R. department used to show its players. My reaction? S.F.W. Whoop-de-damn-do.
First of all, it was meant for strictly internal use. A locker room. Secondly, it was wildly satirical. They actually poked more fun at themselves than anyone else.
The tape tried to make eight separate, but very important points in dealing with the media. It made each point with hyperbole and humorous examples. Granted, the points about diversity were lost with the naked lesbians, but still. Consider your audience. (I wouldn't have "gone there" on that point and besides, TLBR's Board of Governor's would have rejected it.)
But if you're looking for one demographic that was called out the most, look no further than the niche factor of "former diva, bigmouth wide receivers named Terrell."
Dumb, stupid P.C. world we live in...
· Good call, Tito
. Glad you spoke up on this one.
· This weekend, the Angels of Wherever They're From come to Fenway to face the Sox. And I hope the Fenway Faithful give a nice, hearty welcome back standing O to O.C., a.k.a. Orlando Cabrera. Give him a big hand, but give our current Colombian shortstop Edgar Renteria a bigger one. He made yesterday's win possible.
· Here's hoping your weekend isn't too bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s. And thanks for reading. TLBR went over the 1,000 mark yesterday and it's all due to you. If you've enjoyed reading this half as much as I've enjoyed writing it...
Be good. And if you can't be good, at least be safe. One.