Archive for June, 2015

“Why is that man so sad”? ~Luci, age 6

Posted: June 19, 2015 by jmklee in Uncategorized

I love sports for many reasons but there is one thing that always makes me excited.  Watching sports at times that usually don’t happen.  You know, waking up on a weekend morning and turning on the TV to see a live major event like the British Open or Wimbledon is always one of those sports bonuses I soak up.  So last night being able to watch live championship golf at 10pm was right up my alley.  Now I was glued and my 6-year-old daughter, Luci, actually crawled up on my lap to watch also but don’t ask me who is winning because I have no idea.  And frankly it does not matter.  Outside of Phil completing his career grand slam no one is going to remember who won this tournament.  It will be remembered for two things.  This God awful course that comes with its own train set and Tiger.

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Take away that it’s so ugly it makes the worst British Open course look good.  Take away that these greens putt like they aerated them last week.  The question I have is what is up with these trains?  Is this Brewster’s Millions?  Hell, they even allowed the Hackensack Bulls to stop playing until the train passed.  Not here.  Play on they say.  The only time I have seen a sporting event effected by a train, I was playing freshmen baseball at Howe High School.  That field was so classy we found used needles and condoms left in the dugouts for our enjoyment.  Needless to say we put all of our equipment in the grass outside the dugout and no, I didn’t see Ron Johnson’s nice jacket.  He must have taken it with him.  Anyway, did no one tell the USGA about this train line that is in heavy use all day.  Luci even noticed the train and asked if there are always trains when you play golf.  When I told her no she asked the obvious question we are all asking.  “Then why is there a train there”.  I don’t know Luci, I don’t know.

Tiger.  Say what you want about Tiger but what we saw last night is something that we will talk about for a long time.  Much like when our Dads saw Willie Mays stumbling around centerfield in a Mets uniform or Joe Namath getting killed in a Rams jersey.  Once again, I was watching with Luci who was fascinated with the fact a train was passing by every shot, when she asked another question that summed up the entire evening.  “Why is that man so sad”? 

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All I could tell her was, because honey, he is starting to realize something that the rest of us have known for a while.

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With the NBA and NHL coming to an end we have officially hit the summer sports schedule so let’s kick it off by giving you two stories that have surfaced within the past 24 hours that include ball diamonds.

Being a father of three girls this caught my eye last night.  So like every 4-5 year old girl they all want to be Anna or Elsa.  Well this softball team took it to a whole new level.

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Something tells me we will see a lot more of this come next season.

Now for the guys.

Indy’s own, Ashe Russell, has reached an agreement with the Kansas City Royals. 

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Jim Callis or MLB.com reported the contract was worth $2,190,200 ($6k higher than the slotted price for the 21st pick)

The Kansas City Star reports that Russell will report to Arizona for about 10 to 14 days to throw bullpen sessions and live batting practice. From there, he will go to the Burlington Royals to pitch in the rookie-level Appalachian League.

Good Luck to Ashe!  Enjoy the journey.

Last night the NHL crowned their champ as the Chicago Blackhawks raised the cup for the 3rd time in 6 years.  I enjoyed more playoff hockey this year than I have in the past 20 years combined.  I don’t know what it was but this current brand of NHL hockey is very easy on the eyes.

Hockey Night in Canada put together this great piece to cap the season and say goodbye for the summer.

 

I know I should not get so much joy from others misfortune but you have to admit this is damn funny!

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Everyone has them but some just aren’t as open about them as I am, GUILTY PLEASURES.  Well today I focus on some of mine so maybe you will feel more comfortable admitting yours.  You know you want to!

So, today was a big day at the BDS compound for one of my all time favorite guilty pleasure movies as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson announced they will be back for Pitch Perfect 3 to be released in 2017.  Here was how Anna broke the news.

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I know that many of you don’t think Pitch Perfect is a guilty please but let me remind you I was born in 1974.

Guilty pleasure #2, I found myself today looking to see if the US Women’s National Soccer Team was playing tonight today at work.  They are not but will be playing tomorrow night at 8pm eastern and with a win will wrap up 1st place in the group which might not be a great thing if they would have to play France in the round of 16.  I know, you can only take so much soccer talk so let me just leave it at that.

Now I know every guy out there loves guilty pleasure #3, you just don’t search them out on YouTube.  Or maybe you do but keep it a dark hidden secret, anyway, I bring you NFL cheerleaders lip syncing.

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No really just click the link guys.

OK, I leave you with one of my favorite guilty pleasures at the moment. On iHeart radio I have found a new station that has become my to go to station when I’m not real sure what to listen to.

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Just search Casey Kasem, hit favorite and go back to a time of your youth when you held a tape recorder next to the speaker in the living room and hope to God your brother or sister didn’t run through the room and make a bunch of noise.

 

Ashe Russell, Cathedral HS, was taken 21st overall by the Kansas City Royals.  Congrats to Ashe and the entire Russell family.

Here are a couple pictures of Ashe courtesy of the MLB Network.

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Picture this, I’m walking through the Beech Grove Wal-Mart Saturday evening with my 5-year-old daughter.  We were making our way back to the toy section when we crossed paths with a woman who appeared to be in her late 60’s, early 70’s sporting a purple t-shirt that read, Friends with Benefits.  True story.  It took me a couple seconds to register what I had just seen but at the end of the day I had made the conscious decision to go to the Beech Grove Wal-Mart so I kinda deserved it.

At the time I didn’t think too much about it.  I mean, I was in Beech Grove after all, that is just what happens there.  I told my wife about it, sent a tweet and moved on.  Well that was until today when I saw this epic display of white trash.

Not suitable for WORK and Young ears and eyes.  (unless you live in Beech Grove and well I’m sure they have seen the neighbors make meth so go for it!)

I know, disturbing on so many levels but the cold hard truth is these people live among us and like the cockroaches they resemble they will be hard to get rid of.  So let’s do the only thing we can do.  Shame them.

1.  Of course fat stripper #1 was in a motorized cart and of course she jumped out of said cart ready to throw down like Layla Ali.  Did I miss Benny Hinn running in and start healing folk in the video or what?

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Maybe she it was a ploy and she had planned a sneak attack the whole time like a WWE wrestler hobbling to the ring with crutches only to jump up and hit the other guy with the crutches.

2.  The future convict kid is named Johnny.  Could this be the same little Johnny I have heard all those jokes about over the years?  Not sure if the timeline holds up but that kid sure fits the mold of all those dirty jokes I have heard.

3.  Where the hell is security?  The combined length of the videos is around 4 minuets and I’m sure this started well before the goober started recording.  FYI to the Store Manager, if a large group of hillbillies are assembling together at the end of an isle and it is not the day after Thanksgiving there is probably a problem or about to be one.  Just saying.

4.  Who stands around to watch this?  There was a good number of people that thought it would be a good idea to take in this wholesome family fun.  They when some of them was trying to tell the kid to stop hitting and kicking fat stripper #1 some lady told him he was doing right to protect him mom.  What!?!  I also loved the women giving out free legal advise as to why you don’t try to break up the fight in fear of getting sued.  I’m just going out on a limb here but if you are standing in the Beech Grove Wal-Mart watching a fight between two women and a kid then you don’t have much to your name worth being sued over.  I don’t think you will have to worry about the Pontiac Sunbird with different color doors and hood being awarded to fat stripper #2 in a court of law because you attempted to keep these to from wasting any more shampoo.

5.  Did Johnny really just squirt conditioner all over fat stripper #1?  Ok, I have to give it up to Little Johnny on this one.  The people just told him to not hit or kick her.  They didn’t say anything about covering her face in goo.

Well there you have it.  Now you know why I drive the extra 7.5 miles to go to the Greenwood Wal-Mart.