Sunday, September 13, 2009

a great week for sports

three sentinel events in sports occurred this week. for you sports fans, i don't need to tell you. for the non-sports fans, let me succinctly recap for you.

1) john stockton, jerry sloan, david robinson, and michael jordan were inducted into the basketball hall of fame. being a little brother to my brother, i must love the jazz. so i do. it was a big night for them. that being said, i used to love jordan as a kid (like everyone), until he beat the jazz again and again. nonetheless, i thought jordan was classy and way above kobe and lebron and the likes. class. that's what set him apart. that and being the most iconic sports figure ever. then came his speech at the induction ceremony. i now have no respect for him as a person. to achieve his level of success and yet be so petty as to go through his entire career from when he was a high school athlete and get his vengeance on every player, coach, administrator, or sports caster who ever wrong him was embarrassing for him, for the sport, and everyone who had to watch it. here are just a very few of the many obnoxious things he had to say.

-- "i have inspired millions"
-- "players win championships, not organizations. organizations don't play with the flu and come back in the 4th quarter"
-- "my kids have some big shoes to fill"

jordan went from the best, classiest player around to the biggest tool i've ever seen succeed.

2) serena williams' outburst at the us open has been a huge hit. literally a large hit on google. look at the screen shot below. i just typed in: "what did" and the options that were fed to me by google were as follows. the first most likely completion to my query was: "... serena say," followed by "... serena say to line judge." that's pretty funny and i guess a super common question on google. however, the next two most likely options are even more funny. "what did chris brown do to rihanna?" obviously an important question. just a little more important than: "what did jesus look like?" inquiring minds want to know.


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3) lastly, my brother nick and i were highlighted during a special segment they were doing during the 54-3 schlacking BYU gave Tulane at the superdome on saturday. They wanted to highlight the thoughts of authentic BYU football fans, so they put us in front of the camera. Luckily, emily DVR'd it for us to watch when we got home that night. you can see the evidence below. The BYU game was awesome. Zoobie central was in full effect. so much so, that the number of zoobie children outnumbered Tulane's entire student section. Overall, we almost had more fans at the game than they did. since no one was there, nick and i would move every quarter to sit as close as we wanted to the action. we ended up in the end zone section for the last quarter which turned out the be the awesomest anyway.

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13 comments:

ron said...

I agree with your thoughts on Jordan,
Good, looking, in the super dome. Love, Dad

B said...

i just like that i can see your recent searches in the serena screen shot. zantac side effects...kennedy classification...good times...

The Olsens said...

So I see you have been searching for TJ Maxx. May I suggest Ross instead. Great post. Sports fans like me love that kind of stuff. And great job being on TV. That's how you know you've "made it" in life. trust me, you won't get tired of all the attention.

mom/shauna said...

Dad and I watched the induction of Stockton and Sloan. Stellar Stockton - Class Act Sloan. I really didn't want to listen to Jordan and after hearing what you and Dad said, I didn't miss much.
Thanks for the heads up on seeing you on tv. Best looking guys in the stadium.

Amy F said...

So that's what we miss when we fast forward to the plays. It isn't coming up on my computer right now.. when was it in the game?? Glad to know you guys were there!!

petey said...

amy.
most of the 4th quarter we were in the end zone. but we were on 11:47 in the 4th quarter on the second to last touchdown...

make sure michael sees it so he knows he too can aspire to such great heights.

Stephen said...

peter the sports commentator. very nice.

embily said...

mark. tj maxx is WAY better than ross.

and i was also very embarrassed for jordan. it was a really weird and uncomfortable speech. and on that note, i'm a little embarrassed for serena as well. i love that in the interview she said that because she's never been in a fight before, that she could not understand why that line judge would feel threatened. um, HELLO! serena is twice the size of that girl and has arms and legs the size of tree trunks. but she's right . . . profanities and bulging muscles are no need to feel threatened . . .

Nick said...

I'm most embarassed for Kanye.

Thanks for a great weekend Pete and Emily. It was fun being introduced to the south, okra, hush puppies, fried shark, and fried alligator, and the empty superdome.

petey said...

Emily.
HELLO...?!

embily said...

peter.

Jill Tew said...

It's been a great week for celebrities hasn't it?

Annie said...

Peter!!! (I'm slightly uncomfortable referring to you as "Petey") Anywho...I found you and wanted to say hi and a BIG congrats to you two and the new li'l babe on the way:) So exciting! Tell your cute fam hello for me as well!