No recap of last night's premiere here but more of a formal announcement. I do not plan on watching this season of The Bachelorette and therefore will not be providing weekly recaps and Power Rankings.
That's not to say things couldn't change and I get sucked back into the show but as of now I don't plan on watching this season. I wasn't a big fan of Rachel on her season and just don't think I can get emotionally invested enough in her season to make that type of time commitment.
I know many, MANY people loved the recaps and Power Rankings in The Three Count for last year's season and will surely be disappointed by this announcement. To you, I apologize and will try to find more content to report on instead. But I need to recharge my Bachelor Batteries and take a little time away from the show and this season seems like the perfect time to do so.
Maybe it will suck me back in, who knows. I know one of the contestants is a professional wrestler so maybe if he makes some noise it may suck me back in. His wrestling name is Kenny King, not sure if that's his actual name or the name he'll go by on the show. Sounds like there was a big "Whaaaabooom" guy last night....he sounds entertaining, maybe he draws me back in.
But as of now, on Monday May 23rd, I will be skipping this season of The Bachelorette and waiting for Bachelor in Paradise to air.
I've finally found what I hate most in the whole "Jordan or LeBron" debate. It's not from the LeBron lovers and it's not even from the Jordan defendants. It's this new crew starting to emerge that are on the "Why do we even care? Why does it even matter?" side. People that try to stop the debate or act like they are too smart and sophisticated to get into that type of debate. Get the fuck outta here.
The "LeBron vs. Jordan" debate has picked up steam recently as we head into the Finals. I'm hearing more and more people talk, tweet, and discuss the topic. And I love it. It's a fun debate. But I'm also seeing more and more people try to sound smart, trying to have a #HotTake to stand out from the crowd, and ask why we even care about this. It's not "I'd actually take LeBron" or "Of course I'd take MJ", it's "I'm too good for this conversation. We can't actually answer it so why even debate it?" To these people: Shut up.
You know why we debate things like this? Because of Sports. Because it's fun. Because it engages you with other people. You know why people get so invested in a group of people that they've never interacted with before in their life and probably never will? Because Sports. You know why people buy jerseys or dress ridiculously in public with their team's logo all over the place? Because Sports. You know why people plan their day or night around a kickoff time or a tip-off time? Because Sports. You know why people do a lot of the crazy things they do in their lives? Because of Sports.
Sports are fun. It connects you to something, whether that's other people, your family, your childhood, your friends, or even random people you've never met. But you're connected. It makes you feel something. It takes you away from something. It's fun.
And the LeBron vs. Jordan debate is fun. It's fun because you can't be proven wrong and you can state your case knowing you're never wrong. It's fun because you could make the greatest argument ever made in the history of mankind on any topic ever, and you still probably aren't going to sway the person you're debating to the other side of the argument. It's a reason to debate and engage with people in a good-natured way. I think LeBron James is a better basketball player than Michael Jordan. And I have reasons I think that. But I completely understand why some people don't share those same viewpoints. I don't agree with them but I can see why they have them and like going back-and-forth with people on those points. It's fun.
And you know what? If the Jordan vs. LeBron debate is beneath you then good for you. Just shut up and get out of here then.
That last topic got me all worked up and I don't plan on slowing down here. Something else that irks me, that picks up during this time of year, are all these unprofessional dumbass teachers that agree to these tweets that say "If this tweet gets this many Retweets, my class doesn't have to take the semester final". Any teacher who ever has done this or does this in the future should be stripped of their teaching license and disbarred from the teaching profession.
It's unbelievable. You get paid to do a job, a fairly important job in my mind....you know, teaching the youth of America and molding them into responsible pieces of our society. Do your job, don't make a mockery of it.
If your Semester Final is so irrelevant that X number of tweets will get students out of taking the Final, then don't give that Final at all. I have no problem with teachers that don't give Semester Finals. That may not be the best way to assess a student's growth in your class. But if you think a Semester Final is a worthy assessment for your class that you plan on giving then students begging other people they don't know to retweet a picture of you shouldn't be enough to not give that Final. Are the grades in your class not actually important? Is your Final not that important? Is your class not that important? That's the impression you give off when you agree to this crap. Completely unprofessional.
I get the idea behind it. It's fun and your students enjoy it. It can help build a good relationship between you and your students. Great. You know what else is fun and your students would enjoy? Kickball. Or cookies. Or juice boxes. Just don't schedule a Final on the last day of school, go to Fareway and buy as many cookies and juice boxes they have, and play Kickball the final day of school and become BFF's with all your students. Just don't publicly embarrass my profession by saying you may not give your biggest exam of the year if 10,000 people hit the Retweet button on some dumb tweet your students put out. You're making a mockery out of my job.