Y'all see this Ted Cruz/Deadspin story? First time in my entire life that Ted Cruz came off as a likeable guy to me. Seriously, if I was ranking my least liked people in 2016 Ted Cruz would have easily been in the Top 3 and had a legitimate claim to the top spot. Almost everything he did was dislikeable to me. And I don't care if this was probably just one of his interns tweeting for him, this was incredible.
But anyways, Deadspin made a joke on Twitter about wanted to see pictures of Ted Cruz playing basketball since word came out that he was starting to organize pickup basketball games in Washington D.C. Not really sure why Deadspin would want that or if they thought it would be funny, but Ted Cruz responds with:
Figured that would be the end of the story. Deadspin would get some publicity out of this interchange and maybe go back and forth with the Senator a little bit. Cruz would get some points in the media. Win-win for everybody. But then this was Deadspin's response:
Seriously, where did that come from? Cruz's response was offensive to Deadspin? What am I missing here? I don't get it. And then Cruz doubles-down on this exchange with a classic:
Since my Tuesday blog post received the #DillingerBump, a lot more people read that Three Count than normally. Typically my Three Counts get 30 some views a day, the Three Count on Tuesday about Coach Dillinger and the Comet Dillingers pulled a 208. Or maybe people just really liked my thoughts on The New Day too, you never know.
But anyways, since more people than normal read that blog post I had a lot of people ask me how my foot was feeling. At the time had thought I had broken it. My plan was to tough it out on Tuesday since I had to work middle school concession stands after school, go to the Iowa State game at Hilton that night, and get it checked out on Wednesday. I made it through the entire day on Tuesday and either got more use to the pain or my foot got better. So I'm not sure if it's actually broken, or possibly fractured, or maybe I pulled some muscles in my foot. I thought I could make it through the week and just hope it heals on it's own but my wife talked me into a doctor's visit today. Not during school like most people would do though since this generation's Mr. Feeny don't miss no work time. So making an urgent care run Thursday after school. I'll keep everyone update on my progress.
Another week of Sixer questions from the Flyover Sports podcast. Didn't learn this until yesterday but apparently they have their own website as well. So if you are looking for another reason to start listening to them, there you go. As always, the initial question is listed first followed by my answer.
1. If you could attend any sporting event, what would it be? - Easy. WrestleMania. That's a no-brainer.
2. If you were given a teleportation device but every time you used it took 1 day off of your life, how many times would you use it? At first I thought it was a time teleportation device but I guess it's a device that just transports you to another area instantaneously. Another hitch, if you use it you probably have to use it again to return. So each trip is probably 2 uses. And I'm assuming I can bring people with me. I'd say I'd take 90 trips, so 180 usages. Or about half a year. I'd use it for overseas travel primarily. Not only for convenience but for monetary savings as well. Great vacation and travel perk.
3. Is it OK to cry if your team loses a big game? Absolutely. I wouldn't myself but who am I to tell people how to be a fan something. The whole idea of being a fan of a sport or team that you really have no connection to in the first place is kinda weird and irrational, so why can't you get irrationally sad or upset. I wouldn't, but if you want to cry or feel the need to cry then have at it.
4. What is the appropriate age/grade level for your child to start playing tackle football? I'd say 7th grade. I think with all the concussion and CTE information we are learning now to start any sooner is crazy. And even 7th grade may be too soon. But for now, I'll stick with middle school.
5. Which non-four sport could blow up 30 years from now? I think the smart money is on soccer but I wouldn't bet much of that smart money on it. It would have to be something athletic because that's what draws people in, the superior athletes doing things you can relate with. And then something that you can build a professional league around. I think soccer has some of those pieces and could maybe get a TV deal but I wouldn't bet on it.
6. Which conspiracy theory do you believe? I'm not a big conspiracy theory guy so I haven't read much on many of these so I haven't bought into many. Maybe the JFK assassination but I don't know much about that. I guess if I had to pick one I'd say the conspiracy theory that Tupac is still alive. That seems like one that would be able to be realistically pulled off. May be harder to do that now with social media, but that would be my pick.