The Invincible M.A.E. (harleymae) wrote,
The Invincible M.A.E.

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Those other sports

Happy birthday, littlestclouds!!! :D

Still sick but at work. I'm of the belief that sitting around at home will just hinder my recovery time, but not working for too long because... that will hinder my recovery time too. Shh, it's a delicate balance!

This is the last day I have of (relative) relaxation before the insanity that is the playoffs takes over my life and leaves me a quivering wreck, unable to perform anything beyond the most basic functions. Sleepless nights, heart palpitations, menstrual cycle disruption... IT'S THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR, PEOPLE!!!

Umm, anyway, checking in on my other quasi-fandoms, I see that the Warriors are in a pretty tight race for the last playoff spot. I'm pretty much over any bitterness I may have had so uhh, go Warriors! Perhaps they can sneak in and upset a #1 again. The Stanford women's basketball team has made it to the NCAA Final! I haven't watched them at all yet (because they don't have freakish 7-foot tall twins) but I think I will tonight. Grab the last bandwagon seat. ;)

I watched the first episode of The Bronx is Burning on the flight back from Texas and I really liked it! I generally like movies that are set in different time periods, and there's this one scene where Reggie Jackson is in a restaurant and some rich old white guy is with Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle and he wants Reggie Jackson's T-shirt (it says "superstar" on it) and Reggie Jackson goes over and just takes his T-shirt off and gives it to him. I just can't see that kind of thing happening in the sports world nowadays. I mean, I'm sure there's a lot of crazy stuff that happens in private, but I guess... stuff that's done in public?

The whole New York in turmoil thing was interesting too, although they seemed to mainly be focused on the Son of Sam killer (so far) and I would have liked to see a broader representation of the atmosphere/zeitgeist. At some point in a restaurant Reggie Jackson compares it to places in North Beach which made me go !!! in my head (yes, I think in exclamation marks) so I went and checked Wikipedia and found out he played for Oakland! So that made me even more interested. Plus I'm intrigued by intelligent athletes.
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