Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! I don’t know about you (especially since this is a blog that I expect like, two people to see anyway), but I’m a pretty big fan of MDW. In fact, I’m thinking about amending my old list of definitive holiday rankings to include Memorial Day — it’s not exactly in the same spirit as the others on the list, but it’s the first holiday after a long drought and it results in a long weekend of usually great weather. Not much to complain about there.
The popular thing to do on a long weekend with nice weather is to leave town: going camping, taking a quick road trip, hanging out on or in a river, etc. I get the sense that you’re supposed to feel lame if you don’t have any plans for the weekend, since virtually everyone seems to make them weeks in advance.
But since I am generally disinclined to go anywhere or do anything (I mean, who has the time?) I’m way happier to ride it out at home. Why? Because home is where I’ve got an endless supply of coffee, beer and an INSANE amount of sports programming to hold my attention the whole time. I realize I’m openly advocating for my own lameness, but…I mean, read through my post history. It’s not like we wouldn’t have come to that conclusion anyway.
Memorial Day Weekend is by far the best one in sports all year. Here’s what it has looked like so far:
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Since I haven’t felt especially inspired by new stuff lately, why not go back in time and update another post?? Remember when I did the one where I totally didn’t miss the point and awesomely critiqued this very simple slideshow of the “10 Worst Nicknames in Pro Sports?”
Oh hey look, Minor League Baseball is running a contest called “Clash of the Caps” where fans vote on their favorites. Guess where the Minor League teams on that list are currently ranked?? Remember, there are 100 caps on this list, and that’s not even the full amount of teams:
- Richmond Flying Squirrels: 2nd
- Savannah Sand Gnats: 22nd
- New Britain Rock Cats: 83rd
So what does this all mean? Nothing really — this contest is a fan-voted leaderboard, and it’s based exclusively on the appearance of the caps rather than the nicknames themselves, and 83rd actually isn’t very good (I kind of figured they’d be higher when I started this post). But I can’t help but love the idea that two of those choices, out of ALL the Minor League Baseball franchises, made the list. Of “professional” sports franchises. By my count, there are at least 20 other franchises on this list alone that are worse. The Orem Owlz? With a Z?? The Montgomery Biscuits? The Lehigh Valley IronPigs?? I mean, #1 is a team named the El Paso Chihuahuas for fuck’s sake!