Today I make my glorious return. You can say you didn’t miss me but I know all six of you checked the site repeatedly yesterday waiting; hoping; praying; I put something up. To be honest, I couldn’t have. But all good things are worth waiting for, and a J Beanie post is definitely worth the wait. It’s been a week since I posted last so there are many things to discuss. I’m going to be all over the place so we’ll see what happens.
First a few things on the Myrtle Beach trip. Golfing and drinking for four days with 23 other guys is always a blast but it gets harder and harder as the older I get, that is until I remember I’m a full time college student and that is how I should be acting. My least favorite part was not being part of a winning team on any of the days for the first time in my four-year career. However, that is not nearly enough to ruin the trip. I couldn’t decided my favorite part. It’s a tie between seeing someone actually split his pants when he bent over, seeing two Augsburgers get in a fight and one of them not being Bub, the creepiness of the 50-year old who came with us, seeing people play cards to not have to ride in the same cart as the 50-year old, me not getting paired up with the 50-year old, having arguments about why the 50-year old was invited, came and how many cigarettes he could smoke in a hour span (just less than a pack), the creepiness of one guy saying he needed a nap to another and then both of them going into their room and locking the door, calling Seal Sunday afternoon and having him hang up on us, putting like Tiger on the first three days then putting like Vijay the last, having my finger hurt from opening so many cans or drinking $32 worth of Sake. Great time and I’m glad the GF, soon to be W (not our annoying W but W that stands for wife) understands that this is a trip I must go on every year.
The big news out of Beanie’s life is I’m now unemployed and a full-time college student. It’s strange to be able to write this from home. Is there anything more awkward than walking into the first day of class? You try to find a sit that isn’t right next to someone else, sit there in silence only to have the teacher come in and say you should be talking with each other because you will be working with each other for the next 16 weeks. Now, you don’t want to talk to these people but you feel forced to. When you are forced to talk, there is never anything to say but you force out the basic, name, where you from, what do you want to study and that crap so it takes up a few minutes of the time but then you are right back to where you starting, sitting in silence. As much as it sucks to not have a job/money, it’s great to not be writing this with the fat, smelly man leaning over my shoulder.
Well, what’s been happening in the world of sports? The Cavs are officially the best team in the NBA. No doubt about it. If you want to know all about why, I did see Graig wrote a good post and gave good reasons why a days back. Go read it. But let me give you my quick reason why they are the best team in the NBA; they beat the Memphis Grizzles by 15 last night. They were coming off a three-day break and just beat the “greatest possible team ever assembled because they are from Boston and they have Kevin Garrett and he is playing so determined.” The way the Cavs dominated the Celtics like they were the Bobcats was great. But was even greater was that they could take three days off, travel to Memphis, keep their focus and dominate the Grizzles. A lot of teams would have still been riding high from the win over Boston and took a lowly team like Memphis lightly. Not the Cavs. They do what they have done all year and will continue to through June until they are the last team standing.
In NFL, we got the match-up in the AFC championship game I pray and hoped wouldn’t happen. The damn douches from Pittsburgh and the bastards from Baltimore are playing for a spot in the Super Bowl. That just pisses me off. Is there a way for both teams to lose? What if Ray Lewis starts a riot that leaves like 28 players and 39 fans dead during the game; would that be enough to not allow either team to advance? Whoever wins I sure hope gets destroyed in the Super Bowl. However, I just don’t see that happening. In the wacky NFC, we have the mighty Arizona Cardinals and the team who tied Cincinnati, Philadelphia Eagles. I think it would be great if Arizona won, but there is no way they can beat either of the AFC teams. Phily on the other hand may have a shot at beating one of them. However, I don’t think they beat the Cards. I’m chalking this Super Bowl up to being the worst one in my lifetime.
I haven’t weighed in on the Browns coaching hire yet. I don’t know what to think of Eric Mangini. All we know is he won’t cheat to win and right now the Browns could use a cheater. I do think Mangini is a good coach and got a raw deal in New York because Favre pissed away the season. A lot of coaches have struggled in their first head coaching job and then went on to be great other places. The best example; Bill Belichick, who Mangini learned under. He’s the first coach in Cleveland to have previous head coaching experience so I like that. However, I think Cleveland should have hired a GM first (which I believe they tried to do). Kind of kick in the nuts that Scott Pioli said no to Cleveland but accepted the Kansas City job. What’s that say about your organization when the top guy said he’d rather lead KC than your team? The Browns just need to find a GM who will work with Mangini and make decisions together, like the Cavs and the Indians. For now, I’ll chalk it up to being cautiously optimistic about the hire.
That’s what I got for today. Graig, don’t worry. I’ll put up your prizing winning post tomorrow. In the comment section, I would like you all to tell me how much you missed me. I missed all of you very much. Good to be back.