Chances are, you haven’t been watching NBA TV lately. It makes sense, since there’s no NBA. In fact, I read somewhere last week that NBA TV had the second lowest ratings of all cable networks, ahead of only Speed Network, which I think is just a bunch of Meth heads doing stuff.
Well, here’s a reason to turn back to NBA TV. They’ve been showing something called “Open Court,” which is just a chat, hosted by Ernie Johnson, between Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Kenny Smith, Steve Smith, Reggie Miller and Steve Kerr.
My favorite part, so far, has been when the former players discussed the greatest nemesis of their careers. Reggie Miller identified former Net (and current Justin’s favorite all time player) Drazen Petrovic. Why was Draz so hard to deal with?
I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. A number of friends have told me I did.
I certainly had a healthy week leading up to the holiday.
I went for my biannual cleaning at the dentist on Monday. then had a physical on Tuesday. That means by Tuesday night I had already been criticized for being lazy and negligent and not flossing enough then got called fat. And I hadn’t even seen my parents yet!
But, as I always do, I took the advice of medical professionals to heart. Following my dentist appointment, I went to CVS to stock up on oral hygiene products. I bought fancy dental floss, crazy minibrush things that clean mouth crevices, flouride enhanced listerine mouthwash and magic toothpaste. I WILL NOT BOW IN THE FACE OF GUM RECESSION. I WILL FIGHT! Of course, this means my nightly getting ready for bed routine all of a sudden takes like 40 minutes. I place the over/under on me sticking to this new dental regiment at about 2 months. Components will start dropping off after that. The Listerine will run out and I won’t buy a new one. I’ll skip a night of flossing, then two nights then a week. It’s just the way things go.
I left my physical feeling pretty good. I’m just fat. That’s it. My blood pressure is good. My cholestorol is normal. I don’t have any fat guy-related diseases yet. And, I’d like to keep it that way. So far, so good. I haven’t had a french fry in a week. I’ve tried to cut back on excess carbs. I’ve eaten salad for lunch every day. I didn’t even go back for seconds on Thanksgiving. I’d like to think I can hold out on this one a little bit longer. You can help. If you see me eating fries, call me a fat ass. If I reach for the bread at dinner, poke me in the belly like I’m the Pillsbury doughboy. (I will not giggle. In fact, I will probably hit you. But, then, I’ll say thank you. You still come out on top.) Let’s see if I can be less fat.
If you are an avid reader of the site, you might know that Crown Royal is one of my favorites. So when I was asked to participate in the Pass the Crown gift exchange I jumped at the chance.
This is how it works. I received the following clue this morning “Cool when concealed, amazing when unveiled.” I can either keep the present in the bag or steal one of the previous opened gifts from one of the amazing bloggers below.
The people of Detroit have an online petition floating around that asks for the replacement of Nickelback as the halftime entertainment during the thanksgiving game against the Green Bay Packers. Over 50,000 people have signed.
Nickelback has finally responded. Probably the coolest thing they have done since “Rockstar.”