January 05, 2011

Oddities in the Air

I can evidently be bought. It doesn't mean I'm not still looking... and I'm not still seriously pissed over a bunch of stuff that's occurred. I have a long memory.

'nuff said.

So I was surfing the 'net tonight and I saw that there is a basketball team named the Memphis Grizzlies. Evidently, two players got in a fight while on a chartered flight and so the coach has banned gambling.

1) Am I the only one who had never heard of the Memphis Grizzlies? First thought was "What sport do they play?" Second thought, upon hearing basketball was, "Hunh. Do they have farm leagues?"

2) A fight on an airplane. OK. So you're in this high tech material tube, being hurled through the air at hundreds of knots, at 30,000 feet up and... you get in a fight? Like a fist fight? Two big men? Really?

There is so much wrong with #2 I'm not sure where I'd start? What kind of force from the inside can the structure from one of those chartered planes take? How much jostling around in the cabin can occur before a pilot struggles to control a plane like that?

I don't like to fly, but if I have two gargantuan men come to blows while on the same plane as I... dang... I think I might stroke. Holy cats.

If you're going to fight, keep it on the ground. *sheesh*

Posted by Boudicca at January 5, 2011 10:36 PM

I've heard of them although I don't watch much NBA at all. I missed the bit about the fight in the air!!!

There are many "not too bright bulbs" playing pro sports. They have a particular talent, but not much else going on upstairs. The fact that the coach has to step in periodically and act like a parent... it's always astounded me. Seems it happens all the time. You have these young guys, they are suddenly wealthy, adored for their talent, and out in the world... and they have no idea how to behave themselves like reasonable people. *sigh*

Posted by: Teresa at January 6, 2011 11:03 AM

Pleeeeease don't be bought. Stick to plan A.

Posted by: Jilly at January 6, 2011 07:40 PM

..... being bought is not the point, Bou....... hell, we are all bouhgt and sold at one point in our lives...... the point is being Truly Satisfied.... that is the most important thing.......

Posted by: Eric at January 6, 2011 09:06 PM

yep, heard of them. in fact the OKC Thunder beat them last night. Our best player put up 40 against them. If I'm not mistaken they are the last expansion team, but I could be wrong. They were in Vancouver before moving south. Getting to the fight, EGOS, oversized egos, at that. just my opinion.

Posted by: tina at January 9, 2011 11:44 AM