If you take only one thing away from yesterday's show make it this: The best defense is not being a creep. The reason people are quick to believe allegations against Jian Gomeshi is that, by most accounts, he is creepy. If you treat people badly sooner or later life is going to bite you right in the biscuit.
Something Good by Juan Luis Guerra would be great "at bat" music for a very happy baseball player. That made me think about what our own "at bat" songs would be. It must be something you like that also makes a statement about your intentions at the plate. I would like No Quarter by Led Zeppelin and I want Kai Ryssdal to take Tom Hutyler's place to announce me. What's your AB music?
I have to take a moment to sharpshoot Luke. The UW game we watched at his house was not against Arizona but actually Arizona State. I was embarrassed for him when he missed that detail, but in going back through video of the end of that game I was surprised to find that Luke had one detail right on the money. Many of the UW defensive players WERE actually having sex with each other during the critical Hail Mary play. A shocking lack of discipline which marked the Steve Sarkisian era.
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Call me a dommy but I'm a sucker for Luke's Kai Ryssdal impression. When you put the Led in it then it's just catnip for old Clip Clop. And a 103 minute episode including TBTL Sports Extra AND an audio roll-off? This was one of my favorite recent episodes. Warren Olney parking Andrew in with his Lamborghini Countach is quite a story. But I suppose he just really needed to get to the point. For those of you who get that joke I'm sorry.
Because of the debate on the sTens Facebook page we're obligated to address the Port Townsend parking controversy. Over the years we've followed Luke's adventures as he parks facing the wrong direction, in loading zones, and an handicapped spaces. He once even got a ticket for parking on the dance floor. Folks, that's just who he is. Leave a post on FB about it or even leave a note on his car about it. But don't double back to start name-calling or Luke will headbutt you with gusto and you'll see some Midnight Stars.
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On Thursday’s show Luke confessed to feelings of rage at a bar when people near him have the nerve to root for the other team. It can’t be uncommon as the men in my family feel the same thing. This is why it is a bad idea to follow your team to a road game.
Best case scenario is your team wins and the fans quietly resent you. Every other scenario involves verbal abuse, taunting, things being thrown at/dumped on you, even physical violence. Ask the San Francisco Giant fan who was nearly beaten to death in an LA parking lot outside Dodger stadium whether he wishes he’d stayed home and watched the game on TV. He’ll probably answer something like “sweet potato fries” because he has brain damage.
I’ve never been in a fight when I was drinking while watching a game. I’ve never fought anyone over a girl. But I have been in fights while playing sports. It’s tough to admit but something ugly, primal, and probably tribal is in there. Luke feels it, too, and we struggle to keep it tamped down. Mine manifested itself in fights on basketball courts, not sports bars or stadiums, but I’ve felt the rage in those places as well.
None of this applies to the midwest, of course. People in the midwest are very nice, polite, and friendly. Except for Jo Ellen McCawley, who is a raging bitch and will neckpunch you for looking at her chest on the train.
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Luke wants to go to prison for a while to catch up on sleep. I got some decent sleep in the joint, but the problem is you have to go through county jail first. I turned myself in, admitted in open court to 38 bank robberies and it still took seven months to get to an actual prison.
As far as relaxation goes King County Jail makes up for overcrowding with loud, echoing acoustics. As a bonus, they force you to get up at six to eat a small, terrible breakfast. This is when most fights happen. It was actually a relief when plastic trays started flying and the goon squad came rushing in because it meant lockdown and a little more time to rest on the concrete slab. If you have a good book and a quiet celly a lockdown can be lovely.
In KCJ I learned to make "jailhouse earplugs." Wad up two small pieces of one-ply toilet paper, pop them in your mouth for a second to moisten, then wad and stuff them in your ears. This blocks out about 75% of noise. Look for these on my Pinterest board, along with tips on how to vomit in the sink. If you have a garbage disposal, the sink is actually the best place to throw up. Seriously.
Andrew Walsh claims he doesn't see color. On episode #8 of Takedown Podcast we prove that he is a liar. I love the Cuyahoga Clam, but his misogyny, racism and counterfeit drug dealing are getting to be too much. He was very winning when we had him back on episode #21 to tell embarrassing childhood stories, though.
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Luke made a lot of people upset with his CBS commentary when he suggested that folks might want to go outside once in a while. But has anyone else noticed the proliferation of services where items selected by someone else are shipped to your house? BarkBox, NatureBox, Trunk Club, and Warby Parker to name just a few. I'm not against shopping online for things we're sure we need but now we're getting stuff shipped to us just to look at? I don't like shopping but I hate wasting time and money even more. Hang on I have to go yell at a cloud...
All of the talk of the Guns N' Roses MTV trilogy, Soundgarden's Spoonman, and Temple of the Dog brought back fond memories of singing Hunger Strike with my first wife. In 1992 we went down to the beach in Discovery Park where the video was shot and after making sure no one was around we belted it out. The twist we put on it is she grumbled the Eddie Vedder part and I screamed the Chris Cornell part. Our four year old daughter was appalled and refused to be Mike McCready even though we brought a stupid hat for her to wear.
The video for Estranged made it clear that Axl Rose was a trailblazer for Kanye West. The man swimming with dolphins in that video to his eventual rescue by helicopter was an artist who hadn't heard the word "no" in a very long time. And in an odd podcast chat coincidence, Axl and Renee Zellweger have settled on the exact same face. Except she can probably grow a thicker beard.
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