10 guys in a room. 2 of them think before they take action. Each of the other 8 is greatly influenced, subconsciously, by the action of the one “thinker” he is closest to, regardless of any other variables or circumstances.
The only shots we get are the ones we can no longer make.
- Rounder bodies fill the lanes on defense, forcing the outside shot more (see #4).
- Lack of conditioning means that the one or two guys that actually run “fast break” on offense are always outnumbered with an opposing team that is still on defense from their own lack of running the court…once again, forcing the outside shot (see #4).
- Even without a fast break, when one or two people run the court on offense, they get sick of waiting for their teammates to catch up, and nobody gets under the rim for a solid 45 seconds……so…..they take the outside shot (see #4).
- Nobody plays enough anymore to consistently make outside shots.
- For the one guy that gives it everything he has to drive the daggum lane, you better believe he’s going to take the Michael-Jordan-tongue-hanging-out-the-mouth-off-balance-yelling-as-if-fouled-rather-than-passing-to-the-open-guy-with-a-well-known-no-chance-in-he** shot to reward himself for his effort.
I am thankful for my old gigabit switch getting “louder”. As annoying as the sounds may get, I understand this as one last, loyal yelp to let me know he is about to die…which I appreciate as opposed to him just up-and-dying on me immediately without my having a replacement ready.
You’ve been good to me ol’ pal. Let’s ride this thing out with some hardcore, chatter-heavy database transactions. Maybe we’ll throw in some video streaming as well — maybe a nice Netflix movie in commemoration.
Anyone have an apropos movie suggestion(s)?