Here’s The Thing – Countdowns Are Cool

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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Did you know it’s 19 days until The Super Bowl? I do, because countdowns are something that I love. I am a red blooded American male and a sports fan, which by law means I love bacon, cheerleaders, steak cooked rare, beer in mass quantities, and knowing exactly how many days until my next opportunity for bacon, cheerleaders, steak cooked rare and beer in mass quantities. Plus, counting backwards is cool.

See, Here’s The Thing; I love looking forward to “the next fun thing.” I’m a happy go lucky guy most of the time (I’m also a happy go naked guy, and perhaps not coincidentally, the two often overlap), so I spend a great deal of energy having fun in the moment. However, I also know that anticipation can be a close cousin of fun, so I have numerous countdowns in the calendar of my phone. For example, it’s only 26 days until Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training, which means it’s only about 32 days until people get bored with Spring Training and start being excited that it’s only 75 days until Opening Day. It’s also 75 days until The Final Four begins, and you have to grumble about losing your office March madness pool to a lady who made her picks based on which team’s animal mascot would win in a fight. 134 days until the NBA Finals are scheduled to begin, which means about 148 days left for me to answer every sports taunt with “Cavs: NBA Champs, baybee!” (Hopefully they renew that for me) Did you know it’s only 41 days until the NFL Combine? It’s true! 41 days until middle aged and old men watch young men run around in their underwear for a week, and somehow no one thinks it’s weird and creepy and borderline NAMBLA-esque! After that, 51 days until NFL Free Agency, and 99 days until The NFL Draft, where middle aged and old men write names of young men on note cards, pass them around, and we sit glued watching it on our TV’s for three entire days. I’ll bet you didn’t know all that. I’ll bet it’s because you have a life.

Look, I could sit here and pass along countdowns all day, but it’s only five more days until I get to go home. That’s my favorite countdown.

Find my Twitter, Facebook Fan Page, comedy schedule and buy my CD all on my website at MiddleAgedMarriedGuy.com. For Project Shanks, I’m Stephen Thomas, and that was The Thing.

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March Madness: The Conclusion

By Josh Wiggins
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March Madness is over. Duke is your 2015 NCAA champion after defeating Wisconsin in a tightly contested finale, and we are left waiting until next season for the reappearance of college basketball. This game was the perfect ending to a tremendous tournament, featuring two of the best teams battling until the very end.

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From the minute the game tipped off, it was clear that this matchup would be exciting. With both teams playing at a furious pace and the lead constantly changing hands for the first 20 minutes, the teams entered the half tied at 31. Once the second half started, we saw both teams begin to get into a more steady rhythm, and the back and forth lead changes were more drawn out. As the finish grew closer, the Badgers seemed to be in control holding a nine-point lead with only seven minutes to play; however, the Duke freshmen refused to give up. In a situation that tends to favor experience, Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen elevated their play, and led Duke to a victory. [Read more…]