First off, I am pumped! Today is the first day of the World Cup! Even though I am passionate about running, soccer will always be my first love. Can’t wait to watch the beautiful game! Happy World Cup Day everyone! Go USA!
OK, now on to the heat. I used to like the weather heat, but then I got into running and now I prefer it to be less heaty. It’s turning into summer here in Texas and that means super heat. Serious heat. It doesn’t go away over night, but at least the sun isn’t beating on us, so that’s when I have to run – before the sun comes up. It’s fine, I’ve made my peace with it.
There’s another kind of Heat that I’m not a big fan of – The Miami Heat. They are an NBA basketball team and they are in the finals right now. And my blogging buddy Helly doesn’t like them either so we decided to write about it – read hers here.
First, I must offer my apologies to the Running Schlub. I know he’s a fan of the Heat, so I’m sorry about this, but lemme splain.
#1 – The current Heat roster took form when free agents Lebron and Bosh decided to join Wade to for a super group. To me, that was the coward way out. Instead of working hard like every other NBA player to make it to the promise land, they just got a bunch of all-stars to team up. To give you some perspective, they asked former great players like Michael Jordan if he would’ve ever joined a team of superstars so they could beat up on the rest of the league – he said, Hells no! He wanted to beat the best in the league. He wanted to beat Bird, Magic, etc. He didn’t want to team up with them for an easy way out.
#2 – They show a lack of respect. From their first circus like press conference announcing the new superstars. To Lebron changed his number from 23 to 6 because he said he had too much respect for Jordan. So does that mean he doesn’t respect Dr J? And when they barely won the championship last year, they said it was the hardest finals they ever played in. Um what? What about the one you LOST to my Dallas Mavericks??? Speaking of which, Wade and Lebron made fun of Dirk Nowitzki when he was sick, but still played in the finals. Really? Then when Lebron gets sick he tells everyone how hard he’s fighting through the illness to be able to play. Really?
#3 – Their fans. I’m not talking about the hardcore legit fans. I’m talking about most of them who are bandwagon and obnoxious.
#4 – Who gets a tattoo that says ‘Chosen One”? Really?
#5 – I was born and raised in Ohio – if you know anything about Lebron, then you know how despised he is now in his/my home state.
Ha, I know Helly and I could go on about this, but I’ll stop it there. That all said though, I do respect some of their players and I do understand Lebron is a beast. He’s a dominant player no matter what you think of him. But it doesn’t mean I can’t root against him. 😉 They are playing the Spurs, who are Maverick rivals, but I’m pulling for them anyways. Go Spurs Go!
I’m just glad my Mavericks were able to beat them in the finals a couple years ago. Yes, we slayed the giants!
Funny story, after the Mavericks won, the governor of Ohio made a proclamation naming the Dallas Mavericks Honorary Ohioans. Hahahaha!
Anyways, there ya go. Sorry about the rant. Helly and I were joking about it on Twitter and decided pull the trigger on these posts.
How bout you? Excited about the World Cup? Got any opinions about the Heat? What time do you get up to run? What’s your favorite pro sports team?
PS – In case you’re wondering, I became a Dallas Mavericks fan while I still lived in Ohio. They drafted a player from Ohio and that’s when I started following them. It’s a coincidence that I ended up moving here.
I’m not enjoying running in the heat this summer. Ugh! I had a sweaty, messy run this morning. I was definitely disappointed in myself because I totally let the humidity psych me out!! It was a horrible run, but I guess I’ll adjust to it as the summer continues. I’ve been running @ 5 am lately.