Saturday, February 2, 2008

More Random Thoughts

The statistics of Boston sports:

"No city, let alone Boston, has ever fielded a threesome in the most popular national team sports as dominant as the current Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics. The closest — fittingly — was New York from 1969 through 1970, when the Jets won Super Bowl III, the Mets won the 1969 World Series and the Knicks won the 1970 basketball title. But New York had multiple baseball and football teams, which Boston does not. That inspired Carl Morris, a statistics professor across the Charles River at Harvard, to calculate the chances of a monofranchised city having the three best teams in one year: about 1 in 29,000."

But they forgot about the Revolution, also owned by Bob Kraft (Patriot's owner) who got 2nd place last season. Second place is pretty good.

Last weekend we went to our local Irish bar in downtown to hang out with our Scottish ex-houseguest and some soccer friends. This is a typical Irish pub, dark, lots of wood, so-so pub food, good beer. But around 10 pm, they dimmed the lights, cranked the Justin Timberlake music and music videos, and started charging a cover. The crowd changed and it basically became a meat market. But the weirdest thing, was the pole dancers in the middle of the bar. There was a table (like the kind that you stand around at a bar) with a pole connecting it to the ceiling (hadn't noticed the pole before). The two ladies were wearing weird outfits (as pole dancers should), were terrible dancers, and had total muffin-top. They shouldn't have been up there. At one point during the night I noticed that the tv's were still showing Timberlake videos, and that the ladies pole dancing at the bar were wearing the same thing as the ladies in the Timberlake videos. Odd. I guess that's what you get in the suburbs.

So far this weekend has been a lot more mild. Had soccer practice (coaching) this morning and it was COLD! I am still working a lot with the goalies and they have been improving significantly. I feel accomplished.

I went shopping earlier to get supplies for our mini Super Bowl get together. A couple of the husband's cousins are coming over to cheer on the Patriots with us. Go Patriots!

I love Trader Joe's. I don't go there enough becuase it's in the WalMart shopping center. I usually make the rounds between Safeway, Whole Foods, and the Milk Pail (like a farmer's market, but stationary). I don't really want to add another store to my shopping list, but the good thing is that everything is within 1/2 mile of each other.


Pablo said...

You know...the weird thing is that even though New England lost and I wanted to make fun of you and the husband, the Giants won and I despise them. Therefore, I'll refrain from making any jokes regarding yesterday's sad football affair.

Cleaty said...

Thank you.