When uniforms garner more talk than the games…time to shut it down for a day

December 26, 2013 | Drew Forrester

I don’t really have much to say today.

There aren’t any sports stories to reflect on, except for a handful of Wednesday NBA games that generated more national commentary about the uniforms than the play on the court itself.

That’s probably the most telling thing about NBA basketball on Christmas Day.

The social media coverage of the uniforms far exceeded any discussion about the games and the play on the court.  That tells me all I need to know.

Just shut it down for a day and the let the players enjoy Christmas.

By the way, for the record, I’ll take the Clippers’ uniforms as the Christmas Day winner.

I spent my Christmas Day with family and extended family, exchanging gifts, eating great food and watching movies.  Despicable Me 2 is a real winner, by the way.  I saw it in the theater when it first came out, but watched it again yesterday and I have to say, it’s an incredibly well-done movie.

I’m now the proud owner of an acoustic “Squire” guitar and guitar lessons from some place over on Joppa Road.  I told a friend yesterday I’m going to learn how to play guitar and he laughed on the other end of the phone.

He said, “Do you remember how long it took for you to shoot your first round of golf in the 60’s?”

I thought about it for a minute.  “About five years.”

His response:  “That’s how long it will take you to learn how to play the guitar.  And your fingers will hurt a lot more than they did when you shot in the 60’s.”

OK, then.

I love a good challenge.

And, of course, the other big news from the last few days:  Hall and Oates made the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame!

That leaves only The Cars as the biggest snub remaining for the Hall of Fame.

It was Rush in 2013.

Hall and Oates goes in sometimes in 2014.

Now, let’s get Ric Ocasek and The Cars in and all will be fine.

UPDATE:  Luke just told me on the air that Journey isn’t in.

If Journey isn’t in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, they should shut the whole thing down.

Cat Stevens is IN and Journey ISN’T?

Lord help us.


7 Comments For This Post

  1. Chris Says:

    Despicable me 2 is one of the few sequels better than the original. It was my 4 year old sons birthday gift last week. I don’t know who was more excited…him or me.

  2. justafan Says:

    A uniform is only as good as the athlete wearing it regardless of it’s appearance!

  3. Ruben Says:

    What’s with all this hatin’ of Cat Stevens? You need a ride on the Peacetrain…

  4. CNC Orioles Fan Says:

    Who cares!

  5. unitastoberry Says:

    Journey not being in the RRHOF is like Mike Curtis not being in the NFLHOF.

  6. Ralph Says:

    I hope you dedicate as much energy to guitar lessons as you do on anger at the Orioles. You sure were mad today. But I don’t blame you for being angry because they are throwing away the season and we have spent more time on them than those kinds of things we could be doing to enhance our lives like guitar lessons. There is a software program that promises to teach guitar in 60 days and thats faster than it took me to get in the 60’s as far as golf lessons. Btw I’m fairly certain I am better than you at golf. keep up the great work and love your show!

  7. OVER40DON Says:

    Drew, don’t spend a penny on any kind of lessons. Just go on YOUTUBE there are hundreds of people to teach for free, of course most want you to sign up ( $$ ) for more extensive programs. Once you get the hang of it and learn basic chords, just search ” how to play ( fillin a song here) ” and at least 1 if not 4-5 people will show you how to play that song. GOOD LUCK and it takes awhile to be able to play a bar chord, but once you figure it out and fingers stretch enough, you’ll ALWAYS be able to do it even you lay off for a long time. GOOD LUCK guitar IS A BLAST once you figure some of it out.

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