It’s always nice to have a long weekend but I am definitely looking forward to being back on the air tomorrow so that we can all “Catch the Buzz” again. Radio is so addicting. Before I start this weekend’s blog I want to say hi to the New Jersey folks that I gave a jump to when their car died in Lot N while we were tailgating on Saturday. I also want to thank them for the Liverpool scarf they gave me as a token of their appreciation. I want them to know that I wore it all day Saturday for the entire game even though it was about 100 degrees out. They promised they would tune into the show so now we have listeners in San Diego and New Jersey. It’s great to have something different than Orioles baseball show up in our top three events of the weekend, although Friday night was a heartbreaker and would have definitely been in the top three if the Orioles had won. Anyone still feeling like closers are overrated after that game? Here are the top three events of the weekend.
I really don’t have any one sport that I want to talk about more than any other just the overall games themselves. It doesn’t take long to remember that all these athletes train for four years so that they can compete in most cases for two to three minutes tops. In some cases it’s just a few seconds. I will take a brief second here to argue that thinking anyone with a prosthetic has an advantage over someone else running a race. They don’t because it’s 100 times harder to train day in and day out to get ready for the race with a prosthetic. The fact they can even be close to competing with able bodied athletes is truly amazing. Alright back to this weekend. I was almost starting to buy into the whole Michael Phelps didn’t train hard enough after he didn’t even medal in the 400 IM. Then I watched him swim an outstanding leg of the 4×100 relay and watched Ryan Lochte lose the gold. It will be interesting to see how everything turns out in the pool. How crushing was it to watch Jordyn Wieber miss out on even qualifying for the individual all around final. Now she has to re-focus and help her team, who beat her out, win a gold medal. Just goes to show anything can happen on any given day. Wieber had only lost twice in competition since2009, and had never finished behind two teammates in the same meet before it happened on Sunday.
Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur tailgating
I can’t with a good conscience put the actual game that was played on the field Saturday in my top three. Both teams were uninspired and there were no goals scored. It may have made the top three if either team had actually tried to score a goal. The best part of the day came before the game even started. Maybe it’s because I don’t get a chance to do this before Ravens games or maybe it was just the company but the best part of Saturday happened between 11 am and 1 pm on lot N. Great food and great drink I need to start considering tailgating more often. Here are a few shots from the actual game taken by my wife and amateur photographer Nanette.