Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stacks

I hate lists!
No, not shopping list. I can handle those. I mean lists like the 100 greatest pitchers in MLB history. I came across an alphabetical list the other day of rock & roll songs. I'm not going there! I got to thinking about lists last night watching a Boston TV station after the Boston Bruins improbable comeback to win Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They became the first NHL team to come back from a 3 goal deficit, in the 3rd Period, of a Game 7. For you non-puck lovers, that's a huge deal! The commentators went on to ask the question: what was the greatest comeback in Boston sports history? The Patriots winning the Snow Bowl (thank goodness for the 'tuck rule) on their way to their first Super Bowl? The 2004 Red Sox overcoming a 3 game lead by the dreaded Yankees on their way to their first World Championship since 1918? Or how about DJ  stealing the ball and feeding it to Larry Legend under the basket to beat the hated Pistons? And then last night. Down 4-1 with about 10 minutes to play, this Jekyll and Hyde team came all the way back and won in Overtime. So here I am trying to contemplate this list and make my choice, and what to I stumble across? 
ESQUIRE's List of "75 Books Every Man Should Read".
http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/75-books#slide-1
Sheeeesh! Lists are everywhere! I can't escape them.
That is a STACK of 75 that I might contemplate though. Thank goodness, about half of them I've read already.
And no, I don't do 'Bucket Lists'!
Oh ya, I almost forgot... the Sox beating the Yankees 4 games to 3 and heading off to the World Series.
Got a favorite comeback?
And I'm not talking about, "Your mother's fat too!"

12 comments:

  1. I am sorry to say that I did not recognize one of those sporting events . . . :))

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  2. Wait. So what about the photo? What's THAT about? (Maybe I need to start this day over. . .)

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    2. Stacks/bags of firewood for sale.

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  3. Toronto weeps! We went from elation to despair in such a short time period.

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  4. I hate lists to and I live with a list person.

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  5. The Patriots win was due to South Dakota place kicker Adam Vinatieri who played his college ball at SD State University. He couldn't even see the goal posts, but he knew right where they were for the win.

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  6. People seem to obsess with lists. Meanwhile the Ice-hockey World Cup is under way in Sweden and Finland. I haven't see more than a few minutes so far. Sweden will play Canada in the quarter-finals tomorrow and that should be a good game, Heja Sverige!

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  7. Agreed. Too many lists. Too many changes to those lists. Too much pressure to be on a list.

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  8. Some lists are ok but other's can be annoying.

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  9. I am tempted to mention all of the football games that the Patriots lost last year despite leads as the game wound down. But, that would be negative.

    I checked the score of the Bruins game online and discovered that they were down with just a little time remaining in the third quarter. I couldn't figure out how to find the game on TV (the channels moved while I was in Florida) so I spent the rest of the game watching the live blog on the Boston Globe's website. That was a CRAZY victory. I have watched Boston sports for more than fifty years, and that game has to be in contention. Along with "Havlicek stole the ball!"

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  10. I just realized I don't have a 'bucket list' either. And probably never will make one. Are those shopping bags for trolls?

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