“Let’s Go”

This rallying cry can be heard from most athletes, regardless of the sport. Whether it’s a shooting guard making a three-pointer, a striker scoring a goal, a defensive end recording a sack, or even a curler who executes a weld in the last game of a bonspiel. (I did say every sport!)

I’m here to reveal the truth; “let’s go” is not only the most overused phrase in sports, it’s arguably the second most egotistical, after “gimmie the damn ball!” (I can’t think of any other phrase that is more cliché than “let’s go!”)

“What do you mean it’s egotistical?” You ask.

It’s simple. Athletes only yell “let’s go” AFTER they do something successfully. What the individual is actually saying is, “I know we’re losing; I’m doing my part, when the hell are the rest of you guys going to pull your own weight?”

I have yet to see a baseball player walk to the batter’s box and yell “let’s go” prior to stepping in to take his swings. Honestly, it may never happen.

“Why not?” You wonder.

Athletes don’t yell “let’s go” before they do something spectacular because that would mean taking responsibility and egotistical players are not about that life. They would never risk looking like a complete ass. On rare occasions, you will actually hear an athlete yell “let’s go” after failing to make a play. This kind of person is the supreme egomaniac. He believes that he has carried the team for most of the season and figures it’s about time for someone else to carry the load.

These jerks are your Lebron James, DWade, ARod types. You’ll definitely see them chew-out their teammates whenever a mistake is made, but no one has the cojones to call them out. (Lebron James usually yells at Mario Chalmers at least twice during each game!)

I really hate watching NBA games in which a team is down by twenty-five and having to see some scrub, off the bench, hit a three and yell out “let’s go!” It’s almost enough to make me lose my lunch! Who the Hell told these bums that they have the right to say anything?

My favorite ”let’s go” of all-time took place in the movie Varsity Blues. Towards the end of the movie, after the players refuse to play for their self-absorbed leader, he makes a last ditch effort to rally the guys; I love that scene!

You can watch the scene here: Varsity Blues.

John Voight is the man!

     I know I mentioned the NBA but I don’t enjoy watching the games anymore; the referees are out of control. I’m not some homer Celtics fan who is blaming the referees for our two losses in Miami, I’m complaining about their calls against the Heat, the Celtics, the Spurs, and OKC. I barely watch the games anymore. I did catch some of the first half of Game four in Boston, but once Paul Pierce was assaulted and the referees failed to blow the whistle, only to call a soft foul for DWade on the ensuing possession, I decided to watch Holmes Inspection on HGTV! I did catch the end. DWade and Lebron James are like two used manual transmission cars, each with over three hundred and forty nine thousand miles on the odometer; you may encounter some problems with the clutch! (Football season can’t get here fast enough!)

***This is completely off topic, but buying a home is scary. There are some piece-of-shit contractors out there. BE CAREFUL, PEOPLE!***

     The NBA sucks ass! The only game I was looking forward to on Sunday was the international friendly between Brazil and Mexico. Although the Brazilians lost, I love watching the “beautiful game!” I can’t wait for the World Cup: Brazil 2014! (If I’m not there, I’m going to contemplate pulling a Seau!)

***Please keep your “soccer is boring” comments to yourself; you don’t want to sound like an uninformed ignorant jackass! Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, the fact that you do not have the ability to understand what is happening on the pitch is probably the result of an under-developed brain! (It is ok to dislike all the flopping!)***

@PeteTeix617

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This Actually Happened – March 10th, 2012

Lakers Fans Hate The Celtics

The other day, I drove to the gas station and pulled into one of the pumps. There was a problem with the machine so I had to walk to the window in order to pay the attendant. As soon as I approached the window the guy seemed repulsed. “You just ruined my day, bro. That shirt is my kryptonite.” He yelled in disgust. I looked down and saw that I had on a Boston Celtics t-shirt. I laughed at his antics and assumed the transaction would begin shortly thereafter. (I was wrong!) “Hey Jose, get me my Lakers sweatshirt!” The attendant yelled again. (Again, I thought it was a joke!) He continued to carry-on about how much he hates the Celtics. I apologized and said that I was from Boston; he didn’t care. (Honestly, I just wanted some gas!) After a few moments, he disappeared. About a minute later, he returned to the window with his Lakers’ sweatshirt. “Now that I have on the purple and gold I can help you.” (I was pretty sure I didn’t want to purchase gas form this guy, but I decided to get the incident over with!) He completed the transaction and handed me back my card. “Honestly, the Lakers and Celtics have the best rivalry.” He said in a calm voice. I agreed and quickly filled the tank before speeding off. (To any law enforcement officers who may happen to read this entry, I drove at the legal limit!) If that incident wasn’t weird enough, about a month ago, I was driving through South Central LA and the green Mustang in front of me shocked me. There was a huge Lakers sticker covering the back window and the Mustang logo on the bumper was concealed by large mustard yellow lettering which read, “The Celtics Suck.” (I kid you not!) Come to think of it, I got pulled over by the police on the same day of the gas station incident. I hope it wasn’t the Celtics T. These Lakers fans are out of control! BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

I honestly don’t know what the big deal is; the Lakers are great…to piss on!

Sunday will be the day I find out if the Seton Hall Pirates make the tourney. Go Pirates!

I hope everyone is ready to get those brackets filled out!

@PeteTeix617

This Actually Happened – Febraury 25th, 2012

B. O. A.

Due to the fact that Citizens Bank does not have any presence in Los Angeles, I was forced to open another account. I chose Bank of America because it will be easier for me, when traveling back to Boston. This choice has been a true headache. First, my Bank card never arrived at my previous address. We moved a week after I opened the account, but when I called to ask if I received any mail, the landlord said no. I waited another week, but the card never arrived; at least that is his story. No big deal, the temporary card lasts for a month, so I drove to the bank and had an associate resend my card to the new address. “7 to 10 business days!” she said. She double checked the date and assured me that the card would arrive before my temporary card expired. Everything was perfect, until President’s Day weekend. On Saturday, my temporary card expired, but I never received my Boston Red Sox card. (Did I even have to mention that I chose the Red Sox card?) This was wonderful. No new card and no temporary card. I called customer service and the “helpful” woman made it perfectly clear that nothing could be done until Tuesday, due to the Holiday! What a great way to spend President’s Day; I had no access to any of my dead Presidents! During the week, I patiently waited for the card to finally arrive, and used my Citizens card. On Friday, I checked the mail and was completely baffled by the fact that the card never showed up. I drove to the bank and explained the situation. The associate was extremely apologetic and he ordered me another card. He also issued me a new temporary card and was nice enough to not charge me the $5 fee. (I remained calm throughout the entire visit, but I probably would have emptied out my account and found a new bank if they charged me that fee!) As of Feb 25, 2012, almost a month and a half after opening my account, I am still without my Red Sox card and on my second temporary card. I’m starting to think I will never receive my Red Sox card. This may be the result of anti-Boston-Red-Sox-fans discrimination! BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

I hope I am pleasantly surprised with this year’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest. I can’t even name one of the competitors!

GO CELTICS!!!

Go on Facebook and Twitter (@thee_N_word) and wish Nira a Happy birthday! If you have no idea who she is, read the post I wrote about her. This Actually Happened – October 8th, 2011.

@PeteTeix617