Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Minnesota Sports CURSES (Vikings and others)

With the Eagles winning the Superbowl today, their fans cannot claim they have a curse anymore, like they may have previously. They had lost twice before in the SB, and had other teams that failed to make the SB.

The Vikings got beat badly in Philly a few weeks ago. But I would like to just bring up a couple of things.

1) The Vikings had an identical record of 13-3 to the Eagles. and the only reason they had to go to Philly for the NFC Championship game was per their loss to Carolina and the Eagles having beaten Carolina.

2) Had the game been played at US Bank Stadium, I highly question if they would have been blown out, and they likely would have won.

that all being said, those things likely happened differently in a parallel dimension, and the Vikings ended up hosting and playing in SB 52 and while I don't know if they would have won, fate would have had more in-store than just the "Minneapolis Miracle" for the Vikings.

Like this, the 1999 SB in Miami the Falcons lost to the Broncos, I often wonder if the Vikings would have won, but it's all what could have been.

So thinking about that, and all the history, the Vikings Curse feels real. And it seems not even to win a SB, but now it's just to make it to the SB.

I guess if/when they ever make it back to an NFC Championship game, I am assuming they will lose.
I mean I usually assume they will anyway, as I assumed the moment they had to go to Philly, they would.

That stupid statistic about DOME teams who go on the road for a Championship game outdoors have never won. Well, then basically the only chance the Vikings have to go to a SB again is if they get the Home Field Advantage again, or play on the road against another DOME team (Atlanta, New Orleans, Detroit), which even if they did that, they still wouldn't likely win (see 2010 in New Orleans).

I kind of looked at that Eagles game almost like the game against the Giants in 2001. Why did they even show up? they don't have a chance.

But now it's more or less why even have any hope, because they are cursed. They will never win a SB and for that matter, I don't think they'll even get to another one. After '98, they'll never have a better chance, although that Atlanta team was 14-2, but it was at home in the dome to go, and they still lost.

They're cursed to even getting to the SB.

edit: also to add, is there something with the Eagles now? The Vikings have lost 3 straight times to them in the playoffs, and 4 or 5 straight overall. Maybe the #1 goal is for them to face The Eagles next season in the playoffs and win, or the below Yankees and Blackhawk thing may be applying to them and/or the NFC East..Giants and Redskins in '88 (sans for the Cowboys in recent decades at least).

And I think it bodes the same with all the other Major sports teams in MN.

Timberwolves: they are finally a decent team now, after how many years? 2004 was 14 fucking years ago. Granted, even when they were last good, they never seemed to be able to beat both The Lakers nor San Antonio. Which the same still holds true for the Spurs. But how the hell will they ever win an NBA title, or even get to the Finals with the way Golden State is?

Twins: they've had some good seasons/teams since the 1991 World Series team, namely some of the Johan Santana teams, but they never could beat the fucking Yankees. And them losing in the Wild Card game just adds to that. The only way I see them ever winning in the playoffs or at least going to the WS again is if The Yankees don't make it ot get beat by someone else. And they really have had very poor luck with developing long term Starting pitchers. A lot of teams have that issue, but those Gardenhire teams that won the division at least did. The Twins can't seem to keep 2-3 reliable starting pitchers for many years. Especially a bonafide horse.ace. And they also fail to be able to sign them in Free Agency (because The Twins always of course have the money to outbid other teams? lol). But it's fucking sad when you see the Kansas City bleeping Royals win a WS..and Tigers, Indians and Whitesox iirc both getting there in the past decade or so.

Wild: They had that amazing season last season, only to get outed in the 1st round by the Blues. And then of course how many times have the Blackhawks beaten them in the playoffs? ..they can't seem to beat them. I guess at least with them, they haven't been around long enough to have an extensive curse on them, but they still haven't even made it the Finals. And of course the Northstars did twice, both times facing all-time greats who did them in.

Gopher Football: they haven't been to a Rose Bowl since when?..College Football is still fucked up without a real playoff system, but it would at least have meant something for them to make a Rose Bowl, just once in my lifetime. But it never happened. Fucking Wisconsin of course has gone how many times? and others like Northwestern even..Purdue, Iowa..the only ones I can think who didn't are like Illinois and Indiana. Long before my time, Minnesota was a power in NCAA Football. But I think even when they have a good team, they flounder in some game, and/or all the off the field nonsense which adds to their curse.

Gopher Basketball: The latest debacle with them and the suspension of Reggie Lynch adds more to the curse on them. They were supposed to be great this year. Big Ten contender, Sweet 16, etc. Nope.
All the off the court nonsense also plagues them. But just go back in history. The 1997 and mid-90's Clem teams ended up being screwed by the Curse as well. I might even add, the 1990 team with Willie Burton could have and really should have been able to beat Georgia Tech and go to the Final 4. Kevin Lynch missed the prayer at the end of that Elite 8 game, which also in a Curse-less parallel universe, he makes that and we go on to face UNLV in the Final 4. I would not have expected to win, but just getting there would have been enormous.

Gopher Baseball: great teams, yet since I was alive have they made the College World Series? I know they haven't since at least the early 80's. The Dave Winfield/Jeff Ward teams may have, but that was in the early 70's I think.

Gopher Mens Hockey: the Curse doesn't fall too much to them as they won the NCAA twice in the early 2000's, back-2-back. And have made the Frozen 4 a few times this decade at least. But given their stature, that result is only decent, but hardly exemplary actually considering they are sort of 1 of the top 5 or 10 elite Div 1 Mens Hockey programs. I.e. like the Duke or North Carolina of College Hockey. To not have won a title in 15 years, and even consider the lack of a championship througout the 80's and 90's, they still have had a bit of a Curse with that. The fucking Harvard behind the net goal? shit like that and losing to mediocre programs like Notre Dame and Yale in the 1st rounds makes you wonder still.

The Lynx obviously do not have a curse per have won 4 Championships or whatever in 6 years, and are the 1 exception.

Gopher Womens Basketball have been good, and I guess considering where they used to be, since the Whalen/McCarville teams, they seem to at least be respectable if not pretty consistently good.

So, yeah that is my feeling about it. I think The Vikings are the most cursed of all of them, but basically if you are a major sports team in MN, you very likely will be cursed and expect to be disappointed. Don't expect to make to the championship round, let alone winning it.

Lucy pulls the ball away from Charlie Brown. (Charlie being the fans of Minnesota teams, and Lucy being the Minnesota team).

In a parallel universe, the Vikings play either The Bills or Browns in like 5 straight Super Bowls, splitting the 1st 4, and the 5th decides who has to hold on to any part of a curse.

I would like to see the Indians, Mariners, Padres and some others finally win a WS just to be able to say they finally did. And in the Mariners case, even finally just get to a World Series, lol. And in the Vikings case, just get to a SB while I'm alive (the last one I was like 6 months old, which barely counts).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

COSMIC JOKE: Existenialism, Life, Death, Human Bodies

How can we be reincarnated if our Brain which contains our Memories did not exist before our Body was created?

All the celebrity deaths, tragic deaths on the news (Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Shootings, Fires, Kidnappings, in bodies of water) and my age (41) along with my current and I'm pretty sure impending Medical issues have me thinking about this stuff.

This video was hardly the 1st or even recent thing I've seen and thought about this, but it does bring up some things I've never thought of or knew.


I mean in the grand scheme of our understanding, having your body expire isn't all that important. But when it does, us in a human body at this time and place, our brain, heart, memories, etc are just gone.

I guess I'm starting to feel insignificant. Everything I've experienced and known really. The planet and sun may die out and all matter that we understand will revert to being Stardust.

And our Galaxy, space, etc something will happen to it, but the Human race and all life forms aside from maybe insects and amoeba perhaps will not around to experience it anyway.

And if time is totally different than we understand it as humans and life on earth/this solar system and galaxy, then it may not matter. Everything that we know and do is just a big Cosmic Joke. We're just killing time in a sense.

But since I don't know of anything before my body and brain was created, than why would I know something after my body expires and is converted into another form (energy..that I do believe, the energy in our body does go somewhere after our bodies stop using it).

Maybe I need to understand more about Metaphysics to believe other parts of this. We do only use like 25 or 30% of our brains as I have read/heard. If we used more, like 50 or 60% maybe the understanding of time and life in a linear perspective, will be understood before and after our brain and bodies stop using the energy in it.

Friday, January 20, 2017

President-Impeach Trump

1461 Days until the next Post-election-January 20th. Anyone got a time machine?

Then I'll be able to miss this, lol.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

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I finally finished watching it into the wee hours of the morning last night.

I give it overall a thumbs up and certainly as somewhat of a fanboy of much of the history of the show, I'm happy to have had any reunion/new content.

I probably would go for analyzing it more in depth, and I likely won't again, but maybe something will get me to. Even with the impending big entries on the Music side coming.

Rory's new boyfriend was dumb. Her judgement to be with a guy like that makes me wonder how much she matured in the 9+ years.

-The Scene with the Musical was more or less a WASTE of time. Other than the fact most of the audience would agree with Lorelai, except I and most fans would have lambasted the group and ideas. But then again, I didn't quite know why Lorelai was even involved. The best part of it was having Carole King.

-Kirk and Michele were hands down the funniest parts besides the Lorelai Rory tandem. Not unlike the original show, but I think they stood out for comic relief in these episodes more than ever.

-I liked the use of "You Bring the Summer" even if it was in the background, although 98% of the GG audience I'm sure had no clue it was from the new album from The Monkees.

-Logan, while it was nice to bring him back, was sort of convenient, and at times reeked of the terrible Season 7. Granted, I guess I wasn't appalled by him being in a lot of the series logistically.

-No Max?..the cameos at points seemed shoe-horned other than Jess and

-Of course Sutton Foster, and the Parenthood cast (Mae Whitman, Jason Ritter and Peter Krause) were funny but also convenient to throw in. Ray Wise I actually liked.

The ending..which is biggest point of contention for many. I get why people are outraged about ****SPOILERS***** Rory being pregnant, not actually showing Lorelai and Luke's wedding and not having the Gilmore home situation resolved. Even Lorelai and Emily are not re-bonded which might have made sense to finally ending the show. And the Book, I get that, although, I would have had her write it along with her Journalism career. Amy SP wanted to use her failed career as a device to move back and write it. I guess I'm too much of a champion of Rory's talents that she still would be working professionally around the country if not world. It's what Richard would have wanted too I imagine.

Not enough Lane of course. Really not much of an update on the band, their kids, etc.

Sookie's excuse for being gone was just last minute. If they have another reuinion movie/mini-series..Melissa has to be a lot more involved. As well as other cast like Jackson, April, Paris..although how she ended up working at a Surrogate clinic is baffling, almost how Rory still wouldn't be gigging as a journalist.

Oh and the baby might not be Logan's, but the Wookie-costume dude we only heard about.

But overall I enjoyed it. It reminded me how much I loved this show and miss it. And how Lorelai and Rory could easily be saying Shawn and Gus lines from Psych and Vice-Versa. Comedic, Clever Pop-Culture dialogue, if done and delivered well always works (unless I hate the actor like DiCraprio).

Get James Roday to appear in the next one, or get Lauren Graham cast in a Psych movie or Mini-Series. Ray Wise and Sutton Foster have done both, Lauren and James need to work together as Lorelai and by Amy and Steve Franks.

In my and my Psychic-Crapfest Psych-er Podcast co-host's dreams at least, John Costello. if it ever happens, I will have to reference this!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Electing Trrump (4)

Not Over Yet: Russian Involvement Confirmed, Electoral College Should Deny Trump The Presidency 

 As I posted on FB, this likely doesn't mean much if anything, but if it somehow did, it could create even more Drama.

 Then again, this could be 1 of literally millions of stories like this that we'll see. Huffingpost though, while not The NY Times, is somewhat credible from memory.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Electing Trump (3): Documentary idea

This is just something I posted on Social Media yesterday.

if Michael Moore, Bill Maher or someone else does make this, I would be totally in support of it. But at the same time, I'd like to think I came up with this idea on my own (although it would not be surprising if others also thought of it).

Maybe a Facebook Group has already been Created?

"American Refugees from Trump Presidency?"

someone should make a documentary of Americans leaving the country per Trump's winning.
Show them talking about why they are leaving and when they are packing up, making arrangements, etc
Then show where they move to, moving, etc and interviewing them again at that point.
Then a 6 mos, 1 year, 2 years later, interview with them again.
Also maybe include any online or real-life communities or networks they may be involved with others who've done the same thing.
If I had the time and money, I would totally try and make this.

Electing Trump (2)

I give him a max of 6 months after the inauguration on January 20th, 2017, before his the vast amounts of personality flaws are manifested to show up in his words and even worse, ACTIONS as president to show all the people who voted for him that it wasn't purely to get attention and get elected.

Or that

1) He's a pathological Liar

2) If not that, he is that way, not just in what he says, but his personality, character and actions will show just what we got in this abomination of a mistake.

For those who voted for him just to not vote for Hillary, it will prove to have been better for them not to vote at all, or write-in Bernie or Jeb Bush or whoever else they wanted instead.

For those who voted for Trump purely to not vote for Hillary, I almost look worse upon than those who genuinely wanted Trump as President.

again, 6 months.

July 20th, 2017, if not earlier. If he hasn't embarrassed or displayed that personality that was highly evident for the last 18 months, than I may actually give an ounce of credit. Granted, that hardly seems like it'll give him a massive radical personality change. The man is 70 fucking years old afterall. Far too old to be able to change his personality that dramatically.

But then again, the opposition may eventually get to him so much, he may decide to resign even before the 1st 6 months.

But, President Pence we may find just as many personality flaws, although at least we may be able to guess on them already given how traditional of a Republican he is.