Monday, April 14, 2008

Losah! Move to the back of the bus!

The post title is a phrase Kim is fond of saying and it applies to me. I still haven't made that 4000 word goal in a week yet. In fact, I was not even close this week managing just over 2ooo words. not only that, I am making this post after sleeping all day yesterday and getting up at 5pm, so I am still on a night schedule.

Since it is more important to me to get some writing done. I am going to focus more on the writing this week rather than worrying about my sleep schedule. Of course, sleeping all day is going to make it difficult for me to do something interesting as promised last Wednesday. If I am up some time in the afternoon this week, I want to go to Harrah's to see the Mac King Comedy Magic Show. It is a show that I have wanted to see since my first visit to Las Vegas. There are all kinds of specials to this show, usually, buy one get one free tickets but I'll just have to suck it up and pay for the one ticket. If I am not up in the afternoon at any point this week, I'll just have to push it off until next week.

At the moment, I am listening to Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN radio and they just had a commercial for Arena Football. I have grown quite fond of Arena football. I find the community mindedness of the leagues to be very refreshing in an era where corporations are taking no responsibility for their local communities. Albany has a team, the Conquest. Kim, Charles, and myself went to a game once and it was quite fun. I dare say, the stands were noticeably more packed than to most River Rats hockey games.

Anyway, one of the things I was looking forward to when moving out to Vegas was to go to a few of the national level games (the Albany Conquest is a regional team) because Las Vegas sported a team called the Gladiators. They were the worst in the league last year, but I was looking forward to supporting them. I like a good underdog. Last week, I decided to look into where these games are being played only to find that the Gladiators had moved to Cleveland! What the heck is so wonderful about Cleveland that a sports team would leave Las Vegas for it?

Nothing! Vegas is just a little less wonderful for the loss. The next paragraph is a synopsis from a wikipedia article about sports in Las Vegas. The article is located here.

Las Vegas is the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. that does not have a major professional sports team. It is feared that with the legalized sports betting problems could arise. Last year, the NBA all star game was played here in Vegas and one of the requirements the league made for allowing the game to be hosted in this city was that the casinos were not allowed to accept bets on the game.

Personally, I tend to be the sort to give people the benefit of the doubt. Don't assume there is going to be a problem, until you can show that there is indeed going to be a problem. As with anything, I am sure I can come up with exceptions to that standpoint, but more often than not, that is where my thinking will take me. I leave it to you to ponder the merits of the situation. Either way, I don't get my Arena football this summer.

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