Dear Loyal Reader,
As I previously mentioned, starting this Thursday and continuing every Thursday until the end of April, I will be guest-blogging on the YaySports! NBA page. This is a great opportunity and I want to again thank The Cavalier for allowing me one of his coveted slots.
Well to anyone who followed my links from YaySports! to here, welcome. This is The Serious Tip and I am Jordi Scrubbings.
What is The Serious Tip?
Well, it is my corner of the Internet to babble about anything I want, mostly sports-related. Take a look around. I've written about a whole bunch of stuff.
About me: I am an award-winning writer who pledges allegiance to Florida State University, lives and dies by the New York Mets, reminisces about better days of New York Knicks basketball, and am slowly starting to warm up to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. I've been linked to by Deadspin, The Big Lead, TrueHoop, MetsBlog, and Kissing Suzy Kolber, among others. You can expect hearty servings of obscure sports knowledge, movie references, hip-hop lingo, personal narratives, in-depth analysis, sarcastic humor, and biased opinion. I try not to be too negative on teams that are not my own, however, as I know behind every loss there are suffering fans. Many long-suffering.
Here is a small sample of my beliefs:
I believe ESPN has too much power over the average fan.
I believe Jemele Hill was wrong based on one simple fact: Jordan scored over 50 against the Knicks three times, Kobe never has.
I don't believe NASCAR is a sport. Neither is golf, bowling, or poker. Dominoes and Spades, however, should be Olympic competitions.
I believe in order to call yourself a true fan you need to have suffered through at least one season in which your team's winning percentage was .400 or less. Yes, that's a .400 winning percentage, or 40% victories.
I believe pro-wrestling is wrongly associated with Southern stereotypes. The WWE started in the northeast and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.
I believe there will never be another Shaquille O'Neal. Or Rickey Henderson.
I believe baseball has the best opening day and all-star game, but the NHL and NBA have better playoffs.
I believe sports both brings us together yet polarizes us from others. I am not sure if that's a good thing or not.
Hope you enjoy The Serious Tip. It is undoubtedly a labor of love. Well, see you over at YaySports! NBA. The Orange Roundie is calling me.