The day I got kicked out of a baseball game...

Baseball is a great event to go to with your friends to hang out and have a good time. And, sometimes you run into old acquaintances; the more the merrier I say. But sometimes...sometimes this happens. (The short version, anyway.)

A while back I went to a baseball game with some friends and, what with it being such a grand event, I happened to run into an old classmate of mine from grade school. She was hanging out with two guys but, as soon as she saw me, she got really excited and ran over to say hello. She was ecstatic, siting all the good times we had at school, how we were the "real O.G.'s" and so on. She would not stop talking, honestly. Here's the thing. We were never good friends - like ever. So, it was weird to me that she was putting on this much of a face. It didn't bother me that much, not until the following.

She turned to the two guys next to her and told them to get lost. They were not pleased and expressed that to me; and if that is the manner you leave a group of people, something tells me they were not people she knew very well. It was suspicious so, I tried to say my goodbyes and go back to my seat but she started following me and asked, "So, where are we going?" She insisted on following me to my seat, almost knocking the beer out of my hand with her flashy arm movements. Something wasn't right but, I continued to my bleacher seats. When we got to the aisle, a security guard asked for our tickets; I showed mine, she showed hers, guard told her that her seats were elsewhere. She didn't like it very much and started yelling and cussing at security. She went on and on, even stating that I was her boyfriend. Uhhhhhhh- I couldn't even get a word in to correct the situation, she was yelling so much. I apologized to the guard but he told me to take her and wait on the side of the aisle. Next thing I know, three more security guards come over and tell us we have to leave. I tried explaining everything but they didn't want to hear it. They played tough, wore a mean mug, grabbed both our arms and escorted us out without so much as a trial. She put up a fight but, I...I just went with it at that point. Before I knew it, we were outside the park.

I'm guessing it was cocaine. She was pale and way too excited. Anyway, I babysat her until the game ended about 30 minutes later, when I could meet my friends. They came out and were surprised as I was. Wrapping it up, we got her a cab home and I don't talk to anyone at baseball games now. But really though, should I have been kicked out?

Black Athletes For Lease

I can not support the NFL anymore. I thought it was very un-American to try and silence peaceful protesters. The men and women of the United States Armed Forces have died fighting to protect my freedom to stand up against injustice and inequality. To protest peacefully only honors that sacrifice, those that choose to try and silence the protesters instead of becoming educated on the reason behind the protest are the ones who truly disrespect the flag freedom and the men and women of the service. I will not be watching any games this season because Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned. When the NFL shows they respect human rights and human decency I may return as a fan. What are you going do?

College athletes & advertising

College athletes, especially in high profile sports like football and basketball, are famous enough that brands would like to give them advertising contracts. However, NCAA rules prohibit them from profiting as an "amateur" athlete. Should college athletes be allowed to get paid advertising contracts?

#takeaknee

#takeaknee is a peaceful protest against the mistreatment of the African American community by our police. This movement has caught on and more and more teams are participating. I wonder what will happen if this continues? Should the NFL stop playing the anthem?

What should our name be?

So for the past three years, I've competed in this super tough but super fun event. Think like a Tough Mudder mixed with a scavenger hunt. The event allows you to compete in either 2 or 3 man teams, the teams can be all men or all women or a mix, doesn't matter to the event staff. It's an extremely physically demanding event. Last year I believe we ran close to 8 miles, much of it being uphill while completing challenges, then did close to 11-12 miles of biking while completing still more challenges. It's certainly not for the faint of heart! One of my teammates and I have done it together for the past three years while the last person has been switching out cause we've been unable to find someone who both wants to do it more than once and is able to make it for the next year. This year I think we finally found someone who will be able to come back next year so that we will finally be able to compete with the same year 2 years in a row. For the past 3 years, we have stuck with naming our team Justice League and wearing shirts of various members of the justice league. However, through a mix of mistakes made on the side of the event coordinators and our side, we have never been able to place in this event despite easily having the strength and skill to do so. Thus we have decided it might be time for a name change to spruce things up and get us out of our rut... I'd love your opinion on the new name or if anyone has a great name they think we should use.

Note: Our team is 3 fit mid-twenty-year-old men (two of us have 6 packs, I'm working my way there, yes this is important)

Will Cal win the Pac12 North?

Cal is 3-0. Is it luck or will they actually be good enough to go to the Pac12 championship this year?

Are E-Sports considered sports?

In recent years, online gaming has become a massive industry, even spurring its own competitive market. I've even seen gaming competitions on certain ESPN channels. But, does it constitute as a sport? Competition is nothing new to gaming but recently, the term "E-Sport" has been coined to describe a variety of gaming competitions. The competitions involve teams, salaries, and even prize-purses. There isn't a demand for physical aptitude, but dexterity and strategy are involved just the same. But, in the same instance, you can have two people chug a beer head to head and slap the word "sport" on it just the same. So, where do we draw the line? Do e-sports fall under the category of "sports" or just a competitive craze?

Is professional wrestling a sport?

Everyone’s gotten into that argument with there friend before. “Is wrestling real?” Now, I’ve been watching it for most of my life and I will say, yes it is real; people enact stunts that inflict bodily harm. However, it is scripted, much like all those “reality” TV shows you watch (Sorry to break it to you). So, the question is now, is it a sport? It involves a great deal of physical aptitude, more than some of the most popular sports around today. The competition on screen is pre-determined but, it doesn’t make the behind the scenes competition any less real, wrestlers having to fight for their position in the company by doing what they do and doing it well. If there is specific criteria for a sport, I’d like to hear it also.

Important Wedding or Important Game?

My girlfriend has a really close guy friend getting married out of town and she really expects and wants me to be there. It happens to fall on the same day as my favorite football team's biggest rivalry game that I was planning to attend.

Who will win the Super Bowl in 2018?

The 2017 NFL season is just around the corner! Before the preseason even starts, which team is most likely to take it all this year?

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