I started paying monthly for a Crossfit membership back in July. Before then I was losing too much money playing poker at the dog track thirty minutes north, and I decided that Crossfit would be cheaper and I might actually see some positive results.
And it’s been a lot of fun these past four months. I look forward to going to every class that I can, although that may say more about how mundane my job is, but whatever.
Also, I’ve been doing training for the last two months for the half-marathon in Las Vegas next month. Although lately I’ve just been doing the crossfit classes during the week, and then the long run on Sunday morning.
As for my weight, still sticking around the 210-215 range. But I’m definitely more built, and nowhere near LARD ASS.
On this day: Four months after their legendary Triangle Ladder match at WrestleMania 2000, the Dudley Boyz, Edge & Christian and the Hardy Boyz battle in the first-ever Tables, Ladders & Chairs match, ending with Edge & Christian once again defeating both teams to walk out as WWF Tag Team Champions. (8/27/00)
Favorite match of all time. Still remember Jim Ross’s rooting on Matt Hardy to climb the ladder and win the tag team title in his home state, and then his “NO NO NO” call as he got sent through two tables outside the ring. So much the best.
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS
My empassioned plea for a 6-2 SEC conference schedule, and to see Alabama play at Baylor
The ACC released their schedule of future crossover opponents for when the conference is finally up to 14 teams for the 2014 season. Each ACC team will play a 6-1-1 conference schedule, just like the SEC, with a game against each of the six other teams in its division, a game against one permanent opponent from the other division, and one game against a rotating opponent from the other division.
Since the release of this schedule, some folks on Twitter noticed that Louisville, new to the ACC in 2014, won’t play Virginia Tech for the first time in conference play until 2020. And with the way conference expansion is these days, who knows what the state of the conference will be by then.
This is the same issue that some have with the SEC conference schedule, which is one of the reasons there is a push for a nine-game conference schedule. The proposal was voted down, but will probably be revisited in the future.
Personally, I don’t think a nine-game schedule is the right move for either the SEC or the ACC. The SEC has shown enough strength recently that one of its teams can go through an eight-game conference schedule with a loss (or in the case of 2007, two) and still be able to make it to the title game. That team should certainly be able to make it into a four-team playoff in the future.
I also don’t think that the 6-1-1 schedule is viable for either 14-team league. The only real reason I can see the ACC playing a 6-1-1 schedule is so that Florida State and Miami can continue to play every year. (And maybe North Carolina and N.C. State. Possibly Georgia Tech and Clemson?) If it weren’t for the Alabama-Tennessee and Auburn-Georgia rivalries, I don’t think the SEC would have stuck with 6-1-1.
Here’s the thing, though: conference realignment has destroyed so many traditional rivalry games already, most notably Texas-Texas A&M and Missouri-Kansas. Why should the rivalry games left prevent a conference from playing a balanced schedule?
I think the best option for both 14-team conferences is a 6-2 model. It’s less incestuous (shut up) than a nine-game schedule, and those aforementioned rivalry games will still come around every couple years.
And if Nick Saban is worried about fans not showing up to non-conference home games, perhaps more than a select few SEC teams could be encouraged to spend a little of that new television network money on some out-of-conference road games to Big 12 or PAC-12 country. (Looking at you, Florida. #gogators)