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Random ramblings about baseball, sports, entertainment and life in general.

mightyflynn:

Wright & Granderson

April 6, 2014

Citi Field

Flushing, New York

Photo by Al Bello

Posted at 9:28am and tagged with: MLB, New York Mets, Baseball, David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Mets,.

mightyflynn:

Wright & Granderson
April 6, 2014
Citi Field
Flushing, New York
Photo by Al Bello

goheelsphoto:

On this day in 2005, the Tar Heels won Roy Williams’ first NCAA title in St. Louis. 

Posted at 10:26am and tagged with: Tar Heels, Tar Heel Basketball, UNC,.

goheelsphoto:

On this day in 2005, the Tar Heels won Roy Williams’ first NCAA title in St. Louis. 

I’m sure you’ve seen the tweets and blog posts about the How I Met Your Mother finale last night (watch it here), so I figured I’d throw my hat in to the ring. Here are five thoughts on last night’s hour-long episode.

  1. The Barney character was ruined over the last 3-4 seasons. A big part of the gang’s transition near the end was Barney’s growth and maturity that led him to commit to Robin. Then it took one hour to blow that up and turn him back into a caricature of his former womanizing self, which, by the way, was the source of much of the comedy that drew us in over the first few seasons. So, are we really supposed to believe the guy who fell in love with Robin and showed he had a heart would suddenly not care about the birth of his child?
  2. Marshall and Lily were the heart of the show. When you look back at the entirety of the nine seasons, Marshall and Lily are the only two who wind up truly happy with a healthy relationship, and the entire show revolves around that relationship. The turmoil surrounding Ted, Barney and Robin would never survive without the rock that was Marshall and Lily’s relationship. Sure, Ted and Robin end up together (as we all expected), but all that proves is the premise of the mother was only a tool to get them together after they both married the wrong person first.
  3. The moment when Ted met Tracy was perfect. When he taps on her shoulder and she invites him under the umbrella, the ensuing conversation was simply perfect. It was my favorite moment of the finale and gave us every reason to understand why the show was centered around how he met her. Which is also why the ending was so disappointing to me. Which leads me to …
  4. Ted wasn’t a particularly likable character. He was fairly funny and his quest for love was entertaining when we weren’t covering our eyes from the trainwreck that it was at times. And Stella ditching him at the alter was a good, if slightly unbelievable, way to make Ted a sympathetic character. But he steals the thunder from Robin and Barney’s wedding by supposedly leaving for Chicago in the middle of the reception (we find out later he chooses to stay). And we later find out he was only lying to himself by repeatedly saying he’s over Robin, even though we knew he wasn’t. So in the end, what reason do we have to like Ted?
  5. Tracy’s death was heartless and disappointing. I understand the premise that we didn’t really get to know Tracy like we did the other characters. But we all had this preconceived notion in our heads of how happy Ted would be when he met the mother, and then we saw it with the scene under the umbrella and their ensuing relationship. We loved her even before we knew her. Then we get a vague reference to her being sick, followed by no more references to her illness, then the sudden realization that she’s gone and that Ted wants to date Robin again. So we lose a woman we couldn’t wait to meet, and find out that a relationship that left many of us worn out and wanting Robin and Ted to be happy with other people was rekindled in the end.

So, as you can tell, I didn’t like what the finale presented in most aspects. There were funny moments, for sure, but the overall scoop of the finale relative to the entire series was a major disappointment.

Posted at 11:21am and tagged with: How I Met Your Mother, HIMYM, TV, television,.

Posted at 5:20pm and tagged with: Extreme sports, kayaking, waterfall, GoPro, Awesome,.

March 29th 2014

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torontobluejays:

Brett Lawrie appears to be ready for #OpeningDay.

Posted at 10:54am and tagged with: Baseball, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays, Blue Jays, Brett Lawrie,.

torontobluejays:

Brett Lawrie appears to be ready for #OpeningDay.

mightyflynn:

Wright

March 27, 2014

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Photo by David Goldman/AP

Posted at 9:07am and tagged with: Baseball, Mets, MLB, David Wright, New York Mets,.

mightyflynn:

Wright
March 27, 2014
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Photo by David Goldman/AP

March 27th 2014

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mlb:

Juan Lagares makes yet another highlight grab.

Posted at 3:58pm.

mlb:

Juan Lagares makes yet another highlight grab.

carolinafamily:

UNC returns to Chapel Hill

UNCTarHeelsAthletics/youtube

This was a special year. Will always love this team.

Posted at 9:31am and tagged with: Tar Heels, UNC, Tar Heel Basketball, North Carolina, Marcus Paige, Roy Williams,.

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