Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Saturday, July 09, 2005

A Few Weekend Notes:

-- We, as well as a few other places, made fun of Florida State quarterback Wyatt Sexton after he was found by police, disheveled, and claiming to be God. Well, Sexton has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, and faces a difficult year ahead. Allow us the opportunity to eat our words. Sexton was and is sick, and we apologize for making light of his condition. We wish you a quick recovery, Sexton.

-- A skateboarder cleared the Great Wall of China, which is absolutely incredible. Even more incredible is the fact that the Chinese minister of extreme sports was there. Wait a second. You are telling me that China has a minister of extreme sports? Is HE sponsored by Mountain Dew? What next, a minister of the outdoor games? A minister of Pokemon? A minister of all things Hollywood? You have got to be kidding me.

-- Not mentioned yet on this blog: the terrible bombings in London. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims as well as the wounded. Of course, it didn't stop the English from playing their good ol' game of cricket.

-- This is the only word on the All-Star teams that I will say. Cesar Izturis was not worthy of an All-Star berth, but his injury kept him off the team. How in the world, with his injury, could Jimmy Rollins be given the spot ahead of Houston slugger Morgan Ensberg? Ensberg has revived an absolutely horrific Astros lineup and, along with Clemens and Oswalt, has Houston back at the .500 mark. Rollins is a light-hitting shortstop with an oversized contract and a too low OBP for a leadoff hitter. Wow.

-- I'm enjoying watching the Giants take on the Cardinals on FOX. If the Giants can find some consistent starting pitching, they could make a run in the weak NL West. Since I have a soft spot for the Giants (not Bonds), I hope that occurs.

-- Time to head to the mall for some book shopping. Might go ahead and preorder the new Harry Potter book (yes, I'm a nerd) though there are a few other books on my shopping list.

posted by colin_hesse @ 2:48 PM  2 comments


At 5:20 PM, Blogger nach said...

Yeah, guess who read the first two Harry Potter books in the last four days?

At 9:24 PM, Blogger colin_hesse said...

I did go ahead and preorder it. Barnes & Noble had it for $17.99, and it's going to be a $30 book. Hopefully it's worth it. From what I've been told, someone dies...


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