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Wednesday, June 18, 2008:
I do. I really do.
In fact this ridiculous sports/real life analogy goes
a little further than you even realize.
They lost the
first 2 and then that Monday morning boom, the
CBS call and whaddya know they win game 3. I
thought of it for just a moment, but brushed it off.
Then I wrote the treatment to the new peeps about The
Egos and what they bring to the table and on Thursday
Tammy says: "No, you gotta redo this " and for
the first time I got a little concerned like
maybe this really was up in the air. I still felt good
though and during the Lakers game I started to write
it and was feelin' good they were up by like 20
and mid-treatment I was stumped. I just wasn't
sure how to pitch this and I stopped.
They end up losing
in the biggest turnaround in NBA Finals
Determined to stop
this shit I wrote it the next day, few more revisions
finally send it to the big-wig on Friday
and have to wait until next week (this week) to hear
anything. Sunday the Lakers push it to a 6th game but
it was a miserable performance and only a blind fanboy
could think they had a chance. Monday came, and Tammy
said "patience" then last night they got
walloped. I predicted they would lose by 20 and they
lost by nearly 40. LOL. So for the 6th time in now 18
months (this stat is so mind-blowing) I've had 6 teams
I follow (All 5 I follow once and one twice) get to
the championship and lose.
I don't want to
act superstitious, but to say this doesn't bode well
is to say the least. Each time this has happened it's
been an omen of prophetic proportions. From getting
The Price is Right and not getting Barker, to getting
my own talk show to losing it, to kicking ass on
Living Room Live and losing that to now getting
it back maybe and well, here we are today. A great big
waiting game with absolutely no information to sink
your teeth into. When will this streak end? Maybe with
Obama? Him winning the democratic nomination is
certainly "getting to the championship" so I guess
that can be the end LOL. I'm really not that
superstitious but it was glaring after TWO teams. You
know? I mentioned the "Eerie Omens" in Entry #619 when
it happened with The Buckeyes and Bears but now for it
to have happened 4 more times? You just gotta throw
your hands up and beg for mercy from the Journey Gods
here. So many times throughout this puppy I feel like
I'm literally inside a novel that has already been
written. I walk through the pages trying desperately
to influence the outcome (and I do believe I've done
all I can in nearly every situation) but in the
end goofy shit like this seems to have more
One thing I can
say for certain however is that "What happens
next?!?!" has certainly been injected back into The
Journey with a vengeance. I am excited as HELL to get
up each morning just to check my email. That feeling
never goes completely away just because I'm in this
city, but it certainly subsides when "your time" has
passed. It's like momentum in a basketball game. Once
gone you really have to stop, retool and
attack. Well I'm building it up but I have a feeling
Ray Allen is gonna hit another three, or EDDIE fucking
HOUSE GOD I HATE WHEN ROLE PLAYERS COME UP BIG.
Rondo with 97 steals what the FUCK. LOL.
Ahem. I'll move-on
PS - in case
nothing breaks this week "Over Your Head" on HGTV,
this Saturday at 11AM. The infamous entry from last
January may or may not be unlocked depending on how it
turns out. TiVo it. Might be worth the re-watch if I
unlock the entry.
As much as I was just totally bummed last
night - this move right here was about as
P.I.M.P as you can get. First Gatorade
Splash in NBA history - totally
awesome. Totally original to pull that
shit off INDOORS on the hardwood. I know
they had to clean it up and there was
still time on the clock - but just wow.
That was a pure mega-star move and my
hat's off to you Mr. Pierce.
we will beat your ass next year when we
get Bynum back.