June 19, 2014
Random Thursday Thoughts
Obviously, The Beat Does Not Go On. The high end headphones, Beats, are not allowed at the World Games. It seems the headphones have gone the way of the vuvuzela and the caxirola due to branding and advertising (read MONEY). The FIFA has a licensing agreement with Sony Electronics. The old advertising line that Sony is “The One and Only” is alive and well. I wonder how the Sony headphones will stand up when Team USA plays in the rainforest on Sunday. I wonder who the hydration company is because everybody is going to need to drink in those temperatures and humidity. I doubt if it is that hot in Cleveland, Ohio, home of one of the newest millionaire. Yes, I feel certain HB is turning over in the grave hearing that a 20 year old something makes that kind of money for throwing a ball. What does it say about any society that we will pay that much to watch athletes, yet let people live in poverty? However, conversely to paraphrase Casey Stengal and others “It ain’t bragging if you can do it.” And Casey Stengal takes us to the College World Series. Feed The Frog!! Oh, it is Fear the Frog for TCU? I think feed the frog might work better since in the Virginia game, the last meal the players ate was at 3:00 PM and the 15 inning game went well past 11 o’clock. I don’t care how many protein bars you eat (and they were running out of those too), you are hungry. So stock up and tune in. Frog Power!