Miami Heat vs. L.A. Lakers NBA Finals Guarantee and the Kanye West-Jay-Z Theory

January 14th, 2011 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
If there is one true undying beauty about being a sports fan, it's the unalienable ability to romanticize our own experiences.  

Ask any man above the age of 50 what the best three moments of his life are and, undoubtedly, you will get some variation of the same three events:  The moment he met his wife, the birth of his first child and some personal sports memory.  

Whether it is his first Little League home run, the time his high school football team won the District title or the first Boston Red Sox championship in 86 years, the aforementioned man will give you such a vivid description that you will swear it came out of a Faulkner novel.  

My grandfather still has dial-up Internet, thinks a Snooki is a racial insult that cannot be said in his household and couldn't name one participant in the three-day foursome that went on in Charlie Sheen's Las Vegas hotel room last weekend, but he damn sure can tell you what he was wearing, what he was eating, who he was with and the exact time of the day Bill Mazeroski hit his walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series to defeat the New York Yankees.

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