Some sports stuff

I am just ridiculously sick of hearing about Brett Favre. Comebacks, retirements, playing great, playing poorly, texting, ankles, whatever. It is seriously endless drama. I was sick of the guy when he was still with Green Bay but it has gone over the edge. I’m taken to flipping to other channels whenever SportsCenter switches to Farve topics because it is just nauseating for me now.

Another player I’m kind of tired of is Lebron James but… I do have to admit I am actually intrigued by the Heat this year. Sometimes I think there’s no way they won’t win the Eastern Conference and then some other times I manage to convince myself that they are one injury away from being kinda average and that it’s unlikely their relatively few good players will be able to hold up under big minutes over the course of a full season. So I really don’t know what to expect. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them win the 2011 NBA Championship and I also wouldn’t be surprised if their season results in some injuries, ~50 wins and a second round exit or something like that.

I’ve been using my new garage gym a lot lately and I have to say it’s really amazing how fast strength gains happen when you lift frequently for the first time in a long time. Anyone who doesn’t make big strength gains (which are actually partly neuromuscular gains) at the outset of a strength program is doing it wrong. I’ve managed to get my deadlift PR up over 300 lbs and I think I had more in me. I just don’t like to truly max out on deadlifts for various reasons. My squat is climbing, my clean is climbing, etc. It’s been a lot of fun and I’m really interested to see where I’ll be in like six months and one year. I know the fast gains won’t keep up forever but with regular effort I expect to be lifting big weights in the future.

My good friend Eric Strauss is flying out to Vegas tomorrow for a ~1 week visit. Eric is the guy who worked with me on thepokerfilm and we’ve been great friends since, roughly, the age of 2. The visit should be a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to it.

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