Chris may have previously used the “bullet blog” excuse this week, but as you’ll learn on tomorrow’s episode, we’re both a little sick. So this week from me you’ll get a few bullets on thoughts and some things about my recent trip.
- New York is freaking sweet. I was lucky enough to go visit the newsgirl Molly over the long weekend and it was pretty sweet. There’s really no other place like it. I rode the subways, got some real Brooklyn pizza and even went out to the new Freedom Tower that they’re building.
- The feeling I got going to that site was pretty overwhelming. I know it’s been more than 10 years since the tragic events occurred…but I still felt it getting “a little dusty” in there while reading the information about the events. I hope that all of us, just every once in a while, take a moment to think about what you felt that day. Also, how much patriotism you felt that day.
- On a much lighter note, Madison Square Garden is the world’s most famous arena for a reason. I wasn’t able to go and see Linsanity, ($160 for the top row wasn’t happening for me…) but I still did get to see St. John’s play against UCLA. Even though the arena was half empty, and it was a college game, the place just has a feel to it like no other. First of all, you can’t even tell it’s an arena when you walk up to it. The place literally has offices on top of it, and looks just like any other building. Inside it’s just got history that any basketball junkie will get giddy over. I was no exception.
- If you only do one thing in Manhattan, go see The Book of Mormon. There’s no debating this, just do it. With one of the best numbers in the show being named something unprintable, you can see why I’d like it. The geniuses behind South Park and Team America: World Police worked with the creators of Avenue Q for a wonderful Broadway experience. As it is with most things written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the show will shock, disgust, and amaze you, all while making you laugh. The ending, of course, will make you realize that beneath all the crude jokes and profanity, they have a very profound message. Please…go see this show whenever you go to New York, or see it when it comes on tour…it’s worth what you pay.
- Going back to the Jeremy Lin story: There have been thousands of columns written about him, so I won’t say too much. But I truly have never seen anything like this. A guy came out of entirely nowhere. Most times you can tell when a guy has talent and it gets better over time (like with Steve Nash), but to have a guy just come in and light the league on fire like that, wow. I think he’s good enough and has staying power, if he could just cut down on his turnovers.
Was this a copout blog? Maybe, but I had quite a few thoughts about New York, since I was there since my last blog was posted. Til next week!