Weekend Update: August 6-7, 2016

“Sometimes, it’s super sweet…to NOT know.” -James Roday (as Shawn Spencer from Psych), Actor

The above quote is my lame excuse for being tired and not wanting to search for a powerful quote. Same goes for the repeat scene. But let’s be real, that’s a great scene. Besides, I’ve got quite a bit to talk about. Starting with the Olympics:

  1. Team USA is destroying the competition in Rio. We lead the games in total medal count (12 to second place’s 8), silver medal count (5 to second place’s 3), and we’re tied for first in gold medal count (3). Michael Phelps received his 19th all-time gold medal today in the Men’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay. I also saw our archery team take silver because South Korea’s team couldn’t stop hitting the target dead-center. Both of our basketball teams destroyed their competition. For the men’s team, they beat China on multiple threes from Golden State Warriors SF Kevin Durant. Honestly, he looked like more of a splash bro than Golden State Warriors SG Klay Thompson did in that game. For the women’s team, they set new US Olympic records for points scored (120, previously: 114) and largest margin of victory (65 points, previously: 60 points). In fact, they won by more points (65) than the Senegal team scored (55).
  2. Team China and Team Australia are currently tied for first in gold medal count (3), with Team USA.
  3. Team Japan leads the way in bronze medal count (6).
  4. Coming in behind Team USA in total medal count are Team China (8 medals, 2nd place), and Teams Italy and Japan (7 medals, T-3rd place).

So a little bit about my life today as an explanation for why this post is so late. I woke up this morning and proceeded to mow two lawns. After that, I showered, then went to see the new Bourne movie. By the way, after that movie, I said, “I would rather have seen Star Trek: Beyond again.” Of course, Star Trek: Beyond is a fantastic movie, but the point is, the Bourne movie sucks. There is so much action that they forgot about the story. Following that, I had a couple of hours to do some Green Bay Packers-Indianapolis Colts Madden NFL 16 gameplay, in preparation for the Hall of Fame Game (I’ll get back to that), prior to my French Horn recital. Then, I had my French Horn recital. After that, I FINALLY went to get some ‘real’ food (It was about 7pm and all I had to eat the entire day was popcorn at the movie theatre) at Dairy Queen with two of my fellow French Horn players, and our French Horn instructor. Our instructor left after about an hour, but the other Horn players and I kept talking in Dairy Queen for ANOTHER hour. Then, we decided to head over to our local ‘fun zone’ (that’s the technical term) to play some mini golf and bowling. So, I just got home about 30 minutes ago. LONG day. That’s why this is a late post. But I still have NFL news ahead:

  1. I said I would get back to the Hall of Fame Game later…it’s later. CANCELLED. Yeah, the first taste of football since the Super Bowl, back in February was CANCELLED. That was a MASSIVE disappointment after having counted down all of the days until the return of football. Apparently, some of the paint on the field was a slipping hazard. LAME EXCUSE! I WANTED FOOTBALL!!! I DON’T CARE IF IT’S PRESEASON, GIVE ME FOOTBALL!!!!! So, the wait for football now continues until Week 1 of the NFL Preseason begins on Thursday.
  2. The Oakland Raiders are anxious to start winning. OG Kelechi Osemele and DE Mario Edwards Jr threw punches at each other in practice today. They both got booted from the session following the brawl. The attitude is finally back in Oakland! I’m excited! This could be a special season for the Raiders.
  3. LB Brandon Spikes has had a lot of controversy surrounding his off-the-field antics. He did not play in the NFL last season following the discovery of his car on a highway, not far from the location of a hit-and-run. Well, Spikes seems to have overcome his issues, as he signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills today. His antics do seem to match head coach Rex Ryan’s style.
  4. Good news New England Patriots fans, WR Julian Edelman has officially returned to practice. The receiver was previously kept off the field due to a foot surgery he underwent in May. Of course, Edelman might not make too much of a difference with QB Tom Brady suspended for the first four games of the regular season. Still though, a confidence boost for the team, for sure.

That’s all for TheHaysWay today, make sure to leave a comment on the daily quote and/or the Olympics news and/or my day (or your day) and/or the daily news and/or whatever is on your mind, along with a much-appreciated like. Have a pleasant tomorrow.

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