Thursday, February 7, 2008
Sweet Georgia Brown
The other night, I put the kids to bed and then sat back, ready to watch a movie. Before the movie started, I noticed that the Globetrotters were on. I saw them @ Cobo when I was 14 & ever since then I've thought they were absolutely ridiculous. My friend's parents took us down there, we had dinner in Greek Town & then I had to suffer through their entire schtick. I hated it. The other night though, I had some sort of weird nostalgia for a time I never really knew to begin w/... the days of Meadowlark Lemon & Curly Neal. All I really know of them is from their guest appearances on Scooby Doo. Well, I decided to give it a watch for a while. It was just before half time when I turned it on, & the Globetrotters were losing to the Washington Generals. I had a suspition that the fix was in though & that if I kept watching they might just come back, so I called the kids downstairs to check it out w/ me. The loved the idea that they were getting to stay up late, & then they loved the idea of these goofballs doing basketball tricks. we watched the entire 2nd half & they never stopped laughing. We had a great time, & I think that we'll definitely try to catch them again sometime. Speaking of weird sports tricks, I found these 2 videos today: sort of the Globetrotters of soccer.