Yo Adrian, I did it
What do you during the day-time hours of a night game between the Red Sox and Phillies?
Perhaps you take a mile and a half walk to the historic art museum in downtown Philly and pay your respects to the epic Rocky statue.
And after you’re done checking out the statue, the thing to do is to climb the Rocky steps. Yes, it can be done. I first did it last year with my three sons. I believe my oldest son Tyler sprinted the whole way with me to the top, while Ryan and Casey stopped for air in the middle. But on that day, it was about 100 degrees. Today was a perfect for such a trek. It was in the mid 70s with no humidity to speak of.
My friend Rob Bradford’s trek is now on Youtube for all the world to see.
It’s pretty humorous to see all the different people that climb those steps throughout the course of a day and then do the Rocky triumph dance when they’re done.
It was a good way to kill time on a day all of New England’s sporting public is looking to see the Celtics win banner No. 17. There was also a good lunch to be had at McCormick and Schmicks, where I went with the shrimp cocktail and a greek salad to make up for the collosally bad eating day that I had yesterday.
Game 6 tips off in roughly an hour. Who gives the Lakers a chance tonight? I do. I’m not saying the Celtics will lose. I’m merely saying that there’s no reason Kobe isn’t capable of scoring 45 points tonight and willing the Lakers to victory. There’s also no reason that the Lakers can’t play their first great game of the series. Jeff Goldberg of Hartford Courant fame gives the Lakers zero chance. ZERO. GOOSE EGG.
I’ve been telling Jeff for two days now that anything is possible. Jeff notes the home team is 7-1 in Game 6 when leading 3-2 since the 1984-85 season, when the NBA adopted the 2-3-2 format. I tell Jeff that the beauty of sports is that ANYTHING is possible. Who would have thought the Red Sox could have come back from 3-0 in ’04?
Don’t count out the Lakers tonight. That’s all I’m saying.