What kind of sports parent are you?

•20 October 2014 • 2 Comments

Having gone to my first football match as a substitute father a couple weekends ago I saw quite a few different flavour parents.
They were under 9’s so they play a few rules that you may not be aware of:

  • During goal kicks the opposition team has to be in their own half
  • No offsides
  • No bookings

So from what I can tell here are the different flavour parents I saw:

The complainers:
These are the ones that complain about everything the other team do, but say nothing when their own team does it. The “rules” are very lose in this football as these boys are not always aware of the limits, so there are a lot of high foot and pushing going on but unless it’s major the ref tends to let it slide.

The over competitive ones:
These are the super complainers, they don’t just complain to the people on the touchline. But they complain to the ref, get as close as they can to the pitch, and sometimes even tell other peoples kids off!!!

The aggressive ones:
These are the ones who yell at their children in that disappointed or aggressive tone. I don’t want you to lose the ball! I don’t want you to turn your back. I don’t want that player to beat you to the ball.

The encourager’s:
These are the ones that spend the game saying well done, these people tend to encourage everyone not only just their own child.

The advisers:
These are the ones that want to do the managers job, telling players to move, pass, run, mark..

Clearly the encourager’s are the ideal parent, but I can understand how frustration can creep in if you feel that the referee is being inconsistent or unfair. Or if you think the manager is ignoring parts of the pitch or needs help.

What kind of sports parent are you?

Are there anymore types that I didn’t see that day?

FlashBack Friday #00146 – That Old School Mase

•17 October 2014 • Leave a Comment

Remember when Mase first signed for Bad Boy, he had everyone shaking a leg..

Feel So Good

Get Ready (feat. Blackstreet)

Tell Me What You Want

 

Commendations for Ending a Relationship

•13 October 2014 • Leave a Comment

Breakup

I have recently become single, it was a hard decision but it was my choice.
When I told people this, most of the females said “Aww I’m sorry
However most of the males said “Well done” and one actually said “congratulations“!!

After a conversation with one of these males, I found out that most men wouldn’t end a relationship if they weren’t happy.

I’m still trying to understand what that means:

  • Would a geeza treat a girl like rubbish until she leaves him?
  • Would he just do nothing a be miserable?
  • What other choices does he have?

Are there loads of people out there stuck in relationships they don’t want to be in?

I know I’m not built like everyone else, but surely if you don’t see a future with them then aren’t you better off alone than with someone who you know you aren’t going to make it with?

I know it’s not always black and white like that, and being ruled by head gives me the advantage of not letting emotions cloud my choices.

I know being married or having children makes the decision even harder.

The way I see it is you either say something and try and fix what is wrong or your get out.
You don’t really have many more options after that do you?

Am I over simplifying it?

 

Flashback Friday #00145 – Shola Ama UKG Remixes

•10 October 2014 • Leave a Comment

There have been quite a few Shola Ama garage remixes, they all take me back to when ukg was at it’s peak but what happens if you could only choose 1?

Imagine (Garage Remix)

Taboo (Mj Cole Vocal Mix)

Why (Garage Remix)

FlashBack Friday #00144 – Run Hard, listen well

•3 October 2014 • Leave a Comment

This week I haven’t been having very good sleeps and on top of that someone made me angry, I went for a run and absolutely crushed it..

Here is some of the stuff that is pretty standard on my runs which keeps my cadence up but doesn’t let me lose concentration..

Loadstar – Stepped Outside

Emeli Sande – My Kind Of Love (Cabin Fever Uk Bootleg)

Frankee – Away

Do you Tinder?

•28 September 2014 • Leave a Comment

I was talking with a male friend the other day and we discussed this new thing called Tinder.

I asked “Are you on Tinder?”
He replied “Of course mate”

He volunteered “Most women use it for an ego boost to be honest”

I asked “How’s that working for you?”
He replied “I have been on a couple dates”

He volunteered “It’s so incredibly shallow on there”

So I thought I’d Google it a bit, for the unaware:
Users sign up and install it (usually on their smartphone)
They set up some criteria (probably orientation and distance will be the important ones)
Then you are thrown pictures and you choose to swipe left to “not like” them and swipe right to “like them” (sounds like they should implement a swipe up option for “decide later”)
If a pair of people both “like” each other they are able to communicate.

So now I understand the whole shallow statement, there is no “unliking” people you have “liked” or vice versa.
There is this thing called you only swipe once #YOSO

And with most online dating sites you have to be aware of the ego chasers and serial daters..

A couple genuine examples of this from the internet are:

[–]annapie[🍰] 42 points 7 months ago
Mostly for an ego boost, in life you don’t know if people find you attractive or not, but on Tinder you get a pretty good idea.

[–]♂Honey-Badger 3 points 7 months ago
Yeah I’ve got the app and i have no intention of ever messaging anyone on it or replying to the messages I get. I just like seeing that some people find me attractive.

It seems like men play a numbers game and swipe yes to everyone in the hope that someone will respond and then decide later (after they have had a response) if they actually like the person. This is clearly hurtful and perpetuates the circle of hurt.

I understand the initial attraction to Tinder, you don’t have to make an effort on writing lots of words and making a decent profile, but you can reap the rewards of having a simple attraction.

So I think the target market is probably teenagers to mid to late 20 year olds, people who are mainly looking for hook-ups, dating or a bit of fun. Unfortunately it is also used by normal people who are looking for normal relationships.

It also fuels the growing need to judge people’s profiles via blog. That is most definitely a girl thing (I think girls tend to generally blog more than men), I think copying and posting peoples profiles is arrogant and rude and then criticizing them is unnecessary and hurtful.
How would you like it if you were on the internet and came across your profile and someone was saying bad things about you for everyone to read?

People who are looking for something a bit more real need to look elsewhere, where that is, I don’t really know… (Maybe Match.Com?)

So what about you? Have you got a Tinder account? What do you think of it?

FlashBack Friday #00143 – The Chronic

•26 September 2014 • Leave a Comment

I cannot believe I got this deep into Flashback Fridays and haven’t mentioned The Chronic, having gangster rap deep at the base of my musical education.

This is the album where Dre brought Snoop out to the world and changed Rap forever…

Fuck wit Dre day (feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg)

Let Me Ride (feat. Snoop Dogg)

Deeez Nuuuts (feat. Snoop Dogg, Dat Nigga Daz & Nate Dogg)

 
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