ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance, aired its final episode on Sunday. Thank God. So glad those Lebron/MJ GOAT debates that dominated my Twitter feed for the past few weeks can finally die (RIP).
Look, I know Michael Jordan was a great basketball player, but i’m not a boomer and i’m not from Chicago so watching a Jordan documentary wasn’t something I was all that thrilled about. It was a decent documentary, but i’d much rather just re-watch Space Jam if i’m being honest.
Regardless, there is now a gaping, Lizzo sized hole to fill now that the documentary is over with and no new main stream sports content on the calendar (other than my beloved Bundesliga).
The sports world needs something new, fresh, and exciting to keep us busy during this sports lull.
And I am happy to announce that I am here to deliver just that.
As a semi-professional content creator, I am always looking for ways to expand my portfolio and share stories that deserve to be shared. And I can’t think of a more entertaining one than the life story of one of my all time favorite athletes: J.R. Smith.
The first episode of what I am calling ‘The Last Lap Dance’ dropped this past week on Binge Weekly’s Tik Tok. Click here to view it.
New episodes will be related every Wednesday until the documentary is complete. Excited to share J.R.’s story with you all. Some one has to do it and i’m glad that it can be me.
I’ve done some weird shit since quarantine has started. Gone on walks for fun. Dabbled in some of the low key dating apps like Farmer’s Only and JDate. Even got addicted to watching teenagers in Korea play League of Legends for a bit.
And today, I woke up at 6:30 AM Cali time to watch MY Schalke Miners play Dortmund in the first Bundesliga game since quarantine started.
And it felt fucking AMAZING.
Aside from the fact that Schalke got absolutely throttled and almost mercy ruled, I was on cloud 69. I pictured myself in the empty stands (no one was allowed to attend the game), taking pulls from the handle of vodka that I snuck in to the stadium, and talking shit to Dortmund supporters for being total pussys. I was googling fight songs during half time. I almost shotgunned my BANG energy drink.
I was back in on being a sports fan.
I was back in my happy place.
If there is one thing this quarantine has taught me its that life kinda blows without sports. If you would have told me ten years ago that i’d be waking up at 6:30AM to watch a German league soccer match, I would have probably poured the orginal four loko I was drinking over your head and kicked you in the dick.
Truth be told, i’m not much of a soccer guy. But I am a sports guy. And at this point I will take what I can get. Can’t wait for next #BundesligaSaturday.
*Only reason i’m still supporting them is because I already purchased a fake Chinese Schalke jersey. Otherwise i’d probably be out. They kind of suck.