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17 May


Have we ever seen a pair of shoes that are more fanatical over a basketball team than it’s owner? Well, yes, because we’re looking at them. My Nike Eclipse Trainers are always and will forever be donned in royal blue and golden yellow, the Golden State Warrior’s team colors. They want to represent their die-hard team spirit 24-7. In the playoff game 6 against the Spurs down 3-2, the Warriors needed a win in order to play in game 7, which would in turn give them an opportunity to play in the Western Conference Championship Series. My shoes were rooting the Warriors on, thinking they may be able to make it all the way to the NBA Championship Series, and eventually to victory. The Spurs were leading the majority of the game and the Warriors were only leading briefly in the first quarter; however, as true fans, the trainers never gave up hope. I was screaming and my shoes were kicking and we were all hoping that the “splash brothers,” Curry and Thompson, would turn on their magic and make a spectacular run for it. In the fourth quarter, the Warriors were so close. At one point my shoes were yelling, “Only a three point shot away from the tying the game! Let’s GO Warriors!” Close, but no cigar. The Warriors lost the series and my shoes sulked in the corner and in the shadows. I looked on the bright side, it was an entertaining game and season and I was proud that then Warriors made it as far as they did in the playoffs. “Turn that swoosh right side up, there’s always next season,” I tried to reassure. My trainers tried to be good sports, but they just couldn’t hide their dishoeppointment.

Very Shoeperstitious

14 Jan


Have you watched those Budweiser commercials that have people doing the silliest things for their sports teams with the notion that those things are the reason for their team’s win? I went to root for the 49ers at home against the Packers, wearing my Ash Bowie sneakers, and on the way to our amazing seats (center of the field, near the 50 yard line) I thought, how many people are wearing their “lucky” hat or underwear? I’m not normally superstitious, but I was guilty of wearing the same bracelet that I wore on the last playoff game I went to when the 49ers beat the Saints, and my BFF wore the same lucky socks. My Bowies were very skeptical about the notion of some “magical” trinket, article of clothing, or ritual that must be worn or done at each game to ensure a victory. The 49ers won and every fan, including my shoes, celebrated. The shoes were jumping up and down for joy, with me in them of course. They didn’t want to admit it to me, but I overheard them speaking to each other saying they aren’t changing their laces until the Niners win the Superbowl and achieve the Quest For Six. When you believe in things you don’t understand, then you suffer, Shoeperstition ain’t the way.