#074 - RANDOMNESS, AT LAST
Before pressing the button, I decided I needed a policy. There's no real point in just pressing and pressing and pressing, over and over, looking for inspiration. If you don't feel inspired in the first place, you are unlikely to find it. The trick is not to find inspiration, but to force it. Beauty and art CAN be made to happen, forcing a multi-facetted and complex peg into the square hole of 20 minutes down time at work. Thus the rule...
I'm not much of a sports fan. At least, not in the conventional sense of the word. I guess that's why I had never even heard of the American Basketball Association. Or the Contintental Basketball Association. Or the Pittsburgh Xplosion, which was the topic I got. I avoid watching NBA basketball. I was unaware that there were other leagues of basketball I should be avoiding.
Reading through the blessedly short article, one thing struck me above all. The precursor team to the Xplosion (the first precursor, not the second precursor) was the Pittsburgh Hardhats, folding even before their first season began. Wikipedia said this about the owner, Joseph Dydek:
So what's the moral of this story?
You don't have to be particularly rich, smart or famous to start up a professional sports team. And you can get your mention in a Wikipedia article for utterly failing.
Watch out for the Dunnville Dynamoes, a professional frisbee team made up entirely of out-of-work electrical engineers. Coming soon, if not to a stadium, then at least to a Wikipedia article near you...
26 January 2011