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10/18 Sunday Junkday

We talk a lot of basketball here at Blazersedge, but what other sports do you enjoy on weekends? What kind of sports junk do you have kicking around the house and garage?

 

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Here in Brentwood, California, which is on the Sacramento River Delta, it seems like half the folks own a boat. I'm not sure how many actually get into the water, because I see them being towed around town a lot. That's probably what I would do if I had a boat, because it's easier than actually putting the boat into the water and you look pretty cool pulling a boat.

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Golf is also a popular pastime here. There are a lot of golf courses in this town of 50,000. I don't play anymore, but when I lived in Portland I always enjoyed playing at Hoyt Park, next to OMSI, because I had a good short game but couldn't drive the ball to save my life. When I had to use a wood, the worms ran screaming for their life. Is Hoyt Park still there? For that matter, is OMSI still there? Off Sunset Highway?

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Brentwood is a Bronze-level bike-friendly community, which is nice, but it's not a large town like Portland, so after a couple of weekends you've biked everywhere there is to bike. I've been biking lately with some co-workers after work on trails in Walnut Creek, Concord, Benicia, and Moraga. I love biking! For me, the best part is when I first hop on my bike, that feeling of smooth forward motion with little effort is intoxicating.

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Tennis, basketball, and racquetball were my three favorite sports for years, but I seldom play them anymore. My daughters are both on the tennis team, which makes me happy in a goofy-dad sort of way. Those sports taught me something sad about myself: hard work, love of a sport, and practice are not enough to rise to the top in that sport. You need athleticism, else Steve Blake, not Brandon Roy, would rule Portland.

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Oh yeah, this is my inagural junk drawer. I guess it had to happen sometime. I was going to post it yesterday, but just before I posted it I refreshed BE and Tinfoil's JD was there. Just as well, because we had to leave to spend the day in San Francisco and see "Wicked," so I would not have been able to read your responses until late last night.

Last but not least, no JD is complete without a poll:

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