There's no such thing as Friendship in CompetitionThe thing about the old days…they the old days. – Slim Charles
Those are the words that were uttered by The Tall Philosopher Slim Charles from one of the greatest shows that’s ever been made, The Wire. His one quote can be used to describe just about anything we talk about, as we get up in age. I mean, think about it. Folks tend to favor the music they grew up on, the food, the times, just about anything that was a part of their childhood, or their years coming into adulthood. It’s like once we get old, everything current sucks, and we just long for the old times.
Let's face it; those times are never coming back. The best thing for us to do is charge it to the game…or get old-school radio and listen to music when it was actually good. Sorry; as you can see, there’s still some of Willie McCullough’s (old-school player from UPS) gripes in my ear about how our generation isn’t worth a damn.
Well, this is fairly evident in sports. Just take a look at a football game on Sunday or an NBA game on pretty much any night. Watch an NFL game and see somebody get tackled, and what’s the first thing that happens? The dude who tackles an offensive player sticks his hand out to help a player up. The player gives him a tap on the head, a pat on the back, or even takes his mouthpiece out to chop it up about what club they’re going to afterwards, where they can find some good catfish, a steak, some chicken, or any other nonsense that shouldn’t matter when you’re out there playing.