We haven't had one of these in a while, and thought it was time to bring it back from the land of the almost dead. (Also Known As the Island that moves when you push a wheel in a green lit room filled with ice, while trying to avoid polar bears, others and a black smoke monster.) If you've never seen Lost, then you'll have no idea what that was all about. Kinda like how those who did watch Lost had no idea what that show was all about....... OK, I'll move on.
On this date in history:
1870 - Georgia becomes the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1918 - World War I: the Second battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
1934 - Continental Airlines commences operations.
1946 - Linda Ronstadt is born in Tuscon, Arizona.
1968 - Eddie Griffin is born in Kansas City, Missouri.
1991 - Derrick Favors is born in Atlanta, Georgia.
1997 - In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
More less boring stuff after the jump.......
The free agency market is becoming slower and slower as not many stars/starters are left and only roster fillers/role players remain. Here is my attempt to create some discussion on a very well known subject around these parts. What is your favorite drink of choice when participating in the drinking game triggers? I know, a tough one, huh? Since I'm assuming most of us participate in the drinking game triggers we receive before every game thread. If you had to choose just one that you had to stick with for the entire season, what would it be. An ice cold beer, a glass of wine, a gin & tonic, a Coke & rum, several Jaeger bombs, straight shots of Jack Daniels or simply just a glass of water, Powerade or a certain carbonated beverage.............. I apologize to those of you who are under 21, as the users of SS&R do not encourage or condone under-age drinking. ;)
Check out the poll I included. I tried to be thorough, but if there is something i missed, just vote for other and explain in a comment. I'd also like to find out who out there has an alcoholic drink that they like that is unusual or that you created. My personal favorite that my cousin created while we were in college, is called "Yellow Snow". Its a combination of vanilla vodka and Mountain Dew. Most people think it sounds horrible, but it is delicious. You should try it out sometime. Just remember; never eat the yellow snow. Another one that I cant take credit for but certainly enjoy during the summer with a large group of people is "Hop, Skip & Go Naked". A combination of 30-45 beers, a gallon of citrus vodka and 6 containers of pink lemonade concentrate. I wouldnt recommend attempting to drink this on your own. It is definitely supposed to be used when multiple people are drinking.
As far as the games go, I dont really participate in the drinking game triggers all the time, but I do like to enjoy my Laker games with a beer or two. Preferably a Sierra Nevada, Stone IPA or if im in the mood for a light beer, a rolling rock. Almost any beer would do though, as I am a beer enthusiast and have given up hard alchohol. I have been off the hard alcohol wagon for almost 2 years now. So, please indulge us with your favorite Laker game beverage and any drink that you have created or enjoyed.