Blame Cannada

Joe

Some of my earliest memories in life are of Joe’s Ice Cream Parlor in Easley.

I remember sitting in a booth, dipping cut up hot dogs in ketchup, watching as my parents laughed and joked with Joe Lesley.

We always went to Joe’s. Everybody in Easley did.

First birdie

I’ve said this in past columns, but it’s worth repeating: I’m terrible at the game of golf.

I love it.

Boy, do I love it.

But I’m not good at it.

At all.

Bad diet

I’ve always heard the expression “you can’t outwork a bad diet,” but I’ve honestly never understood it.

To me, diet and exercise and weight loss (something I have too much experience with lately) always boiled down to one thing: calories.

Three on three

I don’t know how far down the list my buddy had to go to get to me, but last week, he called to ask if I would play in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

For those that don’t know me well, I will respond “yes” to any basketball invitation. A 3-on-3 tournament with money on the line is certainly no exception.

Predictions

It’s almost August, y’all. And August means football.

What a dark, dark time this has been for sports fans across the nation. Each offseason seems more long and grueling than the last.

They paid Curry how much?

A great many back payments are included in it, I assure you.”

Those weren’t just Ebenezer Scrooge’s words at the end of “A Christmas Carol.”

They were also the words of the Warriors’ front office when Steph Curry was resigned to a 5-year, $201 million deal this week.

Good grief! He’s making how much?

Early bird

This is going to sound hilarious to future Billy, but I see no reason for any man, woman or child to be up at 5 a.m.

I understand that, with a baby due in a couple of months, I will only ever wake up at 5 a.m. for the rest of my life.

My father

Every kid receives the same warning, but nobody ever believes it.

“You’re going to be just like your father…”

LeBron Skywalker

If there’s anything we can take away from Monday night’s conclusion to the NBA Finals, it’s that we need LeBron James…now more than ever.

Golden State made short work of the Cavs in this series, leaning heavily on Kevin Durant, who (as I mentioned last week) has broken the NBA.

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