Saturday, November 5, 2016

Pulled Pork Sandwich

THE GAME: Lakers vs Warriors

A relaxing Friday night at home with the suddenly not-excruciating-to-watch Lakers in prime time. I decided to keep things as simple as possible.

NOTES ON THE FOOD: 

  • The pulled pork was something I'd picked up in a deli a couple of days earlier. Nothing special, though the sauce was delicious. 
  • The bun was a King's Hawaiian "Deluxe Hamburger Bun."
  • Lots of pickles, as you can see. 
  • And Texas Champagne, one of the best hot sauces in the country. 

NOTES ON THE GAME: 
  • I cannot stress enough how much I enjoy watching this team pass the ball to each other. I counted at least six instances when a Laker had an open look and passed to a teammate who had an even better shot. I don't believe I saw Kobe do that six times in the last 15 years. 
  • Golden State is an entertaining team when they're making their shots. When they're not, they resemble my friends and I drunkenly playing H-O-R-S-E at 1 in the morning.  
  • The Lakers starters scored 56; the bench scored 61. That's... pretty fucking cool. 
  • Everyone went crazy about the Warriors adding Kevin Durant. Not that many people brought up the fact that they lost a LOT of players. They're not nearly as deep nor remotely as tough as the last two years. 
  • I'm not under any illusions that the Lakers will be winning the West. It would be a surprise if they make the playoffs. But damn it is fun to actually like watching them again now that they don't have to all stand around and watch a no-defense-playing ballhog.  

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