We sort of advocated hopping the fence when the park was closed, but that got people all mad. The above seems like a much better idea!
[via Man Freckles]
There’s a movement brewing. Not an organized boycott of NFL football per se, but basically that people are feeling disinclined to watch the sport because of the growing sense of dread that comes with it. Jason Kottke, one of my favorite bloggers, explains:
I’ve been a steadfast fan of NFL football for the past 15 years. Most weekends I’d catch at least two or three games on TV. Professional football lays bare all of the human achievement + battle with self + physical intelligence + teamwork stuff I love thinking about in a particularly compelling way. But for a few years now, the cons have been piling up in my conscience: the response to head injuries, the league’s nonprofit status, the homophobia, and turning a blind eye to the reliance on drugs (PEDs and otherwise). And the final straw: the awful terrible inhuman way the league treats violence against women.
It’s overwhelming. Enough is enough. I dropped my cable subscription a few months ago and was considering getting it again to watch the NFL, but I won’t be doing that. Pro football, I love you, but we can’t see each other anymore. And it’s definitely you, not me. Call me when you grow up.
Getting dressed up in red and gold and going to Thieves Tavern is sure fun, but, I dunno… we’ll see.
Read on for more.
[Photo by Honey Jets]
As players get out, they leave their paddle randomly on the table. The number of paddles increases as the game goes on, creating more and more obstacles for the players that remain. We were playing with only about 10 people, which was fun, but imagine the challenge of a 25- or 30-person game!
Perhaps we’ll try it tonight in the Lower Haight at the only American Tripps party in August!
Our buddy Eric Ehler, who penned a very heartfelt review of the new skatepark for us, responds to the uproar over his recommendation that ambitious skaters hop the fence before the park’s 9am opening hour:
Thanks for publishing that review. Honestly, I didn’t think of the noise level that hard. I mean, as I thought about the problem, there was a construction crew jack hammering outside my door, at 7:00am.
Though that problem will go away (my construction), the skate park problem will stay. Maybe?
I think the piss problem can be solved, just need a public restroom, just like any other park, right?
But that noise. I was unaware that people were going in the middle of the night. I did it once, and its super hard to skate. Definitely the people going in the middle of the night are teenagers/kids. Not too many older skaters. It’ll all mellow during the school year.
Anyway, thanks for supporting the skateboarding community. I’ll urge folks to not skate after hours.