Adversarial System

I like the US system of law. It’s adversarial. It’s defendant v plaintiff in civil court and defendant against the people in criminal cases. To be sure there are times when both parties hash out agreements but when it comes down to the essence it’s us versus them. It’s unleashing your entire aresenal and giving everything you have in an all out battle. Second place is not good enough.

That’s why I like boxing, it’s why I like reading about wars, it’s why I like debates, and it’s why I like pool. Everything is a contest. All theories meet the fires of practical application and in the end what you are left with is a champion. Maybe it’s not the one you liked but there is no denying it’s the one that won. And since winning is so all important I have been training to play my son in basketball.

Actually the “D” and I are supposed to team up on the court to play against our sons but before that one comes I will play Jordon one-on-one. The last time I got out there I was almost presentable but I kept running out of wind. Now after almost a month of regular exercise I’m now ready to at it again. My son will have the advantage of youth, height, and hops, but I will make up for it with strength, experience, and subtle old school cheating.

I recall the glory days in my early 20s when I used to dominate the courts. I used to look just like Ben Wallace back then except I had an outside jump shot. I am going to bring that back before this summer is gone. I will be dominant once more. I will be a monster on the court. I am going to be Dwayne Wade except without all the money. The rims will rattle with my monstrous free throws. And if I lose I will blog about pool. You heard it here first.

The gauntlet has been thrown!

16 Responses to “Adversarial System”

  1. HMT says:

    I wouldn’t think it possible, but you have made me want to play basketball again.

    down to the Y I go.

    If your kid(s) beat you guys, just tell them your not their real fathers, and in fact you murdered their real parents. You just wanted to play kids in a game of 2 on 2

  2. MarcoAntonio says:

    Don’t you mean: “I am going to be Dwayne Wade except without all those tears in my eyes.”

    That dude looked like he was gonna cry half the time he was playing Detroit. I had to keep checking to make sure I wasn’t watching the Sorrow Channel. Or Weep Vision. Or the Boohoo Network….

    Oh I know what it was, he must’ve realized that Detroit was what a championship team is SUPPOSED to look like. All the money in the world won’t buy you a championship…unless you’re George Steinbrenner. But of course we all know who that guy is in league with.

  3. Mexigogue says:

    The Miami/Detroit series could have gone either way. Both of those teams are championship material.

  4. Mexigogue says:

    And as far as all the money in the world, a look at this page shows that Miami and Detroit are only $5 million away from each other in current roster salary, both teams behind the Lakers.

  5. You guys don’t have a chance “D” is to old and you are Mexican. That is as a bad a combination as I have ever seen. Mexicans and old guys can’t play ball. My $ is on the kids. Go Jordon and Lil Dave!!!!!!!

  6. MarcoAntonio says:

    Duly noted. (and thanks)

    Go old dudes! Show dem two yoots sum old skoo’!

  7. Mexigogue says:

    I should grow out my ‘fro and stick a pick in it.

  8. Maybe if you pulled your socks all the way up

  9. Mexigogue says:

    Red white and blue striped basketball coming right up! Right on!

  10. Jill says:

    So it’s been a month already? Where’s our update photo of them sexy abs you’ve been working on?????

  11. Phelps says:

    Hey, if we win this hearing, then my Grand Total is going to go up by like eight billion dollars. Of course, if we lose, I’m not going to count it, because it is just a valuation hearing and not a real trial. I love how that works.

  12. Cosmic Siren says:

    Valutation hearing = “let’s see how much this is worth”???

  13. Phelps says:

    Yeah. Bankruptcy. “Let’s see if the company is worth enough to pay everyone.”

  14. Mexigogue says:

    It will be a month on Tuesday. And no abs yet, one month is barely long enough for metabolism to start kicking in. Three months I’ll be in fighting shape. So until then I’ll look for someone to fight. Tuesday is just a one month progress photo.

  15. Phelps says:

    Mexi has already uploaded the photo. It’s here.