Unfiltered Opinion

Trash Talking

 

Trash Talking

 

Is it taught, are you born with it, can you develop it, can you practice it. How does one become a trash talker? I have played sports my entire life and have rarely talked trash. Whether it was the circumstances in which I was raised or just my own conscience as I was beginning to navigate the world. Trash talking was never appealing to me, it always seemed to me like those players who chose to talk copious amounts of trash just were not good players. They couldn't let their "game" do the talking for them so they were trying to overcompensate with talking trash. (We all know that one guy always overcompensating) Now as I have gotten older I have come to realize that trash talking is such an underrated part of sports. Many might not realize that sports is just as much mental as it is physical. With that being said, the right amount and the correct words can make a good player better. Not because he gains additional skill from talking trash but he can get into the opponents head and make his opponent question his entire life. Whether you tell him his jump shot is trash, or he can't hold onto the ball, or if your like Jalen Ramsey you just say "your trash" and leave it at that. So next time your out practicing a sport or playing in a competition remember to also practice your trash talking, it just might be the difference maker.

 

Your Trash.

 

Kevin Costa

Rudeness Epidemic

 

Rudeness Epidemic

 

Each day I wake up eager to help people find the furniture of their dreams. I want to help them make their house a cozy home. But after 3 years of being told "I don't want your help" or "I don't want you to bother me" or my personal favorite "I'm just looking." I have come to the conclusion that most people are just unhappy and want to project that unhappiness unto others. Now this extends far beyond the workplace. It is rare nowadays to open the door for someone and receive a "thank you." Not that we should do nice things with the intentions of praise but damn people show a little appreciation and love for the nice things people do around you. It takes little effort to be kind, caring and compassionate. I mean if I can do it surely anyone can.

Lets all be a little more mindful and appreciative of each and every human on this planet. We are all on team human. We all want each other to win and be happy, and if you don't want those things I don't want you on my team.

 

Get Funkely 

Kevin Costa

Trust the Process

 

"Trust the Process"

That is the motto for Joel Embid and the Philadelphia 76er’s throughout the 2018 NBA season. In life and sports there is a lot of parallels that hold true between the two. Trusting the process is something that shines bright for both.

              You may not know why things happens the way that they do but I’m starting to realize there is a reason for it. Me and Kevin met on what you would call “bad odds” for the fact that Kevin got rehired on as a furniture salesman at FR (after an interesting first stint) and never in a million years would I imagine I would be a commission furniture sales person (short lived career choice) after moving 500 plus miles to live in Boise, ID. Yet for some reason we worked at the same spot and start talking about how cool it would be to start up a podcast (our generations “Let’s start a band”). After that we bought the recording gear and started blowing each and everyone’s mind with the greatest recordings ever put on the internet.

              The Houston Astros are a prime example of trusting the process. Throughout the dark years of 2009 to 2014 that team had to go full rebuilding mode and as a fan that is one of the hardest things to power through (I’m a Mariners fan, we have been rebuilding since 2001). You feel as if there is no end in sight but look at that team once they hit the 2015 season. They won the American League Wild Card in 2015, Placed 3rd in the division during the 2016 season, and in the 2017 season they won the World Series with good odds of doing it again in 2018.

              You must believe there is a reason for all the things that happen in your life. You do need to set yourself up for the best chance of success but after that, buckle up for the crazy ride. From daily experiences to your favorite sports teams out come remember “trust the process”.

“To be as good as it can be, a team has to buy into what you as the coach are doing. They have to feel you’re a part of them and they’re a part of you.”

-Bobby Knight

 

Gods Plan

 

Something that has always intrigued me was the connection with athletes and musicians. This has hit the front-page lines now that Kwahi Leonard has been traded to the Toronto Raptors and he has expressed his dissatisfaction with the trade. The media starts talking about how Drake needs to talk to him and get him to like the city. Yet every time I hear about this connection it baffles me.

During your schooling years the band/musician kids all stayed to themselves and the athletes were in their own sports group. They would rarely co-mingle, if anything the athletes would screw with the musicians. Yet these musicians and athletes have a lot in common which I could imagine drives them together. One of those traits would be this fixation towards trying to perfect their craft. From spending countless hours trying to perfect that 3-point shot or trying to nail that 6/8 tempo. Note both skills also help us get the chicks which is damn near the end game on everything we do.

Hopefully Drake can smooth it over with Kwahi and let him know that this is all a part of god’s plan. That man would be a great addition to the Raptors and help them get a little further in the post next year. Hell, Drake needs to become the Head Coach because we all know that they are looking for one. What do you think, Drake Musician/Basketball Coach?

-JC

   

The Draft

 

With the NFL season quickly approaching everyone is anxious to see where they will fall in their fantasy football draft order. Will they have the pressure of having the #1 pick or be unlucky and end up with the dreaded last pick. Everyone has their own rituals and selection styles to create their beautiful monster of a team. Whether you draft from home or have a destination draft with the boys (or gals)! Without a doubt you will make a bad trade or have a devastating season ending injury. Friendships will be made and some will be strained in this season long quest for bragging rights. Will this be your year?

 

Let the games begin

Kevin Costa

 

 

PS send us your best fantasy football moment.

The Super Teams

 

In this era of the super team NBA Kevin Durant gets all the blame. From leaving the OKC organization to join the already dominate Golden State Warriors everyone runs to call him soft and a traitor for seemingly taking the easier route to a championship. Which he now has won twice... But lets not forget the people who actually started to super team movement. The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. The Celtics did this when they acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to join Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and company this is 10 years before Kevin Durant. Then Lebron James did the same thing leaving Cleveland the first time to join Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Ray Allen.

As the NBA continues to evolve it will continue to happen It just happened today with Lebron James leaving Cleveland again to join the Los Angeles Lakers. It is obvious they have plans to bring in a host of free agents and trades to make the Lakers the most exciting and dominant team in the NBA to content with the Warriors and Rockets.

These "Super Teams " have changed the NBA forever it has made only a few teams contenders to even have a chance to win a championship and has made the regular season much less exciting to watch. But it has made the playoffs much more entertaining and exciting because of so much talent on the court at one time. It is almost like watching an allstar game every night with the players actually trying to win. 

So while everyone debates and hates I'll just watch and enjoy and anticipate the next "super team"

 

Get Funkely,

 

Kevin Costa

Food Advice

 

In my existence on this earth I have figured out the 3 things that are the most important. It goes as followed, Beer, Sports and Food (Women is kind of a given, just check who we follow on Instagram and you will know that women are number 1). In this little blurb I want to talk a little more about Food and some rules I feel you should follow. So, take out your pen and paper and listen up. Never cook a steak past medium rare, if you can deep fry something the answer is yes, and for the love of god salad is not a meal. I went to my favorite all you can eat Brazilian grill this weekend, Tucano’s if you live in Boise you need to eat there. I was doing a little examining and I saw that people were eating salad at an all you can eat decadent meat devouring establishment. What in the hell are you doing?! You are wasting valuable space in your stomach by eating from the “Salad Festival”, these people must have suffered from CTE. I understand if you get a little salad so you can experience what that beautiful cow was eating before it was marinated in Teriyaki sauce and cooked to perfection but that can’t be the focus of the meal.  My message is this, leave the leafy greens to the animals and fill up on the good stuff like that bacon wrapped chicken breast if you dine at an all you can eat establishment.

JC

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