Friday, June 12, 2009

On My Shoulders

If you're a Laker fan, you can thank me for their game 4 win last night against the Orlando Magic.

Yes, that's right, I am responsible. I started watching the game in the 2nd quarter and saw the Lakers go into halftime down by 12. But they picked it up in the 3rd quarter, caught up and took the lead by the time the quarter had ended. Quite a feat.

I'll tell you the secret - it is because I sat there frozen in a particular position that the Lakers launched their comeback.

Then I got up after the 4th quarter was underway and went to do a few things on the computer. Julie shouted out that the Lakers are going to lose because they blew their lead and Orlando was ahead by three points.. then five points.

I figured enough is enough, I had to go back out there and start watching again to put Los Angeles back on the map. And so I did, sitting in my favorite Ikea easy chair with my legs crossed, left over right, and waited for the Lakers to regain the lead.

Sure enough, they did. Well actually they didn't, but they tied it up with Derek Fisher's amazing 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime. Look, I can't work miracles you know. Just getting them back to tie and then into OT was a heavy burden. I didn't move an inch waiting for overtime to begin. Things didn't look too good with the Magic opening it up with a 3-point play but I had no qualms about that. I just sat maintaining my same posture, waiting for the Lakers to take over.

Which they did. Finally with the Lakers up by eight points and a few seconds to go, I relaxed, uncrossed my legs and got up from my easy chair. Another game had been saved. I was just doing my job. I think I'll be recovered by the time game 6 rolls around to do it again, too.




3 comments:

donna said...

OK, Rickie, whatever you say... or believe.

Rickie Miyake said...

Well when I sat in a different position then the Magic started winning. When I went back and crossed my legs then the Lakers would go back ahead. I don't know how you can argue against empirical results like that!

donna said...

Oh, when you explain it that way, there IS no argument...