Boys Room – Coffee Mugs, Sleep and Colorado Football
JUST ASKING: How Many Is Too Many?
There’s a thread on Reddit started by a guy complaining that his wife has enough coffee mugs for a lifetime in their home. He doesn’t think any more coffee cups need to purchased or saved. His wife disagrees — and that collection of coffee mugs grows and grows.
- Is there anything that your partner continues to buy and buy — and save and save — even though there’s no need?
- Of course, there are things that people collect for fun, like comic books and trading cards.
- But there’s a difference between collecting and hoarding, isn’t there?
- When it comes the growing collection of certain, everyday items at your place, what’s the limit? How many is too many?
- Are there any growing collections in your home that you’ve decided to surrender to? Maybe railing against it just isn’t worth the fight anymore?
SORT OF SPORTS REPORT
College Football / Sports Betting … The Colorado Buffaloes football team — you know … Coach Prime’s team … were favored by 23-and-a-half points on Saturday — and barely squeaked out an overtime win. Even though Colorado failed to cover the point spread, it seems bettors are putting big bucks down on the team, as Colorado remains the hottest bet on the board at sportsbooks. A month into the college football season, Colorado — 100-1 long shot — has attracted twice as many bets to win the national championship as any other team. Colorado is a big underdog this week in its game at Oregon. That won’t matter as the game will surely generate big ratings and plenty of betting action.
Baseball … As the 2023 season is almost over, it’s clear that the pitch clock was a huge win for MLB. It’s shaved 24 minutes off the time of the average game this year. Over the course of a 162-game season, that comes to 64 hours, 48 minutes. That means if you watched every game from your favorite team, the pitch clock saved you more than two and half days of watching hitters adjust their batting gloves or pitchers shaking off the catcher.
Pro Football … According to a new survey, fans of the Arizona Cardinals are the most likely to wish for their partner to support the same team, followed by fans of the LA Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders. The fans who care the LEAST are fans of the New Orleans Saints, followed by the Washington Commanders and Kansas City Chiefs.
- Is love of a sports team something you share with your partner?
- Are you dealing with some split energy here, with the two of you rooting for different teams?
- Or … Does your partner have zero interest in your sports team — or any sports team at all? If so, do you wish there was at least a little interest?
SUPER SERIOUS ABOUT SLEEP
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Yusei Kikuchi left Tuesday night’s game against the Yankees with cramps, which happens all the time to athletes. However, his reason why he got cramps is NOT normal. Kikuchi told reporters after the game he believed it was because he “only” got 11 hours of sleep before his start last night instead of his usual 13 or 14 hours. He explained that he usually goes to bed around 11 p.m. — and usually wakes up at 1 p.m.
While this might seem outrageous, there seems to be a bunch of people out there who are hard-core sleepers, who obsess over their sleeping stats. They track their biometrics constantly with gadgets like Whoop and the Oura Ring — and try to optimize “sleep performance.” They use blackout curtains. They use white-noise machines. Some have even experimented with taping their mouths shut to get higher scores.