Yesterday at the New York Knicks game vs. the Miami Heat, an unsuspecting woman was blindsided with the proposal from her boyfriend on the Jumbotron. On ESPN’s Mike N Mike this morning, they were killing the guy for his unromantic gesture.
As a guy, we think about how we can really make a splash to our potential mate, especially if that isn’t normally our style. Before, I was going to propose to my wife, I had a grand gesture in mind, but I had the sense to consult my wife’s best friend first. I am glad that I did because the event would have turned out horrible for the both of us.
What do you ladies/gents think? Is a public proposal over the at a sporting event a good idea? What is the best public proposal you have ever seen? I liked this one.
Let me tell you right here and now, I am not a New York Knicks fan. I would have to be LINsane if I didn’t know the one individual that has transformed the New York sports landscape, Jeremy Lin. In his brief start as the New York Knicks point guard he has brought not only excitement to New York basketball, but an excitement to the NBA that hasn’t been felt since Michael Jordan retired.
You may be asking yourself is this a relationship blog, or ESPN. Don’t worry there is a correlation.
If you’ve had some challenges in the dating arena, you may have to ask yourself have I overlooked my Jeremy Lin? If you have dated long enough you have had a Jeremy Lin in your life. Even I, Coach Keith, was a Jeremy Lin before I found my beloved PG.
Here are some of the qualities that the Jeremy Lin in your life may have that you might not have considered.
- Perseverance– Jeremy never gave up on his abilities even though he was overlooked many times. So ask yourself, is there a person you have overlooked based solely on external characteristics.?He has been trying to get your attention, but there may be some quality about him that has held you back.
- Patience – You can’t judge your Jeremy Lin based on one or two meetings. The real Jeremy Lin was not recruited by any top flight Division 1 college basketball programs. He went to Harvard. Lin actually stated, “His game is something you had to see more than once.” So who did you write off after one or two dates because it didn’t go the way you thought it should.
- Risk/Reward – The Knicks had lost 11 of 15 games and needed a spark to turn your season around. They expected a player with more experience to help, but that help never came. So out of desperation, they turned to the unproven Lin. The reward has been tremendous. The team quickly began selling replicas of Lin’s No. 17 jerseys and t-shirts, and the sales and traffic for its online store increased more than 3,000%. Has your dating life been stagnant, or better yet non-existent? Instead of FB messaging your Jeremy Lin about the basketball game, go to the game, or watch the game together at a sports bar. You just might find that spark you need to bring to turn your love life around.
In relationships, you may have to think outside the box and consider the man/woman you might have overlooked. It might be the most wonderful rewarding relationship you will ever have.