Sunday, July 28, 2019
Aliens versus Ghosts in a Half-Court Press
There are a lot of people excited about Area 51 these days. At last count, there could be as many as two million people who claim on social media that they will "Storm Area 51."
My guess is that it will be a drizzle.
MJ Banias and I talked about this recently, and discussed the possibility that instead of a mass protest at the gates, it might turn into another Woodstock or Burning Man event, celebrating everything UFO-ish in Nevada.
My personal preference, however, would be for a revival of the Great American Pastime: a baseball game.
You see, forgotten among the Area 51 brouhaha is the fact that in 2001 (appropriately), the farm team for the San Diego Padres moved to Las Vegas, beginning an affiliation with the LA Dodgers. Because of the new location, a new branding was required, and someone thought of incorporating the new team with the local UFO stories.
The Las Vegas 51s became the new AAA farm team, with an alien as its logo and a mascot named Cosmo.
Of course Cosmo looked like Jar Jar Binks. What did you expect?
Nevertheless, I supported the team as best I could.
In 2009, they became the farm team of the Toronto Blue Jays, where I first learned about them. They even made it to the Division Final one year. In 2013, they were bounced to the Mets after a deal with no less than Howard Hughes Corporation. But in 2019, they were rebranded once again as a farm team for the Oakland A's and became the Aviators, somewhat more down-to-earth.
So, alas, there is currently no pro or AAA sports team near Area 51.
However, there is hope.
In 2017, actor.rapper Ice Cube spearheaded the creation of BIG3, a new, half-court basketball league that would feature some of the best players from the NBA. None of the twelve teams would have a "home court" as such, but would play in venues across the USA. The closest they would play to vegas would be in Utah, although the championship game is in Los Angeles.
Why is this relevant? Because one of team is named the Aliens.
With Coach Nate Archibald (Celtics star guard) and Center Andre Owens, formerly with the Jazz and Pacers, the aliens are unfortunately not doing well in the league. In fact, they are just below another team, the Ghost Ballers, in the standings.
Nevertheless, on July 21, 2019, the Aliens beat the Ghost Ballers 51-35 playing in Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
[Aside: Maybe there should be an all-Fortean sports league.]
So my suggestion is simple: more alien and UFO-themed sports teams.
It can only help the Disclosure Movement. After all, if millions of sports fans can get turned on to aliens and UFOs, that will do more than all the short and inaccurate news segments on mainstream TV news programs.