It Is Our Birthday

Massive news in the sports media landscape today. On May 18, 2020, Untimed Down Sports made its raucous debut and arguably changed the blog game forever. UDS put the entire internet on notice by starting a sports & entertainment blog when there literally were no sports happening. A new sheriff was in town, and things were never the same.

A look back on how we got started seemed appropriate on such a celebratory day.

We started off with a flurry of blogs hotter than 1,000 suns; an introduction of who we are, hot takes on Russell Wilson and breakfast, and a love letter to The Last Dance.

We were off and running after that, presenting our weekly wrap up of the week that was in sports with Sunday State of Mind, as well as reoccurring series’ of The Aughts Hot or Not and Who Wore It Best.

It was all gas and no brakes at that point, an no one was safe. Especially not Friends, shoe tying practices, and cults. We showed love to those who deserved it, including Joe Kelly, the NBA Dunk Contest, Odell Beckham Jr., and Tyrod Taylor. All of that, and so much more made what was a shitty year just a bit more tolerable.

Over 100 blogs posted, a few Twitter trolls retweeted, and still learning how to run a damn website; but we’re just getting started.

We truly appreciate our growing social media following and expanding page view numbers. So keep rocking with us, and we’ll keep trying our best to give you a reason to do so.

Thank you!

How Do You Tie Your Shoes?

Photo: Shelbey Miller on Unsplash

Welcome back! We’ve taken some time away, but are excited to be back in full force and discussing incredibly unimportant topics like, “How do you tie your shoes?”

I’m wondering how many of you are reading this and thinking, “what a dumbass, there’s only one way to tie my shoes. Why I am I wasting my precious time on this useless blog?”

Au contraire, my friend! Turns out the way I learned how to tie my shoes (discussed further below) is only one way to achieve this daily feet.

There was a long period of time in which I thought my preferred method was the only way to lace up sneakers. How wrong and inconsiderate I was.

Let’s get to the breakdown:

Basic Knot

I think we can all agree this is the general consensus of how the majority us who tie our shoes go about our business. A simple process in which one creates a loop with one lace, wraps the other freewheeling lace around the aforementioned loop, and finally pulls through hole in the middle. The ‘ol loop, swoop, and pull technique. A classic part of a lot of our collective childhood, that many of us still use today.

But, what if I told you there was…a different way? Dare I say, a better way? Let me introduce the uninformed to “The Bunny Ears.”

Bunny Ears

Photo: How We Montessori

This is how yours truly has, and always will, tie his shoes. The level of ease in The Bunny Ears method pales in comparison to the basic knot. Let me show you the way.

You start by folding each lace into their own “bunny ear,” simple enough, right? Once you have your set of ears, simply cross one ear over the other (does not need to be one way or the other, your choice). Take your bottom ear, throw that bad boy over and through the top ear. Once everything is set, give a quick pull on both ears to complete the process.

How easy is that?!

No chance of losing your grip on a rouge lace, no worries of being too loose with a wildcard swoop and totally blowing the entire process, no chance that the entire foundation of your lace-tying will crumble on the pull through stage.

Simply put, if you don’t use The Bunny Ears method, you’ve been tying your shoes wrong your entire life. I implore you to keep an open mind. With so much stress in our lives, why not make an easy change that would bring such a huge relief in your day-to-day? Do yourself a favor; give Bunny Ears a chance, I promise you will not regret it.