I’m decidedly not an art guy, though I did have a successful visit to the Louvre, in that I didn’t knock anything over. But as a longtime sneaker collector, I can still appreciate when there’s an intersect between what we put on our feet and what gets hung in a gallery.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Are you going to keep them or sell them?Ã¢â‚¬Â Rob, the manager at House of Hoops on 34th Street, asked me back in June as I purchased my pair of Nike Air Yeezy IIs.
I hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really thought about it. To that point, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d sold one pair of sneakers ever.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll tell you what I think you should do,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Rob, who IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve bought sneakers from for years. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Unless you really need the money, I think you should keep them. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad this fell into your lap. I know you love sneakers, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a good guy, you work hard, you deserve something like this.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He paused for a second while I considered his logic. He was right Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I do love sneakers, and it would be great to own a pair of Yeezys as the centerpiece of my collection. Perhaps IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d hold on to them, wear them for special occasions, a little instant credibility if IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m in an NBA locker room or something.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“But if you do decide to sell them? There are guys waiting outside right now offering $800 in cash. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do that. Let me know instead. I guarantee I can get you $1,500 right now.Ã¢â‚¬Â
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my weekly look at the weekendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s football games. Remember: I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t claim to actually know anything substantive about the sport.
A few years back, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady were the unquestioned kings of a sport in which quarterbacks are put on a pedestal. They were two golden gods with golden arms, leaders of men that handled thundering herds of massive men with a deft sidestep and a flick of their powerful wrists.
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the long and short of it: If you go see Michael Vick play this season, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re probably going to have some dog biscuits thrown at you.
At least thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my experience.
VickÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s traveling circus came to my home state on Thursday night, a few hours after Warden Goodell reinstated him for Week 3, and regardless of how good he still is Ã¢â‚¬â€œ he was iffy against the Jets Ã¢â‚¬â€œ heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a bigger star now than he ever was before the dogfighting debacle.