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If You're Older Than 15, Your Best Days Are Behind You

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Close your eyes and remember what it felt like to be 10-12 years old during Christmas season. Each week more and more presents find their way underneath the tree. Every morning you wake up, sprint to the tree and start shaking the wrapped gifts to get an idea of what they could be, it was torture. You knew they were there, but all you could do was stare. 

That's what we've been dealing with here at Barstool Chicago. For the last two weeks, my colleagues and I have done nothing but stare at this beautiful indoor basketball court. Everyday we walk up stairs sit at our desk and fantasize about dropping a 40 piece on our co-workers head top. But then Christmas came.

After passing inspection, they finally let the dogs loose, it was Christmas morning and the basketball courts available for hoops. It was the most fun I've had in 10 years. Playing basketball, volleyball, pickleball, dodge ball, and indoor golf reminded me what it felt like to be a kid again. 

I read an article from Jordie yesterday where he was talking about how being able to be alone is the best feeling in the world. Nah, fuck that. Balling with your friends is the best feeling in the world. No bullshit, no drama, no stress, just you and the basket. Kids these days will never understand what it was like to walk outside you're front door after school and the whole gang is just waiting outside to get after it. Sure, we were broke, not legally allowed to drink, but we didn't have a care in the world. Shit, back then if we had $20 in our pocket we felt like Bill Gates. 

Don't get me wrong, I love to party, I love flirting with women, but none of those things come close to running around and balling with your bros. I don't want to come off as insensitive but all these doctors want to dose us up to get rid of our problems, when in reality, I think we all just need to put our phones down and go shoot some hoops.

I wish I could post videos and pictures of the new office, but if I do I'm 99% sure I'll get fired.