Found September 19, 2013 on 5 Seconds in the Paint:
The best thing about going to the county fair is the hayride back to the car.  Don't get me wrong, I get some entertainment out of determining which person has the worst bleached-blonde hair.  I enjoy going into the 4H barns for a millisecond until I realize I'm in the middle of a barn and it reeks like farm animals.  I even make a game out of locating as many emergency vehicles as possible in the event my kids want to get on a carnival ride.  What I am trying to say is that I generally avoid all the "festivities" at the county fair, except for one.  I always get a funnel cake.  Funnel cakes are the only reason to go to the county fair, just like the Golden State Warriors are the only reason why I am getting the NBA League Pass this year.You might be thinking there are plenty of reasons to get the League Pass.  More specifically, you might have come up with at least a dozen good teams that are worth watching.  I would agree with you that there are plenty of good teams, but not all those teams are fun to watch.  Here are the teams, in order, that I believe to be both good and entertaining:  GSW, MIA, OKC, HOU, CHI, LAC, and MIL (just kidding).Wait, doesn't "Dub-Nation" have a ton of nationally televised games because of their success in the postseason last year?  They do, but I live in Pittsburgh, which is EST.  The Warriors play in Oakland, CA, and are on PST.  Of the 17 times Golden State will be on national TV this year, all of them start at 9:30pm EST or later.  Since I enjoy my job, and don't care to be laid off because I can't stay awake, I normally go to bed before 11pm.Enough of the geography lessons though.  How are the Warriors anything like a funnel cake?  Well funnel cake are made by pouring batter into hot cooking oil in a circular pattern and deep frying the overlapping mass until golden-brown.  But the best part is that they are covered in powered sugar.  The Warriors revolve around one of their prolific shooters, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, getting hot by putting a basketball through the circular hoop.  Curry in particular was inferno hot this past year, setting a single-season NBA record by making 272 3-pointers, breaking Ray Allen's previous record of 269.  Thompson wasn't shabby either, making 211 3-pointers, tied for third most in the NBA last season.Harrison Barnes now goes to the bench, which greatly bolsters their depth.  Andrew Bogut is one of the better defensive centers in the league, when healthy.  Let's not forget David Lee, who missed nearly the entire postseason because of a hip injury.  Those pieces are enough to equate to that yummy deep-fried dough.The powered sugar would be the offseason addition of Andre Iguodala.  He is a defensive force who thrives when facilitating on offense as opposed to scoring.  Losing Jarrett Jack meant the Warriors lost someone who could create on the offensive end.  AI2 is very much an upgrade over Jack in every way, except for his jumper.  Dare I say he completes this team the same way that powered sugar completes a funnel cake?  Yes, yes I do.I love ripping into funnel cake at the county fair, especially if it is right out of the deep fryer.  It just melts in your mouth, and the best kind requires you to use at least a dozen napkins.   But the best part about funnel cakes is that you can't get them all the time.  I mean I love watching MIA and OKC, but they will be on national television a combined 53 times this year (29 for Mia and 24 for OKC, not counting NBATV).  However, I wish I could have more funnel cake.  Thanks to the League Pass, I'll be getting my fill of funnel cake... err Golden State Warriors.

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