My stomach was in knots on Thursday.
I couldn’t even stand to look directly at the game. I made poor Jimmy D. talk to me while I watched from the corner of my eyes.
I’m a coward. My Disney prince, Mike Scott, hit a three and I was running around the venue yelling.
I was so sick all day at the idea that they could lose. I was all nerves. Even kept asking Zo and Tyler T. if I was allowed to be a coward. I just wasn’t ready for it to end.
Then the Sixers put up their #MikeScottHive video. That’s when I knew the season wasn’t going to end that night. There was no way in hell.
This 2018-2019 team — from the players to the extremely talented staff — is so special to me. Mike freakin’ Scott, Jimmy Buckets, Brett, Joel Hans Embiid, Ben, the digital staff, Alex. I love the whole lot of them. And the fans. The #SixersIn6 movement from Darien and Zo. Fink’s Hoagies at a tailgate in the rain. We were all smiles.
This season won’t be over on Sunday. We still got two rounds and a parade to plan for.
Nothing but good feelings all around.
But you didn’t come here to read about my feelings. Here’s what you should wear for Game 7:
YOU ARE GOING TO WEAR EVERY ARTICLE OF CLOTHING YOU WORE FOR GAME 6, RIGHT DOWN TO THE SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR.
We’re running it all back, baby.
It’s all about the good juju, so stop whatever you’re doing and get those clothes into the laundry in time for Sunday.
If you were only in your boxers on Thursday, well, I’m sorry, Ezekiel, but you can’t go to the watch party. You have to stay home with your underpants. If you were in your work clothes, put on your work clothes.
You don’t want to be the person who ruins this for everyone.
Rob kindly brought me something to wear after I left my Brett for President shirt at home. It was his very lucky, very old school, and very Adidas TJ McConnell jersey. He wore that for last year’s TJ Game in the playoffs. I’m wearing it again on Sunday. My outfit is all grit. (And since it’s #1, I can pretend it’s Mike Scott)
Simple black leggings from Forever 21 and old Michael Kors boots to match. I don’t know where the socks are from but they’re orange and I set them aside for the game.
Gotta keep my hair in a ponytail and wear a black choker.
I actually look so stupid wearing it. It’s too big. But we do what we must.
I hope you memorized the makeup you used on Thursday because we are 👏 running 👏 it 👏 back 👏, folks 👏. Here’s what I did on Thursday.
I used my Smashbox Photo Finish primer all over, focusing on my pores. Gave it a minute before setting the base with NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in the color “Stromboli.” Waited another minute. Used NARS’ concealer in “Ginger” over my zits, and at the very last second, decided to brighten my face up by using a NARS concealer two shades lighter than me (“Custard”). Another minute (seriously, let that stuff dry before you move on to the next one). Picked a small, tapered brush, shoving it into my Laura Mercier setting powder before patting it on every place I applied concealer. I gave that a hot minute to bake on my face before taking a big fluffy brush to wipe the excess off.
I got a little lazy here and decided to only lightly brush Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder with “Dim Light” and “Radiant Light” on cheeks and the bridge of my nose. Radiant Light is the pinker one — looks like blush, almost. After that, I contoured my face with a brown shade from Sephora. Used the bronzer in Hourglass’ Surreal Light palette next to that, before applying the bright pink blush from the same palette to my cheeks.
Then I moved over to the eyes. I completely eschewed eyelid primer — instead, going straight for it with Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Sultry palette. Used “Fresh” all over my lids, topping it with the glittery shade “Pearl.” Then used “Twig” as a very dark transition color (should have done that before applying the lids, but heck). Added a dark brown color called “Dystopian” to the ends of my lids and blended it out with my finger because I’m trash like that. I also threw on the black “Noir” in the ends of my crease. Lined it all with Stila Stay All Day eyeliner. I used the Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight Contour palette — starting with “Stunner” and topping it with “Strobe.”
I sprayed my face with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray, added mascara, red lipstick annnnd voila.
We got ourselves a look.
Anything could happen on Sunday.
But I don’t think the Sixers are done yet.
This team has something to say. They’re the underdogs. Watch this video from the Sixers a few times and run through a brick wall.
They’re survivors. Look at what they pulled through this year — a GM using burner accounts, a #1 pick who forgot how to play basketball, a rookie who almost died from sesame seeds AFTER his Jones fracture, and three iterations of the team. They had the most ridiculous season of them all, and they still hit 50 wins. They got their lick back.
That’s our f***ing team, man. Those are our Sixers.
There’s still a lot of fight left.
So do your part and give them good juju by repeating your outfit.
Comment below to tell me what you’re wearing for Game 7!