Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Steve Nash said on paper the Suns were the better team. I don't know where the hell the Suns are getting their information from, but stop it. I'd take the big three from San Antone any day over any team's best three.
Remember that little skirmish I told you about yesterday between KG and ZA ZA? Well, no one is going to be suspended. I'm sure Suns fans are too pissed about that.
The Rockets beat the Jazz tonight, so they are headed back to Utah for game 6. I'm so pulling for T-Mac.
Detroit beat the Sixers to take a 3-2 series lead. Mo Cheeks said they'd be back in Detroit for game 7 and dammit I believe him......
Looking ahead to tomorrow.....
Everyone seems to think its so obvious that Boston will win this series. Of course, I disagree. I think we'll win in Boston tomorrow and come back to the Highlight Factory to close this thing out in Game six.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
All of a sudden that Shawn Marion for Shaquille O'Neal trade is not looking so good. Steve Kerr will be back beside Marv before long.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Boston's fair weather fans do not heart Bibby.
Paul Pierce got smushed by Josh Smith, I hope he's okay.
Joe has two fouls, not a good situation. We may not see him again until Saturday.
Al has two fouls, see sentence above.
Rajon is still balling.
Acie Law can get to the rim easily. If only he could protect the ball a wee bit better.
Mike, Acie and Joe all on the floor at the same time. Wow.
Too many turnovers.
Ray Allen is really good. Bibby is still struggling and the crowd is committed to harassing him. There's not a lot of, how shall I say.....diversity in the Boston crowd. Hope Bibby gets out of there in one piece.
Joe probably should not end up guarding Kendrick Perkins on any occasion. Ever.
I thought the starters couldn't play any worse than they did in game one, but damn are they out to prove me wrong.
Bibby is still struggling.
We cannot out execute the Celtics, we have to find a way to speed up the game while maintaining control.
The game is getting out of control.
We still haven't figured out how to get Joe easy shots. Mike Woodson, meet "the screen". Players, please familiarize yourselves with the concept of moving without the ball before Saturday.
Ray Allen is really good.
Flip over to ESPN to check on the Yankees game. 6-1 Yankees in the top of the 6th inning. Yes, I'm a multi-tasker.
When other players on the Celtics team (Kendrick Perkins) have the Kevin Garnett scowl it seems contrived. It is contrived.
Doesn't take much to get a flagrant foul in these here playoffs.
I expected so much more from Bibby.
KG just pulled his shirt over so we could see his heart, and since he's slim as hell I could see the imprint of it. I really could, I'm not making this up.
I'd like us to lose by less than 20.
Dick Stockton has called Al Tito at least 3 times.
Wow, we shot 40 free throws!
We only lost by 19. Thanks guys.
The good news is that the next two games are in Atlanta. The bad news is we likely will not have learned not to give up on offensive sets if the first option isn't there.
I'll say this again, they cannot possibly keep playing this poorly. They can't. They just can't.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
He ate dinner Monday night at the home of Red Sox All-Star and fellow Dominican-born pro athlete David Ortiz.
Horford, who was accompanied by two Hawks' staffers, was invited to join Ortiz and several of his Red Sox teammates for a monthly dinner at Ortiz's suburban Boston home.
"It was definitely a good time," Horford said. "A real good time."
"I've stated our case with Chad," Lewis said. "He has a contract through 2011. He's stated without an opportunity to go to a different team and a new contract, he wasn't going to play. I think he's a man of his word and says he's not going to play, so don't play."
I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand I think players should do whatever it takes to make sure they're financially set. I mean, the NFL contracts are not guaranteed and if they can cut them without notice then they should try to get all they can while they can.
Howeva, I have to applaud the Bengals for sticking to their guns. If I owned a team I'd probably be a real bitch about things. I can't see myself letting an employee talk all reckless to me! Some of these players are getting a little too big for their breeches! If you were a millionaire literally paying someone millions of dollars you'd feel a little bit differently about things. At least I assume you would. These owners make a lot of money off these players and they only give them a small fraction of it. But, it's no different than any other company. No one makes near the amount of money they generate or manage for their employers. You know it's true. For whatever reason we're only offended about athletes being underpaid. Honestly, it's hard for me to feel bad for someone who can't budget millions of dollars. I'm all for them getting money, but I tune them out when they start bitching about being underpaid. That shit annoys me! It will be interesting to see how long the Bengals keep it up. History has shown us most teams fold by either giving the player their money or trading them.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Celtics came out swinging!
Pierce is on fire.
We took their first round of blows, but we got back up.
We wanted Rajon Rondo to prove he could shoot, and he did.
Everyone not named Al Horford played like sh*t!
Cassell came off the bench balling again. See game tape from April 12.
Down 9 at the half.
Bibby still struggling. I still heart him anyway, but I expected more.
Joe is trying, but it's not working.
Ray Allen found his groove.
KG is really intense/possibly insane.
Woody looks just as clueless as ever.
Josh Smith is not playing like a free agent.
Our starters cannot possibly play any worse.
We cannot win if Al is our best player.
Al is gorgeous!
I expected us to lose this game so I'm not going to go on a profanity laced tirade. I knew Boston would be crunk as hell for this game. Hopefully we'll be over it before game two. We have about 2 weeks until game two so hopefully Woody will be able to make the necessary adjustments. Not that he's made adjustments in any of the games prior to the playoffs, but I'm totally going to keep my fingers crossed.
By the way, the Sixers upset the Pistons. The Lakers and Magic also won.
The Nuggets team bus caught on fire on the way to the game. That darn Mitch will do anything to win! (wink)
Word on the street is Phil Jackson rode by and saw them, but he didn't stop. If that's true, it's funny. Not that he could have done anything anyway...... I doubt Phil drives a bus to the Staples Center, but I could be wrong.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I don't like that the pundits are already bitching about Phoenix's foul trouble. If you listened to them you'd never know the reigning Final's MVP who also happens to be one of the Spurs best players fouled out.
Do they not think Tony Parker is as important to the Spurs as Amare is to the Suns? If they don't then they're wrong. Dead wrong. Tony is damn near untenable. He gets to the rim with ease on anybody, and when he only has a statue like Steve Nash standing in his way, it makes it that much easier for him to get to the rim. He knows this, which is why he's constantly attacking them. When you lose your starting point guard, who happens to be the reigning Finals MVP you're at a slight disadvantage whether the analysts want to acknowledge this or not. Rest assured the Suns are bout to start whining again because it's never their fault when they lose. It's always everyone conspiring against them. Nevermind the fact that they blew a 16 point lead and left Shaq on the floor when he was CLEARLY a defensive liability. He was playing with five fouls and everyone on the Spurs knew this so they went right at him and all he could do was move out the way. Why the hell would you have him on the floor if he's not even going to attempt to play defense?? I know I'm not a coach, but from where I'm sitting that makes absolutely no sense.
Yeah, his presence is normally a big help defensively, but not when he's trying to avoid fouling out. In my opinion, this played right into the Spurs hands. They knew they could get uncontested layups. For all of the coaching errors D'Antoni made, leaving Shaq in there to watch Ginobili blow right by him was one of the biggest.
BTW, Cleveland and New Orleans won. The Jazz/Rockets game is still going on so I have no final for that one yet. I'm outta here!
I hope the Spurs sweep em!
Friday, April 18, 2008
"That's gotta be me," Dion said.
Dion said that Canseco is partially accurate in his portrayal of Max. Yes, Dion is a Canadian-born trainer who knew Canseco during his Toronto Blue Jays days. And it's true that Dion moved back to Miami, where he was raised, and was introduced to Rodriguez by Canseco in the late '90s. Dion said he worked with Rodriguez for four years when the current Yankee played for the Seattle Mariners.
But Dion adamantly denies Canseco's written account of Max as a "fan of steroids" who began working with Rodriguez specifically to juice the young phenom's body with illicit performance-enhancing drugs.
"That's really, really funny because I am the one person that hates steroids," Dion said. "I'm against it 100 percent. And, A-Rod, at the time that I trained him -- and this I swear to God -- was 100 percent against steroids. He was one of the hardest working guys, and most natural guy, that I've met in my life. He hated steroids. We talked about it."
First Round playoff predictions:
Boston/Atlanta=Atlanta is my team and there's no way I'm picking against them! 6 games.
Detroit/Philly=Detroit should win this series in about 6 games.
Orlando/Toronto=Orlando should win this series in 5 games.
Cleveland/Washington=Cleveland is not playing well, but LeBron is capable of winning a playoff series by himself and all the trash talking by Gil and DeShawn should be motivation enough for him to take care of the Wizards in 6 games.
Los Angeles/Denver=Los Angeles in 5.
New Orleans/Dallas Mavericks=New Orleans should be motivated since Dirk really wanted to play them. They will make him regret that wish in 6 games.
San Antonio/Phoenix=San Antonio has been chilling for the past few weeks, but they'll turn it on just enough to beat the Suns in 6 games.
Utah/Houston=Houston is going to get out of the first round finally! I know I'm the only person outside of Houston who believes this and that's fine. Houston in 7.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
If they had won tonight they would have eliminated Indiana and all but wrapped up a playoff spot, but noooooooooo they didn't do that! The only persons who came to play tonight were the Josh's and Joe and unfortunately that was not enough to get it done.
Now, if we finish with the same record as Indiana they own the tiebreaker. I fully expect us to get in and if we don't there will not be enough room for the profanity laced tirade that I will most certainly go on.
Yankees lost to the Royals, and Posada has "dead arm" to go with Jeter's dead leg. I really hope this last season in Yankees stadium is not disastrous.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Yankees lost, ugh.
Memphis beat UCLA handily.
Kansas beat the hell out of UNC.
I'm actually quite pleased that the Final Four games were both blowouts. Everyone was so convinced that both of the games were going to be great since they featured all #1 seeds. I knew something like this would happen because everyone's expectations were just way too high. I'm pulling for Memphis even though I picked Kansas in my bracket.
I don't know what the poor media is going to do with themselves now that Kevin Love and Tyler Hansbrough are both gone.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Hawks lost to the 76ers tonight. I still heart Mike Bibby after the atrocious night he had. Although atrocious doesn't accurately describe the shooting night he had. It was worse than that. We'll get em tomorrow hopefully!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I totally heart Mike Bibby the Atlanta Hawk. I wrote this in Score the week we made the trade. I'll highlight the important parts.
"The Atlanta Hawks starting lineup will now consist of: Josh Smith, Joe Johnson, Al Horford, Marvin Williams, and Mike Bibby. Our beloved Hawks just made a trade for a legit veteran point guard. I’m not saying that AJ, Lue and Craig (I refuse to call him Speedy, you should know why) aren’t legit, but they fall more into the veteran category than the legit category. The Hawks just got better on paper and in real life. There will no longer be a debate about which point guard should be in the game during those crucial fourth quarter moments. While Bibby is not quite the player he used to be, he’s still an upgrade over every point guard the Hawks have had recently. We should finally get to see that running team, we’ve heard so much about. The notion of them being a running team is more of an urban legend like the Loch Ness Monster, than a realistic assessment of the team’s offense. Considering Bibby has played in an up-tempo offense for most of his career, he’s quite capable of showing this team how to do so effectively. The Hawks are barely out of the playoff picture, but with the addition of Bibby they should be able to secure a spot".
Bibby came up BIG in one of those crucial fourth quarter moments I was talking about tonight against the Dinosaurs b.k.a the Toronto Raptors. He hit a 3 to send the game into OT (that shot and our time-keepers happy fingers) and from there it was the Josh Smith show. He hit 2 big 3 pointers himself. When he was winding up to take the first one, naturally I cringed, but he hit it. Then as he was fading away taking the second one, it seemed so natural, almost Kobe-esque.
I feel so much better about this team in late game situations now that they have a point guard who won't panic and who is accustomed to taking big shots. I really do heart Mike Bibby!
The Dinosaurs are protesting this win, and they'll likely win said protest, but tonight we still have the win and I'll take it!
With the win tonight the Hawks took a four game lead over the Pacers for the 8th playoff spot. When I find out who they play in the first round, I will go into great detail about how and why the Hawks will win. I wouldn't care if they were playing the 96 Bulls. I'm still going to tell you they will win. Stay Tuned.
By the way, the Yankees lost. Sigh.