Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend Observations

The battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder had a playoff intensity yesterday.  The Lakers eventually pulled out a victory in overtime, but find themselves in serious trouble going forward.  Lakers star Metta World Peace hammered OKC's James Harden in the head with and elbow and will undoubtedly be suspended for several games.  The timing couldn't be worse as the Lakers are in a dogfight with the Clippers for the #3 seed.  The playoffs are set to start in a week and losing World Peace for an extended period of time may result in the Lakers going home early.  We all know how heavy handed David Stern can be with his punishment so the Lakers have to prepare for the worst.  Where's Metta's shrink when you need him?  Here are some observations over the weekend.

How fitting is it that right after I blast the Seattle Mariners on my blog they go out and let some guy you never heard of (Phillip Humber) throw a perfect game against them?  I feel a long season coming on.

It's pretty obvious the regular season means absolutely nothing when it comes to the NHL playoffs.  The lower seeds are dominating.  One of the top seeds has already been eliminated (The Vancouver Canucks) and the New York Ranges are on life support.  Can anyone explain this phenomenon?

Does Jon "Bones" Jones need a special permit to carry around those vicious elbows of his?  After pummeling Rashad Evans on Saturday he is well on his way to becoming the greatest light heavyweight in the history of the UFC.

Rafael Nadal exorcised some demons yesterday beating Novak Djokovic 6-3,6-1 at the Monte Carlo Masters.  It was the 8th straight time Nadal has won the tournament, but more importantly the win gives him a psychological boost.  The French Open just got more interesting.

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