Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend Observations

I hope you all had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. You can never have enough beer and hot dogs, but let us not forget the meaning and the symbolism behind the holiday. Support our troops! As the NBA championship approaches it's clear who the participants will be. The San Antonio Spurs have no weaknesses and the Oklahoma City Thunder have no answers. In game one of the Western Conference finals OKC blew a golden opportunity to steal a game on the Spurs homecourt. Derek Fisher played out of his mind and Kevin Durant did what he was supposed to do, but Russell Westbrook and James Harden were nowhere to be found. If they don't show up soon this series will be over in 5 games.

The Boston Celtics are an old and tired bunch. Ray Allen can barely run and Paul Pierce can't be expected to score 40 points a night. Had it not been for an impressive 2nd quarter performance Boston might have been blown out by 30 in game one of the Eastern Conference finals. Lebron is ready to be a made guy and the Celtics won't stand in his way. It will be the Heat vs. the Spurs for the Larry O'Brien trophy. Here are some observations over the weekend.

I can't decide if Nick Fairley is the re-incarnation of JaMarcus Russell or Pac Man Jones. Either way he's used up all of his nine lives and without a serious intervention he'll be out of the league in two years.

The Seattle Mariners have lost 5 straight games and have the 2nd worst record in the American League. Patience is wearing thin. It's time for manager Eric Wedge to put his real estate agent on speed dial.

Boxer Paul Williams is the latest example of why athletes and motorcycles don't mix. Following a crash in Marietta, GA over the weekend doctors aren't sure if Williams will ever walk again much less step into the ring and resume his career. 4 wheels please.

Dario Franchitti won his 3rd Indianapolis 5oo and dedicated the victory to the late Dan Wheldon. It's always nice to see a champion pay homage to a fallen comrade.

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