Monday, June 18, 2012
As I sat watching the NBA finals having a fantastic Fathers Day meal with my dad I couldn't help but think this moment almost never happened. A few short months ago NBA fans were caught in the middle of a pissing match between millionaires and billionaires that threatened the cancellation of the entire season. Good thing cooler heads prevailed and now we get to see two of the world's best players going at it for all the marbles. I'm pulling for LeBron to get the monkey off his back, but Kevin Durant and Co. won't go quietly. Miami took care of business in game three to take a 2-1 lead in the series, but all three games could have gone either way. The Heat/Thunder series is the definition of must see TV (no thanks to Billy Hunter and David Stern). Here are some observations over the weekend.
After 143 races Dale Earnhardt Jr. found his way to victory lane. NASCAR's most popular driver might be ready to compete for a Sprint Cup title while his fans don't have to support a mediocre driver anymore. Congrats Dale.
Once again Tiger Woods collapsed at a major. This was his best opportunity in quite some time because the leaderboard was filled with a bunch of nobodies and his game looked to be intact for the first two rounds. The elusive record he so desperately covets may be getting out of reach.
I was beginning to worry about King Felix until his masterful pitching performance on Sunday. After going seven innings and giving up only one run my confidence is restored.
LaDainian Tomlinson announced his retirement and he's on his way to Canton. LT is a first ballot hall of famer and quite possibly one of the ten best running backs to ever play football. It's a shame he wasted his prime years with the San Diego Chargers on sub par teams.