So will the Mavericks parade in Dallas be bigger than the one they'll get in Cleveland?
Props to a Dallas team many thought would lose in the first round to Portland. A big reason they seemed to fail in past playoffs was that they didn't seem to be "tough enough". Not this year. Overcome a potential disaster in the first round, manhandle the defending champion Lakers, and then pull numerous comebacks on OKC and Miami. Dallas nutted up when it counted. The only thing they whiffed on was Dirk's celebration at the buzzer. I couldn't tell if he'd just won or lost the title.
Speaking of shrinking in the clutch.....
|Can I get a binkie for baby BronBron?|
I don't understand why people make a big deal out of the Jordan and James comparisons. It's like people feel MJ's legacy is danger. Jordan never had to leave his original team to win a title, has better playoff numbers, and was 6-6 in the Finals.
|Bet Kyrie Irving is REALLY looking forward to playing for this guy|
It took me longer to write this sentence than it did for Alfonso Soriano to have an at-bat at Principal Park in his rehab with the I-Cubs (0-3 if you care).
The final crowd count was just over 10,000. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad crowd, but compared to rehabs by Kerry Wood and Mark Prior when it was standing room only, it just didn't seem to have any buzz. Tells you all you need to know about the excitement for the Chicago Cubs and the fans thoughts on Soriano. He seems like a good guy, but after the 07 and 08 playoff debacles I don't think he's ever been embraced (or ever will be).
|Wow. Just. Wow.|
-The first day I pull in there it's pouring rain and yet kids are still swimming in the outdoor swimming pool.
-They must be the factory/pollution king of Iowa.
-As our intern Melanie pointed out, the mall was completely closed. At 7 PM. On a Saturday.
-Also courtesy Melanie, the downtown was pretty but most of the buildings were empty and there were hardly any people on the streets. At 8 PM. On a Saturday.
No wonder Chris is nuts.
Finally, I endorse charity and giving when you can. So I must give a salute to the TNT Network. It takes a kind heart and gentle soul to keep constantly giving Noah Wyle and Mark Paul-Gosselaar (AKA Zach on Saved By The Bell) work. That they actually pay them for their "acting" in their crappy originals is truly worthy of sainthood.
|Watching Barkley sleep for an hour would be more entertaining|