It’s just another bland Tuesday. The OKC are taking on the Dallas Mavericks tonight and from what it sounds like, everyone has their money on the Mavs. I don’t know what to think of this series. Oklahoma had some trouble getting past the Grizzlies, but I credit that more to Memphis than anything else. They were a young team with very little to lose playing their hearts out. Oklahoma had a lot to deal with. Dallas is just a team that I can never believe in. I can’t bring myself to say “Dallas is going all the way this year.”
I also didn’t think the Bulls were going to destroy the Heat in the fashion they did. I really thought Miami was red hot right now, so it came as a pleasant surprise. Charles Barkley’s post-game commentary was pretty priceless as well. He sounds like my old grandfather, constantly repeating himself with belligerent, yet somehow poignant, remarks that help pass the time during holidays as you scarf down your turkey. TNT might have the best commentary of any sport in the past 20 years.
I’m not sure that the rest of the series is going to end up this way, but it’s nice to see the Heat struggle after demolishing the Sixers. Fuck I miss them already. This can act as condolence:
Another thing, I don’t know much about hockey, but I’m calling it out right now. Stanley Cup Finals, Lightning v. Canucks. I announced this to a few friends before the series started, so I’m sure this isn’t very fair to announce it now that it’s underway, but I’m saying it. Chara might be the meanest hockey player in the past 5 years, but I just think the Lightning have what it takes to make it past the Brew-crew.
That’s another thing I never mentioned but wanted to. Chara fucking destroyed Hartnell in game 4 of the playoff series with the Flyers. Jesus that shit was demoralizing. I can’t find just a simple highlight of it, so skip ahead to 5:52 and see what I mean….
Sweet merciful Jesus. I didn’t want to bring that up Flyers fans, but damn that was embarrassing.
Roy Oswalt is set to pitch tonight after taking that 2 week long break to visit his family. He’s on my fantasy lineup, so I have multiple interests in this.
Go forth and enjoy your day!
This post was written by Randy Neil