Random Thoughts: Pre-Draft Edition
1.) The Sixers put up a good fight, but the Heat just had too much talent. You know, for a team that shot 57 more free throws in the series, the Heat sure do whine and complain a lot. Also, I meant to comment on this last week but forgot. I watched an interview with Wade where he talked about his mother being a drug dealer and at one point he said something like, “When I was three, cops burst into my house and one put his gun to the back of my head and said, ‘Where’s your mother?'”
I’m calling bullshit on that one. Cops have been known to do some shady stuff, but putting a gun to a 3 year old’s head? I don’t think so.
Boston seems like they should be able to beat them. The Heat won’t be able to get rebounds like they did against the Sixers and the foul calls should even out (since the Celtics have stars that the Refs care about protecting as well).
In the end, the Heat were better than the Sixers. But using the breakfast analogy and tacking on a dunk at the end of the game, that’s why everyone hates these guys. Not because they are envious of their talent, but because they needlessly act like assholes.
2.) The NFL owners need to stop crying and get back to football. Look, at the beginning of this whole thing, I was with the owners if only because the players union rep seemed completely inept. But now, it’s over. Just move on, we got a draft to focus on!
3.) Speaking of, I think that Von Miller guy is going to be the biggest bust in the draft. He looks tiny as hell and he just seems like the kind of guy who gets all sorts of buzz and then never does anything. Tyson Jackson anyone?
4.) Did you know that the most successful pirate of all time was a…wait for it…WOMAN! Oh. My. Gaw. It’s true! She was called the Dragon Lady and would do all sorts of nutty stuff like have her crew drink wine laced with gun powder and pay her pirates for each head they brought her, so guys would fight with decapitated heads tied together by their hair and draped over their shoulders. Also, she married her adopted son (ick) and eventually gained amnesty from the Chinese government, who gave her a crap ton of land and money to stop being a pirate. At her most powerful, she commanded something like 70,000 pirates spread out across 9 different fleets. Do work, Dragon Lady!
5.) I’m getting back into all the music I loved in high school: Phish, Grateful Dead, Mothers Magillicutty and it has made me wonder, why in the heck did I ever stop listening to this stuff in the first place?
I’ll be back with post-draft thoughts tomorrow.