Welcome to the tantrums where Uncle B.O.B. hopes you all had an enjoyable and safe Memorial Day Weekend. May God continue to bless the United States of America.
Rant #1 - NBA Playoffs. So let’s see…as of Thursday we had Boston, Miami, San Antonio, and Oklahoma City remaining in the playoffs, yet who are the talking heads discussing? Yep, the LA Lakers.
Speaking of the Laker fans, no sooner do they get eliminated from playoff contention then their fans raid Sacramento Kings fans web sites and using their “Look how many rings we have” and “Sacramento Queens” card. Hey Faker fan, if Timmy Fundamental down in San Antonio gets his FIFTH ring, he passes Shaq and ties Kobe! That reminds me, San Antonio could win their Fifth title if they pull it out, and that would jerk on the chain of Faker fans for like no other. For that reason – I am pulling for San Antonio.
San Antonio has now won 19 straight games after that Game One win over OKC with a margin of victory over 14 points averages. I'm starting to wonder if these guys can be beat again this seaosn.
Miami and Indiana playing “Street Ball” is interesting, but what I saw out of Psycho T, Udonis Haslem, and the Miami scrub who cross-checked the Indiana scrub is beyond outrageous.
So Miami vs. Boston. If Boston is smart, they take the lesson from Indiana, that being that the Heat can be beaten down low. You already know KG is not only gonna try that, he’s gonna use cheap shots and stupid yapping to get into LBJ’s head. Pat Riley better be getting that point across to LBJ 24/7. Boston might take one game, maybe two, but there’s no way D-Wade allows a failure in the Conference Finals. I have to think Miami will run the Celtics out of the gym.
Rant #2 - NHL Stanley Cup. I have gained a lot of respect for this sport, and I am truly excited to see a #6 seed face a #8 seed. Granted I have no use for an LA/NY-NJ championship series, but if it helps get the word out and increase awareness of this great sport, then I guess I can put my hatred of these two places away for a week and a half.
Rant #3 - Indy 500. For what I believe is the second consecutive year, the race turned on a last lap crash. Crazy. Speaking of which, what's with Ashley Judd proving she can count to three?
Rant #4 – MLB. Anybody believe this rumor out of NY that the Steinbrenners saw that LA Dodger sale and believe they could sell the Yankees for $3 to $5 billion dollars? Look, the Steinbrenners are what nearly destroyed America’s Pasttime and I would be the first to want them out of MLB, but to sell for that much is ludicrous and doesn’t make sense for the folks who would buy them. How the hell could they possibly recoup that investment? I'd have to think that's impossible.
What the hell is with Paul Konerko? Is he drinking from the Fountain of Youth? If so, I want to know where it is. What a great job this dude is doing batting nearly .400 and helping the White Sox keep close in the AL Central.
Gotta give the Devil his due. The LA Dodgers are still seven games up in the NL West with Kemp out. Not a good sign for Los Gigantes. And what about Arizona? I am in shock at how they’re performing.
Speaking of the NL West, it appears that Phil Mickelson (yep, the golfer) is joining a group trying to buy the San Diego Padres. This group reportedly also includes the O'Malleys, the former long time owners of the Dodgers. I'm thinking that can only help San Diego.
Well lookie here, one of my favorite potheads threw out the first pitch at the White Sox game. That’s right, Snoop Dogg…
The commentators were having some serious fun with this, as was Snoop – note the Tebowing!
Rant #5 - UFC. Rumors of the return of Brock Lesnar circulated when he showed up for that UFC show Saturday night between Dos Santos and Mir. OK I guess, but wasn't he less than spectacular in his last few fights previous to his leaving?
Rant #6 – NFL. Are the Detroit Lions the next Cincinnati Bungles? All that talent, and now they all wanna get in trouble? Nick Fairley getting a DUI down in ‘Bama is the latest…
Bonus Rant. Did anybody catch that link I posted on Facebook on the guy who felt uncomfortable referring to those who died serving their country as heroes? MSNBC's Chris Hayes got himself some unwanted attention trying to use too many big words in order to say that he thought the word "hero" was thrown around too loosely. But to say that in the context of war dead was too much. He apologized today, and used a lot of the right language including the fact that he never served and it was easy for him to yap about it, but the damage has been done.
I can respect the fact that he spoke his mind, hell that's what we who served believe in. But he could have used a far better example of the overuse of the word "hero".