Welp, football isn’t generating much attention, so let’s see if we can generate some conversation elsewhere:
MLB. So I take it that there was no retribution towards the LA Dodgers because Chase Utley didn’t play in Game 3 in New York. Smart move – and of course – New York fans didn’t let that stop their fun by booing the hell out of Utley with chants of “We want Utley” and “Where is Utley.”
The fact of the matter is this – the Mets kept their composure and won Game three 13-7 and that may very well be the best revenge of all. Props to the Mets.
NBA. Back in the Summertime, Golden State won the title, but drew all kinds of scorn because everybody else got injured and they didn’t. Well, apparently the most recent group of folks who have been criticizing Golden State are those dirty floppers known as the Los Angeles Clippers – yeah, the same Los Angeles Clippers who have won exactly ZERO titles and literally had to BEG, and sit on DeAndre Jordan to come back to them.
Memo to Doc Rivers who appears to be the ringleader of this crap – “It’s time for you to stop whining. It’s time for your team to stop whining. It’s time for each and every one of you to grow the hell up.”
Andrew Bogut had it right when he said he’s having his ring sized for his middle finger so the Clippers can all kiss it there.
NBA, ESPN, and the Sacramento Kings. Last night was the preview of the ESPN 30/30 on the fight to save the Kings for Sacramento. Apparently it was a huge success, but as of now the only people who will get to see it are the folks who were in attendance downtown.
Here is the quote from ESPN:
“The focus of “Down in the Valley” is the people of Sacramento banding together against overwhelming odds in a crusade to save their beloved NBA team from relocation. It is an inside look at how pro franchises change hands and an examination of why sports truly matter to communities and families. The film was initially completed in the spring for a film festival premiere, but in light of the recent renewed focus on past allegations against one of its key characters – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson – we have decided to postpone the ESPN premiere as we, along with director Jason Hehir, re-examine the presentation and content.”
Yes, there have been ongoing allegations against the Mayor for quite some time, yet nothing substantive has been charged. The allegations certainly didn’t stop them from making the documentary, but it’s stopping the showing on the network?
So here we are, ESPN (who in my opinion was all in for the team moving to Seattle) is not going to show the documentary to anybody outside of that showing, at least in the short-term due to concerns about one of the characters. Interesting…VERY interesting…
College Football goings. Apparently, the Ole Ball Coach is hanging em up, and if the rumors are to be believed, he is retiring effective “immediately” whatever that means. Congratulations to Steve Spurrier, his tenures at Duke and Florida were solid, but unfortunately his time at South Carolina was a little less than his standards. No shame, he was a good coach with a National Championship, not to mention turning around a bad Duke program.
Meanwhile out here at USC, the powers that be fired Head Coach Steve Sarkisian. I scarcely know where to begin here. Apparently there’s some demons in Sarkisian’s closet, with the most speculation being alcohol related – and that there may be some things coming out soon. Maybe it’s the cynic in me, but if USC hadn’t lost these last two games against Stanford and Washington, do we even remotely hear about this and Sarkisian is still Head Coach? So now we fire coaches with nothing publicly brought out? Yeah, interesting. Oh, and isn’t it funny that all of a sudden Pete Carroll’s name pops up as a candidate to return to USC…