I see the bad moon arising. I see trouble on the way. I see earthquakes and lightnin’. I see bad times today. -Creedence Clearwater Revival
On May 9, 1974, 25-year-old Bruce Springsteen played at the Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge. Although popular with the college crowd in the Northeast, Springsteen was not yet a star. That night, he and the E Street Band opened for Bonnie Raitt. The influential music critic Jon Landau was in the audience. Overwhelmed by what he had heard, Landau wrote, “I saw my rock and roll past flash before my eyes. I saw something else: I saw rock and roll’s future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” Last night, May 12, 2011, the Miami Heat vanquished the mighty mighty Boston Celtics at American Airlines Arena in Miami. Overwhelmed but what I saw, I write, “I saw my basketball past flash before my eyes. I saw something else: I saw basketball’s future and its name is the Miami Heat.” Read More »
Just cut the stuff, ’til you get enough. ‘Cause we’re rougher than tougher and rougher tougher than tough! -Run DMC
Ok, here we go! Like my main man Popeye always says, “I’ve had all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.” How many times do we have to see it? How many times do we have to see D-Wade flying to the hole? See him death defying to the hole? See him electrifying to the hole? How many time do we have to see Delonte West’s booty call’s son get into the lane? Get into the lane without shame? Again and again? Until he’s drinking champagne? Enough is enough. The Boston Celtics need to get tough. Rough and tough. HR Puffnstuff. Can’t get a little ’cause you cant get enough. Read More »
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponant believe that you might block every shot. ~Bill Russell
How bout them Bulls! Them eight in a row Bulls. Goodness gracious great basketballs of fire! How do they do it? I’ll tell you how they do it. They do it by playing defense. They do it by playing rough defense. They do it by playing tough defense. None of that Marshmallow Fluff defense. Tom Thibodeau came to Chicago and said what Norman Dale said. Tom Thibodeau came to Chicago and said, “I’ve seen you guys can shoot but there’s more to the game than shooting. There’s fundamentals and defense.” And that’s what he’s professed ever since. Don’t believe me? Just ask Derrick Rose: “That’s what we’ve been doing the whole year, playing defense. If our offense isn’t going, and that rarely happens, we rely on our defense.” Read More »
(ESPN 8PM ET) I know it’s March Madness, I’m just not feeling it yet. It’s just not revving up my automobiling it yet. It’s just not my cut of vealing it yet. It will be. Just not yet. I want to see just how good the Oklahoma City Thunder are with Kendrick Perkins manning the post. The Thunder obtained Perkins for three reasons. The Thunder obtained Perkins for defense, rebounding, and toughness. That’s right, they got him to do the dirty work. Dirty deeds. Done dirt cheap. The Boston Celtics won a lot with basketball games with Kendrick Perkins doing the dirty work in their line-up. That Boston Celtics starting line-up never lost a playoff series. They did however, lose a Game 7 in the Finals without Kendrick Perkins doing the dirty work in the line-up. What does Perk do in this OKC line-up? What doe he do with this stable of young talent that is led by soon-to-be back-to-back scoring champ Kevin Durant and fellow All-Star Russell Westbrook? We soon shall see. We soon shall see tonight against the scorching Heat. Get your popcorn ready!
Peace out homies! Six Two and Even!
I’m so over you, yeah I’m so over you. Yeah I fly over you, cause I’m so over you. -Lil’ Wayne
When I first heard the news about Kendrick Perkins, I was like Doc Rivers. When I first heard the news about Kendrick Perkins, I took it personal, “very personal.” When I first heard the news about Kendrick Perkins, I was like Kevin Garnett: “I felt like I’ve lost a family member.” I also wondered aloud how my beloved Boston Celtics could continue down the road to glory without his presence in the defensive post. I wondered aloud how my beloved Boston Celtics could continue down the road to glory without his presence on the glass. But, as the Good Book says, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that ye be not troubled for all these things must come to pass. The end is not near.” No, good people, the end is not near. The sky is not falling. The Boston Celtics will continue down road the road glory! Can I get an Amen? Read More »
Tell me why is it so. Don’t wanna let you go. Never can say goodbye. No no no no, I never can say goodbye. -Michael Jackson
Oh boy. Boy howdy. Howdyalike them apples? Like Sasha Grey always says, “This is a tough one to swallow.” I’ve always been a good soldier, right? I’ve always been a company man, right? Not so much today. Today I’m a little like Rocky Burnett. Today, I’m tired of toeing the line. As you all know by now, my beloved Boston Celtics sent center Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City in exchange for the 7-foot Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green. I do not like this. I do not like this in a house. I do not like this with a mouse. I do not like this here or there. I do not like this anywhere. Read More »
And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house! And you may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife! Same as it ever was…same as it ever was…same as it ever was. -Talking Heads
Just a quick one today. Quick as a licorice stick one today. Quick as a mouse click one today. Today, the good folks over at Ed The Sports Fan posted a lamentation entitled When Your Favorite Player Gets Traded. He said stuff like, “There’s nothing worse that can happen to a fan than when that fan’s favorite player…gets traded.” In light of this, and in light of the recent moves that sent Melo to the Knicks and Deron Williams to the Nets, I got to thinking. I got to thinking that so many times in sports, guys have ended up in uniforms they just don’t belong in. Uniforms they just look wrong in. Here are a few that I never got used to: Read More »
They call him the Rifleman. The strong corageous Rifleman. A great big mountain of a man. -The Rifleman Theme
We just can’t seem to get enough of Blake Griffin. His thunderous dunks have enchanted a nation. Like Larry Bird’s three point contest check, the Rookie of the Year Award already has Blake Griffin’s name on it. Blake griffin does not pee words in the snow, he pees them in concrete. He peed some words in concrete last night. Words like, “leading both teams in points.” Words like, “leading both teams rebounds.” Words like, “leading both teams is assists.” What are words for when no one listens anymore? I’m listening. You know who else listening? Huh? Do ya? I’ll tell you else listening, Chuck Person is listening. That’s who’s listening. Read More »
Don’t you know about the bird? Well everybody knows, that bird is the word. Bird, bird, bird. Bird is the word. -Ramones
With tonight’s Three Point Contest fast approaching, I cannot help but reminisce. I cannot help but go back to a happier place and time. Go back to a time when Larry Bird was still in his three-point prime. Go back to a time when it was still fun to rhyme. So, just like my main man Nas, “I’m takin’ y’all on a trip straight through memory lane. It’s like that y’all…it’s like that y’all…it’s like that.” Damn skippy it’s like that. And now, I’m takin’ y’all on a trip straight to 1988. Takin’ y’all on a trip to the Prairie State. Sherman, set the Way Back Machine. Read More »
(ESPN 8PM ET) I know that Dallas have already beat the Celtics in Dallas earlier this year. I know dallas is in the midst of six game run. I know Dallas boasts 10 road wins against teams with winning records already this season. I know that’s three more than anyone else in the league. I’m like Fredo. I know things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect! You know who else is demanding a little respect around here? Huh? Do ya? Sure you do. The Boston Celtics. Thats who! Beginning tonight, the Celtics play the Mavs, Magic, Lakers and Heat at the Garden. Beginning tonight the Celtics remind the world why they should be the favorites to win the NBA Championship. The Celtics are getting healthy. The Celtics own a 22-3 record overall at the Garden. Vernon here’s got a job. Vernon’s got prospects. He’s bona fide. What are you? I’ll tell you what the Celtics are. They’re winners tonight. That’s what they are. Who are the big winner here tonight at the casino? Huh? The Celtics, that’s who. The Celtics are the big winners. The Celtics win! The Celtics win! Get your popcorn ready!
Peace out homies! Six Two and Even!