Thursday, June 10, 2010
Hey, I've got just a big ass melange of thoughts today. On Wednesdays, we get our inspiration for a post like this from Digital Underground. Today, we seek strength from the late, great Junk Yard Dog! THUMP, BITCH! By the way, Deadspin's weekly "Dead Wrestler of the Week" feature is fucking amazing.
***That was the best Strasmas ever - I wish that I wrote about this yesterday. How fucking good is this kid? You would think that there was no way that he could live up to all the hype, but HOLY SHIT. How do you throw that hard with pinpoint control? This guy is going to be soooo damn good. Granted, it was against the Pirates and he did have an electric home crowd supporting him, but still. And he gets to face the Indians on Sunday! I know where I will be at 1 pm...watching STO and seeing more Strasburg fans in the stands than Indians fans. I'm so fucking giddy about this guy eventhough he's weird-looking. Maybe it's because I know that in 2016, he's going to be wearing pinstripes.
***Speaking of which, how about an insane Nationals prediction - When you pick in the top 3 of every damn draft, eventually you are going to be good. It happened to Tampa. So I will say it: the Washington Nationals will be in the World Series by 2015. And I mean it. They have their ace. They have their closer of the future (Drew Storen). They have their 3/4 hitters for the next decade (Zimmerman/Harper). From what I've read, they will spend the money (and have it to burn) once they are ready to make the leap. Man, I wish that I was a Nats fan right now. Hell, I wear my Nationals hat every time I leave the house these days! There is so much to be pumped about...especially since Adam Dunn won't be around next year!
***Where "Derek Fisher is the MVP" happens - I freely admit, I've only watched the 4th quarters of the NBA Finals. I don't feel like I've missed anything. I mean, if the series was over today, Derek Fisher would win the MVP and he sucks. It sure as hell isn't Kobe who continues to jack up rotten shots. It should never take anyone 29 shots to score 29 points. The officiating has been shit (as expected). KG looks like a fucking corpse acting like a tough guy. Ray Allen continues to be the biggest enigma of the series though. When he plays well, the C's win. When he sucks (and 0 for 13 is the definition), they lose. People will say that Rondo makes them tick but that is wrong. It's all about the wetness of Ray Ray's J. I never made an official prediction but Lakers in 6 feels about right.
***"The Big 12 is dead" - I was at the gym last night watching ESPN when Chip Brown from orangebloods.com came on and stated that this conference will cease to exist soon. We've talked about the rumors before, but I didn't expect it to go down this fast. Nebraska is already giving the Big Ten an HJ. Missour-ah appears to be next in line. If Notre Dame says no, then Rutgers will be quick to act as well. I couldn't believe that Texas got their administration and coaches together yesterday, decided that they had to move, and are ready to go Pac-10 already. I figured that it would take them months to decide. Damn...the face of college sports as we know it is changing. The days of the super-conferences are upon us. And if you think that this is going to lead to a playoff, you've got another thing coming. In fact, the BCS is just getting stronger. These guys, expecially now, are going to want to keep the big paydays within the mon-con's. But who I really feel bad for is Bill Self and the Kansas hoops program. Where in the hell are they going to go? That's the best (arguably) program in the country and they may have to settle for a Mountain West bid. Sad.
***The drought is over - What a great Stanley Cup Final game last night. I had no rooting interest at all (though I was pulling for the Blackhawks as I dislike Chrissy Pronger), yet I was on the edge of my seat. Good for the Blackhawks though. But it would have been funny if Marian Hossa had lost in the Finals again. You know, not everyone likes hockey and I get that. But goddamn are their playoffs not the best in sports? The NHL postseason is just fucking awesome. 2011 Stanley Cup Champs: the Scott Arniel-led CBJ!!!
***This is your 4 Week Warning - The best show of the summer fires up again in 28 long days, bitches. 7/8 marks the sexy return of Julie Chen! There has been nothing announced as far as the cast goes, but I assume that CBS will give us an eclectic bunch as always. I would kill to be on this show.
Ace runs the show tomorrow. Hopefully I didn't steal his topic today. I'm umping with Damman on Saturday (this is our first time as partners). I fully expect some Jim Joyce-like shitty calls out of him while I am respsonsible for calming everyone down.