Wednesday, June 8, 2011
LeBron comes up small
Funniest comment I read after the Boston Bruins 8-1 win from The Sports Pickle: I'm suspicious. Usually when a Boston team is playing this well they're on steroids or have illegally filmed the opponent's practices. Game 4 goes tonight in Beantown.
Vancouver Canuck Aaron Rome has been suspended for four games for his hit on Nathan Horton, who will be out at least four games with a concussion. How many games did Sean Avery get for talking junk about Elisha Cuthbert again? Was more than four, no?
The Dallas Mavs have evened the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat with am 86-83 win that landed right on the three point spread. Damn Vegas is good. No matter what happens next game in Dallas, the series will get decided in Miami. Can't wait to see what that kind of pressure does to LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
Since the Toronto Blue Jays media and fans love leading the league in anything so much, regardless of sample size, here's another: Kyle Drabek leads the game in walks issued and is on pace for 130 free passes. ESPN's Keith Law told ESPN's Baseball Today Podcast he'd be more surprised to see him sent down to the minors than hit the DL with an elbow issue. Oh-oh!
If you've been thinking it is a bit odd to see Blackberry so prominently advertising in the Stanley Cup Finals - an ad package worth into seven figures - then it shouldn't seem so odd to read from Forbes that the stories circulating are that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has told Jim Balsillie he'll get a team provided he stays in line and doesn't make any more spectacles.
The Miami Heat parade route has been leaked already. Map to your right.
Here are Michael Jordan's NBA Finals point totals per game: 36, 33, 29, 28, 30, 39, 39, 26, 32, 46, 33, 31, 42, 44, 55, 41, 33, 28, 29, 36, 23, 26, 22, 31, 38, 26, 22, 38, 38, 33, 37, 24, 34, 28, 45. And someone wants to say that LeBron James is better than him? LeBron had all of eight points last night and was largely ineffective on both sides of the floor. Case closed, not that there ever was one.
Buster Olney notes that the New York Mets are playing without Johan Santana, David Wright, Ike Davis, and getting little from the corpse known as Jason Bay, and they're almost at .500. Not too shabby, Mets.
As if the city of Detroit hasn't had enough misery poured on it, word is the Pistons are looking at Isaiah Thomas as coach.
And finally today, remember this original of yours truly: you can't spell "Human Centipede" without "H-E-A-T". If you're not sure about what the former refers too, be sure to click the link.
In last night's Toronto Blue Jay victory, at the end of the second inning, play by play man Buck Martinez told viewers at the end of the second inning that "the jays are leading 5-3". The score was 4-1 at the time. But, there were 5 hits for the Jays and 3 for KC.
Chick fight at Wendy's, and this one gets real nasty. Is that a dude pounding on one at the end? Just goes to show, never mess with a woman's Baconator.
Posted by TB at 10:24 AM