PYB in with some very quick jabs today:
--Dwyane Wade: Are words even necessary? PYB was not aware of this until Inside the NBA on TNT played it early this morning. We think that the day that dressing like a pussy and carrying a white bag to a playoff game is cool, is the day that sports is no longer for us...
Hell, a wedding vow didn't stop ETW from plowing half the women in Florida, why would a few wooden stakes mean anything to him? Finally, the guy who made the video on the link above, showing Woods cheating, is a loser. Feel free to shower, remove the hat, button your shirt and ease up on surmising what the television commentators would have said had the ball crossed the hazard at said points.
--Carmelo Anthony: Losing out to a team that plays together, plays defense, plays intelligently, shares the ball. Can't believe it.
--Kansas: Signed the top high school basketball prospect in the country yesterday. Will this help the Jayhawks choke better next March?
All we got.....PYB
Sunday, May 12, 2013
PYB checks in on Mother's Day, as we wonder how we'll juggle family duties with final-round viewing of The Players Championship -- or as Brandel Chamblee would call it -- the fifth major. It's a major in the same way that Tiger Woods won the Grand Slam.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
--Chris Paul is strutting around and leading another come-frome-ahead playoff meltdown for his team. After leading Memphis 2-0, the Clippers have dropped three in a row and have to travel across the country for game six against the Grizzlies. Let's call Chicken Little and her pretty eyelashes what she is, the Atlanta Braves of the NBA. Los Angeles can rack up hundreds of dunks during regular-season play and brag about its depth because Grant Hill sits on the end of its bench, but they have no go-to scorer in a half-court set and Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan can make television commercials and highlights but can't make free throws. Sounds just like the New Orleans team that Paul led in 2008 that pissed away a 2-0 lead versus another more fundamentally sound team -- the San Antonio Spurs.
--Two interesting points came to us from this version of Dirk Chatelain's Mad Chatter:
- 1. Michigan players are saying they would have beaten Nebraska last year had Devin Gardner started instead of Denard Robinson. Wrong. Michigan had Nebraska on the ropes until Robinson was injured, then the tide turned. Nobody forced supercoach Brady Hoke and his bacon-neck undershirt to put in the wrong scrub backup quarterback. Of course, NU is an easy target these days for hyperbole like this -- in a Chris Webber kind of way.
- A discussion of how good LeQueen James would have been in the NFL. Likely from the same folks who told us Tiger Woods could have been a Navy SEAL or played cornerback in the league. So, you're telling me that one of the mentally weakest stars in NBA history was going to dominate the most ferocious and unforgiving professional league in the world? OK. Would he get to play with 21 hand-picked teammates?
--Oh yeah, NU didn't get a prime time ABC game for the 2013 season. Should help recruiting. Notre Dame vs. Purdue did make the cut, though.
That's all we have for now.....we just finished Hank Haney's book, 'The Big Miss,' and have some thoughts on that. When we have time to collect those thoughts, we'll be back to laugh about what a pussy Haney is.
our company is fine....
Sunday, April 14, 2013
--Kobe tore his Achilles Tendon. Apparently, it's Mike D'Antoni's fault, because Bryant logged too many minutes in recent weeks. Apparently, it's also the coach's fault that Bryant has never been able to coexist with other stars or any point guard that wants to handle the ball. Superwoman to the rescue. Given Bryant's reputation as a coach killer, I'm sure D'Antoni felt empowered to bench his star during LA's playoff run with the commissioner watching.
Emperor Stern had to be mortified at the scene. Even the most staged of events can get all too real, as seen here. The media acted like the president had been shot during Saturday's early coverage. It was both embarrassing and laughable.
--Speaking of douchebags, Tiger Woods cheated at Augusta. But, never fear, PGA officials enacted for the first time a rule that kept Woods in the tournament. After rattling a wedge off the flagstick and into the pond on the par-five fifteenth, he dropped the ball two yards back from his original spot and hit again. No big deal, you say? Not for you and me, but for a tour professional, it's a huge deal.
Most of them are dialed in to the yard on shots that short. (Just ask Johnny Miller, who simply adjusted his swing speed by one mile per hour to accommodate such adjustments.) As we digress, we should stress the word MOST. Woods is one of the PGA's worst wedge players, commonly airmailing 90-yard shots by 10 yards. Anyhow, he's been in the trees on his first two tee shots today. Let's hope it continues.
--Side note: Anyone who phones in a rules violation to PGA officials is a fucking loser.
--The NU AD released the new court design for Pinnacle Bank Arena. The idea of bringing back the state outline was a no-brainer (should have never been dumped), but to our untrained eye, it looks as if someone in the post-design phase threw a couple ill-fitting logos in the mix. The whole BIG abbreviation is a disaster, it's neither creative or cool. And the conference, outside of financial statements, is a plodding dinosaur. And the irony of having a First National Bank logo in Pinnacle Bank Arena reeks of amateurism.
--We'll close with some Masters notes, and promise more following today's finish:
- Why didn't we drop $5 on Angel Cabrera to win?
- CBS opened Saturday with a dramatic recap of Eldrick Woods' rules gaffe, followed by a round of overanalysis. Twelve minutes into the telecast, and we still hadn't seen a live golf shot from the best tournament on tour. Nice job.
- CBS opened Sunday by showing players striding from their cars to the locker room. First, naturally, was a player four shots off the lead (Woods). Second came Matt Kuchar, clad in yet another outfit that would make Docker Golf look cutting edge. Third came Brandt Snedeker, and the network executives made sure to roll footage of him crying after his final-round meltdown five years ago. Whatever.
- David Feherty just referenced "a little film of moisture" on Adam Scott's "perfect sword." OK.
Almost gone, that is. But we'd be remiss if we didn't give a shout out to the crown jewel of the NU Athletic Department -- women's bowling! They took home the 2013 national title and have inspired every other program in Lincoln to follow in its footsteps. The physiques of Andre Almeida and Porky Meredith tell us so.
The team even inspired some dildo to paint his face and sit in the front row. Get a god damn job, Al....