I have nothing else.
The Lakers survived on Thursday night. Hey, nothing like drinking up on a Thursday night, what a great game. Now, I hear a lot of people complaining about the NBA playoffs. To be honest, I feel that the NBA is booking the playoffs the right way. Booking the Lakers in a 4-0 sweep over the Jazz was good. But the NBA had to book the Lakers over the Suns in six. Makes Phoenix look pretty credible.
But, I have to admit, I am loving the way the NBA is booking the Magic vs. Cellbitch series. Now it seems like the NBA wants to put over the Cellbitch here. And that's cool. Pushing the Magic is like the WWF pushing Sheamus. Having young blood in the championship round is cool, but it's not quite the same as having traditional powers.
So here is where I credit the NBA. They could have had the Cellbitch go over the Magic in six. And really, it would have been ho-hum. But having the Cellbitch sell a possible 3-0 collapse ... genius. With the Red Sox rallying from an 0-3 deficit, the Bruins felling to a 3-0 advantage, booking Boston to tease a 3-0 fold ... awesome.
I don't believe that the Magic will push a seventh game. But booking Orlando to win two consecutive games to push the tease, well, I am a fan. Well done, NBA. Your booking committee puts the WWF to same.
That is why people think the NBA is legit, and the WWF is fake. Really, great work all around.
BIG PROPS to KC for a stellar Wednesday column about the UNLV assistant coach. Expect to see more KC around here.
BIG BEN is able to practice. Good to see the NFL is cracking down on its suspensions.
IT'S THE end of an era in Minnesota. Vikings fans will ask for generations, “Where were you when you found out Jared Allen cut his mullet?”
Allen’s mullet is an indelible image of the Vikings, much like the cold rising from the frozen turf of Metropolitan Stadium. But like the old Met, the mullet is no more. Just another legend in the storied history of the Vikings.
Imagining Allen without his mullet would be like picturing Billy Johnson without his white shoes, Lester Hayes without Stickum coating his hands or Brett Favre in a Vikings uniform. (All right, scratch the last one but add your own in the comments.)
But how could this happen? Well, some people claim that there is a woman to blame. And indeed, Allen cut his mullet for his upcoming wedding.
“The things men do for love,” Allen told the team’s official Web site.
But to quote the great Meatloaf, “I will do anything for love, but I won’t do that.” Seriously, she went into this relationship with Allen and the mullet, but I digress.
The only question left, will those locks go up on eBay?
THE RAIDERS want a refund from JaMarcus Russell because he failed to live up to expectations. That is a horrible precedent for the Raiders to set. What is going to stop season ticket holders from suing the team for failing to live up to expectations? Raiders fans have a class-action suit waiting to happen.
Well, if they were not too stupid to make it happen.
Imagine Raiders fans suing Al Davis for ruining the team. Javon Walker's contract would be exhibit A.
Come on Raiders fans, make that happen.
AND FINALLY ...
Probably the best news ever, Pat Tillman will go into the College Football Hall of Fame. Maybe someday the NFL will stop being ashamed of him and do the same.