Monday, June 07, 2010

The Post Mortem: Finals a Worked Shoot

Well there is no use getting upset about an NBA Finals game that seems to have about as much legitimacy as your typical WWF match. I know it’s cliché to say, but could the referees be a bigger story about the Finals?

This crew took Ray Allen out of Game 1, and now the crew did the same to Kobe Bryant. You can tell that the NBA fans were tuning in on Sunday night to catch Sasha take on Nate Robinson. The NBA Finals … it is fantastic!

The only thing that you can think about during the Finals – other than how hot are the broads that Jack is checking out – is how much money are these NBA officials making because of their tilted officiating. There is no reason to believe that these guys are not dirty. They are like police officers driving around in $100K sports cars. What is to stop them from making money off the Finals?

For that reason, I refuse to get emotionally invested. Rather just view this as entertainment.

BTW RON Artest was called for a foul in that picture.

Remember the scene in Forest Gump where the Alabama crowd holds up the stop signs to stop Forest on kickoff returns? The Staples Center crowd needs to do that for Artest.

PROMISES, PROMISES. QB Brett Favre vowed to return to play for the Vikings if the Southern Miss baseball team returned to the College World Series. Bad news for Vikings — and perhaps fantasy football enthusiasts — the Golden Eagles were eliminated in the Auburn regional on Sunday.

Southern Miss’ return to Omaha, Neb. — home of the College World Series — was a long shot, as the Golden Eagles entered the regional as the third seed. You almost get the feeling that Favre was making some sort of Todd Gack-like wager (for you Seinfeld fans), knowing that Southern Miss was not going to return.

So this means Favre is gone for good, right?

The Minneapolis Star Tribune says to not read too much into it, saying that Favre going through ankle surgery is probably a better indicator of his true intentions.

You also might have noticed that Cal State Fullerton eliminated Stanford. To be honest, I could not be bothered to watch anymore. Eliminating the Tree is enough.

TO SAY that Madden football is only a video game, would be like saying the Lombardi Trophy is just some award. Alright, that might be a bit of a stretch, but it’s not just the gamers who pay attention to the Madden ratings, the players take note, too.

Remember DeAngelo Hall moaning on his Twitter account last year because he felt that his Madden rating was too low?

Of course, these players could probably be more concerned with actually, you know, working on their skills. But that's just silly.

So you know that players are paying close attention to the Madden NFL 11 ratings, which were released on Monday. This comes as no surprise, but the Saints and the Colts are the top two teams. (via Game Spot).

The Saints (overall rating 92) and the Colts (91) had their ratings fall off the 2010 game, but still hold the top spot. The real question … who is No. 3? That’s the Ravens. Rounding out the top ten are the Jets, Vikings, Packers, Cowboys, Patriots, Bengals and Chargers.

The Chargers had their rating fall by four points. Did LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Cromartie mean that much? Or is Ryan Mathews rated way too low?

The Cardinals, however, took the biggest hit, down eight points to 79. Guess that is what happens when your potential future Hall of Fame quarterback — the Kurt Warner Machine — retires, along with a near roster purge on defense.


Tim Tebow is in the mix to be the starter in Denver? Seriously, Josh McDaniels really does not want to win.


Diane said...

I've watched one playoff game. Lakers v. OKC. At a sports bar. In NYC. IN APRIL.

Maybe even the refs can't pretend to care for months.

yogi said...

The refereeing is terrible - The worst I have ever seen in a finals.

How are we supposed to watch a game that is stopped every minute? How can the players get in any kind of flow?

I watched game 1 and it was simply torture. I'm passing on the rest of the Finals.

Bokolis said...

Having honed their game, the cops 'round here have the good sense to stop at $40k sports cars...ironic, though, that they drive around the same tinted out cars as the derelicts. Is it a become what you hate, product of your environment, or have the derelicts become cops? All three?

There is no cogent reason for any NBA/NHL playoff series to be more than 3 games. The only entertainment- other than putting Fuji Dust in the talcum powder and spraying the referee (there's a Dusty Finish for you)- would come in the form of the scoreboard falling on Kobe. They could hold the funeral, mourn and still stay on schedule.

Bain said...

As a Pistons fan, I truly understand Laker and Celtic fans disgust with the officials. Back in the late 80s and early 90s my team just could not catch a break from the refs. It used to suck watching stars like Bill Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn get hounded into foul trouble while suckwads like Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Larry Bird were allowed to run roughshod.

My word, incidently, is "denty," which is what Bird's head looked like after a good night at The Palace.

THN said...

I forgot about your Pistons love. hehehe.

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