Sunday, May 04, 2014


If you were paying attention, you had to notice all the big games that were played yesterday, and I'm not just talking about the Yanks.

The LA Clippers  beat back the Golden State Warriors in a 7th game to move on in the Western Conference playoffs. Too bad owner Donald Sterling had such scandalized behavior on his part detract from the efforts of the players.
The Oklahoma City Thunder ate up a game Memphis Grizzlies team to advance to the next step in the playoffs.
Two more big 7th games today: Brooklyn/Toronto and Dallas/San Antonio.
Congrats to former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who will be named NBA Rookie of the year. He averaged 16.7 ppg along with 6.3 assists.

Another sport I don't follow, except during the triple crown. The Derby favorite, California Chrome  won, prompting the usual talk about a horse being a "...definite possible Triple Crown winner." Again, I'm not  a racing aficionado, so I don't know about this, but I read where the three races are so different, it's rare that one horse has the ability to perform well in all three.

Floyd Mayweather won a decision against Marcos Maidana to unify the WBA & WBO Welterweight titles. Mayweather is 37 years old and is still undefeated in his 46 fights. After watching his post-fight interview, I think I can safely say his mouth is undefeated, too.

Yesterday was the opening game of the first ever all-southern California playoff series in the NHL - the LA Kings vs. the Anaheim Ducks. An ESPN announcer told analyst Barry Melrose, "Those two teams are only 26 miles apart, Barry."  "True, but that could be a 4-hour drive," said Barry. I don't think ESPN hired Melrose as a Travel Advisor.  By the way, Barry Melrose has to be the sharpest-dressed analyst on TV.

Watching the Yankee game, I saw Brett Gardner strike out swinging and then turn and say something to the umpire. I said to Annie-O, "What do you think he said?" She answered, "Was that a strike or a spare?" Um, not quite.
The Yanks have reacquired Alfredo Aceves. If he's the answer, I have no idea what the question could be.
You might want to tune into the baseball game on ESPN tonight and listen to John Kruk sing the National Anthem.
I saw the Manning brothers, Peyton & Eli, at Yankee Stadium watching today's game. They're probably the only two people in the "elite section" who can afford the seats they're in.

"A fan of Poland’s Zaglebie Lubin soccer team who lit a flare got pepper-sprayed by a security guard, setting him ablaze.Well, that’s one way to get the crowd fired up."  -- Dwight Perry
"Tallahassee Police clear Jameis Winston after crab refuses to press charges."  --
"70,000 are expected to attend the NRA annual meetings in Indianapolis. The weekend will feature a brunch, a gun raffle, and no sudden movements."  -- Jimmy Fallon
"Floyd Mayweather has expressed interest in buying the Clippers. This demonstrates what a mess this is. Someone from boxing who's been to jail and is a notorious gambler may be brought in to clean the organization up."  -- Brad Dickson
"The NFL will no longer allow players to dunk over goalposts after scoring a touchdown. But you're still allowed to climb atop the crossbar and dance like a drunken duck for three minutes."  -- Brad Dickson
" There were injuries but fortunately no fatalities today when a NY Subway train derailed today in Queens. New Yorkers were stunned, normally the only train wreck in May is the Mets."  -- Janice Hough
"Five ex-cheerleaders are suing the Buffalo Bills for, among other things, having to pay $650 for their uniforms. I've seen some of those outfits; that's about $100 a square inch."  -- RJ Currie
"April was National Grilled Cheese Month. You know we're doing something wrong when we have one day in May to honor our mothers and an entire month to pay tribute to cooked cheese."  -- Brad Dickson
"The Lakers are apparently interested in hiring John Calipari. But not sure Calipari is interested in coaching prima donnas he can’t get rid of after a year."  -- Janice Hough
"The Washington Nationals 2014 motto is “Nothing but Natitude.” It is not to be confused with the Houston Astros slogan: Nothing but Ineptitude."  -- RJ Currie


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