Ahh it is finally here. Honestly, I am surprised it has taken this long to get here. The Celtics lasted way longer than I thought they would and they really shouldn’t have won three games in this series. However, the reason they lasted this long, is also the reason why the Heat and Lebron will lose for the second year in a row in the finals. But, more on that later. For now, I want to say how ridiculous it is that the Celtics even won three games.
The Celtics are really freaking old plain and simple. Ray Allen is pretty much useless at this point in his career, Paul Pierce has a lot of wear and tear, Garnett has played seventeen seasons and Rondo (although he is a great penetrator and assist guy) can’t shoot worth a lick which allows the Heat to play so far off a point guard its ridiculous. It is amazing that the Celtics won three games in this series, and the reason being is that the Celtics played their freaking hearts out every single game of the playoffs. However, at this point in time, that isn’t enough. The talent is just not there anymore.
However, with the Heat, the talent is there, the heart? Not really. They should have completely blown out the Celtics by twenty every single game of this series. They have three guys, in their prime, who are going to probably be in the Hall of Fame. Yet, they take plays and games off, which is why, they will lose again in the Finals. They are going to face a team with just as much talent across the board, and have the fire and the heart as the Celtics do. The Thunder will win the series and we can once again hear Lebron make excuses. I can’t wait.
That is what the University Presidents and College Conference Commissioners have done to the promise of a College Football Playoff.
I tell you what, when the possibility of a college football playoff started to become a reality about a month ago, I was more excited than anyone. Even though they decided that a four team playoff was the better route than an eight or a sixteen team playoff (which I preferred more), anything is better than the BCS system, which is more corrupt than Enron ever was.
However, of course the Big conferences have to turn it into a complete pissing match. Since in this scenario there are only four teams involved, everyone wants to make sure that they get their share of the pie i.e lots and lots of money. So the SEC and the Big 12, being the two best conferences in football by far, want the four best teams regardless of conference affiliation. When the Big 10 and Pac whatever found out about this, they whined about it not being fair and that only teams who are conference champions should be allowed to be in the four team playoff.
I can see pros and cons of either scenario, but the main problem is that to limit the number of teams to four is completely stupid anyways. However, why should I expect anything else from these money grubbing idiots? In my opinion, go to 16 teams, use the current bcs formula to rank the teams 1-16 ( look the formula is ridiculously hard to understand but at the end of the season it seems to pass the eye test pretty well, plus it is a good mix of human and computer) but put back the strength of schedule in the formula so that maybe we will get a good out of conference game every once in a while. Done….perfect system! Yes people will complain (just like they do after the 68 basketball team tournament field is announced), but if you can’t make it to the top 16, you don’t have much to gripe about. That 5th team might though.
First off, let me apologize for being gone so long. Prior commitments have led me to not being able to post for quite a while. With that said, I am glad to be back and just in time for the NBA Playoffs to start. Yes I know that they have really been going on now for over a month, but have they really? Once Derrick Rose screwed up his knee, was there a point in watching any of the games up until now? We all knew it was going to be Boston vs Miami and San Antonio vs OKC. This is the problem with the NBA…98% of the league is role players, the other 2% are the superstars. And the superstars rule this league. No superstar on your team, well then your team is garbage…pure and simple. Ok well maybe not garbage, but you aren’t getting to the Conference Finals with a bunch of role players. And as much as it pains me to say it, we can go ahead and pencil Miami in for the Finals, Boston stands as much of a chance of winning their series as I do playing for the NBA.
Boston is just too damn old, way too much tread on the tires. Ray Allen looks like he should be collecting Social Security. I mean the guy is missing foul shot after foul shot. A career 90% plus free throw shooter is shooting around 50% in the playoffs. Anyways, yes Boston may win one or even two games just based on knowledge of the game, but honestly there really isn’t a point in delaying the inevitable. Let’s just go ahead and fast forward to the Finals where Miami will lose to the Western Finals Champ, and all can be right with the world. A world where Lebron has zero rings, and the flopper i.e. Dwayne Wade never wins another one.
Lebron asked for this a couple of years ago. He made his decision in front of all of the ESPN cameras. Remember…”not one, not two, not three etc Championships” in front of the Miami Heat Fans. I would feel sorry for the guy, if he wasn’t such a complete douche of a human being. Look, everyone makes mistakes. Hell, I have made about a million of them. The difference is that, no one calls a press conference and ESPN to record their mistake. Usually, people avoid that kind of thing.
Anyways, you know the story. Lebron calls ESPN, spurns Cleveland and goes to Miami where he proclaims that they will win multiple championships. So far this has not worked out. Why? Well I will tell you one thing, in this case I really don’t think that it’s all Lebron’s fault. Shocking coming from me right? However, here me out. It isn’t Lebron’s fault that all of a sudden Wade looks like someone that should be collecting AARP payments. It also isn’t Lebron’s fault that Erik Spoelstra can’t coach himself out of a paper bag, and not his fault that Riley didn’t fire Spoelstra a heckuva long time ago. Lastly, it isn’t Lebron’s fault that Bosh got injured.
Yet, it is Lebron’s fault that he got himself into this situation in the first place. He knew what he was getting himself into when he decided to join the Heat. He knew Spoelstra was the coach, he knew Wade (who is basically the same player as Lebron only smaller) was there, and he knew Bosh (extremely overrated big man) was joining the team. Finally, he knew that with these three players, the Heat were not going to be able to sign anyone of value. I wonder where Lebron will go next and with who to win not one, not two, not three etc championships?
The answer simply is no. The beatdown 76-53 this year was just another validation of that fact. It is also straight validation that on a day when Xavier’s conference got infinitely better with VCU joining the A-10, UC players got into a fight with a bouncer at a Cincinnati night club. Oh sorry I mean “allegedly” got into a fight with a bouncer at a club called PLAY. “Allegedly,” UC basketball players got into a fight with the bouncer because they couldn’t handle being moved to a different part of the VIP section.
You see, UC basketball players thought they were above everything, just as they always do, and figured they could just take over a part of the VIP section that was already being used. When the bouncer came up to them and told them to please move, of course the players started running their mouths and thus the fight ensued. Hmmmm, that is so weird that UC players would cause something like this to escalate. I mean they are such good boys, and didn’t they learn something from the fight at the end of that 76-53 beatdown? They would never run their mouths right? They must have just been defending themselves.
I remember the troll errr dwarf, I mean Mick Cronin manipulate the media in Cincinnati into believing that he was appalled at his players’ actions back in December. Yeah right and I am a 7’0 guy with David Beckham looks. Anywho, let’s be honest for a second here. Mick didn’t give a rat’s ass that his players got into a fight at the end of the game this past season. The only thing that he was worried about, was how long his players were going to have to be suspended. The reason I am so confident in saying that, is because if he actually cared, he would have changed some of these players’ attitudes. Obviously, he didn’t and so they didn’t. It is the same old sorry UC….only this time there is no Huggins.
Yes Xavier had a public relations nightmare post fight. However, Tu learned something. How do I know? Read the interview from ESPN about a month after the fight. It clearly showed a man who was in pain. A man in pain because he felt guilty, yes, but also because he realized that his actions and his contributions to what occurred were wrong. Lyons on the other hand, didn’t seem to learn anything? How do I know? Well, Xavier turned him loose after he had said he would be back. Xavier didn’t want him back. Xavier’s actions spoke louder than UC’s words. Now some of you might say that the reason Lyons left was because he wanted to be a point guard, and Xavier wasn’t going to allow that with Semaj Christon and Dee Davis already in the fold. Do you really believe that Xavier wouldn’t have accomadated a fifth year senior who is extremely talented if that was the only issue? Come on…if you believe that…I have a lake in the middle of the desert to sell you.