We're in a 'sporting world funk,' a term oft-used for that period in between the Bowl which is defined as 'Super' (for copyright sakes we've got to refer to it as that), and NCAA's March Madness. A period in which the release of SI's annual Swimsuit Edition and New York Knicks sudden superstar Jeremy Lin would just have to suffice. Be that it as it may, we've got some Casual Thoughts . . .
Let's Get After It!
The Miami Heat are going to hang one up in 2012. What the Mavericks did to 'Bron Bron' and 'D-Wade' last season was comical, and we got our rocks off on it, but I highly doubt we get to do that again, not this year. Headed into the All-Star break winning eleven of twelve, came out thrashing Portland on the road with LeBron putting up 38 points and 11 boards, you good?!?! No way the Heat find a way to mess this one up. Start to respect what has been put together on South Beach rather than a couple exciting weeks at MSG with a kid who played his college ball in Cambridge. LeBron, Wade, and Bosh vs. the Knicks on February 23rd - 22 boards, 13 assists, and 67 points. How far away did we really thing they were after reaching The Finals a season ago? Really!?!?
Be what you are, stop pretending #NFL. Waa, Waaa, the Saints placed bounties for their defensive players to knock players out and injure opposing players like Kurt Warner and Brett Favre (p.s. no one cares). Let's all throw our arms up in disgust and hand out suspensions, fines, and take away draft picks! Let Mike Greenberg and John Clayton pontificate and Adam Schefter give us hourly updates on what the commissioner may or may not do. Or . . . wait for it . . .how about we do absolutely nothing! There is a thought, treat it like a non-story, and move on! NFL players are now bigger, faster, and stronger than they've ever been, and it isn't because babies are getting bigger and bigger everyday! The NFL is a violent league, it's a sport where grown men get paid to smash each other play in, play out, don't be shocked when you are what you are! Crack down on HGH use and then we'll talk. #EverTheRealist. Or is Rodney Harrison the only guy to ever get suspended?
As far as Brewers slugger Ryan Braun goes . . .no dice! Doesn't matter what just happened as far as his case being overturned, just doesn't matter. The 2011 National League MVP isn't getting into The Hall, isn't getting the benefit of the doubt, and his story just doesn't pass the smell test, sorry Mr. Braun. How does this go, going forward? Braun better hope his numbers don't tail off this season, or he'll hear it. Braun better hope 2011 isn't the only season he's the N.L. MVP, or he'll hear it. Braun better hope that 2011 wasn't the only season which he failed a performance enhancing drug test, or he'll hear it. The once pride of the National League and the future of the new Major League Baseball, just made a huge stain on the game that he can't erase. Further more, he's got those of us who believed the game was getting closer and closer to clean, to now believing this is the same game with a different twist on it. Wag your finger all you want Ryan Braun, it just doesn't change things today.
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