Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Things that currently amaze me to no end

The fact that Steve Nash has won consecutive MVP awards while Shaquille O'Neal has won only one. Just one. Yet Steve Nash has 2? Look at this list of consecutive NBA MVP winners. Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Steve Nash, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Tim Duncan, Moses Malone, Bill Russell. Remember the old "Sesame Street" song?

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you're absolutely...right!

Pretty easy to see which name fits the lyrics. Hell, if Steve Nash has 2 MVP's, Isiah Thomas deserved 5.

That Stuart Scott remains gainfully employed. On multiple TV networks. Stu probably thinks the same thing as he laughs his ass to the bank every week. David Blaine and Stu Scott on the same broadcast? I'm surprised my TV didn't implode from the massive amounts of suckitude.

That ESPN thinks the veiwing public needs/wants to see every single Barry Bonds at bat, and then analyze them in agonizing detail. You'd never know the Reds are in 1st place, the Padres and Phillies are on a long winning streaks, the White Sox are proving they were no 1 year fluke, and the Tigers are off to their best start in 2 decades. Yet "Baseball Tonight" will lead with anything involving Barry Bonds. "This just in from the Emergency Broadcasting System. Barry Bonds is not in today's starting lineup. I repeat, Bonds is not starting. Please stand by for more details from your local EBS station."

That Mike Maroth is 4-2 with a 2.55 ERA. Mirage or trend? I tend to think mirage.

That Jack Bauer didn't make a dozen copies of the recording that implicates President Logan in the assinataion of President Palmer. Think Jack, think! How hard is it to record the message on to voice mail? Or have Chloe dump it to a hard drive? Or several hard drives? Or even a floppy disk! For that matter, I've worked in office buildings that have better security than CTU seems to have. Chloe and Robocop both escaped, and now it looks like Bierko will be on the loose again soon. I loves the "24," but that show has plot holes big enough for Corey Schlesinger to run thru.

That when the Tigers signed Todd "Rollercoaster" Jones, they forgot that Tigers fans didn't forget the first time around with the 'Coaster. So they shouldn't have been caught off guard to hear the huge anti-Jones/pro-Rodney outcry from fans after the blown save in Minnesota. It wasn't a matter of if fans would become upset with Todd Jones, but just a matter of when.

That the News and Free Press are attempting to increase their weekend content, improving their respective sports pages in the process. Considering the JOA made the weekend papers useful only as a birdcage liner, I was plesantly surprised. But did that content have to include a half page of Wobb Parker's "Clubhouse Confidential?" If I hear or read, "Word from my CWPF's, that's my close warm personal friends..." one more time, well...no jury would hold me responsible for the carnage that results...

That some people actually believe it when the Pistons say they aren't motivated by the playoff scheduling snubs.

That desperate Cavaliers fans think this "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" reject, the center they call "Z," is the answer to the question called Wallace X2 and McDyess. 10 foot surgeries ago, they may have had an arguement. Now? It's laughable.

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