Well here we go. NBA’s Golden Child vs. the team everyone loves to hate. With the NBA’s most vocal player who everyone loves to criticize. (Sheeeeeed!) But lets be real for a minute. The Pistons are better then the Cavs. Period. Let me expain. The Cavs are a GOOD TEAM. The Pistons are GREAT TEAM. Does that mean Detroit will roll the Cavs? Probally not. You see there is to much time and money invested in the Cavs. (uhh I mean LeBron). The Sprite pushing clean cut Poster boy IS THE CAVS TEAM. LeBron is a great player, but the surronding cast isn’t. But I know somewhere in this world David Stern is on his knees praying for LeBron, (I mean the Cavs) to make the NBA Finals.
This Series will probally go 7 games, but I believe Detroit could take it in 5. My theory is this……If this game was on the playground, and Cleveland said “o.k., Chauncy has to sit this series out,” Detroit would be in trouble, but could still hang with the Cavs. If Detroit said “o.k. LeBron has to sit this series out,” This series would be over in 4 games. This is not a shot against LeBron, the guy is awesome. But Like it or not he IS THE MAN. And the Cavs can only go as far as he can take them. The hunger is back in Detroit and with Chris Webber in the middle instead of Big Ben, the Pistons are better this year then they were last. Pistons in 5.
Well it couldn’t have been a better week for Tigers fans. 7 games, 7 wins! Also closing the 3 game gap between us and the Indians to move into a first place tie with the Tribe. Things are starting to look up for some of the early slumping Tigers. Gary Sheffield hit 3 HR’s this week and raised his avg. from .119 to .227. (Not to mention Sheff is 3rd in the A.L. in runs scored with 24) Not a bad week! Brandon Inge is also shaking off his early season funk. And Magglio Ordonez continues to kill the baseball! Slugging Pct. near .700, and 28 RBI’s, Maggs is on a pace to have the best year of his carrer. The little bit of bad news is Joel Zumaya hasn’t looked like his ol self and now maybe we know why. Zumaya was placed on the 15-day DL today when he heard “someting pop” in his middle finger near the knuckle. Hopefully he will make a quick recovery.
I’m so glad the Pistons are playing the Bulls. Detroit vs. Chicago. Awesome! Great memories of these two cities battling it out. The Bad Boys vs. the Jordan led Bulls. Tigers vs. Sox always is a battle. And all through the 80s and 90s the Wings and Blackhawks was always a blood bath! It was great! No offense David Stern (who you know was dying when the Heat got smashed in 4 by the Bulls, now the East moves on without Wade or Shaq wahhhhhhh!!) Detroit and Chicago are far better sports towns than Miami. Whoever wins this series I hope wins the NBA Title. I know they wouldn’t be the favorite vs. powers like Dallas or the Spurs or Suns. Wait…..Dallas is …..gone? Oh yeah, the team everyone was handing the trophy to forgot they had to beat Golden State. Now it’s the Spurs or Suns. Well one of those Favorites will be gone in a week because they are going head to head in round 2. I’m pullin for my Pistons but if they do lose, I hope the Bulls win it all!
Wow. Shaq is mad about the calls in the first playoff game vs. Chicago. Actually to quote him “My intention was to come out and be myself, until Eddie Rush derailed me,” what does that mean? Did the refs finally call him for traveling? He does 90% of the time. Or the way he just knocks people over, then stands there with the look on his face like how can you call that foul on me? Call me crazy, but maybe, just maybe the Bulls are better than the Heat. They sure look hungrier then the Heat. They remember losing to this Heat team last year and do not want this year to bring the same results. Last year I believe the Heat got some generous calls vs. the Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals and even got more home cookin vs. Dallas in the Finals. What goes around comes around. I’m hopin the Bulls can win the series and play my hometown Pistons. That would be awesome, and I could remember the good ol days of a good rivalry. Pistons vs. Bulls. Awesome!
Well it only took 1 week for Lou Pinella to realize what kind of season this could be for him and the cubbie faithful. After what I thought was a harmless question about “what could be the problem” from a beat writer, Pinella had to go into a typical Pinella rant mode and do his best Bob Knight and try to make the reporter fell like an ass. Don’t worry Lou, things will get better. NOT! Not with this Cubs team. First off, they have no pitching. Zambrano and…….yeah that’s where it begins and ends. Being a Bill Murray fan, the Cubbie fans must feel like the Chicago native is living in “Groundhog Day” over and over with this Kerry Wood and Mark Prior soap opera. They need to part ways with these 2. It’s aweful about the injuries, but it’s time to part ways. Soon no other team will have any interest in either of these guys because of there track records. Well keep the faith Cubs fans, being in what I think is one of the weaker divisions, a .500 team could win it! Unfortunately, I think 65 to 70 wins is all you will get this season. I think Vegas Oddsmakers were a little tipsey when they made the Cubbies a 3-1 favorite in the National League to win the Pennant. Holy Cow! One thing is for sure, I miss Harry Caray!
This could be an all to familiar look for Zambrano and the Cubs if they don’t get some pitching help from the pen.
Do teams just “take days off?” Are they to spoiled now a days? To much money? To many shoe deals? Look , I know athletes are just humans like all of us, sometimes we all don’t feel like working, it’s just natural. But whats with the Miami Heat? Did any one see that sorry ass team yesterday attempt to beat the all might Bobcats at home last night? Maybe some games are fixed. Or maybe, just maybe, these teams just don’t give a sh#t! Look, The Larry Bird lead Celtics, The Pat Riley coached LAKERS, (not heat), The Dr. J lead 76ers, Isiah and the Pistons, and of course the Jordan lead Bulls. These teams NEVER WANTED TO LOSE A HOME GAME!! Going 35-6 at home was the norm back then. Then to add insult to injury after the game James Posey is arreseted for a DUI. Incredible! Maybe he started throwin ’em back in OT!
Look I’m just an average guy, who loves sports, and not to take away the effort the Bobcats put out last night, but the Heat tanked that game. They should refund the fans money! (Especially since they played even worse yesterday than they did when they let the Orlando Magic come in a few weeks ago and blow them out!) Fight back fans! Boo when your team tanks it! Sports is entertainment, and if your team loses, it’s not the end of the world, but when a hard workin man pays $500.00 for a family of 4 to buy tickets, pay for parking, food and the $50.00 souvenir for your 5 year old, and you glance at the bench and see the home team with big smiles on their faces after an OT loss, it can be very frustrating.
After 3 games of what is a very long baseball season, why am I worried about my Detroit Tigers? I’ll tell you in 2 words. Relief Pitching. Well Middle Relief to be politically correct. Last night the Tigers looked like they were sleep walking in K.C. and handed the Royals a victory. Justin Verlander was good, even though he walked a few. The day before they almost blew a 9 run lead to Toronto and held on 10-9. Last night my all-time favorite pitcher (I’m being very sarcastic) Jose Mesa came in and did what he’s best at, blowing games. Verlander gives up only 2 hits in 6 innings, but Mesa gives up hits to the first 3 hitters he sees, and a 1-1 tie is a 3-1 loss. It’s early in the season, but this is a bad sign. I’ve watched Mesa blow many games for the Giants and Indians and I don’t want him doing that here! I wish the Tigers would try to package Jason Grilli and Jose Mesa for……….someone! Maybe Jamie Walker??? Oh yeah, it’s to late for that!