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.
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!
It’s deja-vu for Ohio State. And the result will be the same. The Gators smell blood and I believe the chop will be in full motion tonight. Back to Back championships are hard to come by in the NCAA, and Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators knows this. This team is focused. Just ask UCLA. Many experts predicted the Bruins could upset Florida, but this team seems even more hungry than last year. Many of these Gators will be playing in the NBA, but one to watch tonight is Corey Brewer. When he’s on this team is all-most un-stoppable. Personally I would love a Florida Romp. It was great to watch the arrogant Buckeyes get smashed by a stronger and more talented Florida team, but best was watching Jim Tressel look like a 7 year old who lost his puppy! It was priceless! Just in case OSU forgot heres the box score. Good luck tonight!
1 2 3 4 Final
Florida 14 20 0 7 41
OSU 7 7 0 0 14
Last night the Toronto Raptors made a statement. They man-handled the Miami Heat, and I believe they are going to be tough in the Eastern Conference playoffs. I actually believe the Raptors could beat Miami in a playoff series. Chris Bosh is a stud, Andrea Bargnani should be rookie of the year, Juan Dixon, T.J. Ford, Mo. Pete,….these guys are good. Toronto has yet to make a splash and do some damage in the playoffs, but I think this is the year of the Raptor. Will they make the NBA Finals? Probally not. But they sure have made the Air Canada Centre a tough place to get a victory at,
and with the way the Eastern Conference is this year, anything can happen. Detroit, and Miami are the class of the conference, but after that people say Cleveland, New Jersey or Chicago could be there in the end, or even Washington. I think people over look Toronto because of guys like LeBron, Shaq, D. Wade, and Jason Kidd. The big names in the conference, but I think Toronto could beat Jersey or Cleveland in a 7 game series. They may not go far, or they may surprise, but with that talent and youth on their side, Toronto is an up an comer in the East.
The Minnesota Timberwolves hit an all time new low last night. That team is spiraling out of control and Kevin Garnett better get out if he wants any shot at a ring. Hell the way they are playing he better get out if wants a shot at the playoffs again! Blowing a 25 point lead is bad, real bad. But doing it at home to a hapless Seattle team, without Ray Allen mind you, is just friggin aweful! And just looking at Kevin McHale sit in the crowd with a lifeless look on his face is priceless! Long way from the Garden Party days eh Kevin? I feel for you T-Wolf fans. You have in my opinion the best player in hoops, and hes melting away in Minnesota. K-G is better then Lebron, Kobe, and others in my opinion, he just has no supporting cast to speak of, and last nights game was a total embarrassment!
Well my final 4 is still alive! Even though I do have Florida winning their spot in the Final Four, like I wrote a few blogs ago my heart is pulling for UNLV. I think I was one of the few not surprised that Vegas beat Wisconsin. I almost looked like a real expert when I predicted Xavier would beat Ohio State, and they would have if it weren’t for a missed free throw and a miracle 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to O.T. When Xavier missed the free throw and Ohio State was dribbling down court why didn’t they foul? I was screaming FOUL HIM!!! They must have not heard me through my T.V.!
How about Butler? That’s a great story and it could become greater with a victory over Florida. It will be tough, but they have beaten Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Maryland. And don’t forget about USC. Not really known as a Basketball School, they are turning heads with a victory over Kevin Durant. (oops I mean Texas!) That’s not really a slap at Texas, but if they didn’t have Durant, oh boy! That guy is awesome! And give USC Head Coach Tim Floyd some credit here. The guy who took a job nobody could win at, (The Chicago Bulls head spot right after the M.J., Phil Jackson years) deserves his credit. He’s doing a great job at USC.