Miami Heat v. Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals Part Deuxby Christopher C. Wuensch on May. 27, 2011, under Sports, Stranded At Second Base
STRANDED AT SECOND BASE
“Culling the thoughts that occur when you’re standing around waiting for something to happen…”
The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat appear to be on a collision course to meet every five years in the NBA Finals.
The Heat ensured that with a come-from-behind, Game Five victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.
Let’s just hope a rematch of the 2006 Finals — won by the Heat — doesn’t reanimate retro ’06 fads such as Thom Browne shrunken suits, a Brittany-Kevin reunion and/or a “Cars” sequel.
The NBA Finals begin May 31 in Miami.
What do you think Bengals owner Mike Brown, who still has to shill out $6 million to Chad Ochocinco in the 2011 season, feels about the Cincinnati wide receiver recently Tweeting this picture of himself…
Responded Brown via the Cincinnati Enquirer:
“The issue is, does he at this stage of his life have that focus? Next maybe he’ll be a snake wrangler and we’ll watch to see if he gets bit. They amuse me in a way, but they concern me because, let’s face it, we want a football player. We aren’t hiring a bull rider, a dancer or a soccer player.”
When Jason Terry looks back on his career, two superfluous points will be missing from his post-season stat line.
The former Sixth-Mnn of the Year award winner threw down a dunk as time expired in the Dallas Mavericks’ Game Five, series-clinching win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
Free advice to the Winnipeg Sun, a daily tabloid newspaper in Manitoba, Canada: If the city lands a relocated NHL team, I’ll be disappointed if you don’t use the headline:
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman bucked various reports from several media outlets on Friday that the NHL has a deal in place to relocate the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, who lost their original NHL franchise in 1996 when the Jets headed south to become the Phoenix Coyotes.
If Atlanta does pack its bags, will the new franchise still be known as the Thrashers? Will the become the Jets again? Or will they become something new.
Here’s suggesting they call themselves the Winnipeg Pegasus.
They say we’re in the midst of a ‘pitcher’s era’ in baseball. Some hurlers might be taking that a little too literal.
Many of them are taking it upon themselves to do everything for a team.
Zack Greinke hit his second career home run on Wednesday. The Milwaukee Brewer pitcher also chucked seven innings and fanned 10 Washington National batters for his third win of the season.
Cliff Lee — a former Cy Young award winner such as Greinke — followed suit the following night while driving in three runs and striking out eight Cincinnati Reds for his fourth win of the season.
Fans of the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder each staged “Royal Blue Outs” during the NBA Western Conference Finals.
A Blue, Black, White (or whatever the team color might be) Out is the act where everyone in attendance dresses in the same color or, in some instances, the same exact T-shirt to a game.
Gliddens Paints will tell you there’s a difference between OKC Blue and MAV Blue.
Says the man with astigmatism, I can’t tell who is the home team.
Plan B: locate oafish, Maverick power forward Dirk Nowitzki on the court.
The respective squads of the University of Arizona and Iowa State are hoping to light up the scoreboard when the 2011 college football season begins in early September — figuratively and literally.
Each school is in the midst of upgrading their respective man-caves aka their stadium’s videoboard systems, this summer.
A company called Mid States Steel is constructing the infrastructure for Iowa State’s new videoboard.
The support has to be strong enough to hold more than 67,000 pounds of screen and speakers at an altitude of 101 feet.
Arizona’s new screen is the equivalent size of a basketball court.
Is it me, or are the NBA Finals early this year?
For once, it’s not just me.
This year’s NBA Finals mark the first time since the Boston Celtics beat the Houston Rockets in the spring of 1986 that a NBA Finals has started in the month of May.
There’s only one logical explanation for the zany series-winning goal by the Vancouver Canucks…
The future self of Canuck Kevin Bieksa traveled back in time and redirected the puck off the glass sending it across the ice to an awaiting…Kevin Bieksa.
The unbelievable carom caught everyone by surprise — including San Jose Shark goalie Antti Niemi, Vancouver’s packed Rogers Arena crowd and even the Vs. Network camera man — who missed the defenseman’s awkward goal.
Said Bieksa of the double overtime goal that sent the Canucks to the Stanley Cup finals…
“Probably the ugliest goal of my career, but the biggest”
It can be argued that Bieksa’s goal is one of the quirkier playoff game winners this side of the Bill Buckner’s bow-legged gait.
Remember how hard I laughed at you when you told me during spring training that the Cleveland Indians would have the best record (30-17) in the American League on May 27?
Good call. My sides have since healed from their unfortunate splitting.
A foul ball nearly struck former President George W. Bush at Monday’s Texas Rangers-Chicago White Sox game in Arlington, Texas.
It must have been hit by a batter that swings lefty.
Little known fact, secret service agents aren’t trained in the art of deflecting foul balls.
Or are they?
Kudos goes out to my brother Brian for paying off his end of a bet.
Brian proclaimed his life-long love for the New York Rangers Wednesday night on Facebook .
Odd behavior for a New Jersey Devils season ticket holder, indeed.
The comments out of the New York-New Jersey contingent were brutal…and those were just from our family members.
Well done, Brian. But that’s what you get for proclaiming that the San Jose Sharks would knock off the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL’s Western Conference finals.
Wanna go double or nothing on the Heat-Mavericks?
Loser admits they’re New York Knicks fans via Twitter.