More YouTube Awesomeness
Yes, I have begun studying for the bar. But everyone needs to see this.
"About as funny as watching a child die of inoperable brain cancer" - a not-so-loyal reader
Fucking every day on SportsCenter I have to watch a piece about a fucking horse that got hurt in a stupid horse race that nobody cares about. Bases-ball has gotten in full swing, a fantastic NBA playoffs is coming to a crescendo, the NHL playoffs are ... getting there (Edmonton v. Buffalo! Huzzah!), the WNBA season just tipped off (I ... uh ... ), and ... shit, I don't know, there are about a thousand other things that are sports-related or at least sports-adjacent that I'd rather hear about than the fate of a fucking soon-to-be glue bottle. I understand that they have to find something to fill the suddenly vacant Barry Bonds Freak Show slots, but Christ on a bike, there has to be something more interesting than a bunch of people putting up signs around a horse's stable that read "we love you, Barbaro" and "believe in miracles," as if he can read the damn things. Just put him out to stud and call Elmer's. Or, better yet, Colonel Belmont:
Hey, it's me!! Remember me!! Sometimes I show up, but not often. It's kinda my thing. So how are we? Good talk, see ya out there. So what have I missed.
Yeah, this isn't funny or cute anymore. Last year, the Pistons started a disturbing trend where they clearly only played hard when they wanted to, believing that they could "turn it on" whenever they wanted and win games when they absolutely had to. It was a frustrating thing to watch all last year, and the way they dicked around the first two games of last year's finals -- which ultimately probably cost them the series, Rasheed's epic brainfart notwithstanding -- seemed to light a fire under them, as they came out this season with a sense of purpose and desire and blazed through the league. They got homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. They blew the doors off of Milwaukee in the first round. They creamed the Cavs in game one, and dominated the first three quarters of game two in similar fashion.
So ... the Detroit Tigers are all alone with the second best record. IN BASEBALL. Quite frankly, I still haven't adjusted. I wake up in the morning, and the scrolling bottom line during Mike & Mike tells me more often than not that the Tigers won the night before. This has NEVER HAPPENED in my life (or at least, since I realized that baseball existed and that there was a team in Detroit). In the official MWB fantasy bases-ball league -- in which my team is soaring up the standings, thanks to narrow leads in like 3 categories; I swear, this league is the biggest clusterfuck we've ever had, stats-wise -- Mike Maroth and Nate Robertson are both on rosters. Mike Maroth! NATE ROBERTSON! These guys are viable fantasy options, despite the following facts: 1.) Mike Maroth lost 20 games three seasons ago, and 2.) Nate Robertson is Nate Robertson. And they're on fantasy teams? IMPROBABLE!
Carruth is on trial and charged with murdering Nicolette, his former girlfriend. In its case-in-chief the prosecution contends that Carruth killed Nicolette because he had gotten her pregnant and she refused to have an abortion.
Nipsey’s Kentucky Derby Picks!!!
Both of you know what's going on with this series, so let's get right to it.
Strike that - reverse it. Three finals down. One to go, tomorrow. And I'm ... outta here.
Just a few random sports-related thoughts: