I was going to wait until Wednesday to pump another one of these out, but the wife and I are heading to Shea tonight for the Cubs-Mets game. Then, on Friday, I’ll head back to Queens for game one of the Subway Series. Expect “The Shea Blog” tomorrow evening and sometime on Saturday. They should be fun.
Anybody who tries to convince me that he/she picked Ottawa to be up 3-0 in their series against Buffalo is a liar, plain and simple. I picked the Sabres to win in seven and have been shocked at how the Sens have dominated this series. Granted, Buffalo has shot themselves in the foot with anemic production on the power play. All credit, though, has to be given to Ottawa, as they have controlled everything during the first three games. Right now I don’t see anything Buffalo can do to compete with Ottawa. A four-game sweep not only looks possible at this point; I expect it.
I have been thoroughly entertained by the Anaheim-Detroit series and am disappointed that I’ll miss tonight’s game. Detroit, much like Buffalo, has looked pitiful on the power play at times. The Ducks don’t have that killer instinct that the Sens have, though. After two games I truly believe that this series will go the full seven as neither team appears to have a grasp on what the other one is doing. I’m going out on a limb and picking Detroit to bounce back after a tough loss on home ice with a victory in Anaheim.
Say what you want to about the “dirty play” of the Spurs in the playoffs. The real story is of this series is the play of Tim Duncan. Duncan is (once again) quietly taking his team down the road to another title. Last night Duncan had a modest 21 points, eleven rebounds, and three blocks in the win. He is averaging a double-double per game and, as Bill Simmons has so adequately stated, is the reason that the Spurs will win this series. I love Steve Nash and the running Suns and I have been less than happy with the officiating in the series. However, Phoenix fans can’t blame the refs for Duncan’s outstanding play.
I’ll admit right now that I am not impressed with the Cavs. Fact is that last night New Jersey let them off the hook and Cleveland is struggling on the road against a not-that-great opponent. King James and Co. will win this series as they should before they’re sent home by the Pistons in five.
Maxim named Lindsey Lohan number one in their Hot 100? Are you kidding me? I was going to make a list of all the women hotter than Lohan but I’m at the office right now and I can’t spend hours writing this blog. I have one word to say about Lindsey. That word is “ew.”
Who else loves that the military has banned soldiers using social networking websites? I’m sorry, but if that’s the thing that’s going to compromise our troops perhaps it’s time we re-think this whole “war” thing.
Braylon Edwards has received a lot of bad press during his NFL career, so it was nice to read this story. It’s just as important to report the good deeds of athletes as it is to report their transgressions.
That’s all for me, as it’s time to actually do the job that I’m paid for. Besides, the boss is lookin’ mighty upset at the moment. Whoops. Hopefully the Mets can make it two straight versus the Cubs tonight.