YEP, we’re back. Not since the 3rd of June have we actually posted a podcast and you know what, it feels good to be back. So we kicked off the dust and got back to it. We talked about the Olympics closing up and Team USA basketball. We only just touched on football, but I can promise, this will be a fun football season. Well, thanks for tuning back in, and we’ll get back to a regular schedule at some point.
Here’s a book I’m planning on getting the next time I can find time to actually make it to a book store. It’s called The Kitchen Readings: Untold Stories of Hunter S. Thompson. The excerpt was great, although a bit PG-13. Good times though at Hunter’s sporting events. My favorite line came early: “Hunter had no problem with children, as long as they were willing to gamble along with everyone else.” I’ll let you know how things go when I’m done.
If anybody saw that terrible Tom Brady post I regretted and eventually took down I want to make amends. A much better post than mine was done over at Girls Gone Sports. So in case anyone hasn’t figured it out the Patriots lost. I can once again root for the Celtics. I will no longer worry about the cloud of smug consuming America from Boston.
Shaq goes to the Suns. I was discussing this with various people and think that the Suns may improve because of this. They may also tank terribly. I have to think the team will do well though and especially against teams with big men. I think Marion will do well in Miami as well. Yeah, Miami probably won’t be in championship contention anytime soon, but Marion will keep doing what he does. With Wade as the other big name he’ll get the respect he feels he deserves. I think it was always hard for him to realize that Nash and Stoudamire were what the team was really about. But he’ll either be the guy in Miami, or duck out and find a different team next year. Time will tell. Read the rest of this entry »
The Super Bowl is tomorrow. I’m going with the Patriots. Let’s say 31-21. I think that the Giants will beat the spread, but will be unable to win the game. I guess we’ll see tomorrow.
The Madden predictions for the Super Bowl. Well it doesn’t seem to have been wrong since they started doing it. And I think it’s going to be right again this year.
I talked about this in Podcast 9, but I’m still excited that Chris Webber is rejoining the Warriors. He has yet to play for them, but I think he’ll make a good addition to the team. They are a run and gun team, while Webber’s knees may not be great for that type of offense. But having Webber as a second option, slowing down the game on occasion and then speeding it back up when he’s out might serve the purpose of leaving there opponents with having to constantly change their offense to adapt to Golden State’s play. It’s another thing where we’ll just have to wait and see how it all turns out though.
I’ve been fascinated by the Hollinger’s playoff odds since I first saw them. It currently has the Trailblazers at a 48.3% chance of making the playoffs. They need to pick up their game or else they aren’t gonna make it this year. On the other side, though, Golden State is currently at a 74.9% chance of making the playoffs. One of the teams will make, but hopefully they both will. Portland needs to start really playing. They lost a close game to the Cavaliers that they should have won, and they squeaked out a game against the Knicks. They’ve beaten teams that played better, but they aren’t playing as well as they were a month ago. Read the rest of this entry »
Our producer couldn’t think of anything good so you’re stuck with me complaining about how he needs to be more creative. Be more creative, or else.
So I just found out that the new Will Ferrell movie Semi-Pro is coming out on February 29th. The story of an ABA team. This just looks hilarious. The site has a red-band trailer that had me cracking up. I can’t wait.
Who wants Super Bowl tickets? With the prices on StubHub being $3,000 – $17,000 dollars I think I might have to pass this year. And since when was scalping legal when you do it on the internet?