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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Celts Perk Up, Take 3-2 Series Edge

I'm not sure if you heard, but there was a basketball game on last night. I'll get to that and so much more, including some hot dime pieces, and a sport I just can't seem to figure out...



Kendrick Perkins should have known better than to play well early in game 5 of last night's Eastern Conference Finals. No sooner did Perk come through with some big boards a few nice "clean-up" type buckets, than he was replaced by PJ Brown, allowing Maxiell Airlines to make several non-stop thunderous flights to the rack. I understand that guys can't play all the time and that everyone is sweatin' Brown's jock these days, but don't tell me this guy is in there for defense. It's just laughable. Sure he made a few good shots, but I don't buy that PJ Brown is doing anything out there that a more athletic tandem of Powe and Baby couldn't also be giving you. They did an adequate job the first 82 games, didn't they?


And what's the deal with airline food/Sam Cassell? Dude can't get the ball for more than 5 seconds without chuckin' up a brick, or givin' the bean to the other team. And trust me, it IS every 5 seconds, because every time he coughs it up, my buddy Josh sends me text that look like this...


Why is Cassell in? Does Eddie House have AIDS?

You have to be freakin kidding me with Cassell

and

Someone needs to kill that ugly alien bastard...


And it was right at that point that Cassell got his money taken by Rodney Stuckey, that the Celts actually started to play ball. Doc yanked the Alien, brought back Perk, and watched the magic happen. Perkins posted playoff highs in both points in rebounds (18/16), shut down McDyess and Maxiell, and played with an emotion that seemed to spread throughout both his teammates and the fans. Allen finally snapped out of his playoff slump with 29 huge points and was finally able to compliment KG, who had a playoff best 33 point performance. All of a sudden, a six point deficit that only seemed destined to grow, was an 8 point lead that seemed in more than capable hands...


The C's were cruisin'. They had the Pistons on the ropes down 10 in the 4th, and bam! Sheed gets T'd up. Game over right? Wrong.


Can't blame this one on Doc, though, as the mean Green, with no bench support all game long, were just gassed. Billups, Hamilton, Sheed, and a very game Rodney Stuckey came storming back as Boston continued to take quick shot after quick shot, and throw errant pass after errant pass. Then Perk, whose emotion in the beginning was a main catalyst of the game, gets T'd up himself. Combined that with Rondo, who's 13 assists to 1 turnover couldn't be more deceiving, committed a cardinal sin by following Chauncey from down town, and Detroit was right back in this thing.


Now, there's one minute left, and Sugar Ray strokes a long 2 to give the C's the 3 point lead. After a series of scoreless possessions, KG misses a long 2 up against the shot clock, and Detroit gets the ball. Rip Hamilton is obviously hurt on the play, but with no timeouts left, Detroit has no way of stopping the clock. So, in an attempt to prevent the 3 pointer to tie the game, Boston fouls....but with almost 9 seconds left and the ball barely over half court. Maybe a good move, so the fouled wouldn't be committed in the act of shooting, but after Rodney Stuckey makes 2 at the line, Detroit still had a shot to win. Ahhhh. That is until Doc unveiled his master plan, and fouled right away again after Allen pushed the lead back to 3. The strategy worked too a tee, the C's were able to run out the clock, and come away with a 3-2 series lead...


That's right. I'm saying a strategy allegedly perpetrated by Glen Rivers (the boys on ESPN seem to think it was the assistant coach barking the order) was actually a big help in Boston surviving a late charge to again take command of the Eastern Conference Finals. I still think this sucker is gonna go the full 7 games, but I think fans should be encouraged by the way the team, and the coach, buckled down to hold on to what would have been a debilitating game 5 loss. It's been more than 20 years, and now the Celtics are only one game away from playing for banner 17...


...then again. I suppose it wouldn't be all bad if they lost game 6 in Detroit. At least then we'd have a shot at catchin' coach Belicheat court side with his fine, house-wrecking piece of ass. Sweet day in the morning does it ever pay to be grumpy and thorough. (and you know that look is because Bill swear's he just saw the MILF Hunter out of the corner of his eye...)


Red Sox Update
Overall: 32-23, 2nd place AL East by 1.5 games

-One week, people are saying the Sox need to trade Coco Crisp in order to clear room in the outfield for Jacoby Ellsbury. The next, it's people bitchin' about Wakefield clogging the path of Justin Masterson, or Lugo takin' up space that could be used by Jed Lowrie. What everyone tends to forget, (and by everyone I mean most people outside the front office and clubhouse) is that injuries happen. Matter of fact, they happen like clockwork. Now with the Dice man possibly on the shelf for a bit, and JD Drew doing his best JD Drew impression every 2 weeks or so, guys like Crisp are pressed into important roles. I know we all want All Stars at every position, but there really is nothing that helps a team through the long grind more than quality depth. That's why, despite their consistently streaky ways, I think the Sox should still be viewed as the favorites to take down the AL. That is of course, if the injury bug doesn't continue to strike...but isn't that always the case??...



-Let me just tell you this. Tampa or no Tampa, the Yankees have their sights set squarely on the Red Sox right now. With the emergence of pitcher Daryl Rasner (3-0), and the awakening of the Yankee bats, it looks as if this team is actually beginning to come around. Joba Chamberlain is being moved into the rotation, and while many have questioned the change, I for one think Yankee fans should embrace it. Sure it leaves a hole in their bully, but as I've said all along, this bull pen is good enough as long as the starters can get them 6 innings on a regular basis. Rookie Edwar Ramirez, has quietly gone all year in AAA and the bigs without giving up an earned run, and very well could fill in the 8th inning role vacated by Joba. And while there's still no lefty out there to speak of, that's a problem that should be able to be adequately addressed before the trading deadline. What I see, is a rotation of Wang, Pettitte, Mussina, Rasner and Chamberlain that's starting to hit it's stride, and an offense that' scored more than 7 runs a game over their last 7 games, and finally has a healthy Matusi and A-Rod in the middle of it's lineup. Don't kid yourself. it might say they're last in the East right now, but they're still the Yanks. They're the team the Sox are gonna have to beat and believe me, they're gonna be right there with 'em down to the season's final days. You can quote me on it...

-And in a very interesting development, 5 Red Sox players currently lead at their respective positions for the 2008 All-Star voting. A game that just so happens to be being played at Yankee Stadium....and managed by Terry Francona...in the last year of games being played at the "New" Yankee Stadium. Yeah, safe to say that might be an interesting event...


Diamonds...She'll Pretty Much Have To
-Apparently Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano doesn't like to be booed. So much so, in fact, that Sori complained to Cubs management, and asked them to regulate the trash talking going on in the friendly confines of the left field bleachers. In other words, he wants security to take note of the particularly aggressive fans, and give them the boot accordingly. Much like reading books and eating pizza correctly, it seems people in Chicago don't a grip on another important aspect of life...FREEDOM OF SPEECH. If I paid to get in, and you suck, then you're gonna hear about it. You don't like it, then head on back to whatever 3rd world shit hole you came from and harvest sticks for 10 cents a day. See if any of us even bat an eye. Geez. Complaining about being booed. I suppose he's gonna want a "participant" trophy too when the Cubbies take their normal summer slide all the way out of the play off picture...

-When you're down on your luck, you're runnin' low on cash, and you've been kicked down so low the porn stars can barely see you, there's only one place to turn. Celebrity boxing. That's where Jose Canseco finds himself after posting an online ad requesting a partner in this diabolical dance for cash. The equally money starved tard that took him up on this offer? None other than former NFL return specialist, Vai Sikehema. Come on Jose, it's getting tougher and tougher to tell people that Juiced was actually a ground breaking book, man. First the Surreal Life, then a bunch of other F-List shit, and now this? It's lookin' like a money-grab, Jose. And I'm for loots, don't get me wrong, just don't expect me or anyone else to take anything you say seriously ever again. Wearing lingerie on TV is one thing, but to embarass the sport of boxing is another. So I say good day to you sir. Good day...


-Speaking of which. Sammy Sosa announced this week that he will retire from baseball after the 2009 World Baseball Classic. OK. First off, I had completely forgotten about the sketchy Pros-that-love-their-country display that is the World Baseball Classic. And two, how can you retire from something that you're not currently doing? Listen, Sambo. I know baseball was bery bery good to you, but the gig is up. You're out of baseball because you're deflated, and viewed as a black mark on the game. Hell, screw the second part, dude just flat out can't play anymore. Anb the general public had you retiring the day you sat next to Big Mac in Congress and forgot how to speak English. We told you to go away, so to now tell us that you're the one stepping away, just confirms to all your haters just how dumb and naive you truly are. Now go take two hops to whatever island you played yourself off of, and have a nice life...

-The countdown is on in Flushing, Queens this week as Mets skipper Willie Randolph clings to his job like George Bush to the idea that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. The Mets have been a below .500 team since May last season, and their collapse alone to end '07 would have been enough cause for me. He doesn't seem like a bad guy, and he doesn't seem like a bad manager. But between the conflict in his clubhouse between Los Mets and The Metropolitans is like a scene out of the Outsiders and needs to be stopped. And seeing as you can't just revamp your roster, the logical solution is to at least give it another go with somebody different calling the shots from the bench. I'm sayin', I don't think Willie "deserves" to be fired so much as the Mets need to make a change at head coach. It's a little convoluted, I know, I just think this team needs to change whatever it is they have goin' on right now, and I say firing Willie is as good an option as any other...


-And the biggest surprise by far of this year's baseball season is the fact that both Tampa Bay and Florida currently sit atop their respective divisions. Not that their fans have noticed. In a Sunday doubleheader sweep this weekend, the Marlins drew a combined 14,000 fans, or about the same number of people that get denied seats to your average Red Sox or Yankees game. And that's for 2 freaking games! I get the fact that there's more to do in Florida for most of the baseball season than there is to do in most of the other smallish markets, but that's downright embarrassing. I understand the Rays, who still sit in the heart of Yankee/Red Sox country down there, but the Marlin fan(s) should be embarrassed of themselves. We've seen you fools pack the stadium in the playoffs when the Fish were winnin' rings, yet even when they're doing well in the regular season you all seem apathetic to the cause. Maybe Major League Baseball just doesn't fly down there, I don't know. But it seems to me, in an area so ripe with young baseball talent, that people should be more excited about what these young teams are doing...

News and Notes
-ESPN.com made a point this week of debating whether or not Robert Horry should ever be elected to the Hall of Fame, and I think the argument is hysterical. In my experience, Hall of Fame voters have been notorious for keeping guys out, or at least delaying their acceptance, due to lack of post season success, but in this case it seems they want to do just the opposite. Horry's made countless big shots on his alleged gravy train to 7 total Championship rings, but only managed to average a shade over 7 points a game for the rest of his 16+ year career. So which is more important? OR, does it even matter? You hear time and time again that the REAL games are in the playoffs, and that the REAL big time players step up in those big games, right? So if this guy was one of the all time best when the games were at their most important, then why couldn't, and more importantly, shouldn't be a Hall of Famer? He would certainly get my vote, but by no means do I think he's a first ballot slam dunk. Much like players I mentioned that struggle to get in due to lack of championship success, I think Horry too should be forced to wait to gain acceptance, but I don't think that makes him any less worthy. So the guy played with Hakeem, Clyde, Shaw, Kobe, Duncan and Robinson...so what? He may not have carried those teams to where they ultimately went, but I think without his clutch play and numerous contributions, a lot of those guys wouldn't be home right now polishing their post season hardware. (You tellin' me Charles Barkely couldn't have used a guy like Big Shot Rob?) It's a tough debate, but my stance is let the guy in. He might not be what you want to picture when you think of a Hall of Famer, but maybe that's because the common perception, and the voter's definition, needs to be re-written...

-Freakin' lacrosse is like an enigma to me. Like the Triple Crown, I only tune in when the title is on the line, but I must say every year I watch I find myself thoroughly entertained. This year was no different, as 3 exciting games saw Syracuse win a double OT semifinal thriller against Virginia, and then top Johns Hopkins to bring home an NCAA record 10th lacrosse National Championship.

Now, I cruise around Attleboro and I see kids just now starting to play lacrosse and wonder...Would I have been down? A lot of me wants to say yes, but when I think long and hard about it, the answer must be a resounding NO. After all, I actually went to Syracuse, and didn't attend a single lacrosse game. The sport has action, physicality, and a very simple concept of getting a ball in the back of the net. Seemingly everything you would need to make an entertaining sport, right? So why doesn't it catch on? I wish I had an answer, but the truth is I don't. All I know, is that watching that game made me feel good, even made me feel like playing lacrosse. But a week from now, I will have forgotten all about it. It's a real head scratcher, I must admit, but it's just one that I've come to accept. Maybe some day I'll come around, but I figure if I haven't by now, and the rest of the country could give two shits, then I'm prolly just gonna stay away for good...


-So former Florida Gator turned NBA outcast Joakim Noah got busted for pot, and his froo-froo dad the former tennis star doesn't want people talkin' about it. Well, maybe if you didn't name him Joakim, give him a privileged life, and allowed him to grow his hair like Bob Marley, then he wouldn't be in this situation to begin with. What I'm left wondering is, how did a kid like this manage to slip out of Syracuse' grab? From what I've seem, he fits their M-O to a freakin' T! But seriously, with all the pot arrests in the NBA in the last 10 years or so, don't we all just assume all these guys are gettin' ripped? What, I'm supposed to believe that pot leaf tat has some familial significance? Please. And Noah worst of all. The only guys that grow their hair out in a fro like that, are Jews or pot-heads....and in the case of some people I know, both!

-The new Maxim 100 came out recently, and #1 hottie Marisa Miller reigns supreme. You may remember this smokin' hot dime piece from her barely there bikini on the cover of this year's SI Swimsuit issue, while I may remember her from the dreams I've had every night since laying eyes on it. Those in the biz are calling Miller a cross between Pam Anderson and Cindy Crawford, and the next great pure bred American super model. Personally, I could care less which country she's from...hey, ass is ass...but I do have to admit that this Cindy/Pam thing has got me goin'. Any mention of vintage Pam still gets me goin' these days. Sure it might be like throwin a Lincoln log in Atlantic Ocean at this point, and she might be ripe with countless STDs but I think it's just the fact that she was IT when I was growing up that still has me hooked. And I have to agree, this Marisa Miller chick is definitely of that caliber. I mean look at her, she's a 10 wit ha capital TEN! Obviously I could do without the Kings jersey, but I think we can file that under the heading of beggors V chosers. If you haven't checked the list out yet, knock yourself out. Just don't be alramed by the Asian Internet whore on the first page there alarm you. I sware there's hot chicks on the list...

MAXIM HOT 100:
http://www.maxim.com/Girls/2008Hot100/slideshow/2463.aspx

For the rest of you, I'm outta here. It's been real, but as always it's time for us to say our goodbyes. Either I'll see you or I won't. and in either case, I'm sure I'll be fine with it...

RoochCrest....OUT!.......<-----gay

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