despite what you may have heard, yesterday was just another average day for the miami heat, in which they did everything they normally do:
2. lose a close game: the heat are now 5-13 in games decided by 5 pts or less (0 for their last 5), and 1-16 in games decided on the last possession. wait, ONE AND SIXTEEN?!? wow.
3. blow a lead because they don't know what to do on offense in the 4th quarter: maimi has lost 4 of their last 6 games despite double digit leads
4. miss big shots: in just the last 11 days alone lebron has missed 4 times with a chance to win or tie the game in the last 10 seconds. and here is the craziest stat of all; for the season the heat as a team are 1 for 18 in that situation with the game on the line. THAT'S NOT EVEN 6%! i think i could shoot 6% from half court with my eyes closed (seriously. give me 18 tries and i'll make at least one. i know it.)
P.S. i really didn't intend for this blog to be so heat-cetric, but this past week has just been like one long marathon monday
Monday, March 7, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/nyregion/05puritans.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=general if you don't feel like taking the time to read it, the gist of it is that there are a number of restaurants in manhattan that don't always accommodate their guest's requests, sometimes they only serve things the way they want to (which has basically been my dream for the past ten years that i have been working in restaurants. my manhattan bar would only serve grey goose and bud light, but that's a whole different blog for another time). generally accepted principles of hospitality would suggest you can't do this and be successful. but here's why you can in new york. there's about 2 million people on the 23 square mile island of manhattan. when i lived there the thing that most amazed me about it is that it has EVERYTHING. there is so much variety there that no matter what you're selling, there is somebody who wants to buy it. in NYC you could open a restaurant that only served peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, and if you did it well, people would come.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
i can't wait for this. i loved that team. when i was 14 years old in the fall of '91 my dad took me to a BC-michigan football game, and desmond howard went nuts (if i remember right he had a kick return td and two others). then that winter these guys came along and i've been a michigan fan ever since. the two years they played together are to this day still my favorite college hoops seasons ever.
posted at 1:55 PM
i'm so on the fence about this. up to this point i have held out. i really don't need another reason to constantly play with my phone/mini supercomputer. it's like that stupid windows phone commercial that implies you'll be on your phone less because it's easier to use. um no, it's the opposite. but if i'm going to keep writing this blog i probably have to tweet as well. and in terms of sports news and up to date (or the minute or second) information, it is definitely starting to dominate. i guess it's not even the future anymore it's just how it is.
posted at 3:02 AM
http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology those are the 3 teams i follow/care about. if the spiders draw a play in game against michigan or bc, i'm gonna be pissed. and yeah, those are my hats.so the tournament is different this year. with 68 teams in, 8 teams will be involved in pre-tourney play in games. but the way they are doing it is weird, it's not just the 8 worst teams. the 4 worst teams (16 seeds who won their crappy conference tourneys) will play each other. but then also the 4 last "at large" teams to get in will play each other, probably a mix of 11 and 12 seeds. but the reason i'm writing this is that as of right now espn's/joe lunardi's bracketology lists richmond, boston college, and michigan as 3 of the last 4 in.
posted at 2:30 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6175090 anyway, espn sportsnation has a poll out right now, "could you live under the BYU honor code for one year?" interestingly the western half of the country mostly said yes, the eastern half no (results here: http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post/_/id/6173649/could-live-byu-honor-code). but i think they asked the wrong question. i'm pretty should i COULD do it for a year, but why? i think the real question is "would you consider yourself better off if you did?" to me it's crazy and reminiscent of some sort of third world dictatorship. the fact that any cognizant person, let alone a college student, would voluntarily agree to it blows my mind. the kid got kicked off the team for having sex with his girlfriend, not a hooker. mormons, wow.
posted at 2:28 AM
i'm totally blown away by the national media's (mostly espn tv people) view of kendrick perkins. i get why boston fans would be pissed he's gone, he was tough, mean, a fan favorite, one of our guys. but seriously, he's not bill russell. all over the place i hear how the thunder are contenders to win the west now that they have perkins. they might well be, but not cause of this trade. if OKC is any better now then they we're before, i'll be shocked (part of me also wants to think that my former jv hoops teammate and current OKC gm sam presti is still a celtic's fan at heart). on the other end of this trade, after watching 3 games, i'm not convinced the celts are any worse off with nenad kristic at center instead of perk. maybe kristic isn't as tough on D and doesn't rebound as well, but he hits jumpers, stretches the defense, and makes free throws. and everybody seems to forget that perk always got pulled for big baby in crunch time.
posted at 2:22 AM
so we're at the game and the c's are cruising along to a 28 point lead, up 91-63 with 2 min to go in the third after a ray ray breakaway dunk. the starters go out and we figure they're done for the night. amazingly phoenix, without 3 starters of their own (nash on the bench, carter and frye out after banging heads), then goes on an 18-0 run over the next 5:43 to cut the lead to ten. the celtics went 7:04 without making a field goal till all the starters came back and rondo hit a jumper. i don't think you can really blame the bench though, on the floor during the run were baby, wafer, green, bradley, and troy murphy. 3 of those guys had never been on the floor together before, and if troy murphy even knew avery bradly's name i'd be shocked. so no big deal.
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