Saturday, April 23, 2011

celtics own the knicks, and not just yesterday...

yeah, i know i'm probably jinxing game 4 on sunday by writing this, but boston is now 7 for 7 vs the knicks this year.  and the funny thing is, until last night they were all close hard fought games.  but there's too many ridiculous stats from this game not to write about it:

- pierce 38 pts, allen 32 pts, rondo 20 assists.  none of those guys have had numbers like that in a while.  rondo's 20 assists is an all time celtics playoff record.  pierce and allen have never scored 30 in the same game before, in fact no celtic teammates have both scored 30 in one game since paul and antoine did 9 years ago. 

- pierce and allen combined to shoot an absolutely preposterous 14-19 for 3 pt fg's.

- ray allen is the only player in NBA history to make 8 or more 3's in a game more than once.  and this was the 4th time he's done it.

- rondo had his 6th career playoff triple double, which puts him on the very short list of bird, magic, wilt, oscar robertson, jason kidd (hmm...), and some guy named lebron who have done that before.

there is one bad thing i feel like i have to mention though.  the bench has been freaking terrible this whole series.

oh, and lester just put up the 7th straight great effort for the sox, who's starting pitchers have now only given up 6 runs in the last 7 games.  as bad as they were for the first 2 weeks, this past week boston has been the best team in baseball.

Friday, April 22, 2011

why do people think beer is better if it comes from somewhere else?

at the restaurant where i work we carry a few beers from spain and south america that are not very well known.  they are just regular, simple, generic beers.  when i am asked about them, if i say they are like stella people sometimes buy them, but if i say they are like budweiser, nobody ever does.  this makes no sense to me.  domestic beer costs less because you don't have to pay to have it shipped from somewhere else, not because it's worse.  my guess is if you go to europe everybody thinks miller is fancy and heineken is cheap. 

and you know what the really funny part of this is?   bud, stella, and a million other beers are all part of the same giant company anyway:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

non-sarcastic red sox blog

in the last turn through the rotation the sox starting pitchers have allowed 1, 1, 0, 1, and 1 runs respectively.  4 runs total in 5 starts.  straight up nasty.   

oh, and as soon as jed lowrie gets a few more plate appearances he's going to be leading the league in hitting.  don't sleep on this team.

4/22: now 6 runs in 6 starts after beckett's 3rd straight gem...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

there should be day time baseball on TV everyday of the season

as somebody who doesn't keep to regular 9-5 hours, i really enjoy when there are weekday day games.  it happens a fair amount in the beginning of the year, but after mid may almost all of the games during the week are played at night.  i don't understand why espn didn't start something called "espn day game" a long time ago.  one game televised everyday in the mid afternoon.  it could rotate through every team.  the math works out to just one home game per team every 6 weeks, or 4 games a year.  yeah yeah, i know teams make more money off of night games.  but it wouldn't really matter to teams like boston who sell out all the time anyway, and for crappy teams like pittsburg or san diego it would give them a rare chance to be on national TV.

and for that matter, why doesn't, espn always pick up the coverage for any day games that currently do happen?  it's got to be better for their ratings than the 9th straight hour of sportscenter, right?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ever tried to leave fenway or the garden with a beer?

in the past two days i went to a celts game at the garden and a sox game at fenway, and that reminded me of something that's been bothering me for years.  when the game is over, if you try to take you're beer out of fenway there's armed guards there with tasers to stop you.  well that may be a slight exaggeration, but there are lots of security people who make sure no beer cups make it out the gates.  however, at the garden there is nothing.  literally NOTHING.  i have walked out of the building with a beer many times.  once last year i carried my half full beer down the stairs, out the door, across the street, and waited in line for a few minutes to get into the harp until the door guy there stopped me from bringing it in.  so my question is, how is this possible?  how can one place care so much, and the other not all at?  it blows my mind. 

oh yeah, and i think that new sign outside the garden this year may be the dumbest/ugliest/most ill-fitted sign ever made.  it's only appropriate for the circus or disney on ice.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Marathon Monday!!!

was my blog from saturday the smartest thing ever written?

the celtics, heat, bulls, thunder, and mavs all eke out game 1 wins at home.  the spurs, lakers, and magic get upset.  hmm, it's almost like there is no clear favorite...

also, that was one hell of a game to go to tonight at the new garden.  the alley oop with 37 seconds left was a seriously ballsy play call.  and then after ray hit the go ahead 3, the knicks totally panicked;  coaches running around the sidelines wanting a timeout when they had none.  melo jacking up a ridiculous 3 with 5 seconds left when they only needed 2.  yeah, the building was insane at that moment, but still they looked like a high school JV team. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

break up the sox!

since april 15 boston is undefeated.  they have a team ERA of 1.00, and a bullpen ERA of 0.00.  saltalamacchia is batting .500.  ellsbury has homered every 5th at bat.  and the starting pitchers are striking out more than a batter an inning.  at this rate they should finish 150-12!

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