i consider myself a pretty big NBA fan, and of the all the players taken in the lottery, i'd heard of about a third of them. the guy taken #1 overall played exactly 11 college games. 4 of the top 7 picks have never even played in the US. and the one guy everybody knows is a star, who single handily carried his team to the national title, went 9th. maybe it has to do with the lockout looming, and teams willing to take more chances on guys deemed "projects." but i find it hard to believe that there can really be 8 guys in this draft better than kemba walker. remember this?! and i wrote that back in the big east tournament, before the big dance even started. is "watching games" no longer a part of scouting players?
Friday, June 24, 2011
agree with him. how have i gone my whole life without knowing this? i have blue eyes and have always been able to see really well. imagine if i had the good colored eyes? i was never much of a hitter as a kid, and now i know why. a brown eyed me would have been crushing home runs all over the place in little league. and i wonder where my promising tennis career could have gone if i'd been able to see the ball?last year's AL MVP is hitting .122 with 0 home runs and only 4 RBI in day games. but at night he's batting .374 with 6 home runs and 28 RBI. he thinks the reason he can't hit when it's light out is because his eyes are blue. according to espn's tim kurkjian on sportscenter today, lots of "baseball people," as well as this dallas optometrist,
posted at 3:37 PM
Thursday, June 23, 2011
not only am i having more trouble finding time to write it, but people also seem to be having less time to read it. a bunch of blogs in the past couple weeks got nowhere near as many hits as i expected. particularly my praise for the awesome budweiser flag can, my inquiry as to how one gets hired for the best job ever, and just recently my random rant about tin cup and andy murray.
so in order to stay motivated, i need to start getting more people to read this. if you have any good ideas let me know. if you read something and you like it, please share the link on facebook or any other way you know how. and for my few twitter followers, retweet! thanks.
posted at 7:15 PM
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
the other day "outside the lines" did a show about the miami/lebron finals aftermath. somehow they picked this guy as an expert to interview about why everybody loves mocking lebron so much. but my real question is, how did he get his job in the first place? "professor of tv and pop culture?" that can't be real. and if it is, how do i get that job? what are the qualifications? what did he put on his resume when he applied, "i sit around all day and watch tv and read stuff on the internet?" cause if that's the case i'm the perfect candidate.
posted at 2:53 PM