As Doctor Nick Would Say...
Everybody: Hi Doctor Len!
Uh...okay, that kinda fell flat. Like the Cavs' playoff hopes, but I knew that even if three people on my job who bet money didn't. Anyway, I write this to let all of my Len-a-holics know, I haven't forgotten about ya. I've got a great wrap-up column saved and the whole nine, as for a change, there's actually activity worth writing about. Every playoff team (with one HUGE exception) got incredibly better, one playoff team is probably on its way out for the forseeable future barring an act of God and yeah...we're probably in the last year of the LeBron James Era in Cleveland and guess what? Danny Ferry and Dan Gilbert aren't ENTIRELY to blame for it, or why Cleveland's had to settle for signing Candace Parker's Big Brother (yes, that's how I shall refer to him since he has done jackshit otherwise) this offseason and waiting four months too late to trade for Shaq.
However, as always with me, I feel compelled to give you what ESPN doesn't give you at least not on the regular. I will give you what each move does for each team this coming season and how it will go into the vaunted "Summer of 2010". Fun, right? Of course it is. So keep your peepers locked for this coming...this weekend if I decide to stop procrastinating and get it done. :P
Oh and while I'm at it...a few random blurbs on a few random things.
- I think Favre's coming back July 30th. I believe when he looks at the situation, he will see that Minnesota gives him the best chance to do two things...
A) Get even with Green Bay by beating them twice, possibly thrice this coming year.
B) Win a Super Bowl which would be quietly unprecedented, a QB of Favre's pedigree helping division rivals win Super Bowl Championships. I mean, if he does that, how HUGE would he be in Minnesota? Is all forgiven for the torment he drug the Vikes through during his prime? Does the street outside of the Homerdome get renamed Favre Drive?
Storylines like this don't come along everyday and since Cassel's a few years away from haunting Patriot fans, I like the potential this has.
- I feel bad that McNair's dead. Actually, check that. After reading the plural aspect of that 'mistress' word, I actually didn't feel sorry for him as much as I did. I feel for his boys, who have to grow up without their father because he couldn't keep his dick in his pants. Unto itself though, this serves as a very powerful lesson about staying faithful to the woman you're with.
- The American League wins the All-Star Game and will have homefield for the Fall Classic. Oh and how ironic is this if you're a Dodger fan...the reason the Dodgers will not have homefield...
Is because Chad Billingsley blew the save.