So my blog stats show what people search on google, etc., to bring them to my site. Combinations of “Jill Kelly/Chasey Lain/He Got Game/Ray Allen/3some” have brought about 200 people to my blog (I wrote about it in a Celtics blog) over the past two days since ESPN’s Bill Simmons referenced Jesus Shuttlesworth’s big scene back in the ’90s. Pretty sweet, so if you happen to be one of these people, welcome. I hope you think this blog does something other than suck, and please feel free to let me know either way with some comments.
Question: Does anyone still care about the Bruins? At all?
Well, I sorta do, so I’m going to throw them a bone with a little post.
I think they’re going to make the play-offs this season, most likely as a 6 seed or so, and definitely lose by the 2nd round, probably in the 1st. That’ll at least be some fun, so that’s cool.
My reasoning is this: They have a mediocre group of defensemen, solid centermen, and a glaring lack of wingers. On the other hand, if Manny Fernandez works out (a goalie they traded for this off-season), then they’ll have a nice 1-2 combo in net, and that’s the most important position for obvious reasons. Tuukka Rask, a young goalie they recently signed, is set to replace Thomas after this season, and then take over as our #1 the season after, which is a nice little plan, but has no bearing on success this season. Add a star winger and a solid defenseman to the Bruins and I’d be quite intrigued, but since that’s not apparently going to be happening all that soon unless some of the young kids they have make huge leaps this season, it’s safe to say we won’t be waving 4 championship banners in Boston this year, so we’ll have to settle with a potential run at 3. Here’s the Bruin roster àhttp://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/teams/roster?team=bos ß just in case you’d like to have some idea who’s actually on the team—you might be shocked to find that Joe Thornton’s gone, because they pretty much gave him away in a panic trade a couple years ago, sorry if you haven’t been paying any attention since before the lockout, because he was probably the only guy you might have known then anyways.
“Not walking through that door.”–Rick Pitino
Record numbers have been showing up to the Patriots’ pre-season training camp this year and everyone’s asking “Why?” My answer: they’re going to be NASTY.
This team is going to maul the entire NFL. If the Pats get the Asante Samuel situation under control and maintain their health at a reasonable clip, anything less than a 12-4 record will be disappointing. Severely so. That’s pretty impressive. Put me on record as putting the over/under of wins at 13. Niiiiiice.
They have depth everywhere on defense, a nice mix of ages, a potentially DYNAMITE offense, and the best coach in football. Oh, and Tom Brady, who’s totally NOW, based on past performance and future potential, according to ESPN, Giselle, and Bridget “the goalie puller” Moynahan. I’m giddy.
One reason why Americans like football more than any other sport nowadays—in other sports a blow-out is boring, especially in baseball or basketball, but in football it’s still fun to see your team literally beat the other guys up. Running over someone is still awesome whether it’s 34-32 in the 4th quarter against the Chargers or 43-7 against the Browns in October.
Oh, yeah, and another thing. Reggie Miller?!?!?!?!?!? Really????? Absurd, but let’s do it just ‘cause it’s too funny not to. Also, if you check his career stats, the guy’s way overrated. He averaged 18 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists in almost 35 minutes per game over his career. Those were not the numbers I was expecting when I clicked on his profile: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/stats?statsId=231.