Daily Archives: March 10, 2011

Things I’m Tired Of Hearing About This NBA Season

Anything Heat Related – There might have been one or two Miami Heat squads I actually liked during their entire existence. I can’t name any off the top of my head, but I’d guess that Glen Rice was on the team. To this day, when I think of the Heat, I think of guys like Kevin Edwards, Jon Sundvold, and Rony Seikaly. No matter how much the NBA is trying to shove this Heat team down my throat, I’m not gonna budge. But it’s like Stan Van Gundy said, when you hold the championship celebration in August, the scrutiny will come. I can barely even watch Heat games anymore. If they didn’t have Erick Dampier, they wouldn’t be worth watching at all.

David Stern Still Being David Stern – Seriously, how has this guy not been fired, sued, or bitch-slapped yet?! He’s by far the most arrogant commissioner in the sport with the biggest egos. How is he still in control? (I know, the answer is obvious… money) He has pretty much single-handedly destroyed my favorite sport. I love basketball, but I can barely tolerate the NBA anymore. The officiating has blatantly become just a means of manipulating¬† the outcome of games. It’s like recess was in elementary school: just as you started breaking a sweat and having fun, some asshole blows a whistle and everyone has to go back in the classroom. Or in this case, stand around and watch one guy shoot a ten foot set shot. Add to that the special treatment various players get no matter how obvious, and it just makes me wanna text Rasheed Wallace and say “look at this sh!t NOW, record hater.” I think I’m even more peeved than usual after reading Stern’s cocky-ass comments about SVG today.

The Spurs – zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sacramento Kings: Will They or Won’t They? I know… no one outside of Sacramento really has to put up with this news, but there is literally a new story about whether or not the Kings plan to leave town after this season, and more often than not, it’s not even news. For example, today’s biggest story is that fans are trying to sell out the second to last home game of the season, fittingly against the team formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics. Look, few people spent as much time at Arco Arena as I did growing up (not Power Balance Pavilion, not the Livestrong Center, not the Tiffany Dome, and not the Friendship Bracelet Fieldhouse. Sorry, I’ll stop), but at this point, I feel so alienated by this franchise, I don’t even feel like they’re my home team anymore. This is a city that sold out every game for the first 13 years here, and then after a few down months, the next 7 or 8 again. It’s not the city that’s the problem. I love the movie Major League, but I hate seeing the same strategy being employed in real life. At least the movie had two things the Kings don’t: Charlie Sheen, and duh – winning!

Introducing Snowkiting

Since there isn’t a lot going on lately in the sports world, I thought I’d introduce our readers to what some of our friends are doing these days. Growing up, I was torn between snowboarding and skiing living 45 minutes from North Lake Tahoe it was part of life to be at the ski resorts. I settled on snowboarding by the time I hit the double digits or early teens (I can’t really remember). I was never against skiing, but like anything else, you want your sport to rule the mountain. That didn’t stop me from going up the hill to the Sierra’s with my buddies that skied regularly. I actually had a ton of respect for the freestyle skiers that were busting out flips that I could never do. Anyways, one of my buddies that I used to go up the hill with a lot in high school, Tyler Brown, has taken his two planker pride to a new level with snowkiting. I haven’t seen him a whole lot since college or since he got hitched, but it’s good to know he’s still skiing, and now it’s with a parachute or kite. Although I couldn’t find any videos of him, I’m sure the video below is similar to what he’s doing out there. Here’s his website promoting the sport that I’d never really heard of until a buddy told me that he was doing it. If you live near snow and are tired of the same ol hills, maybe this will spice it up for you.