Time to blow up the Rockets: 1997, 0-6, two 2-0 series leads... Yes Houston fans, Houston's postseason series drought continues to 11 years, they have blown TWO series in the past THREE years when holding a 2-0 advantage AND our beloved savior, the one where we sent our starting backcourt away for is now 0 for 6 in the postseason. Serious things are going on in Houston this offseason, and folks, this could be a different team next year.
Suspensions Handed Out: In lieu of the largest mayham since the Palace in 2004, 6 players got suspended for their roles in an intense fight. Carmelo Anthony got harshest penalty, and will serve 15 games for his actions.
One idiot replaces another: Step aside folks, because Matt Millen has taken Charlie Casserly's place on the NFL Competition Committee. God help us all
Harold Reynolds Leaves ESPN: Another ESPN sports analyst makes his way out the door...
A run for the ages: Ten years ago, Bill Clinton was President of the US, cell phones were in their early stages of being discussed, Ken Caminiti was having an MVP season and a little known reliever for the New York Yankees was undergoing his tutalage to become one of the greatest closers EVER. A salute to Mariano Rivera, perhaps one of the best at his craft ever.
Bond's Trainer Gets Jail Time: Greg Anderson goes to jail for his famous client. As I heard on ESPN Radio this morning, is this the beginning of one of the greatest coverups in sports history ever?
Monday's Great Flag Save: It was a typical 4th of July in 1976, until Rick Monday saved an American flag from an immediate burning. By the way, Happy Independence Day Sports Filter.
60 Million Reasons to play in Denver: If I'm correct, didn't Nene tear his ACL last year? Yet here we stand, and Nene gets a 6 year, 60 Million dollar deal...tells you how much teams will splurge for size.
Lamar Odom's infant son dies: Words cannot express how sorry I am. My thoughts and prayers are out there for Lamar and his family.
Crying Foul: You know who made the stupidest moves in the NBA Draft this year? Not Seattle. Not Boston. Hell, even Isiah made a better decision going with Balkman. The winner for the WORST move in the draft goes to the Houston Rockets, sending Rudy Gay (picked 8) AND Stromille Swift to the Memphis Grizzlies for Shane Battier. Has to go down as one of the worst draft day trades ever. Makes very little sense
Toronto picks first in a wide-open NBA Draft: I've looked at numbers of drafts and scenarios and have yet to find anything consistent. Andrea Borgnani goes first to Toronto in one draft, fourth in another and seventh in another. I saw one draft where Adam Morrison dropped to my Houston Rockets at eighth. Tyrus Thomas, Brandon Roy and Rudy Gay seem to be the hot names going into tonight (7 PM EST, ESPN).
Bob Uecker and his Stalker: Pretty serious but also worth a laugh...warning to those who want to just see the Hall of Fame broadcaster...don't stalk him.
No World Cup love for Team USA: Our beloved "football" team just lost 2-1 to Ghana, sending Ghana to the second round and the US back home. Disappointment runs rampant, especially since Italy beat the Czech Republic 2-1. Only one goal the entire round? Pathetic.
Stackhouse Suspended for Game 5: Not surprised. The NBA has been cracking down on everything this postseason...from Reggie Evan's "shot" at Chris Kamen to this. Dallas is hit with another blow as it tries to take Game 5 and a 3-2 series lead back to Dallas.
Garner, Springer suspended for "beaning" Bonds: Well...it WAS obvious that Springer was throwing at Bonds, but with their history, who can understand why not.
Clippers Force Game 7: What a game last night...while Dallas/San Antonio is getting all the headlights and LeBron is stealing all the commercials, the Suns/Clippers matchup has been probably the BEST of the 4 semifinal matchups. But why is Game 7 on Monday?
Miami Signs Marcus Vick: Just keep him away from Ricky Williams.
Texans Pass on Bush...Settle for Williams: In 10 years we will all be looking at this moment as Houston's largest flop ever when they watch Reggie Bush become the next Barry Sanders, Matt Leinart become an All-Pro QB with his great mechanics and passing, and Vince Young become another Derek Jeter type in his clutch playing.
Memphis's Dire Situation: As a reward for beating the Los Angles Clippers out for the 5th seed, the Memphis Grizzlies get the pleasure of playing the Dallas Mavericks in the FIRST ROUND of the NBA playoffs...while the Clippers will HOST the Denver Nuggets at the same time...
The End of an Era in Houston: After an incredible 15 year run that saw 4 All-star appearances, 449 Home Runs and one memorable World Series experience, Houston Astros icon Jeff Bagwell has finally met a challenge that he cannot beat: his ailing chronic right throwing shoulder. And its such a shame too...
Korea beats USA: In a 7-3 loss, the Koreans exploited some key flaws in team USA's armor...surprised? I think not.
The NCAA Tourney Field Is Set: And now all I have to do is enter 2 tournament pools and fill out my hard copy bracket. This year looks entertaining for sure.
Vince Young Fumbles an Opportunity: Jason Whitlock: "Vince Young is clueless. And I'm not talking about his score on the Wonderlic test. I'm talking about his understanding of what it takes to make it in the NFL as a quarterback. Humility is the No. 1 ingredient."