It’s the weekend, looks like it could be a crappy one, so that means perfect timing for a crappy Weekend Grab Bag.
> The Indians start an 11-game road trip today in Kansas City (followed by Texas and Detroit). This trip could be the key to the season. Lose 9-of-11 like they have in the past 11 games and it could very well mean trades to build for next year, i.e. bye-bye C.C. Go 7-4 on the trip and they could be right back in the Central Division race. The Indians aren’t really this bad of a hitting team are they? Trades need to take place and the Tribe has pieces to put together a big trade, but just what kind of trade may be determined after this trip.
> The Lakers are back in the NBA Finals and everyone is happy for, even praising Kobe. I want to know why. Did everyone forget how he quit on the team last year? How he quit in Game 7 of the Phoenix series the year before that? Did everyone forget about his cry baby rant in the parking deck to a couple of teenagers? (That’s leadership. You like to see your superstar and leader buckling under the pressure of two skaters in a parking garage.) Did everyone forget how training camp came and he said he wanted to stay in LA and he was over those trade demands yet after a slow two weeks to start the season, he wanted to be traded again? Did everyone forget how he realized the Lakers had talent and he started caring again? Did everyone forget when the Lakers robbed Memphis for Pau Gasol, he suddenly became the MVP and said he wanted to be a Laker for life? Really? For life? Two months ago you wanted nothing to do the organization. Let’s not forget the only reason the Lakers didn’t win five or six championships is because he didn’t want to share the spotlight with Shaq anymore and single-handedly broke up the three time NBA champions. Oh yeah, he raped a woman too. Did we all forget that? I hate that everyone is praising Kobe. He’s a selfish baby that only does well when he wants to and yet somehow he has everyone cheering for him. I don’t get it. I hate Kobe.
> Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals is tonight and Rip may not play against Boston because a;kjsfoiw jfoiwj oijfdoiaj jdf wfjqwoi djoeijw q hjwj fofij ffjjffj ….. I just don’t care.
> This was a small headline in the Plain Dealer today, “Blacks fare well in the NBA.” A related headline read, “Fat people are fat.”
> Terrell Owens and Tank Johnson spoke up for Pacman Jones to commissioner Goodell. They said they would monitor and mentor him if Pacman was reinstated. Expect Pacman to miss another year.
> The Memorial Tournament is being held in Dublin, Ohio. Hated blogger friend Graig is attending. Tune into the telecast to see Graig run across the greens, kicking golf balls and getting kicked out of the tournament.
> If you want someone to root for in the Memorial (since Tiger isn’t playing), go for first round leader Matthew Goggin. The 33-year old Australian is a guy struggling to stay on tour and back in 1999, on his birthday, he partied so hard with Gary Nicklaus (son of Jack) that he couldn’t play the next day. That’s our kind of guy.
That’s a good thought to start the weekend on. Enjoy.