The End.

July 9, 2010

Everything has changed.

Long-time Cleveland fans know that the only real way to deal with the series of miserable sucker punches that comprises our area’s sports history is to be pessimistic. Last night, a new generation of Cleveland fans learned the same thing. The jerseys of our Chosen One were set afire; watching the wine, gold, and white burn on SportsCenter seemed to be a fitting metaphor for… something. For everything we thought we understood, even within the reference frame of a city sport scene that hasn’t seen a professional title in decades.

We had to know he was leaving. But we thought he would stay. How could he leave? He was King of Cleveland. Read the rest of this entry »


LeBron James to the Chicago Bulls. And how.

June 25, 2010

Since we have spent the last year or so wading through the murky waters of free agency, don’t you think it’s about time we started drawing some conclusions?

But before we come to any real conclusions, a little role play. Imagine yourself as Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant. In just your second week on the job you are faced with the prospect of having to trade away the best player in franchise history in a do or die sign and trade, or watch the two time and defending league MVP simply leave town as an unrestricted free agent. Of course, there is also the possibility of resigning him, but I think the chances of that are very small.

Glad I’m not that guy.

Conclusion #1: The only one that really matters.

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Chunky Monkey

June 11, 2010

The most important observation of the night was made by the Champ and confirmed by the Octagon: Glen Davis resembles Chunky Kong (see: above). I’m not sure of the racial implications or the actual intent of the comparison, but it is what it is. Read the rest of this entry »

From the Clouds

June 9, 2010

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With rumblings about LeBron’s future and the impact and exact meaning of Dan Gilbert offering Michigan State god Tom Izzo a contract near $6 million per, the Lakers and Celtics officially do not care. For now, neither do I. Read the rest of this entry »

It Always Goes In

June 7, 2010


Who is the hero? Is it Ray or is it Rajon? Or do they split it? Does it matter? Not for Boston. Not after they were able to split the first two games on the road with the Lakers. Read the rest of this entry »

Ignore It Like Kobe

June 4, 2010


That game got physical real fast. I didn’t expect Paul Pierce to be the initiator, but whatever works (or doesn’t, in this case). Boston looked to try to duplicate past successes against Los Angeles by being tougher, both physically and mentally. They proved neither in last night’s game, but by all rights still may in the approaching games. Read the rest of this entry »

Set and Carved

June 1, 2010

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For me, these playoffs have been about cementing legacies. Read the rest of this entry »