Sunday, June 6, 2010

I've gotten real busy this week with the start of work and the internet at my place wasn't working for a few days but I'm back with a few thoughts for this post.

1. The Celtics looked bad in Game 1 of the Finals but tonight they turned it around and got the win — even with Pierce and KG struggling. Ray Allen was out of his mind in the first half, Rondo still can't shoot consistently but had another triple-double, Rasheed actually played well, and Big Baby is a monster — I don't care what anybody says.

2. Glad to see my boy Miguel Cotto getting another win. From what I saw in the highlights he looked good. When you think about it, he's only lost to a cheater (Margarito) and the best right now (Pacquiao). That loss to Margarito indirectly had a real impact on his career though — because of the beating he took from Margarito's plastered hands he bleeds real easily now. Not good.

3. I went to my first WNBA game on Saturday night. It was between the Mystics and the Dream and to be honest, it was a lot more entertaining than I thought it would be. It was good basketball and the crowd was really into it. I think I'm covering the Mystics-Liberty game on Saturday night. It'll probably be my first time working on deadline this summer but I'm pretty excited.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Finally in DC/Kobe-MJ argument?

The summer has officially begun.

I got to the District on Saturday with the fam and settled in and all that. We made a couple trips to some stores before they left on Sunday and since then I've just been settling in. Today was my first day of work and it went real well. I'm looking forward to my summer at the Post and in D.C. Today was all intros and training but tomorrow I'm going out to the Redskins last practice before training camp so that should be cool.

I know, I know. I picked the Celtics to sweep the Magic and they didn't. But it's cool cause they just did it in six games.

I haven't had cable since I got here but I guess Kobe did his best MJ impression to finish out the Suns — and now I'm hearing all these Kobe-MJ comparisons. No one is on MJ's level. I got three reasons why.

1. People say Kobe can finish with six or seven rings and challenge MJ for the best ever when all's said and done. That means he needs to win 2 or 3 more (and the first 3 came with Shaq as the best player on the team). And don't forgot how MJ was (rumored to have been) forced out of the NBA for basically two seasons. He could've easily finished with eight rings instead of six.

2. Kobe models his game after Jordan. On the other hand, Jordan was the trendsetter — no one played like MJ before he did.

3. The NBA was much more physical when MJ played. Nowadays fouls are called much more frequently on purpose — the NBA wants more scoring. On the perimeter Kobe gets a lot more space to do work than MJ did.

That's just my opinion.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

50 Cent?

50 should get an Oscar just for looking like this for a role...crazy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So much for that

Well, my prediction the other night didn't really work out but tonight is a new night and Game 5. I got the Celtics again. They played sloppy in Game 4 and still should've won.

Monday, May 24, 2010

UPR strike and Celtics

University of Puerto Rico student strike

I don't think many people know but a lot of things have been going in Puerto Rico in the last year — and they're not good. Governor Luis Fortuño has decided the best way to deal with the island's huge deficit is by firing thousands of people from government jobs, which led to a huge strike in October; drug trafficking continues to rise, leading to more and more violence (30% of all drugs in the U.S. goes through PR); and for the past month there has been a strike at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, which is a part of San Juan. The students are striking after the university system, which consists of 11 campuses and over 62,000 students, announced huge budget cuts that many believe will hurt low-income students and other issues. Those striking want an alternative and more transparency for university finances. Right now all 11 campuses are shut down.

The fact that these students have been striking for five weeks is pretty crazy but what's crazier is the police brutality going on. Students are housing themselves in makeshift campus trying to force negotiations. And they need food. Thing is, the police isn't letting anyone bring in food to the students. According to reports, a father was beaten when he tried to get food to his son.

Whether you agree with what the these people are doing is up to you (for one, my parents have been told that a lot of those supporting the strike are older people disconnected from the situation, while most students are indifferent about the situation.) But the brutality involved — and the lack of coverage in the U.S. — is gross. It wasn't until May 20 that the New York Times published a story about this situation. Too bad that the strike began on April 21. Yes, that's almost a month later.

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Celtics sweep?

So tonight is game 4 between the Celtics and the Magic — is it time to get the brooms out? Saturday night's game was a joke. I barely watched it. All I gotta say is that I didn't expect the Celtics to dominate the series the way they have. Then again when I think of how the Celtics are dominating it makes sense. The Magic live and die by the 3. All season they've dumped the ball down to Dwight and if he got double teamed he'd kick the ball out for a 3 or eat up someone down low if it was 1 on 1. But the Celtics don't need to double team him because they got the personnel to deal with him — and he has no post moves. Perkins and Rasheed have been exposing "Superman" all series. Without having to double team him, the guys on the perimeter need to create off the dribble and basically no one on the Magic can. Carter's too old, Nelson is being shut down by Rajon, and Rashard Lewis is proving to be the most overpaid dude in the NBA. Celtics are probably gonna put the Orlando Tragic away tonight and have some time to get ready for whoever they play in the Finals, which they need considering their age. And I think the Celtics should be the favorites in the Finals, no matter who they play.

Friday, May 21, 2010


To be honest, I don't got any followers right now and created this out of boredom. I've always thought about creating a blog so I guess that boredom was a good thing.

Like the description says, this blog is gonna be mostly about sports but will also include other things I'm interested, which is a lot.
I'll try to be good about updating this regularly and hopefully some people will follow! Much love y'all!