Game One in the East tonight in Miami. It’s a matchup of familiar playoff foes as the Heat host the Celtics. The Eastern Conference Championship Series has been the end of the road for Boston in three of the last four seasons, but I think the Celts will get over the hump this time. I’m taking Boston in six, starting with a road win tonight. This should be a solid series pairing the conference’s top two seeds.
Man, it’s hard to believe that Erik Spoelstra is now in his 14th season with the Heat. And maybe even harder to believe that Ime Udoka is only a rookie head coach.
In the West, the Mavs’ ascent has been impressive. But the Warriors’ resurrection has been even more compelling. Golden State in seven.
CP3 says he’s not retiring. That’s most unfortunate. Dude…it’s time.
I’m starting to think maybe Rajon Rondo is just a bad guy. “Stuff” always seems to happen. This time it’s allegations about Rondo threatening a woman with a gun. Children were reportedly present.
I don’t know about you, but it looks to me that Drew Brees may be at least semi-serious about this comeback thing. I mean, he’s only 43, right? It’s not like he’s old like that guy in Tampa. Brees’ recent tweets strike me as trial balloons.
Brees has done nothing to distinguish himself as a broadcaster. (Kinda reminds me of Jason Witten.) I suspect he knows he is mediocre in that role. Achievers like to achieve in their fields of achievement. Brees is a quarterback. The problem is that by the time he retired following the 2020 season, he already could not throw a football across a walk-in closet. Still, this is intriguing…
You know who I want to watch play quarterback this coming season? Mac Jones. He did a lot of good things as a rookie. Still, I’m not convinced. This could be a pivotal year for him.
To date, Deshaun Watson has not invited me to accompany him and the Browns’ offense on their bonding trip to the Bahamas. My view is that they’ll have plenty of time to bond before anyone sees Watson in an NFL game, which will be September of 2023. The Jolly One is going to hammer him with a full-year suspension.
Here’s your Tuesday writing assignment, class. Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson—compare and contrast. GO!
Attention world. If you want me to do something this weekend, let’s do it Saturday. Ain’t movin’ off the couch Sunday. Don’t ask me. Final round of the PGA and conference finals hoops. Joobet!!!
“Lower leg discomfort,” for Astros’ pitcher Jake Odorizzi? Lower leg discomfort? That LOOKED like lower leg detonation. Let’s hope for the best.