The Celtics were pushed but were never passed in Miami as they finally got over the hump in the East. You probably already knew that Boston is the only NBA team with a winning record over the Warriors since Steve Kerr took over in 2015. But I just now learned that. This is gonna be fun! The forecast calls for Raining Threes.
Golden State has 123 Finals Games experience on its roster. Boston has zero.
I will understand, honor and respect whatever decision Giants manager Gabe Kapler makes on this Memorial Day. In the wake of yet another school massacre, I fully grasped why Kapler decided to stay off the field during the playing of the national anthem until he “feels better” about the direction of our country. I also understand why he says he is considering making a Memorial Day exception, to make it clear he deeply honors the memories of the fallen. The Giants play at Philly today. Kapler: “I think I’ll just decide what makes the most sense in the moment.” I’m good with whatever you decide, Kap.
Good 2-1 win by the Astros on Sunday to avoid a sweep in Seattle. Now it’s on to Oakland.
Membra when the Indy 500 was a big deal? Maybe it will be again. There were 300,000 fans at the Brickyard Sunday. That’s the biggest crowd to see an American sporting event since the pandemic started. That was an impressive win for Sweden’s Marcus Ericsson. But let me issue this “caution” to IndyCar. Stop artificially bunchin’ ‘em up late in the race. This ain’t NASCAR. And you don’t need a windmill hole.
You love your bestie. Your bestie loves you back. But you deeply want to kick his ass. And he deeply wants to kick yours. Sam Burns shot a final round 5-under par 65 to climb from seven shots down and get into a playoff with his bestest pallie Scottie Sheffler at Colonial. Burns had finished his round two hours earlier, and had to re-start his body amidst near triple digit heat and gale-force winds. He wasn’t back out there long. A 38-foot birdie on the first extra hole earned Burns a million and a half dollars, a nice vintage Firebird, and the right to lord this over Sheffler—at least until next time. Priceless.
Man, I had to turn away from the tv as Harold Varner III came undone on the back nine. Triple bogey. Two double bogeys. Then another triple. He shot 10 over 45 on the back side. There’s just not enough beer in the world…