Saturday night left me McClunging to my boyhood hoop fantasies. Any dunk that requires a compass and protractor to measure its rotation should be launched into orbit around the Sun and judged by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. That was some Philadelphia Freedom right there! And this kid (and former Texas Tech Red Raider) spends part of his time in the G-League? No, man, that dude is in the “Gee!-League.”
That was fresh, a term rarely used to describe The Carnival That Is NBA All-Star Weekend. Now they’ll screw it up with an alleged basketball game on Sunday.
Brittney is back in ball and back in business. Good.
Left turn. Left turn. Left turn. “He get loose in Turn 2!” Yawn. Just ain’t my thing, man. I used to apologize for that. Then I neared 70. Oh, but it looks good on you!
Tiger is 12 shots off the lead. And I can’t take my eyes off him.
Tampon-Gate? I’ll just pragmatically say that Tiger needs to be smarter than that.
Frankie The Lab and I re-watched the AFC Championship Game last night. Holy moly. That game was even better than I remembered. The Chiefs and Bengals were balling out! If we’re lucky, we’ll get to watch Mahomes and Burrow go at it for the next decade. Oh, and you know what? Hell, yes, that was a late hit. Just like that was absolutely defensive holding in the Super Bowl. Man, was that just a week ago? Seems like a year.
The ’Niners are the early betting and media favorites to win the NFC in 2023. That’s astounding, given their uncertainty at quarterback. It’s a reflection on the rest of the roster as assembled by John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan.
The Eagles? They’ve lost both coordinators and, because of free agency and cap issues, could have a real problem keeping that defense together.
I caught a little bit of the second half of the Houston-Orlando XFL game Saturday night. I was reasonably entertained. I’ll be more attentive this afternoon when the San Antonio Brahmas open up against St. Louis at the Alamodome. Like any ex-receiver at any level, I’m a big Hines Ward fan. It was Hines who first showed the world that receivers don’t have to be punching bags or human pinatas. We can hit you back. Better yet, we can hit you FIRST.