I know, the Bleacher Beast blog has been as scarce as a Jays home game these days, but, I am doing my best to get back on track here. Over the past week I’ve come across some interesting reads and views from all over the sports world. I thought maybe I’d share some of my favourite ones with everyone.
What NFL offseason is complete without the annual “Is he or isn’t he” Brett Favre saga. The latest chapter comes in the form of an ankle injury that requires the Vikings glory whore quarterback to go under the knife to repair the damage. Apparently the surgery is needed if he hopes to play the whole 2010 season. Hey, Brett, don’t you think you should have come forth with this information BEFORE the draft? What happens if you can’t go in 2010 and Minnesota is without a decent quarterback? Keep thinking about Brett, Brett.
After the Cavaliers wrapped their series up against the Bulls on Tuesday night, LeBron James was interviewed about his injured arm in which he gave some lacklustre response about how it was nothing more than hitting your funny bone. Whatever. The most interesting part of the post-game conference was when he took a stab at the Toronto Raptors will to win, and make the playoffs.
This could be the little fire that LeBron set to smoke Chris Bosh out of Toronto and to a team with more “heart” and “drive” than the Raptors. A team that will push to the very end. A team that will not let down the fans. A team that will have a stellar supporting cast. Hey, wait, does anyone remember who missed that last-second shot against Golden State at the end of the year? Oh, hey, Chris Bosh. How you doin’?
LeBron James just wants Bosh out of Toronto and in New York where they’ll take the Knicks and turn them into the new Boston Celtics, or, re-sign with the Cavs, get the rest of the team axed, bring in CB4, and (hopefully) bring a title to Cleveland.
Either way, the subtext to this message was loud and clear. “Chris, get the hell out. Toronto sucks”
According to Chis Bosh’s Twitter tonight, it says: “Been wanting to ask. Where should I go next season and why?” Then, a few minutes later: “Ok… Let me rephrase the question. Should I stay or should I go?”
Pack your bags Vince. Err. I mean Chris. No. I think I’ll call you Vince Jr. If you don’t have the “heart” to play in Toronto, get the fuck out. Go follow LBJ around like a little puppy dog and see how many titles you win with him. Remember, just because you make the playoffs, doesn’t mean you’re going to win a title, isn’t that right, LeBron? Five years in the playoffs and no championship for you. Douchebag.
San Antonio Spurs
Who called the Spurs over the Mavs? Yeah. That’s right. Never send old Betsy the cow out to pasture when she can still produce some milk.
Honestly, Ovie, the Capitals loss to Montreal in round one of the playoffs was NOT all your fault. I get it. You’re doing the honourable thing and taking the heat for yourself. But, from an outsiders perspective I see Mike Green and Alexander Semin as the key reasons why Washington failed miserably. Donuts on the scoresheet for these two yahoos. Better luck next year.