Let the games begin………………………………………..
We all know what happens when a huge political story is about to break. Along comes Paris Hilton, Britiney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, and whatever the Kardashian flavor of the month is. The general public is then so distracted they completely forget about or just don’t care about the other story. This is the way I felt when the Lakers front office announced they were bringing back D’Antoni for next year. I was outraged, and thought Laker fans all over the southland would be too. But right at the same moment up pops Lindsey Lohan in the form of an 80 year old racist billionaire. Yes Good old Donald Sterling took all the heat off the Lakers continuing blunder. The story was non-existent, could not be read about it, or hear it talked about because of the feeding frenzie Sterling created.
Then the most unlikely of scenarios took place, Mike D’Antoni up and resigned. He saved the Laker brain trust of all further embarrassment. Although we still must remember, they WERE going to bring him back. Now this brings me to the crazy shit going on all over sports these days. Yay the Dodgers got paid 8.5 billion dollars by Time Warner Cable to broadcast all their games, and voila 75% of the Dodgers audience now are unable to see even one game. Maybe it’s Vince Scully’s last year, who knows? Hey the Yankees have their won station, but New Yorkers can actually watch the Bronx Bombers everyday if they want to.
This madness has reached down to NCAA Division 1 sports, as the new super conferences, are sporting their own networks too. Oh Yeah but just try to find a cable venue that carries, the new PAC 12 network. Again it’s the dreaded Time Warner Cable only!!
So our sports have come down to clueless coaches, corrupt NCAA officials, cheating NBA referees, and a commissioner who not only let them do it, but encouraged it. He did nothing for 33 years while Donald Sterling played the race card even though he owned a team in a league that is 75% African American. The NFL news looks more like a police blotter, and minor league baseball has taken to biting ears off!!
Am I gonna stop caring about it? Not hardly, but it’s getting harder to actually see even my own three teams, that I want to watch The Lakers, the Dodgers, and the Trojans. Maybe we can get the Rams back now that Georgia has passed on? Let’s hope so.
The 1989 California State Fair asked for the Hollywood Studios to help put together a special effects exhibit in an 8000 sq. ft. building. They all declined except my boss at MGM, David Gerber. I organized a stunt show, an interactive blue screen show, a robotics exhibit, an interactive effects make-up exhibit, and a foley exhibit. This is the video I created to play on the 6 foot monitor at the entrance. Hard to believe it was 25 years ago now……………….enjoy.
FANCY FREE, AND PITCHY TOO……………………….WTF?
THE STAR SPANGLED BANGER……………………OOOPS.
more corn wars.
Wait what about “Rolling Stone Soup”, “Dennis the Menace 2 Society”, “Rihanna & Charlie Brown”, “Baby Blues Suede Shoes”, and “Dagwood & Debra Harry”?
"TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE?, THAT IS THE QUESTION"
I can’t watch this without my knees getting all shaky, can you? It’s an old one but worth another look. Enjoy
Why beating the Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden was a bad thing?
The real problem with the Lakers hanging in there to pull out a victory in Portland the other night is it gives D’Antoni reason [as delusional as it is] to believe his small ball run and gun system is a winner. Offensively on the rare nights that the 3’s are falling he appears to be right. But at the defensive side of the floor this approach can abandon you faster than the Road Runner sprints past Wylie Coyotte!!
So if you watched the Lakers stumble around the next evening at Staples Center against a New Orleans team that had just lost eight in a row. Then you could see what I am talking about. Wesley Johnson as a stretch 4 may spread the floor to D’Antoni’s liking, but trying to guard actual real power forwards in this league, is like Billy Barty trying to block the plate against Dave Parker.
While coach D is slobbering all over himself thinking Johnson is the next coming of Shawne Marion, the Lakers hardest worker on the floor [Jordan Hill] is buried on the bench. Maybe he could’ve slowed Anthony Davis down just a little bit? As is proved out year after year during the playoffs, this small ball approach is not conducive to winning a trophy, and neither is Coach D.
His bench is a proverbial bone yard for Bigs in this league. He just doesn’t respect the position or low post back to the basket kind of play whatsoever. Once again I say Laker history tells us, we win Championships with dominating big men. As great as Magic Johnson was, he never won a ring without Kareem. Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich didn’t without Wilt Chamberlain. Kobe without Shaq, or Pau. I may not be Perry Mason, but I rest my case!!
It’s another 3 dog night, and Jeremiah was once again in rare form.
THERE’S NO HOPE FOR YOU MIKE!!
I am not going to let up until you are gone gone gone from our precious team.
Get out of my town, and take your “SMALL BALL” with you!!