I’ve been trying to write this since yesterday afternoon. It’s been more difficult than I figured it would be. Not in a sad way. Not in a “I can’t bring myself to do it way.” I just wasn’t sure what I would be able to add that everyone else hasn’t already.
By Spike: Before the season started, there were many people, including myself, who thought that the Miami Heat would win the NBA Championship this year. I still think that’s possible, but the Lakers are going to have quite a bit to say about that.
By Spike: At halftime of last night’s Sixers game, they were up by 26 points on the Indiana Pacers,and played their best half of the season.
By Spike: Let’s see, the Heat look like they can be as good as we thought. The Lakers are already as good as we thought. The Pistons might be worse than we imagined, and I’m betting Larry Brown won’t last through the year in Charlotte.
By Spike: Before he ever played one regular season game, the whispers had started. “Maybe Evan Turner is a bust.”
By Spike: There’s more attention on the NBA this season than I can remember there being for quite a number of years.
Twenty years ago, we could use our four major professional sports and college sports to fill our local papers, our local TV news, ESPN, and a sports radio station or two. Today, there’s much more space to fill. Countless sports websites, full of countless blogs and podcasts. ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3 and ESPN News. Twitter, Facebook, and more sports radio than you can shake your proverbial stick at.
Passion can make you walk a thousand miles uphill, barefoot, in the snow to protect someone you love. It also can make you spend nights awake crying, or worse, making phone calls and hanging up as soon as she answers.
It took no more than 60 seconds. A minute or so into the game that former player and NBA TV analyst Steve Smith called “the most anticipated pre-season game of all time,” I actually started to laugh out loud.
As they often say in baseball, it’s a long season. What a difference a few months makes.
The City of Brotherly Love. We’re proud of our city, and we’re proud of our sports teams.
The New York Mets have had a pretty terrible few years, and there doesn’t look to be an end in sight.
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