Sunday, June 12, 2005

Random Thoughts...

Former Detroit Piston Bad-Boy coach, Chuck Daly used to tell his players, "First team to a 100 wins," and then they'd sprint to the 100 point mark. Nowadays, it seems the first team to 80 should win. Indeed, the score at halftime of NBA Final Game 1 was 37-35. WTF?! Tonight's game seems a bit better, but game 1 was horrible any way you cut it. If we consider that playoff teams in the 80's averaged around 110 points a game, that means today's 85 point performances signify a 23% drop in point production. Even defensive specialist, Bruce Bowen (who I can't stand), can't account for such a huge drop.

Here's a copy of my latest email to PTI:
Do I recall you guys complaining about Jeff Gordon's rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Wrigley Field? How in the world could that have been any worse than last night's, nationally televised Mike Ditka performance? If you "Boo-ed" Gordon, don't you have to "Boo" Ditka? Or does coach get a free pass?


At 8:35 AM, Blogger Barry said...

What's wrong with defense? Why is any low scoring game ugly and boring?

The Finals are "ugly" because you have the 2 BEST defense teams in the country going at it. Why is that a crime? Defense is just as much of the game as offense is.

I would enjoy a game with 20 blocks more than a run-and-gun 140-138 "nail-biter" anyday. Anyone can dunk, not everyone can block.


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