In Defense Of… The NBA Staying On Strike

I might be writing this completely prematurely, but I hope the NBA never comes back… this year.  And I’ll tell you why.

  • REASON 1 – THESE THREE PRICKS

Crybaby 1- Crybaby 2 - Crybaby Who?

When LeBron James and Chris Bosh met secretly with Dwyane Wade to discuss plans to join the Miami Heat, they essentially spit in the face of basketball.  And they didn’t even win the championship!  The tarnish they left on the game is comparable to the corked bat and steroid scandals in Major League Baseball – it changed everything, and definitely not for the better.  (Well, in the case of baseball, the game is improving with those cheats removed.  That’s why there have been more no-hitters the last few years.)

Now couple their brazen attitude with them pushing for a shortened season.  They think they can win if it doesn’t take as long to get to the finals, but doesn’t that mean there would always be an asterisk next the their victory?  The thing is – they don’t care.  And therefore, neither do I NBA

  • REASON 2 – OUTGROWING THE GAME

Son to mother: "Look Ma, I'm slam dunking!" Mother to son: "You should be able to do that, dear."

As humans, we’re all getting bigger, and not just in the positive ways.  Whereas basketball courts and rims have stayed the same size.  In no other sport do I see this as of much as an issue, except perhaps one day in hockey.  Does this mean the sport should never come back?  No.  But while they’re on strike, I think they should take a look at this.

  • REASON 3 – THE TRUE REASON

Okay, this is pretty cool.

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No offense to the Detroit Pistons, but the last time all three Detroit teams won championships in the same year was 1935 – when the Pistons weren’t around!  (For the record, we’re the only city to do that.)

The Lions won the NFL Championship (no Super Bowl until 1967); The Tigers won the World Series; and the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup!

Other cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Pittsburgh (!) and Baltimore (!!) have had multiple championships in one year.  We deserve another one.

SIDENOTE: I don’t count the Drive and the Shock match-ups with the Pistons and the Red Wings disrespectively.  And in 1952, the Lions and Wings won, but the Pistons were around by then.  I want all three!  (Check out the list here.)

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JusWondering… Is This Another Controversial Call?

The Detroit Lions certainly have a catch in wide receiver Calvin Johnson.  Early last season, there was a bit of a controversy regarding one of his catches, and whether it was a completion or not:

But I recently saw this commercial, and it surprised me:

Did it surprise me because they didn’t mention Johnson played for the Lions?  No.

Did it surprise me because the Lions are owned by the Ford family and Acura is owned by Honda?  Sorta.

Did it surprise me that Calvin Johnson would drive an Acura?  Yes.

Of all the cars out there, it stunned me that an NFL player would choose to endorse Acura.  That’s the latest controversial call.

Now an Olympic skier, on the other hand, I can see… (and Ashleigh McIvor’s a Canadian to boot):

InASense, Lost… Please Spare The Lions More Bad Luck

I’ve only recently begun to be a Detroit Lions fan.  It wasn’t that I’m of the fair-weathered ilk.  It was just that I didn’t follow football until I started getting season tickets five or so years ago.  Now I’m officially hooked… and on the team that holds the most worst records!

But that’s neither here nor there.  What this is about is preventing the Madden Curse from effecting our breakout star – Ndamukong Suh.  If you’re not familiar with the curse (or curses in general), here’s the gist of it:

Players that appear on the cover of any Madden game have bad luck.

Where you play a part, faithful readers, is in the online vote.  A bracket hosted by ESPN can be accessed by clicking here.  Vote for Green Bay’s Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Aaron Rodgers… not our defensive Wunderkind, Suh.  Don’t make him come to your house…

Pick Aaron Rogers! Or your nose...

I Am Thankful For… Victoria’s Former Secret, Candice Swanepoel

As I sit and watch my Detroit Lions blow their chance to obliterate the Dallas Cowboys (and former Lions quarterback, John Kitna) and walk away with the better record of 3-7 vs. 2-8, I’ve decided to discover and uncover the beauty that is Candice Swanepoel.

It took me a little while to figure who she was after seeing her in a Victoria’s Secret commercial, and I’ve done it!  Unlike the Lions (they didn’t do it)…

To erase the loss from my memory, here’s Candice in a cowgirl costume:

Yee-haw!

 

The rest is pure bonus:

 

She may not be a lioness, but she's close...

The Lions will be flying home for another game on Thanksgiving!

Here's to hoping they can clean up their own mess. I, on the other hand, could use Ms. Swanepoel's help.

BONUS! BONUS! VIDEO!

 

(more costumed Candice’s here)

Coinkydink Or Coinkydonk? If The Cleats Fett, I Mean, Fit…

I don’t find it strange that fans of this team:

The Detroit Lions currently have a better record than the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have won five Super Bowls to our zero!

Are also fans of these college football teams:

 

Hail Sadism and Masochism!

I imagine that their viewing parties look a little bit like this:

Pictured: Boba Fetish, with Slave I and Sluttrooper