Sports Grab Bag

Lot’s of sports related stuff going on of late, anybody got an opinion, way in here.

The other day I was standing in the cafeteria line of the Yosemite lodge, the family had just hiked up to the top of Half Dome the day before (I would recommend to anyone on the planet, you gotta do that at least once in your lifetime) and I met a guy who lives just outside of London. I brought up the upcoming Olympics and mentioned to him that during the 1984 Olympics I was living in LA and how fun it was to go to some of the events. He made a constipated face and told me that he is taking his family on Holiday for one of those weeks just to avoid all the hysteria and how he can’t wait for it to be over. I suspect many Brits feel the same way, feel put upon and inconvenienced. I think the Chinese ruined it years to come, no country in the world will invest that amount of money so by that standard the London Games will probably come up lacking. But I’m looking forward to it and will devote many hours each day to it.

Anybody watching hoops? The Heat/Thunder match up was probably the most compelling one we have had in years. I hate to see it end tonight and for sure drama hope it gets extended back to OC. The Durrant/James match up has been a bust so far, and the Thunder have shown their age. Westbrook has come up big, Hardin has been the invisible man, and Lebron is limping. Who will step up tonight?

I admit I have not been watching Euro 2012, but the quarters are going on so it is finally getting interesting. I will watch the semi’s and the final. Yeah, I know Spain is like the ’27 Yankees, and always favored, but some new blood would juice things up right before the Olympics.

And lastly, we have the Jerry Sandusky trial. It is now with the jury and the second coming of F. Lee Bailey, Clarence Darrow, or Johnny Cochran could not pull this one out. That Mike McQueary seemed like a weasel, but the cumulative amount of testimony and victims seems insurmountable to me. I would not expect a quick verdict due to the amount of charges and the elements involved with each count, but Jerry is going away for a very long time. And what’s with all the character witnesses the defense put on? “Yes, Jerry was my neighbor for 20 years and not once did I see him bugger a boy”, worthless.

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  1. CM

    Hey Rich. Long time. Hope you’re well.

    Haven’t seen any of the basketball (it’s on early afternoon here which is no good with work). However I have been watching plenty of Euro 2012. Speaking of which, how many of these do you know Kimpost?

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  2. Hal_10000

    I was at the ’96 games in Atlanta and it was a lot of fun. We had the same thing: a lot o people left town because they didn’t want to deal with it. But they missed a treat. I got to watch Carl Lewis race; I got to see the women’s gymnastic dream team perform and I got to see some swimming. And I met people from all over the world.

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  3. grady

    Congrats to the Heat on the championship! Especially for Mike Miller (7 3-pointers while playing hurt – likely his last season as a pro). The Thunder really disappointed me last night. This was the first game that they did not stay close. They are young and hopefully will come back next year with a bit of a chip on their shoulder. It seemed to work for Labron this playoff.

    Euro 2012 has been fun to watch, but I know almost no players. The quality of the play has been high and the flops have been minimized. Good stuff.

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  4. richtaylor365 *

    Hey Rich. Long time. Hope you’re well.

    Thanks, too many irons in the fire of late to blog, other stuff taking priority.

    Speaking of which, how many of these do you know Kimpost?

    Since Sweden isn’t in the running, all these girls are in desperate need of a sympathy boink………………….Kimpost?

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