Heading to the Verizon Phone Booth tonight to catch the Wizards-Cavs game in person. I’ll take dilligent game notes and get them up on the blog. Early reports say that LeBron James is unlikely to play….mixed feelings on that…and it’s confirmed, LBJ is out. The lack of a Gilbert-LBJ match-up is disappointment #1. King James is also on two of my fantasy teams. I need him back. Finally, the Verizon Center crowd could use an energy boost, and I don’t see that happening tonight. I haven’t been to every game, but Washington Wizards home fans have been crappy this year. But you know what? I’ll trade all that in for a W. And it is comforting to know that the Wizards at least have heart without their superstar, Gilbert Arenas. Can’t say the same for Cleveland….0-3 without LBJ. Time to make it 0-4.
Before the game….catching up on some Wizards links…
>> A post on Wizards Insider by Ivan Carter that we all need to read and remember.
>> Caron Butler used to shoot up Mountain Dew. Well…not really, but he did drink the toxin before and during halftime of college games. Gradually, professional athletes start to realize that A) They are PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES! They should not be putting all that crap in their bodies; and B) Like us “normal” people realize over time, stomachs get old too…just like rusty knees and trick backs.
The whole thing reminds me of this quote:
Khlav Kalash Vendor: Mountain Dew or Crab Juice.
Homer Simpson: Blecch! Ew! Sheesh! I’ll take a crab juice.
From The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
>> Eight Outstanding Wizards Facts from the DC Sports Bog
Fact #1 – DeShawn Stevenson buys deodorant from Costco, in bulk five-packs. “Just in case,” he said. “In case I lose one, so I won’t be musty.” I don’t know about you, but I go around losing deodorant all the time.
>> Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post and Jamie Mottram of Yahoo! Sports represent the world of sports blogging on Comcast’s Blog Show. C’mon guys…you can’t forget the Vote 4 Nacho campaign.
>> Why the New York Knicks franchise is so terrible. Hint: It’s NOT Isiah, Dolan, or any of the players. And actually, now that I think about it….could the chick in this video be another Knicks intern who was involved in a “truck” incident? The settlement: a crappy Knicks public service announcement. Good for them.
>> 100% Injury Rate Commands You to Cheer for China — and actually, this isn’t a bad idea. There are plenty of American fans who could use some etiquette lessons. When is the next bus from Philly to Beijing?