During game four of the NBA finals, there was a guy sitting behind the Oklahoma City bench wearing a Seattle Sonics jersey, and cheering for the Miami Heat. That was pretty good. Last week I saw a mocked-up photo of a Miami Heat flag flying over the Space Needle, and I thought that was funny. But as a Sonics fan from day one, I feel I'm qualified to say this, and I want everyone to join me: "THOSE GUYS ARE NOT THE SONICS."
On Patchin Lukens and Osso back in February, we did the Spokademy Awards in which we named the best sports movies of all time. But now I've compiled a list of my top sports-based TV shows of all time.
This is for drama/comedy shows. Reality, news, documentary shows is another list, and if I do that list, then ESPN's 30 For 30 will likely be at the top of the list.
But here's the current list. Feel free to comment.
BEST SPORTS-BASED COMEDY/DRAMA TV SHOWS EVER
No Hall of Fame for Edgar Martinez again this year. Barry Larkin got in. Good for him, he deserves it. But Edgar, Mark McGwire, and others remain on the outside looking in.
I came across a piece of video that has gone semi-viral. Normally, I would express my disgust to myself and move on. But this one bothers me enough that I want to use this forum to say something about it.
Did any of you get a feeling of deja vu at the end of the Rose Bowl game?
Wisconsin desperately trying to get downfield for a touchdown. Their receiver catches a ball well within striking distance of the endzone, but he does not get out of bounds.
Editor's note: I wrote the following on Friday, after watching the Huskies and Baylor play in the Alamo Bowl the night before. I first posted it Saturday morning, an hour before finding out that Nick Holt had been fired as the UW Defensive Coordinator.
I have to take my hat off to Mark Few and Gonzaga... If they hadn't already, they have now arrived as a full-fledged bigtime basketball program. And I'm talking about more than just the team they're putting on the floor.
The recent passing of Smokin’ Joe Frazier got me thinking about nicknames. Smokin’ Joe is about as cool as they come and it was so dead on (pardon the pun). Simple, to the point and said a lot about how he performed as a fighter.