Against the Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards forward Andray Blatche demonstrated the absolute perfect way to absolutely not play pick-and-roll defense. It was so bad, in fact, it reminded me of masterful demonstration of effort and perseverance Albert Haynesworth displayed against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Black Eyed Peas will be your halftime entertainment for the 2011 Super Bowl, a fact that severely underwhelms me. Look, I understand the role pop music plays in our culture, but that doesn’t mean I want to hear a crappy “rap” group do medley of pop hits disguised as hip hop. Apparently, however, I’m in the minority. Whatever the case, when “Let’s Get it Started” kicks in, I’ll be wishing for a repeat of Tom Petty’s performance.
You aren’t helping me get past the whole “Why I Hate Duke” disposition I’ve lived with since 1993. In fact, you’re only making it worse with the new print ads celebrating Duke’s National Championship. In fact, the Duke ad makes me feel an awful lot like this:
I’m not sure if alienating everybody but Duke fans is the best marketing strategy, but then again, Nike doesn’t care about whose fur it ruffles. They simply want us to react, just like the new Tiger Woods commercial. With that in mind, congratulations are in order to Phil Knight and his band of merry men; because people are indeed reacting — although, no one likes being reminded of the arrogance surrounding the Duke basketball program, perceived or otherwise.
Actually, Morningstar isn’t a bad free throw shooter (23-29 last season, 12-16 so far this year), but I’m not really sure what the hell is going on with that one. Granted, it didn’t hurt the game’s bottom line — that is, Kansas essentially rolled Texas — but man, it’s doubtful Morningstar will be able to live that particular shot down anytime soon. I imagine it will be played on a loop at the Jayhawks practices for at least the rest of the week.