Heat – Thunder NBA Finals
Have you ever experienced a summer storm in Miami? There’s nothing like it as the Oklahoma City Thunder continue to find out. The young team finds itself down 3-1 in the 2012 NBA Finals after games that came down to just a few bounces of the ball. With maturity beyond his years – but not experience – Kevin Durant continues to motivate and inspire his teammates; however, his ears are still a little wet. There’s no experience like this to dry the back of those ears quickly. But wait! Don’t count them out completely! Yes, it’s never been done before. No team has bounced back from the wrong end of a 3-1 finals record. Somebody will do it one day, though. Let’s see what happens on Thursday. Tuesday night, Mario Chalmers played hero for the Miami Heat. Here’s the story: Cheering, not Chiding, for Mario Chalmers
MLB – Beautiful Balls (and doctored ones)!
There have been no-hitters and one-hitters throughout Major League Baseball this season. It’s been a beautiful thing to see. But tonight, there was a reminder of serious ol’ school ball. Joel Peralta, Tampa Bay Rays reliever, the was tossed from the game for using a little bit of that pine tar. The MLB leading Washington Nationals Skipper Davey Johnson told the ump that Peralta, the Tampa Bay Rays reliever was using something ‘else.’ His old teammates would know, right? David Schoenfield provides an awesome look at some MLB heroes who admittedly took the games (and the tar/spit/sandpaper, etc) into their own gloves when necessary. Check out the article here: Joel Peralta revives old-school cheating. You’ll enjoy this one.
“Wa’n't Me!” NFL’s Hargove goes Eddie Murphy Style
Anthony Hargove adamantly and defiantly denies that his voice is the one heard on the Saints bounty scandal tapes. No names are called, but Hargrove did get a hit on then QB Brett Favre who was apparently a prime target. (Now that could have been said of any defensive scheme, but I digress.) The question that the players are pushing is that of a fair, ethical trial. Hargove is no longer on the New Orleans Saints roster. “I have felt like the target of a sophisticated mugging,” said the suspended Green Bay Packer. Time will eventually tell us Cronkite’s rest of the story. Until then, Hargove will be watching from home for 8 games if the suspension holds up. Popcorn? Anthony Hargrove: Not My Voice