Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Locked on Sports: Playing .500 ball is Mariners' quest

Today's Locked on Sports PI article focussing on the Mariners and the need to get to .500 not the need to develop new minor league failures at the big league level.
Locked on Sports: Playing .500 ball is Mariners' quest

Monday, June 13, 2005


The Spurs touched as close to perfection as any team can in the NBA Finals last night. This team is showing signs of being one of the most all around and greatest teams the NBA has seen. They can play any style, there is no weakness to be exposed and they play picture perfect defense that the NBA has rarely seen. Maybe the most remarkable number is the Spurs have gone 13 games in the NBA Finals in their history without yielding 90 points in a game
However, before we throw this series away let throw out a thought or two. The Spurs looked this good against the Sonics in Games 1 and 2 and Seattle was able to even the series and the Pistons are a better team then the Sonics. The Pistons win by going to the free throw line, I told you this before the series started. They have not been going to the line at all in San Antonio and they are going to be more aggressive and get more calls when they are in Detroit.
So, yes the Spurs have been unreal, but let’s not jump to insane leaps of finality yet.


There is nothing about Mike Tyson that should be remembered as great. He was a waste. He damaged numerous people along the way, even worse people propped him up and his legacy is a joke. He was a flash in a weak heavyweight division; he never beat a quality opponent at the top of their game. He was a street hoodlum who got lucky not to be in jail because he could box and truly he never changed. He ended up in jail for the most heinous of crimes. Despite making 300 million dollars he left six children around the country untaken care of. He is a sad pitiful story, he is yet another example of when someone says see what sports does for him he needs sports it is not true. Sports is a crutch that can cover up the despicable elements of a human for only so long, by the end it comes clear and the true colors showed, a quitting, cheating, criminal is how Mike Tyson should be remembered.