Monday, May 20, 2013

RG3 gets wedding gifts and the NBA hits their final 4

From where I sit it looks like Robert Griffin the 3rd is a very blessed man.

Clearly, RG3 is a very admired player for the Redskins. It's a sweet thing to do, every newlywed couple would love to have everything bought from their gift registry. However, this situation is completely different. Here's another sign of the unnecessary level of hero worship of our athletes. This is a guy with a 4 year $21 million contract. He doesn't need help buying household items from Bed, Bath & Beyond. I don't blame Griffin for this at all. He's been very gracious with all the gifts. But, he doesn't really need them. Everything should be passed along to charities. As for the fans, they should be ashamed. What kind of idiot gives money away to someone who doesn't need it? I can think of a number of charities that could use the thousands of dollars spent. Or, if they just want to get rid of their money, I'll be more than happy to take it.

The Miami Heat are continuing their seemingly preordained run to the NBA final.

In 2 rounds the Heat have managed to lose only once. Out of 36 quarters Miami has only been outscored 8 times. They have played one game where the outcome was less than 10 points (game 5 vs Chicago). The Heat have won by an average of 16.3 points, having not given up more than 94 points in any playoff game. Impressive numbers. In the West, San Antonio has only lost twice. Does that leave us with an inevitable Spurs-Heat final? Probably. But the Pacers took 2 of 3 from Miami. While, Memphis and San Antonio tied their season series at 2. There's plenty to break down in both series, but I believe British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli put it best, “There are 3 types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” There's only one sure way to determine what will happen. Play.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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