Friday, June 15, 2007


What was that? Another Spurs championship.

So here's the question of the day. If the San Antonio Spurs fell on the Cavaliers and won a championship in the woods, but nobody watched, did they make a sound??

Or something like that?

While you weren't watching last night, Tim Duncan led the Spurs to their 4th NBA championship in 9 years, this time over superstar LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

And nobody noticed, more or less. Actually, a few people noticed. But like Our Man in LA, they mostly noticed that nobody noticed.

It's actually a pretty incredible feat. The NBA has 30 franchises, and only three of them - the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers (who have won both in LA and in their former home of Minneapolis), and the Chicago Bulls - have more titles.

Think of that. There are only four teams in the NBA that have four titles or more. I looked it up. There are only nine teams that have more than one. Contrast that with baseball, which is older, sure, but where there are eight or nine teams with 10 or more World Series appearances.

Still, the Spurs are like a revolution. You know, cause they sound like a whisper.

One more crazy stat. Because of last night's win over the Cavs, San Antonio 3-point God Robert Horry now has seven NBA championship rings. Seven! Want to know who has more than seven?

Well, there are about 7 or 8 guys, actually. But they all played on those Celtics teams from the 50s and 60s that won 11 titles.

Know who doesn't have seven? Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Julius Irving, Wilt Chamberlain, Hakeem Olajuwan, Rick Barry, Isaiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman, and all manner of fly basketball players from my youth. Hell, Ewing and Barkley don't have any. Championship-wise, those guys might as well be Craig Ehlo.

So sorry to the Cleveland fans, and hooray for the San Antonio fans. As for the rest of you, you didn't miss a lot.

By the way, when did this blog become the all liberal politics all the time blog? Did anybody notice? I'll get some comics and entertainment in here next week.

Wait, let me get this straight. So there was a major sports championship and no one watched it? Gosh, that sounds kind of familiar. As if there was this league that plays its games on a frozen pond of sorts that everyone seems to ignore. Except, of course, for Our Man in LA, who so kindly posted something the other week.

Don't you just love passive-aggressive hockey fans? I know Overboard does.

-Prof. Evenkeel
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