Assorted Weekend Thoughts Part 2

The bubblegum flavor is Ricky Rubio. A whole lot of fun and flava.

I’m not dead.

That’s usually a common phrase I’ve become accustomed to writing on these blogs of mine to reassure those who read it that I’m still here. Sorry. I get into those modes where I don’t have enough time or I half-ass a post (about 3 in the past week) and don’t get around to finishing them in time and they end up being completely irrelevant. And then there’s also the fact that I’m just lazy.

I might have a plan to make-up for my lack of posts in the past 2 weeks or so though…a secret plan…muahahaha

In the meantime, here’s another ย “Assorted Weekend Thoughts” post, because there’s a lot that must be said, and I’m too lazy to write them all separately.

NFL

  • I can’t believe the Raiders completely crapped out this weekend. No, I take that back — I can believe they crapped out. Chuck Bresnahan sucks. And is he or isn’t he fired? He better be. And I hope his replacement is Bay Area born and raised Jack Del Rio. Doesn’t Del Rio make sense? He almost makes too much sense. That will make all my dreams come true.
  • News of the Raiders apparently searching for a GM is a breath of fresh air. Reggie McKenzie, Director of Football Operations for the Green Bay Packers, is apparently first in line. Anyone from the Packers organization is good in my book, considering I’m a minority owner. Wait — what? Yup. Ask about me.
  • I’m actually glad it’s the offseason for the Silver and Black. With the cryptkeeper gone (R.I.P.), I have a feeling this will be quite an interesting couple of months, and by interesting I mean good. And by good, I mean I hope they have a GM, new DC, and better (smarter?) defensive players by the time next season rolls around. And by better and smarter players, I mean players not named Stanford Routt.
NHL
  • The Sharks are currently cruising, which is nice to see. All I’ve wanted since the beginning of the season was to beat Vancouver, and they failed their first two tries. They finally got it (albeit in a shootout) on Monday. That win made up for the Raiders’ incompetence on Sunday. Yes, that’s how badly I wanted the Sharks to beat the Canucks. But seriously, watching this season series just makes me wish for the playoffs already so we can sweep them and move on with our lives.
  • I hate Kevin Bieksa, but this is pretty funny. And it’s why I love hockey (players).
  • Tonight, I’m heading to the Tank to watch the game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets. I’m going to try to use my Jedi mind-control tricks to convince Rick Nash to ask for a trade to the Sharks. You laugh now, but when Nash is in a teal sweater come March, you’ll know exactly who to thank.
  • It was around this time last season that the Sharks went on 6-game losing streak, and I was ready to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself.
  • So…is the Sharks’ special teams play going to continue this irritating seesaw right now? When the PP was on fire, the PK was in the shitter. Now, the PK seems to have its act together (sort of) and the PP blows. What gives man?
  • Fuck Alex Burrows.
  • I was probably the only person in California who tuned in to the World Juniors this year, but whatever. I’m used to being the only person that even cares about hockey where I’m from. I didn’t watch the Canada-Russia gold medal game last year, but I knew about how Russia came back to win. The semi-final game on Tuesday was absolutely unreal. Even if someone was not a hockey fan, it would have been next to impossible to not get into that game. My heart was racing in that final minute — and they aren’t even my countries! If you get the chance, tune in to the replay if they happen to show it on NHL Network. I promise, you will not be disappointed. And if you really can’t stand to watch an entire hockey game, just tune in about 12:00 minutes left in the 3rd…that’s when the magic begins…
NBA
  • Steph Curry’s ankle is a nuisance. There’s no use making him play right now. I say let him sit, let the ankle heal, and then let him come back when he’s 100%. I know the team looks lost most of the time without him on the court, but the ankle could be getting worse, and that’s exactly what you don’t want.
  • Ricky Rubio is a stud. With league pass free the past 2 weeks, I’ve watched as many Minnesota Wi– ahem Timberwolves games as I could just to watch Rubio play. I remember during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, I thought the media was overrating this 17-year old kid and he sucked and he’d never make it in the NBA because all I cared about was U-S-A U-S-A U-S-A! But he’s so fun to watch. Just like with the Minnesota Wild at the start of the season, I don’t think I’ve watched this many Timberwolves games in my entire life. I would venture to say that I’ve watched more complete T’Wolves games than I have Warrior games so far this year. I don’t know if that’s meant to be a compliment to Minnesota or a snide at the Warriors…either way, I will be asking my old boss for court side seats to the T’Wolves game this season.

Anyway, Happy New Year! I’m sure it’ll be another glorious year in sports, and I can’t wait to see what fun stuff I can rant and bitch about this time around. Here’s to hoping your team has much success, unless you’re a fan of the Niners, Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Canucks, Red Wings, Kings, Ducks, Coyotes, Stars, Heat, Lakers, Yankees, Dodgers, Angels or any Boston team.

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