Tuesday, May 10, 2005

It's the hair stupid.

What's all the fuss aboot? So Steve Nash won the MVP. Guess what people, celebrate the fact that the media rewarded someone for being unselfish. All you hear about is how the NBA is loaded with me-first guys and Nash is the opposite of them. Let's be glad he won. Besides it's not like Shaq is upset. You've gotta love his comment about being happy for the fans in Canada. Think he would have been so nice if Kobe had beaten him. Face it- Shaq could be the MVP anytime, but Phoenix had such a great turnaround and without Nash they were not as good. I can't believe how people try to make controversies out of everything.

My pal Bill posted in his blog about the problems with the NBA. I have the opposite opinion. I had moved away from the NBA because of all the grabbing and holding (paying attention Gary Bettman), but the return of basketball is upon us. Look at the teams left- Phoenix, Seattle, Dallas and Washington play up-tempo. Miami and San Antonio move the ball well and Detroit is a balanced team. Folks, we are starting to approach the return of ball from the 80s. It's becoming more about the athletes and less about little, bald white guys trying to turn every possession into a 4th and goal. The biggest thing the NBA has going right now is David Stern. When he sees a problem, he fixes it. NY has a crappy team- bang hello lottery winner. Certain superstar is gambling on games- hello new sport and time away until the heat dies down (like you don't know that's what happened). If there's a problem yo D-Stern will solve it, check out the hook while Manu rewinds it "Denver is not a great defensive team. If we move the ball, we will get easy shots." Thanks for the honesty Manu

Folks there will be no Triple Crown winner this year, but wasn't that a race on Saturday. Too early to get too excited about baseball, but know this, the Yankees and Red Sox are flawed this year and very beatable.

I'm K-Wall and that's how I roll.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Stumped by The Schwab

Ok so this post is later than promised. Well you get what you pay for......anyway here is the stuff you didn't see on Stump the Schwab last week. As you may have seen, I survived round 1 until the complete crash and burn in round 2. It was a crash of monumental proportion too. Something like the rise and fall of Timmy Smith. What they edited out was:
- Stu Scott insinuating that I became a bat boy for the PawSox beacuse I didn't want to work in the concession stands with girls.
- Stu giving me a forehead bump and then telling me I wished I was black. Yeah it was just a little awkward.
- Stu told me he loved me. (And yet he still hasn't called and it's 3 weeks now and all I have left is his bobblehead

Well after I bombed out, both Stu and The Schwab shook my hand and asked if I enjoyed my time, which I did despite the final results. Before we left NYC, I received my fabulous consolation prizes- A 2005 ESPN Sports Almanac, and an ESPN t-shirt. Another consolation is that they actually replayed my episode last Thursday, which means that someone at ESPN likes me...or is really, really cruel. I am now waiting for my offers to come in- hey if Stephen A Smith can get a show, why can't I?

In other news:
- Are you impressed by Dwayne Wade and Amare Stoudamire yet? Glad Larry Brown played them and Lebron so much in Athens. As if Stephon Marbury can win anything other than the Annual EBC Tournament at the Rucker over guys like God Shamgod.
- Could we possibly have an All Van-Gundy final? If that happens, will Mark Cuban's head explode?
- A-Rod gets 10 RBI's in one game and suddenly he's a real Yankee? Look for him to explode this year as he is pissed that all of the Red Sox think he's a fraud.
- I could not believe that David Wells went on the DL. I mean the man is a freak athletic specimen.
- Memo to TO- You are a great receiver, but don't take on D- Nabb. You are one step away from being sent to Chicago and seeing how it will feel to be catching passes from Rex Grossman.
- Now that the real Kurt Warner has been replaced, it looks like the aliens are currently studying Manu Ginobili and Brian Robers