Alright, so here we go. I hope I speak for everyone when I say "I can't wait for August to be OVER!!!!" Seriously, has this been the longest month of the year? I could have sworn that 40 days have passed this month, right? Jippitty Crickets! The best thing available is Pre-Season Football, YIKES! No offense to you baseball fans, I know your precious little Wild Card is just heating up, but it's really not my flavor. I'll follow the stats via Sports Radio Updates, but that's as much baseball as I can handle unless I am at the park itself, which is too expensive to get to, so there you have it.
The NBA could have atleast made it a little easier by televising FIBA tournament games instead of NBA's Greatest Games from the 1980's. I would rather watch my man Rudy tear apart my G, Joel Freeland. I would rather watch Batum drop 18pts, 8 rebs, and 6 steals on Azzuri (The Italians). Seriously, I feel totally ripped off. Atleast come September I have NFL regular season and College Football to look forward to. I can't wait to see Oregon tear up the Bronco's on the Smurf Turf.
On top of all this I have to admit I was wrong. In a stunning upset, Dr. Evil's Belgian team beat Bosnia in Group A of the AQR for Eurobasket to go up against France for the final tournament spot. Great news for France because Belgium was the underdog, but they better not take this team for granted. You never know when the court might open up under France's bench exposing a pool of sharks with lazer beams. Instead whiping Gatorade from their chin they'll be whiping the cappaccino foam from their Belgian Dipped noses. This could be a serious distraction tactic used by the Belgians to gain a psychological advantage over Le Bleu. Nicolas, listen to me, DON'T EAT THE CHOCOLATE! It will be very tempting, but remember what's at stake and remember who the most famous Belgian happens to be.
On to Blazer basketball. Dante Cunningham was signed to a multi-year deal. SWEET! The guy has some serious talent and in two years will surpass TO easily. He's a little taller, has a more consistent jumper, and isn't afraid to rebound. I like this kid in the long run. As far as all this talk about who will be starting PG, I think most of the arguments in either direction are pretty legit. I also think, however, that we need to pull our brains out of what is "traditional" when it comes to basketball.
Nate is not a "traditional" coach, he puts the best units on the floor at a given time, not just the best players. That particular argument should cease being used, seriously people. I also can't stand it when in the first sentence of a person's post is "enough said" then they go on to type four more lines.
There are SEVERAL things about this that are very wrong. Obviously, if you have to continue to type, enough was NOT said, there for don't say "enough said." Second, if you were to leave it at that you are possibly one of the most arrogant people on the face of the Earth and think the world is at your bidding. You are not supreme commander of the Portland Trailblazers, thank God, and again have no grounds for the term "enough said." Now if Paul Allen wanted to say that, well we all would have to listen. If Coach Nate wanted to say that, only Paul Allen and KP would be able to disagree. For any of us to say that is just plain stupid. If you are to use the term "enough said," please use it at the very very end of your post so that we know that is the end of your thoughts, as if we couldn't already tell by the "." at the end (some folks need a verbal notification I guess.) I see it popping up everywhere and it is never even in a legitimate argument. Kim, I love you, you seem to be keeping these boys grounded in my new venture as a Blogger.
Let's get on with it all already! I'm ready for September. Bring on the NFL, DUCK FOOTBALL (and beaver football for the knuckle heads), and most important Mt. Angel OKTOBERFEST! I need my beer and fresh, hot, Mt. Angel Bratwurst, my doughboy with raspberry jelly in the middle, and my annual dose of drunken polka music. September will fly by and then it will be the month of Champions, October. NBA begins, baseball actually becomes relevant, NFL is in full swing, talks of Bowl Births begin, and I turn a healthy 25 years old. WOHOO! I'm sorry August, but February slid above you to the Number 11 spot on the years most meaningful months list. You just dropped to the 12 spot, atleast on my list.