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Hump Day Thoughts on Sports – 6/6/12

06 Jun

by Steve Farace

I was on my way home today and there was an especially long line of traffic getting on to the highway. Traffic is especially frustrating after you have spent 8 hours at work and you are READY to get home. As I get closer I can see the lights flashing and I know something has happened. Getting even closer I realized that there was a truck that had overturned along the round-a-bout to get onto the highway. When will truck drivers learn that they are not driving a Honda Civic around those turns? If you take them as if you are driving a Civic then it is likely you will lose control and flip over. I write about this knowing that the driver is OK, although he should be forced to pass a driving test again.

As I write this the Spurs are leading the Thunder by 16 with 1:20 to go in the first half.

What a turn of events we have seen in the Heat/Celtics series, no? The Heat are now down 3-2 going back to Boston and in a really bad spot. The national media is already all over them and if they fall short of what they accomplished last year the heat will really be on (see what I did there?). The question of why Bosh didn’t play more in his return has come up all day and Coach Spo simply stated that it “wasn’t fair” to Bosh to be put in with 4 or 5 minutes to go after missing 9 games. I wonder if it would have been fair if we were talking about Lebron or Wade.

I was going to talk about the Thunder and how they came storming back (see what I did there?) against the Spurs, and they have, but let’s see how the rest of this game goes. It is now halftime and the Spurs are up by 15 in OKC.

After all was said and done on Sunday the Mets, Marlins and Nationals were tied for first place. Think about that for a moment and then come back to me. Ok, ready? We are talking about first place in the NL East and there is no mention of the Phillies or the Braves. Yes, it is early June and there is still a TON of baseball to be played, but this is simply amazing to me. The Marlins were supposed to be great this year so that is no surprise. The Nationals are more of a surprise, but they were expected to compete and make a lot of noise come next year. The Mets on the other-hand were picked by everyone (including this Met fan) to finish in last place 500 games out of first (I’m stretching a bit, but not by much). As it stands right now the Mets had a chance to be in sole possession of first place last night, but have now lost 3 in a row and are in 4th place in a crazy tight division.

More Mets (sorry). Johan Santana finally got the job done for the Mets and tossed the first no hitter in the history of the franchise. Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Dwight Gooden, Ron Darling, Brett Saberhagen, David Cone, etc. It is Amazin’ (see what I did there?) that the Mets and their fans had to wait 8,020 games before seeing the first no hitter. I waited 31 yrs and my son got to see it at 9 months old (with his eyes close and snoring).

Magglio Ordonez retired this past Sunday. 294 career dongs and some of them were important playoff home runs that helped the Tigers immensely. Unfortunately, injuries became too much for him to deal with and that’s the end of his career.

So…the NFL could have replacement referees this season? As if some of the officiating in these games aren’t bad enough. This is going to give losing teams even more reason to complain. They can think of it as yet another crutch to hold up their losing ways (I’m talking to you Cleveland Browns fans).

Snow White and the Huntsman finished #1 this past weekend and made $56.2 million. Well deserved – great movie. Miss the review for it? Here it is!

It’s still halftime of the Spurs/Thunder. This looks like it is going to a game 7.

That’s about all for this week! Hope your hump day is going well and that you’re on your way to an enjoyable weekend! If I missed something or if you’d like to battle it out on something you didn’t agree with feel free to leave a comment!

Talk to you guys next hump day!

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