As I am sure many of you know, the Lakers are down 0-2 in their playoff series. Laker fans are obviously gravely concerned. I, however, think it is freaking hilarious.
In my pre-Bloguin life, I was actually a Laker blogger, running LakersOfFire.com. I like to consider this my "gay for pay" stage as I was not AT ALL a Lakers fan. My true allegiance lies with the Golden State Warriors, my true feeling for the Lakers were a mix of contempt and, well, what's a nice way to say "deep-seeded, soul-wrenching hatred?" Honestly, I hated the Lakers, but I really thought it would be an interesting writing challenge to blog full-time about a team that I wasn't a fan of. Considering that I found so many Laker fans to be myopic homers, I thought I might be able to carve out a nice niche for myself, and I actually kind of did.
The only problem was that I think I might've damned my soul to eternal damnation in the process. That's why I declined to keep my Lakers blog alive when Fanball went belly up and Bloguin swooped in to dig me out of the wreckage.
Now, to repent for my past sins, I have just one thing to say about the Lakers losing the first two games of their playoff series against the Mavericks despite being the prohibitive favorites to win it al', and that is "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!"
Ah, I feel so much better now. Now, I'll go finish my penance by saying twelve "Pau Gasol is playing like he has sand in his cervix"-es.
The failure is just so funny.
Here are a few other topics for you to discuss amongst yourselves:
- Hey, did you hear Osama Bin Laden is dead? Crazy stuff. Too bad it is all made up, just like Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate and Harvard diploma.
- Somehow South Park is in its 15th season and remains one of the most ingenious comedies in television. I am both confounded and awestruck by this.
- Am I the only one that fails to understand why non-Mexicans get so excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Is it just because I'm not an alcoholic?
Or just feel free to bring up a non-Angels topic of your own. I don't really care (as long as you keep it clean) because it's Friday.
Huh. This is a little weird. As much as we've been bagging on the Angels offense, I see this morning that they have the second highest team batting average in all of baseball (.270), second only to the St Louis Cardinals .292 and one point ahead of the Kansas City Royals for the AL team lead. Now they need to turn some of those hits into runs. Much better than last season's .248. I think they call a number like that "anemic".
They are fourth in team ERA (damn the A's for being .4 of a run better than the Angels), a run less than last season and fourth in team fielding with a fielding percentage of .988. That's a number that makes me feel much better. Last season I kept watching and thinking that the only way they could improve their record was to get the fielding percentage up to .986, that .981 last year was just depressing. I will definitely take .988 and I'll bet the pitchers will, too.
My wife is at the Revlon Breast Cancer walk at USC this (Saturday) morning. Thanks for making me feel like a slug. I'd better go donate to Feed The Children for last week's tornado victims. I need self-esteem, too.
And, yes, until this year we had an annual Cinco de Mayo party even though I was born Colombian and the vast majority of Mexico doesn't even know what the big deal is.
OBL, dead? Really? I heard he was spotted at a previously-alluded-to Cinco de Mayo party with Elvis and rockin' the house. Apparently, he took the time off to sharpen his Eric Clapton licks on his Les Paul Custom. They were flown in and out in a black helicopter while wearing foil caps.
BTW, anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Those guys are taught not to stop at one, I'll bet there's another in his chest.
Random thought: why am I unable to put "Kansas City Royals" and "league's best offense" together in the same sentence the way MLBTR just did? I lived through the Amos Otis/Willie Wilson/George Brett eras so I know they've been pretty good in the past. But it just won't happen in my mind.
Do they still play in the National One-On-One League? How cute.
Here I was ready for a whole era of assist-crazed little maniacs coming out of college after the retirement of Magic and Byrd when along comes this dude named Michael Jordan and spawns an entire generation of glory-hogging little minions. No, thank you. Cutting out the intermediate game and reducing BBall to slam dunking and three point shots lacks entertainment value to me.