Some random thoughts I’ve had while perusing game-worn Donald Driver softball cleats on eBay…
The Brewers have a winning record against just two teams this season – the Dodgers and the Cubs. They are 11-3 against the best and worst teams in the National League, and a combined 13-27 against everyone else. So when the Crew look like world beaters the next few days, take it with a grain of salt.
I know the fashionable take all season has been that the Brewers don’t miss Prince Fielder all that much. I’m calling bull. There is simply no replacing a bat like Fielder’s in the middle of that lineup. Say what you will about his fielding, or his supposed lack of leadership skills, or any other deficiency that has been attributed to him in order to cushion the blow of losing him to Detroit. If he’s a Brewer this team is .500 right now. That’s still not what fans are expecting, but it’s a whole lot better than 6 games under.
The Bucks are going to have a tough decision to make when the draft rolls around. They need size, and there should be plenty of options at the 12th pick. Perry Jones, Tyler Zeller, Terrence Jones, Meyers Leonard and Fab Melo could all be available – all between 6’9 and 7’0. Any one of them will have me excited on draft night (except Meyers Leonard, who has massive draft bust written all over him.)
Expect the Bucks to draft Meyers Leonard.
Ranking the NBA final four, by:
Star power – Heat, Thunder, Celtics, Spurs
Coaching – Spurs, Thunder, Celtics, Heat
Dancers – Heat, Spurs, Celtics, Thunder
Best uniform – Celtics, Spurs, Heat, Thunder
Chance of winning the title – Spurs, Heat, Celtics, Thunder
If each NBA conference finalist is a summer movie, they would be:
Heat – The Avengers. A conglomeration of superpowers the likes of which the world has never seen.
Celtics – The Dark Knight Rises. A quiet, brooding, powerful hero in what may be in his final outing? It’s either Batman or Kevin Garnett.
Spurs – MIB 3. It’s the sequel to late 90’s relic we didn’t realize we wanted to see until it got here.
Thunder – Madagascar 3. A kid’s movie for the youngest team who’s still in it.
I’m sick and tired of hearing what the various conferences want for a playoff in college football. The Big Ten wants a plus-one. The Big 12 wants a 4 team playoff. The SEC wants the title awarded to the winner of the SEC Championship game. What does the NCAA want? What is in the best interest of the student athletes, the fans, and ALL FBS teams? Figure out what that is and implement it already! (Hint: It’s a sixteen team tournament with every conference champ earning an automatic bid.)
The five acts at Summerfest I’m most looking forward to, in no particular order: Neil Diamond, The Roots, Gary Clark, Jr., Ben Folds Five, and The Avett Brothers.