Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The New Big 3 vs. The Big 5

So tonight was the big debut of Lebron James and Chris Bosh in Miami.  Those two join Dwyane Wade to make a team that a lot of fans thought would break the season wins record.  Well guess what?  In order to do that, you'd have to go through the original big three of this century.  And it's no longer the big three.  It is at least the big four with Rajon Rondo at point guard.  Add in Shaquille O'Neal and you've got a big 5 in Boston.  So much hype was given to the Heat this offseason.  But through it all, I kept asking one question.  Where's the backup?  And I'm still asking that now.  You have 3 guys, 2 of whom are superb in their craft and the third who's above average (Bosh, if you really had to ask).  But who's around them?  They have virtually no one else.  Even the late addition of Big Z doesn't make this a great team.  Basketball is a team sport.  It will never be about one man.  Even Kobe Bryant couldn't win in LA after Shaq left before Pau Gasol showed up.  If you don't have a cohesive unit on the court, you cannot expect to win. 

The Heat showed everyone tonight that they are not a team.  Lebron and Wade were clearly not on the same page.  How many times did one of them throw the ball to the other and it resulted in a turnover?  They weren't together.  Not the way that Rondo is with the whole Boston lineup.  I mean, come on!  Seventeen assists!  That's insane.  In a game when the team only scored 88 points, Rondo had that many assists.  That's a team that is in sync.  Am I saying the Heat will be like this all season? No!  Let me get the out right now.  Down the line, this team is going to be good.  This team will make the playoffs.  However, I don't think they will have the success that a lot of people had thought, and hoped, they would have.  For now, though, the Boston Celtics have proven to me that they are the team to beat in the Eastern conference.  Don't agree?  Who do you think is the favorites?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Ok, I know.  It's been a while since you've heard from me.  40 days actually.  I guess I was just not excited about this as much as I was when I got started.  But the old ball-and-chain got me back into it.  That's right, my girlfriend got me back into writing here for you to read.  So, that being said, lets cover the stories that have been happening since I last wrote:

  • My Red Sox finally bit the bullet
  • The Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings are huge let downs this season
  • Brett Favre is a pervert
  • Randy Moss complained, and then got shipped out
  • The NFL is putting in more rules to make it less violent
and of course:
  • Like myself, Neon Deion Branch is back!
There is only one of these stories that surprises me.  And that is Deion Branch being back in New England.  I knew Moss was gone, he was complaining too much.  But bringing back a man who had a psychic read on Tom Brady while he was in New England?  That was a surprise even for me!  But I love it.  I am looking forward to seeing how New England can compete now without the deep threat of Randy Moss.

The NFL season is still young, but some surprising teams for me are the Atlanta Hawks and the Houston Texans.  I'll admit, the Texans have always been decent, but to be leading in the AFC North is a surprise to me.  So what if its a 3-way tie out of four.  But the real shock is Atlanta.  This team has been dropping fast since Vick's scandal.  But the drafting of Matt Ryan has really turned the team around.  Now this team is leading the NFC South and is tied with the defending Super Bowl Champions!  This team could be very fun to watch in the near future, and I do mean this season!

Like I said folks, I'm back, and I will continue to post hoping for a following.  We will see what happens I guess but for now.  I AM BACK.