Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday 05/15 A.M. Quickie:
Celtics, Lakers, Specter, Indians, More

I'm torn: The split-personality of the Celtics -- home vs. road -- fascinates me, but it also sort of bores me. Something needs to happen: Either they need to win on the road or they need to lose at home.

I lead with the Celtics' home-road dichotomy in today's Sporting News column.

There's this prize of novelty if they keep winning at home (and losing on the road) -- no team has ever made the conference finals (let alone won the conference finals...or the NBA Finals for that matter) without winning on the road at least once in the first two rounds of the playoffs.

But that seems so far away -- the Celtics are still 9 home wins away from that. And the Pistons and whoever wins the West will be a much tougher matchup than either the Hawks or Cavs. I think they can't keep going in the current direction: "Win (on the road) or go home," I guess is the slogan.

Meanwhile, I'm with most of you that Spygate is played out. Then you read Greg Bishop's best-in-the-country reporting in the NY Times -- today's is a must-read -- and you find yourself saying, "Wait a second... there IS a lot more here than Roger Goodell would want you to believe."

In MLB, I am in as much awe of the Indians starting pitching as the rest of you: 43 IP without a run? And what's gotten into Ted Lilly and Mike Mussina?

There's a lot more going on in the column today.

More coming later today.

-- D.S.


John said...

I love the last quote from Specter in that NYT's article. "I don’t know what they contributed, but I’ve been at this line of work for a long time, and no one has ever questioned my integrity.”

That just proves how completely out of touch Specter is, because I'm pretty sure everyone at this very moment is questioning his integrity.

I can't wait for someone to figure out the sketchy connection between Specter, Levy and Walsh.

fonz3480 said...

Why can't you let this story die already. Initial problem was the "smoking video" of rams walkthrough. It doesn't exist. Yet somehow this story goes on. The Patriots have been punished, heavier than anyone in league history. Now everybody's talking about more speculation and oh by the ways...instead of the video it's well Marshall Faulk might return kicks. Anyone with a brain would be worried about Faulk doing anything in that game. By the way does anyone remember that the Pats offense wasn't setting the world on fire in that Super Bowl. This past year, with the taping halted, we saw a record breaking offense. But somehow there's a connection that I can't see... R U Kidding me??? Get over with this story and stop being so cynical.