Thursday, October 31, 2013

10/31 Halloween Quickie

(1) Red Sox win the World Series. "Good. Crazy." I'm no Sox fan, but begrudging congrats to Sox fans.

(2) The presumptively tanking Sixers beating the Heat is the most delightful result possible of the NBA's slate of season-opening games.

(3) Happy Halloween. As Gabe said this morning: "Best day of the school year!"

-- D.S.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

10/29 Tuesday NBA Tip-Off Quickie

(1) I have resigned myself to the idea that the Red Sox will win the World Series.

(2) I am committed to appreciating LeBron even more this season -- someone who is playing at the top of his game... and anyone's game, all-time.

(3) That said, LeBron's dominance and the presumption of yet another title for the Heat -- no different than last year -- is bad for the league.

(4) Finals pick: Heat over Spurs in 5. Then LeBron leaves for Cleveland and Bosh leaves for one of the teams in Texas, and Miami's moment is over.

(5) My favorite NBA storyline this year is the return of Kobe.

(6) I am pleasantly optimistic about my Wizards this season, despite mixed feelings about the Marcin Gortat trade. It's nice to say "Playoffs or bust."

-- D.S.

Monday, October 28, 2013

10/28 Monday Quickie

(1) Can you remember a stranger way back-to-back World Series games have ended? Walk-off obstruction, walk-off pickoff. The only question is how the Series can top this weekend in Games 5 and 6 (and 7*).

(2) The five best storylines coming out of yesterday's NFL games:
*Megatron's 329.
*Chiefs are 8-0.
*The Eagles are awful.
*Is Brees, not Manning, midseason MVP?
*This is one odd season so far.

(3) Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Stanford: That's my playoff foursome, if the college football season ended today.

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