A tardy Wednesday morning to everyone! My kids decided to actually “sleep in” today and with some AM Doctor appointments, things are late! I also had a surprising run-in pumping gas this morning, as I spoke with former NBA player, Keith Van Horn. KVH is retired and living in Evergreen (his kids go to my daughter's school) and we chatted for a bit. Pretty bizarre, actually. Seems like a good dude.
HUMP DAY? WAY HIGH!!!
5. One night after blowing a 4th-quarter lead, the Nuggets almost duplicated their late-game ineptitude, but were fortunate enough to hold on for a 120-118 win over the New York Knicks. Luckily for the Nuggets, a) the game was at home and b) their opponent was the Knicks and not a stronger team. Carmelo Anthony had a mixed-bag type of game looking nice on the scoring sheet (26 and 9), but a little rough around the edges. Missing free-throws and making turnover late in the game were glaring. The Nuggets were fortunate to get some good bench punch from new guys, Al Harrington (22) and 25-year-old rookie, Gary Forbes (19). Today is an off-day before traveling to Portland for a Thursday late night game. These divisional games are already important as there is a 4-team logjam forming at the top, with everyone separated by just one game. If this recent trend of play persists, the Nuggets stand no chance in the Rose City. Also, this just in….. JR Smith is being a knuckle head, again.
4. A quiet night on the ice with just three NHL games. Of course, 9 goals were scored in one of those contests. The Avalanche look to hold onto their 2nd place Northwest Division spot when they host the uber-talented San Jose Sharks tonight at Pepsi Center.
3. My boys from Spokane (Gonzaga) suffered a rare home defeat last night losing 79-76 to an extremely talented San Diego State team. (With recent football wins over the AFA and now a hoops win over Gonzaga, the Aztecs are my new least favorite athletic program. Screw Marshall Faulk and Tony Gwynn.) One of SDSU’s best basketball teams in school history put together a complete all-around game to force the Zags into just their fifth ever loss at the Kennel in its 7-year existence. These are two well-balanced teams that should be extremely relevant on the national scene once they plow through their “soft” conference schedules. In other college news, Butler looked awful losing to Louisville, despite bringing back much of the team that lost at the buzzer to Duke in the NCAA Finals just a few months ago.
2. No surprise on Dancing With the Stars as one of the top dancers was again, eliminated. This time it was Brandi (ie Moesha. ie For the Love of Ray Jay’s sister) that was axed from the competition. I am not sure if the Finals (next week) are scored differently than the regular season, but if they stay the same, look for either Bristol Palin or Disney Channel’s Corey in the House to take the public voting. A weird side of me now wants Bristol to win, if only to have more idiotic public displays by Sarah and Todd Palin. What a couple?!?!
1.The Daily Broncos Looksie. The AFC offensive player of the week was not Matt Cassel and his 800 garbage-time yards, rather “The Neckbeard” himself, Kyle Orton. Despite this national honor, Orton has to be the “Rodney Dangerfield” of pro football. Dude is a great teammate, is accurate, has a winning record, but gets no respect.
PS-I guess, if a Colorado Rockie can’t win the Cy Young award, at least a Centennial State native did, as Arvada West’s own, Roy Halladay took home the prize.
ONE LOVE AND HOPE ALL IS WELL!