Dave Fonseca, one of our Bourne reporters, and I just spent a good 15 minutes complaining about last night’s Celtics game. Dave knows the NBA better than most, and we were both a bit baffled by the C’s rotation in the second half (like having Big Baby on the floor in the fourth quarter). It was just nuts.
If you’re getting great production out of your starting point guard and power forward in the first half, shouldn’t you get them shots in the second? Rondo and KG were awesome in the first half, and hardly heard from in the second. It drove me nuts.
But, home teams have dominated the second round. The Celts had better hope that that trend continues tomorrow night or they’ll be in big trouble.
Don’t know how many of you still watch Survivor, but the wife and I do. I gave up on it during the middle of the season, but then got back into it over the last few weeks.
Basically we saw the stupidest mistake of all time on that show last Thursday, when Erik gave up his immunity and then got voted off by the ladies. It was beyond dumb. I tried to come up with a sports world parallel, and here’s what I’ve got.
Erik was talked into giving up the necklace by playing to his hopes of picking up jury votes. Basically he was worrying about down the road, instead of winning the game he was playing that day.
Remember when the Pittsburgh Steelers made their hotel reservations for the Super Bowl before the AFC championship game against the Pats during the Pats’ first SB run? Same thing. You can’t worry about the Super Bowl before you’ve won the conference title game.
You never give up that day’s immunity, because it puts a huge target on you. He will forever own the distinction of making the worst move in the history of Survivor. Nothing else can top it. It might be equaled one day, but this guy was in the final five. He had the necklace, and if he kept it on his neck he was in the final four, guaranteed. Survivor awards money to its top four finishers, number five doesn’t even get a pat on the back. He cost himself at least $50K and a potential shot at $1 million.
Think you’ve had a bad day lately. Check out what happened to poor Mrs. Maclone.
She returned from her trip to Washington state on Sunday. I picked her up at Logan around 4 and we went out for a nice dinner and got home a little before 8. Still being on west coast time, she didn’t fall asleep until around 2 AM.
She then had to wake up at 6:30 AM, not to go to work, but to attend JURY DUTY. Yup, she had put in a request for it to be moved, because it had been scheduled during her trip, they moved it to her first day back. Thanks guys.
It gets worse. She then got picked to serve on a jury. She had to spend the entire day, battling sleep deprivation, as the finer points of a guilty OUI were thrown about. Not good times.
And, she wasn’t even one of the determining votes. She ended up the alternate juror, so while the rest of the jury was discussing the trial, she was put in the hole, totally cut off from the rest of the world. She had brought some knitting with her to pass the idle time, which was taken away from her at the front desk because she wasn’t allowed to bring in the “dangerous needles.”
She ended up spending just short of 10 hours at the Barnstable Courthouse before finally getting to come home. But, I had to work, and didn’t get home until the kids had to go to bed (thankfully my mom was able to watch the kids while I went to cover games). The exhausted young lady finally was able to rest her body and mind around 10. Then we watched Survivor and couldn’t believe that Parvati beat Amanda for the million. Of course it could have been Erik, if his stupidity hadn’t been so off the charts.
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