- Tough end for the Pacers. There's an alternate universe where a couple breaks go their way and they are up 3-1 in the series right now. Unfortunately in this universe, the Cavs are the defending champs with LeBron James on their team and just swept Indiana out of the playoffs.
- Sucks to hear about Steve Kerr and his injury. He seems like one of the genuinely good guys in the league. Amazing sometimes how the body can break down for even our greatest former athletes.
- How did I completely miss that Blake Griffin was out of the rest of the playoffs? I hadn't heard anything about it until they showed him midway through the 2nd quarter of last night's game on the bench in street clothes.
- Even Fred Hoiberg's postgame tirades are mild mannered.
- Still don't understand how Doug McDermott doesn't get any crunch time minutes in these OKC playoff games. Billy Donovan puts Westbrook and 4 guys who can't score on the floor in the final minutes and their offense predictably looks like trash 80% of the time during that stretch. Get another shooter on the floor.
- Milwaukee scored 76 points at home in their playoff game. Indiana had 74 at the half in Game 3.
- Didn't expect Memphis to come back to San Antonio with the series tied 2-2.
- Two big games tonight. Toronto needs to defend home court in Game 5 against a Bucks squad who are giving them fits this series. And Atlanta needs to protect it's home-court to try to get their series back to Washington at 2-2.
- And Golden State should wrap up their sweep tonight in Portland.
We recently got a new car, a 2012 Chevy Traverse. We've really enjoyed it so far. An additional perk of the new car is that it came with 3 months of free Sirius XM radio. My wife's car already has Sirius radio but this is an upgrade for me for 3 months. I'll surf around channels every now and then but for the most part I'm stuck on two stations: Prime Country and the Garth Channel.
So I've been listening to a lot of Garth Brooks recently. Everyone knows Garth has a little bit of an edge to him, and I think that's why people love him so much too. He's relatable. He's a common-Joe guy like you and me. The more I actually listen to his lyrics and the older I get though, many of the topics in many of Garth's songs are......interesting.
Forget about the song with regular alcohol references, or deep emotions, or love songs; all country songs have those. Here is a quick summary of a couple Garth Brooks songs:
- Friends in Low Places – A man showing up drunk to a party of his ex's and making a huge scene.
- The Thunder Rolls – A wife killing her husband who is coming back home after having sex with another woman
- Papa Loved Momma – A wife who routinely cheats on her husband who is out supporting his family.
- The Night I Called The Old Man Out – A son getting into a knock-down, drag out fist fight with his father. Which is apparently commonplace in this family.
- Beaches of Cheyenne – Story of a woman committing suicide by drowning herself after her man was killed by a bull in a rodeo event.
- Callin’ Baton Rouge – A young man repeatedly calling the older woman he got drunk and hooked with the previous night.
- Ain’t Going Down Til The Sun Comes Up – A young girl sneaking out of the house to spend all night with a boy in his truck. Then doing it again the next night after being grounded.
- That Summer – A 40-some year old widow seducing an 18-19 year old that she hired to work for her.
It's prom week at the high school I teach in which means hormones will be running high all week. You've probably heard of these by now but the new "thing" these days during prom season are "promposals". If you haven't heard of it, basically it's the guy (or girl) asking their date to go to prom with them in some outlandish way. And like many things in society, at first it was kinda clever and kinda neat. Now, I'd go ahead and put it right next to The Dab and Waterbottle Flipping on my "Things That Need To End" list.
The first couple promposals I saw online or on Twitter or whatever I thought "Oh, that's kinda neat. Nothing I would ever do but pretty cool." The next 20 I saw I thought "Oh, apparently this is a thing now". The next 100 I saw I thought "Wow, this got lame quick."
Seriously, I'm not sure you're allowed to go to prom in 2017 if you didn't ask your date to the event by writing a bad, punny question on a cheap piece of poster board. And I think that is actually my biggest complaint with promposals now, they just aren't original. At least 90% of the ones I see or hear about in school are just coloring a poster board with a "funny" twist on a word to ask someone to prom, normally with a prop. I heard this the other day in school, "Yeah we are going to prom together but he hasn't done his promposal to me yet. I wonder what it will be."
It's like proposing on the JumboTron in my book. The first time or two it happened, it was probably pretty cool. You get to be noticed in front of a bunch of people and you have a story to tell. Now if you propose on the JumboTron at a sporting event I think you're a tool and I set the Over/Under on your marriage at 7 years. You're not original, you're lame.
For the record, I feel the exact same way about Baby Gender Reveals.