NBA Finals (OR It’s been sooooo long)

June 4, 2008

How is it that I have been pretty busy since the last NBA Playoff game and yet still feel like the wait for Game 1 of the Finals has been much too long…

Whatever momentum/excitement the Playoffs may have generated in me appears to have dwindled. It’s for similar reasons that I hate the 2 week break before the Super Bowl…   you get in a routine of watching football every Sunday and then, for no reason other than that the Super Bowl has become more spectacle than football, your rhythm is broken.

Oh well…  at least the wait is almost over. Game 1 is tomorrow.

Wait for it… (OR No really, just wait ’til we’re ready)

May 30, 2008

The Lakers won their series last night. The Celtics have won theirs tonight. The NBA Finals match up is set. So, we’re ready to go, right?

Nope. The Finals don’t start for 6 days. Whee…   Hope you weren’t excited about the start of that series, ‘cuz it won’t be here for a while.

In the meantime, I was looking at the Finals schedule this morning and was reminded that the series will be in the ridiculous 2-3-2 format. So, the Celtics have home court “advantage” and yet, the Lakers, a team that hasn’t lost at home this post season, will get to play three home games before they do.

Given the way the Celtics have played, I would not be surprised to see the Lakers steal one in Boston and then win their 3 games at home to take the series without going back to Boston.

Silly schedule…