I was looking at some emails so I can sue someone and I saw the origins of bittersportspills. I wrote an email to some colleagues called “Bitter Pills” on March 11. It triggered a chain of hatermail so I had to cut it off and start this blog.
I wanted to go back and see just what happened, so here we go:
– Charlie Sheen is crazier than I am.
Make your own call on that one.
– I always got in trouble at A’s games, even though the crowd was pretty mild. Ask me about the Bobby Thigpen story; I’ll never put it in print. It is my third favorite, right behind the Capitals-Flyers “Clear the Bench” chant and the unfortunate James Lofton incident.
– I do remember I went to see them play the Indians on my birthday in 1998. My best friend and I got roasted drunk and started yelling at an Indians player for beating up his wife. Since we were just loud and weren’t abusing anyone else, they let us stick around even though the guy was pointing trying to have us ejected.
That player was Wil Cordero
– * MIA meaning “missing in action”
It was true, especially during The Finals
-The reason San Antonio is successful and a lot of teams are not is because (much like The Lakers) they recognize they need superstar players to be part of a system. Kobe’s role is to be a scorer and distributor to some degree. Everyone plays a role and the Heat players don’t know what their roles are. LB West and Wade play the same position–ball dominator. Two guys dominating the ball is not going to work. There’s a neat one to store away…in two years, one of the Heatles is not going to be playing for that team.
– They showed a graphic on SportsCenter of players who had played more than 1,000 games. I didn’t know Kobe has played more games than The Most Boring Power Forward Alive or McDyess. Kobe’s starting to feel the effects of aging.
That’s a tough one to call.
-I happen to think a Dallas – The Lakers matchup would be quite interesting.Can’t remember those two teams facing off in the playoffs since the 7′ Shooting Guard came on board.
What a fail. That series was definitely not interesting until JJ Berea took a shot under the ribs.
– George Hill is going to be average depending on the matchup, but Gary Neal has no conscience. The playoffs won’t matter to him a bit, and he’s going to get a lot more playing time than you’d expect. You can put that guy in a freezer and he’d come out firing threes. He’s the new Stephen Jackson, minus the “going into the stands to assault a fan” but then again, S. Jax doesn’t have a rape charge in his past. You’ve got to admire a guy who says he’d shoot over giving The Silent Living Greatest Power Forward Legend the ball.
Didn’t San Antonio bring Gary Neal off the bench to drop in a game-tying three in an elimination game with two seconds left? The guy has no conscience. George Hill was so beloved, he’s now a Pacer.
One of our contributors said the following:
Rebecca Lobo who says they have the greatest UCONN Womens team 1996 of all that time that could beat the 2010-2011 Mens team. “Whatever” Her 1996 teams she said if they played last year’s UCONN’s women’s team it wouldn’t even be close. Mercy rule by 3rd quarter.
– Did I mention Keith Olbermann is a giant douche bag? Did I also mention Olbermann actually attended an event with [Rebecca Lobo] as his date. LMAO. I have to address this at some point.
I don’t think I did. I should have.
– Jim “The Cheater” Calhoun can shut his yap. And we know what happens in Connecticut when someone tells you to shut your yap. You stop talking or you stop breathing.
Jim Calhoun won a national title…again. And he’s a cheater…like John Calipari. So he can shut his yap.