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super sporty month except for me on my couch.
watching some of the french open semifinals. women today, men tommorow. sharapova got through to the finals. dont know either of the women playing now but im rooting for the feisty little romanian who is currently #4 in the world, simona halep, against her tall teutonic foe. slugging it out in the second set at the moment on nbc. nadal v. murray at 11am est tomorrow. djokovic v. gulbis at 7am est.
later tonight the nba finals gets underway. its a rematch between last years finalists miami and san antonio.
the world cup and us open golf at pinehurst both start next thursday.
and wimbledon begins on the 23rd.
don zimmer was chagrined. he did not want to live in a world without ecstasy. by the time someone explained to him that only the creator of ecstasy ceased to exist so had he. but ultimately don zimmer was confused. he thought they were talking about chaw which was the only thing that truly made him happy.
cant remember the last time i watched hockey. about as often as the rangers make the stanley cup final. so about every twenty years. pucks just about to drop for game one on nbc with the rangers taking on the la kings.. i think the play by play guy is an old rangers announcer so it takes me right back to 1983.
TAKE HIS HEAD OFF!!
baseballs unwritten rules
ballmer going all in on clippers.
with all this talk of bitthdays and bacteria i nearly forgot that the biggest non-world cup game of the year is on this afternoon. today is the champions league final from lisbon. turns out its an all madrid final with real madrid up against this years spanish league champs, athletico madrid, who are the first non barcelona/real madrid winners in 10 years. athletico beat real in last years copa del rey final (look it up if you care what it is) after years of being essentially the ny mets or the la clippers, the other team in a city where one team dominates the headlines. historically though they have won more la liga championships (10) than anyone but real madrid (32) or barcelona (22) so its not completely unprecedented. but they will have trouble holding on to their stars (their top scorer like last year is all but gone) after this season which is the plight of many teams not among the elite dozen or so. but surviving this far in the champions league will mean about $50 million in tv revenue and adding that to fees for selling their top players should put them in a position to be competitive for the next couple of years. at least until someone comes along and poaches their coach.
and dont forget, world cup starts in three weeks so its time to pretend to care about soccer for a month. if you can do it for the olympics i dont see why you cant do it for soccer. ill start you off.... i mean, can you believe klinsmann kept donovan off the 23 man roster!?!
oh, the champions league final starts on fox in three minutes.
for all you portlanders wondering why everyone not sporting a handlebar mustache is extra enthusiastic today, here is your two minute recap. nothing beats a buzzer beater to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
just noticed it was kentucky derby day. if you have absolutely no life and a love of horse racing you can watch the four hours of coverage on nbcsn prior to the three hours of coverage on nbc proper. somewhere in there is a two minute race by horses owned by saudi billionaires unlike the soccer i will be watching where the billionaire owners are from dubai. at least no ones whipping them on the field of play just those unfortunates out of frame building the stadiums. ok, thats in qatar for the world cup in 2022 but you dont care anyway so whats the difference.