Friday, May 25, 2007

Oh where to begin

You will see no wrestling analogies this time. No industry terms. No Hulk Hogan metaphors. I'm not messin' around. Last night was disgusting in so many different ways, I don't even know where to begin.

There was the fact that the Cavaliers ONCE AGAIN blew a lead at halftime, coming out in the 3rd quarter complacent as if this was the Bobcats in mid December... oh wait we lost to the Bobcats.There's also the fact that Larry Hughes can't hit a 5 foot jumper... ever heard of using the glass Larry? Question for Coach Brown... why the fuck was Hughes in there at the end. You pulled him in favor of Gibson and Jones who both responded with good performances, earlier in the game. See Coach Brown... when it's the last play of the game, that means you don't need defensive guys in there... SO WHY NOT PUT IN GUYS WHO CAN FUCKING SCORE AND HIT SHOTS and a rebounder (Varajou)?

Then there's the fact that the referees blew beyond absolute belief, especially in the 4th quarter.

I'm not going to blame the game on the refs, sort of, but I also HATE.... and I mean HATE... the idea that referees don't cost you the game. OF COURSE THEY CAN! It's not the reason we lost, but it didn't help.

I see things like this ....
Yes we were up by 12 at half. But the Pistons are a good team and the NBA is a game of runs. The fact that a team (especially the home team) is going to make a run is as much a lock as the sun rising. The point is we still had a very good chance of winning the game and the referees did everything in their power to not allow that to happen. And I'm not talking Cleveland conspiracy or anything... I'm just talking about a horribly refereed game. If we expect the players to play well, then we should expect the refs to ref well.

I've heard the argument that the no-calls have been consistent for both games, yada, yada, yada... but I'm not complaining about consistency... there is a difference between being consistent and downright lopsided.

1. I could be wrong, but I don't understand the travel call on Sasha. Are you not allowed to jump and pass the ball before you come down? Granted the pass was weak, because it started out as a shot, but so what? Seriously, are you not allowed to do that?Did I miss Sasha landing before he passed? Help me out.

2. I know Andy flops, but Sheed's lanky-ass arm was fully extended and above his shoulder RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE FUCKING REFEREE.

3. LeBron got hacked, clawed, scratched, mugged, and raped by Rip Hamilton.

I'm almost more mad about the two previous calls (or non call) than the LeBron one... that was just the tip of the iceberg for me.... the one that sent me over the edge.

The Cavs are frustrating as hell. The refs pissed me off more than Bottlegate. And then it starts raining at 4:00 on Friday. FUUUUUUCKKKKKK!