Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tribe Time?

Well it's 5 games into the season and the Indians are 0-5, somewhere they haven't been in 20-something years.  I gotta say I am (NOT was) expecting a big season from the Tribe--so can't give up hope yet.  Not the best way to get out of the gates, though.

On the other hand..the Cavs clinch home court through the conference finals, and still have a 1-1/2 game lead over the Lakers (really a 1-game lead, since they win the tiebreaker) for overall record.

Interesting stat:  "(Lebron James) is about to join Kevin Garnett (2002-03), Scottie Pippen (1994-95) and Dave Cowens (1977-78) as the only players in the game's modern history (since 1973-74) to lead their team in total points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals" according to Mark Stein on  Yet nobody who has watched the Cavs play all season long think this is a one-man team, not by a long shot.  Very interesting.

Of course, Stein also doesn't even put Mike Brown on his coach of the year ballot.  Really?  Raise your hand if you thought the Cavs were going to win more than 55 games before the season started.  Thank you.  That deserves a look at Coach of the Year.