This Week in Sports: I don't want either of these teams to win

The only thing I can guarantee regarding the NBA Finals is that two weeks from now at least 90% of sports fans are going to have to put up with an insufferable fan base extolling their team as one of the greatest franchises ever. It's not that I dislike either team, although I would have preferred a Suns-Magic or Suns-Cavs Finals, it's how much I don't want to have to put up with the fans of either of these teams. It's the fact that I don't want every media outlet shoving these teams down my throat.

No matter who wins, I'm screwed either way. Between the Sports Guy and Royce, I have to listen to die-hard fans wax poetically about their team winning/losing. I can only pray that there isn't a referee scandal or big mistake that causes one to complain incessantly. Now, don't get me wrong. Both guys can make me laugh and I will read every word they write, regardless of the outcome...but I can already tell that I am going to feel the way my non-Chargers-fan friends feel when I am explaining how great LaDainian Tomlinson was.


  1. Haha why'd you choose the Atul Gawande Intro and Bio post for the link on my name? Interesting choice.

    Yeah I'm not gonna lie, this is gonna be a rough series for you. If I wasn't a Lakers fan I'd probably find Simmons' every-other-day Celtics columns a little annoying. As it is, I'm loving the series so far.

    Would you be more interested if I started a discussion of the NBA draft?

  2. Interested? I don't think interested would be the word. I feel like I would learn more. I would say that in general, I care about what different teams can do to get better. What can the Clippers, Blazers, Nuggets, Mavs, Grizzlies, Timberwolves, etc. do to get better?

    I'd like to think that there is some strategy beyond, hope you get the first pick and he turns into Dwight Howard instead of Greg Oden.