Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dikembe Mutombo and Geico - Excellent

Dikembe Mutombo and Geico...  Finally I found a Geico commercial, I like...  Dikembe has been everywhere.  I saw him at The Inaugural Ball last month, and he's been popping up on my TV screen recently (i.e. because of NBA All-Star weekend and this Geico commercial).  His signature laugh, finger wave, and of course the shot blocking!  PERFECT.

I'm tired of watching commercials with athletes that are unrecognizable.  NBA All-Star weekend is full of "stars" from music, acting, and the basketball court.  Unfortunately, some of the athletes are undeserving of the attention and maybe it's just me, but I think that there is a degree of mediocrity in the NBA right now that hurts the game.  It's refreshing to see veteran talent receive the attention it earned.

That's right, Dikembe, capitalize on your image and remind people about the basketball good old days ---- it's well deserved!


NBA All-Star Saturday night was TERRIBLE

It's NBA All-Star weekend and I'm home.  My husband came to town and rather than hustle to Houston, I decided to stay local and watch the festivities at home.  Thank goodness I didn't make the trip!  Last night's events were terrible!

I'm partial to Duke and, to an extent, the Cleveland Cavaliers as well so it was nice to see Kyrie Irving win the 3 point shoot out.  Matt Bonner also participated.  Do you care about Matt Bonner?  Neither do I...

Anyway, I couldn't tell you who participated in the Slam Dunk contest (i.e. without looking it up) and to be honest, I don't care enough to research it for this post.  The dunk contest was boring.  Correction: the dunk contest was BORING.  The competitors missed so many dunks that by the time the ball went in the hoop, I was completely disinterested in the theatrics.  The entire show was amatuerish and a bad movie (i.e. that I was determined to watch in hopes that it would get better).  It never did.  Charles Barkley deserves a hefty paycheck for making All-Star Saturday night "listenable".  Notice I didn't say "watchable"...

I'm a sports fan and a girl, so I chose to do my nails.  I painted my nails China Glaze Skyscraper (i.e. in honor of Kenny "Sky" Walker.  That's the closest I could get to caring about the event.  PATHETIC.

By the way, do you know how much All-Star Saturday night tickets are?  I do.  In 2010, a ticket for the 2010 NBA All-Star Saturday night was $400 face value.  $400 face value...  All I'm saying is that if I had actually paid face value, much less a scalper ticket price for that ridiculous display of non-talent, I'd be furious.

I've never been to the NFL Pro Bowl, but I presume it's just as awful as what I tried to watch last night.



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Caps beat the Panthers at home ~ Let's go Caps!!!

I went to my first Caps game (i.e. of the season) Saturday.  It was the first time I've seen the team with Oates at the helm.  Who knew Ray Liotta knew anything about hockey?!!?  Anyway...  My husband is British, and I've been busy introducing and assimilating him into American sports.  ****  Last year, I was successful in converting him into a baseball fan.  He also checked out a New York Knicks game at The Garden.

OK, let's get back to the original topic.  The Caps game.  The Caps haven't gotten off to the best start this season.  Perhaps it's a new coach, the end of a lockout, or something else -- but this slow start is new to Caps fans like me, since we're used to the Caps dominating.  I check the standings now and have to scroll down.  Scroll down?!!?!  It's all so devastating.  Yes, I'm being dramatic and yes, I'm kidding.  It's my blog.  I can do whatever  I want...

Well, it looks as if my husband is good luck for the Caps because they actually DOMINATED the Florida Panthers.  Great win for the Caps and hopefully they'll get back on track soon! 

This girl doesn't like scrolling DOWN...