The word “raptor” in Latin means thief (so they tell me), and the Raptors of basketball are about to steal one from the Milwaukee Bucks and TV executives across the fruited plain. Yup, this is what every American TV exec … Continue reading
So much for my San Francisco double. Would have been amusing though. For better or worse it seems now the city of Boston is poised for an unprecedented triple if the Bruins can secure a Stanley Cup against the St. … Continue reading
Tomorrow would have been my dad’s 77th birthday. He’s been gone for more than a decade, but obviously not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. And, of course, like all men I’ve spent the past few … Continue reading
We’re a couple steps closer to a Bucks-Warriors NBA Finals and a Sharks-Warriors Bay Area Championship double. Remember… you heard it here first.
Durant and Cousins don’t even play and you still win by 20 points? That’s a team that’s going to win a championship. And when the Sharks make it a Bay Area double… you heard it here first.
I am told there were two Game Sevens yesterday in the NBA playoffs to determine who would fill the last two spots in the Conference Finals. In other news my local Safeway has now added self-check aisles to its checkout … Continue reading
What do you call a day where the answer to every question is yes? Yes Day. That’s tomorrow at the O’Connell household. Based on the children’s book of the same name, I’m putting my son in charge of the show … Continue reading
Every once in a while Jeopardy! jumps on to mainstream headlines and the general blogosphere, usually following someone who’s on a winning streak of note. Enter James Holzhauer, the one-man wrecking crew who’s not only winning every night on Jeopardy! but just … Continue reading
Among other things this weekend I got to know a lot more about horse racing rules than I had before. You mean you can’t just plow the other horses out of the way? That’s called jockeying for position, no? More like … Continue reading
In the midst of the NBA playoffs, the Kentucky Derby, the Bloom (look it up), May the Fourth, and Cinco de Mayo, we have this: Stephen Strasburg of my hometown Washington Nationals recorded his 1,500th career strikeout (in a victory … Continue reading