NBA NHL Playoffs 04/25/11

getting into exciting first rounds

Games I watched

Watched a lot of playoff basketball. Nice to see the high seeds struggle and even lose to the young upstart teams like the Grizzlies.  Chris Paul doing well again. I hate to see someones career be hampered by injury so to see him in full force against the Lakers is a highlight. He definitely filled up the highlight real with some flashy crossovers, making people look silly. Lakers losing game 1 in round 1, good stuff for the Laker haters.
Sharks came back to win 6-5 in overtime in game 3 against the LA Kings. Booya. I watched it all. It was glorious. Down 4-0 in the 2nd quarter. Sharks have consistently started bad this series though. They need to start strong to wrap up the series and avoid game 7. I don’t want to shave my hockey beard.

Other High notes

Rick Adelman mutually parted ways with the Rockets. That is a shame. He mutually departed ways with the Kings years ago also. We went through I think 3 coaches after him. I felt his departure was premature then as it is now with Houston. A shame too he had bad luck with injuries with the Kings and even worse with Yao Ming and Tmac. I hope he gets another chance in the NBA.

My crappy short review – Walking Dead (comic)

I didn’t have a game to review. Then I just remembered what game I wanted to. oh well, next time. This comic doesn’t really need any more press or a bump in sales really. I’m sure with the popularity of the television show the sales numbers are doing just fine. The series was super popular before the show was even announced. Regardless I bet there are people out there who don’t read The Walking Dead. And some who don’t read any comics at all. For the uninitiated comics are usually 24 pages released in single issues on a monthly basis (usually) and sometimes biweekly or quarterly and so on. The Walking Dead is your typical ongoing monthly series. Same as Superman, Batman, Uncanny X-men, it comes out every month and you can plan on it staying that way for a loong time. These single issues are collected into what is called trade paperbacks, trades for short. Trades are sold on amazon, comic shops, and various bookstores in the comic and graphic novel section. So after you finish all the trades of your fav comic, go into a comic shop. Don’t worry the nerds don’t bite. Ask to open a pull list and just tell them what comics you want to follow. Oh I forgot to mention, comics come out every Wednesday. With a pull list they will reserve a copy for you each time an issue comes out on that Wednesday. So you can stay completely up to date with Rick and company every issue. Look at that you are a genuine comic book nerd now. Careful comics are addicting.

This was all probably just an excuse to bring up the holy shit! moment of issues 83. No spoilers here just a wow! I really hope they get around to more and more crazy stuff in the tv show that writer Robert Kirkman does in the comic.

10/10.

And finally

quote of the playoffs so far. reporting.

Arron Afflalo from the denver nuggets asked by a reporter, “Could it be that they’re just better than you.” response is – “hah.  think so? (“exactly”, heard from the reporter.)
“No… but they up 3-0 so a win is a win that’s all that means on the scoreboard. But. No”

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