What is all this stuff about the Jordan led Bulls beating the Curry led Warriors? There are a number of teams, of course, that I can think of that would give the Warriors a run for their money. The Russell led Celtics, the Wilt led 76ers, and West led Lakers, the Bird led Celts, The Bad Boys Pistons, Magic led Lakers, Kobe/Shaq Lakers. and certainly your team Scottie led by Michael Jordan. And before you get your shorts in a twist a nod to the Bucks led by rookie Kareem Abdul Jabbar, but only a maybe because who the hell on that team is going to guard Curry and Thompson, not you Oscar. Sorry, not quick enough. Enough said, but the question remains SO WHAT?
So what if there were some amazingly good teams in the past? What is it about these Dubs that brings out this kind of childish jealousy? You never heard Larry Bird says, well, gee, our team could have killed Kobe's Lakers.
We're watching a magnificent professional basketball team doing spectacular things on the court.
We're sitting at a table in a fine restaurant enjoying our meal and along comes someone who says, hey, you're in the wrong restaurant, the Beef Bourguignon in my restaurant is better than your Beef Bourguignon; my Cabernet is tastier than your Cab. Do you see how petty this sounds? Grow up Scottie, Oscar. Oops, I guess you have grown up - as in "old timers."Well, take it from this old timer, you both sound like grumpy old men. Not very appealing.
Go take a nap and some prune juice, boys and let us watch the Dubs in peace having fun on the court shooting deep threes.
Here's another in the series of Haiku I'm writing for Steph Curry.
Hits the second three
Does the shimmy shimmy
Ko ko bop two step
What my musings are all about...
Blogging might well be the 21st century's form of journaling. As a writing teacher, I have always advised my students to keep a daily journal as a way of organizing their thoughts for future writing projects, a discipline I have unfortunately never consistently practiced myself. By blogging, I might finally be able to follow my own good advice.
The difference between journaling and blogging is that the blogger opens his or her writing to the public, something journal- writers are usually reluctant to do. I am not so reticent.
The trick for me will be to avoid cluttering the internet with more blather, something none of us need more of. If I stick to subjects I know: sports and literature, I believe I can avoid that pitfall. I can't promise that I'll not stray from time to time to comment on ancillary subjects, but I will make every attempt to be interesting and perhaps even insightful.