Other Stories…

The last week has been a very active one in sports so I have not gotten to many important stories. Here are a few short posts on a few stories I missed:

Federer Defeats Nadal in Wimbledon Finals

The Men’s final featured rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battling for yet another major. Though they have faced each other in nearly every major in the last two years, this one was their best match ever. Both players played their best tennis and were on top of their games. Federer eventually won the match in five sets 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2. Continue reading “Other Stories…”

NBA Draft ’07, Part II

After going through Danny Ainge and his poor decisions as general manager of the Celtics, it is time to move on to the rest of the draft. Another GM who was in a similar situation to Ainge was Isiah Thomas of the Knicks. Over the last few years, Thomas has probably been the only executive in the NBA worse than Danny Ainge. He has traded away the core of the Knicks and has acquired selfish, stubborn players with large contracts. Players such as Steve Francis, Stephan Marbury, Eddy Curry, and others have fought over playing time and created a “player first, team second” atmosphere. Add to that list Zach Randolph.  Continue reading “NBA Draft ’07, Part II”

So I Haven’t Updated in a While…

It has been nearly three weeks since my last post and instead of trying to catch up with the hundred stories that I missed, I figured I’d skip those and jump right to the NBA Draft. The overall outcome of the draft was fairly predictable with a few surprise trades in between. As mentioned by John Hollinger in this article, the Celtics and Knicks both have desperate general managers who made one last leap of faith and hoped that they got lucky. Danny Ainge came to Boston and restructured the entire team, ridding the organizationg of old, washed up players and bringing in young talent. Unfortunately, Ainge and his scouts cannot judge talent, so the trades they made and the players they drafted dumbfounded even the casual fan. Continue reading “So I Haven’t Updated in a While…”