That’s a shame, too. It would be neat to see the Sixers sneak into the playoffs and go up against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round. Oh sure, they’ll lose, but that’s beside the point. The 2009-10 season could be one of the last great NBA seasons for a while with the collective bargaining agreement about to expire and the threat of a lockout looming. If the NBA is going away from a while, it could be with LeBron, Shaq and Kobe in the Finals and the Western Conference race as tight as ever.
Things are pretty good for the NBA on the court. Off the court? Not so much.
A backup plan was to write something about the Winter Olympics and the most successful day for the U.S.A. in the winter games, ever. On Wednesday, Shani Davis, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn won gold and Julia Mancuso took a silver. That’s four medals in one day, including one where some dude can wear snow pants that look like denim.
You can’t wear jeans to the Olympics… c’mon!
Maybe we can wait a day to write about the Olympics after Johnny Weir skates. Yeah, that’s the plan. I saw where someone wrote that Johnny Weir is the best Sasha Baron Cohen character. That sounds about right. Actually, the Lancaster County native is so over the top that it seems as if he is parodying figure skating. If that’s his intent, he’s hilarious. And if it’s not, well, that’s hilarious, too.
But when word came out that Tiger Woods is going to show in face in public on Friday at a “press conference,” for the first time since he drove his car into a fire hydrant and then took a nap on his front lawn, all bets were off. See, we’ve only heard about Tiger and his various exploits in the time since he had that little accident.
Y’know, it made all the papers.
Here’s the interesting caveat about it, though… Tiger is going to hold his press conference only he will not be taking any questions. In other words, he’s going to stand in front of a bunch of cameras and folks with recorders and note pads and sermonize. He’s going to deliver a speech because it sure as shoot ain’t going to be a press conference. See, a “conference” implies that there will be a give and take. In a press conference, ideas are exchanged, questions proffered and answers—sometimes—attempted.
If a guy is going to just stand there and pontificate, what’s the point of calling everyone in?
Maybe that’s the problem? Maybe the fact that if Tiger Woods wants to talk (and only on his terms) everyone will go running to wherever he wants them just to be talked at. The arrogance of that guy, huh?
Then again, we already knew about Tiger’s arrogance—that is if the stories and reports are to be believed. Plus, three months after the event occurred and now the guy is ready to talk? He already gave the police the stiff-arm and then drove up traffic to his web site by posting ambiguous mea culpas. Now what does he want to say that he couldn’t say before? What’s in it for him?
Oh, I get it now… he wants to play in the Masters and has to do his penance first.
Sheesh, the dude hasn’t even said a word yet and I already want him to shut up.
It will be fun to listen in though. What else do people do on a Friday at 11 a.m. aside from work? Watch guys in faux jeans or faux fur compete in the Olympics? Actually, come to think of it, that might be the way to go.