No matter what has been occupied over the past year (Chicago, Berkley, Wall Street, DC, Boston, Libya) the economy is still a mess. We must forget about the 1% or the 99% because as long as the 99% support Starbucks, Apple, and the NBA things will stay the same. Yes, I said the NBA. I grew up idolizing the NBA. I loved the stars and the highlights. It was, by far, my favorite professional sports league. Over time, I've slowly moved away from fawning over their players and business practices. This summers lockout was supposed to solve everything, but it left the league just as bad as ever.
Nov 5, 2011. LSU vs Alabama. It was referred to as the "Game of the Century." Alabama and LSU both destroyed opponents in the games leading up to that day. With two weeks left before the game, both fanbases were chanting the other team's name, ready for the biggest divisional game in SEC history. The game went into overtime with a score of 6-6. A mixture of a penalty and a bad sack took Alabama and unconfident field goal kicker Cade Foster out of field goal range. LSU won before they really ever touched the ball. Immediately after the game, college footbal fans bashed the game for it's lack of offense and Bama's awful kicking efforts. They called it boring. They sneered at any possibility of a rematch. Any number of teams could have knocked Bama from the Championship game. Oregon, Oklahoma, Boise State. But they failed, and Alabama got a second chance. They will take that chance January 9, 2012.
It seems like eons ago that Charles Barkley was traded to Phoenix. Barkley, for the most part, was a loyal player to Philadelphia. This was back when most NBA players only played 8-12 years, and everyone knew that Barkley was coming towards the end of his career. After playing eight seasons in Philadelphia, the last three seasons the Sixers had been bad. Barkley requested a trade to a contender, Philadelphia got back Jeff Hornacek, Andrew Lang, and some other bits and pieces, and Barkley ended in Phoenix. At the time, this was almost unheard of. Now, if a player that is the equivalent of Barkley’s talent is traded a team is lucky to receive a player even half as gifted as Hornacek. The NBA could have helped teams out during the lockout, but they did not. Now, thanks to LeBron James (who I’m just going to rechristen “The Cause”) the inmates are running the asylum.
BCS Championship Game:
Projection: LSU vs Alabama
The Tigers have proven that they can compete with any team in the country. Alabama has one loss this season, against LSU. LSU will play against the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship game this year.no comments