Monday, December 27, 2010

Holiday Cheers & Jeers

Gotta luv the holidays.  People that aren't normally nice say things like 'HI!" and "Merry Christmas!" at least until the 27th rolls around; then, business as usual.  I didn't ask for any gifts but I still got some anyway (a Sharper Image six-piece tool kit, 2011 calendar with a bball hoop attached to it, and a coffee mug with a Bible verse on it).  I can't complain.  I currently don't have a job so no one got anything from me.  Except for this:

The gift that keeps on giving

It was the least I could do.  Anyway, some people besides me had really good holidays and others, well, better luck next year . . .

Mike Singletary out as Niners coach

Singletary got dumped the day after Christmas like re-gifted fruit cake.
The 49ers have been ho, ho, ho-rrible this year and someone had to get the ax, namely NFL Hall of Fame player, but not HOF coach, Mike Singletary.   He's had some inspiring times as head coach of Frisco, and some hilarious press conferences, but bottom line, he had to go.  The owner Jed York came out earlier in the year and texted Adam Shefter on live TV that the Niners were going to make the playoffs.  Talk about having your coaches back!  San Fran was 5-9 coming into the game Sunday (a 25-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams) and controlled their own destiny!!!  That means they could finish the season 7-9 and still win the division (the worst division in the history of sports, the 2010 NFC West, click here)!!!!  This is an epic fail.  Furthermore, Singletary couldn't decide which Smith to start at quarterback, Alex or Troy.  Throw in a few starts from league nobody Shaun Hill and this tenure was certain for doom. 

Celtics and Lakers lose on Christmas Day
Don't adjust your television, the shoes are just that ugly.
It was like looking inside you're stocking and getting coal.  That's the feeling I felt as a Celtics fan as Jameer Nelson and the Orlando Magic played Grinch, ripping victory out of the hands of the Boston Celtics in the final minutes of the game and ending the C's 14-game win streak.  Even worse is looking forward, the Magic are a threat with the new acquisitions of Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson, and the re-acquistion of Hedo Turkoglu.  The Eastern Conference just got that more interesting folks.  Not to mention that the Miami Heat are finally rolling.  They dismantled the lacksadasical Lakers in L.A. in front of a star-studded crowd and atleast 10 million viewers at home.  What was more embarrasing was that no Laker not named Kobe Bryant really seemed to care.  Throw in the national debut of the most hideous sneaker that Nike has ever released and Christmas was a sad day for the two most storied franchises in NBA History.

Hell Up in Harlem

Hazell, victim of a Harlem Scrooge.
What kind of Scrooge is out there trying to rob people on Christmas Day? Seton Hall senior guard Jeremy Hazell was back home for the holidays in his native Harlem Saturday night when he was shot under his right arm in an apparent robbery attempt.  The details of what exactly happened that night has yet to be specified but one thing we do know is that someone out there was either not hugged enough as a kid or never got what he wanted for Christmas, so he stole it.  Now I know why Cam'ron said "That's Harlem". 

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