Well, there it is. The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last night on the road in Philadelphia, despite being forced into overtime. The game-winning goal was pretty anti-climactic with the confusion of “was it or wasn’t it” a goal. But in the end, it doesn’t matter. I don’t really have much else to say about it, to be honest–I’ve had my fill of hockey for a while, so lets just leave it at that.
Crazy happenings in the world of college football, between the conference re-alignment and the news that USC is facing a two-year bowl ban. You think Pete Carroll knew USC was about to have the hammer brought down on them before he bolted for the Seahawks? What a joke this is turning out to be–it’s easy to win when you’re cheating! I wonder if Seattle is regretting their decision now? Probably not, but they should be. As for the conference re-alignment, what a mess. So Nebraska is going to leave the Big 12, essentially screwing up the entire conference and being the first domino to fall. In the end it all comes down to money, which is increasingly frustrating and frankly, bullshit. College football is my favorite sport, and now here we are, once again facing more changes. Just leave everything the fuck alone, it’s fine as it is.
Finally, the NBA Finals resume tonight in Boston with the Celtics looking to rebound from their poor performance in game 3. I expect order to be restored tonight, with Pierce and Allen regaining their shooting touch, and Garnett playing less of a role in the offence. As mentioned yesterday, this series has all the makings of a “zig zag” affect, and I’m betting on the Celtics to win tonight. However, the books being the sharps that they are, have installed Boston as 3.5 point favs as I type this (EARLY Thursday morning), and that is a tough line. I expect the Celtics to win, but I’m not in love with needing a 4+ point margin of victory. So what to do? I can’t believe I’m saying this, but: a teaser might be in order tonight. Tease Boston up to +1.5 and take the over 185.5. Good luck tonight fellas, talk to you all tomorrow. –ajec
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