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We celebrate the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey Team and one of its stars, Jonny "The Mouse" Mikkelson, who once told me "Our team was so good the varsity wouldn't play us." When asked why he didn't play varsity Mouse said, "Too little." Cutest ever. So, we salute the greatest Club Hockey Team ever, a squad so vaunted even Jim Craig's Miracle team wanted nothing to do with it. Trottier, Bossy, Gretzky, Messier ... dead! Long live the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey team!
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f the Wild were Judge Charles H. Older, the judge that sent Charles Manson to the clink: “2 weeks in the workhouse and 1 month probation!”
So much LEBRON JAMES talk today after his Heat housed the crown and he scored his second NBA Finals MVP Award. Here's my whack at it -- I always have considered LJ an elite player, become frustrated with newbies who disrespect the cats from the 80s when pro hoops was at its best, have no idea who's better between LJ and AIR and, really, couldn't care less.
I never have laid on the take he's not clutch enough to do what he did last night and have mega respect for the elite player who has two game-seven wins and of the four in which he has played averages about 35 PPG on nearly 50 percent shooting. He's as good as there ever has been and will be in game-seven scenarios.
Shoot, last night he went 5-for-10 from three. What makes that cold-blooded is last year and up until now LJ conciously was taking fewer three-point shots because he felt he was settling too much offensively and taking the opposing coach's bait. Plus, with those threes, REGGIE MILLER was not blushing. Last night 'POP ordered the to lay back, he shot and he won.
LeBron showed last night with everything on the cliched line he got what he wanted when he wanted it and won the game for Miami. Well done, young man.
The Heat, though, needed PARKER, GINOBLI and DANNY GREEN to come up bad to win, and they did. Still, doesn't matter how you get to the winner's circle as long as it is your horse posing for the picture. Miami's defense on Parker was elite last night in that it wouldn't let him get into the key, and many of the pick-and-roll switches fell into the defensive lap of SHANE BATTIER, who is one of the smarter/best defensive players in the game.
Nah, all that is good with me and LJ, but the thing that still gets me with him is his unwillingness to hear what the negatives have to say and ignore it. Paraphrasing, he's hoisting the LARRY O. running crap that was aimed at the negatives, the people who disrespect his game via the media, chat rooms or whatever. It wasn't super direct but passively aggressive.
He acts like a guy who hears and reads everything said about him and goes home and Googles #LebronJames or #LebronSucks or #MJAlwaysBetterThanLebron. He probably would check TOM BRADY'S Twitter page to see how close he was to attaining as many followers.
Beloved Bron-Bron, you got the money, man. You got all the money and two titles. Get the bleep over it! You have made so many positive public strides since the "...talents to South Beach" show, and so many steps in the right direction I had forgotten two years ago when you reminded Rubes (paraphrasing) "they wake up as themselves in their mundane lives and you wake up as LeBron James. The King." Yep, those who have personal problems and bad marriages and boring jobs and run-of-the-mill kids needed to be reminded you are privileged; thanks for that.
There was no need for that stupidity, even after losing to the Dallas Mavs. Whobleepingcares, LeBron? The majority of people who get it are positive on you and recognize you as one of the best eight-category players ever to play. Don't ignore us and put your focus on that negative energy.
Shoot, I am some Rube broadcaster in the Cornfields who for years has heard yousuckyouarenotRAYCHRISTIANSENyousayhoneytoomuchgobacktosocalracetrackrubeyoudontknowhockey and never respond because (a) I know it's by far the minority opinion and (b) it's not one shared by my bosses, who choose to pay me twice a month. That's my small-level box.
I hope somebody close to LeBron eyeballs him one day and reminds him he got the money and to resort to cliches before attacking his detractors. Then maybe he would become more likable to the masses and actually cut into the aura that is Michael Jordan, MAGIC JOHNSON and/or LARRY BIRD. Until then he at times seems to be too publicly insecure to call a guy the all-time best.