Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm out of witty titles

Booyakasha. Agreed. It never used to bother me, but as I move closer to needing a job in a crappy economy, it's becoming an issue. CC will make more in a single inning than I will make in well over five years of work, barring any sort of miraculous high salary...and for what? For being good at a children's game? It's ridiculous. Moreover, particularly here in Boston, baseball is expensive to watch. There's no reason I shouldn't be able to watch a baseball game for less than it costs to eat for a week, but I can't. Something needs to change.

Lakers 116, Knicks 114

The Lakers must have forgotten their offseason plans: improve the defense. Outscored 37-26 in the first quarter, they kept making the same defensive mistakes. A Knick would drive into the paint, three Lakers would collapse into the paint, and the ball would get dropped outside for a wide-open three. New York shot 11 of 23 from long range, building up a 15 point halftime lead. A 3PFG percentage like that is unsustainable over the course of a game, but the Lakers might want to learn how to defend the three.

Clawing their way back to win was impressive, but it underscores the many problems the team has: Poor defense, particularly in the early parts of games, and an inability to play above the level of an opponent. The Knicks aren't as bad as they were last year, but they're not good, either. Christmas is looming.

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