Archive for the ‘playoffs’ Category

Few things in life are more satisfying than a real good “I told you so!” And right now I’m feeling pretty satisfied about Russell Wilson, the undersized, rookie quarterback, who on Sunday led the visiting Seattle Seahawks to a playoff victory over the Washington Redskins.

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Possibly two more games remain in the NBA finals and just about everyone continues to ask: What’s wrong with LeBron James? Social media is buzzing with rumors that LeBron can’t concentrate because of trouble at home. Hoop experts say he’s playing too many minutes and doesn’t have the energy to be an effective closer as the game winds down. Only two points in the fourth quarter of game five. Issues yes, but enough already. What about Dallas?

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Dirk Nowitzki’s game Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder will go down as one of the greatest playoff performances of all-time. It’s not just that he scored 48 points, and led his team to a convincing win, but it’s how he did it. Nowitzki missed only 3 shots all game, and was 24 for 24 from the free throw line. It was a dominant, career-defining performance for a guy who for whatever reason has never really gotten his just due.

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Conventional wisdom mandated that New England’s heralded Tom Brady would easily outplay the Jets’ second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez. Conventional wisdom also had it that Bill Belichick could not possibly be out-coached by a guy who is now America’s most famous admirer of feet.

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