Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We Came...We Saw...We Lost

In a perfect world...it would have been ..."We came...we saw...we conquered".

But for our Atlanta Hawks...We came ...we saw...we lost. 

This Atlanta team won 60 games.   This Atlanta team was the best of the East.  This Atlanta team won 19 straight games.  This Atlanta team...was a "team".

So...what the hell happened?

What got Atlanta to 60 wins....team play...no superstars...eventually was there downfall.

For in the NBA...in the play-offs...a team....a team...must have a superstar.   A star who can take you down the stretch...in that all important 4th quarter.  A superstar that can put the dagger in.  Can make a 3...Can get a call.  

These Atlanta Hawks...well...there are a lot of good players....they play hard.

But when all is said and done...no superstar emerged.

Atlanta....good regular season story.  Play-offs?   Just an average team...that just got swept!

So Atlanta.

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Things We Learned....From A Very Long Week-end!

And long...it was.   Memorial Day Week-end.   3 glorious days.  Family...Food...Fun!

And now it's over.  What did we learn?

Read it!


We learned....one James Harden (beard and all)...is one helluva basketball player:
 

James Harden Showing Why He Is Everything You Thought He Was And Then Some





Mr. Curry is one tough...SOB!
 
Steph Curry Takes Hard Fall, Leaves Game With Head Contusion




Our Atlanta Hawks....were robbed!
 
The Most Controversial Call Of The NBA Playoffs




R.I.P.   Marques Haynes...You made us laugh...and admire your skills:
 
Marques Haynes, Harlem Globetrotters Legend, Dies At 89



This is the end...for our Kobe:
 
Kobe Has 'Indicated To Me That This Is It,' Says Lakers GM

Smarter now?   We are.   And now....so are you!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Remembering....on Memorial Day

From Bing....just remembering.

Have a great Memorial Day!


Hawaii floating lanterns.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Started From the Bottom...Now We Here!

Go ahead...admit it.  We have.  Way back in September of 2014....If you told us...If anybody told us...

The Atlanta Hawks...of the "Association"  would be playing in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals...We would all have begged to differ.

Fast forward to now...today.  For the Atlanta Hawks...have come from the bottom...

Now we here!

We....the ATL...are in the final 4 of the best basketball teams on the planet.

We here.

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

An Emotional...RollerCoaster!

Game 5...in the NBA Conference Semi-Finals...In Atlanta...At the "High-Light Factory".

This was ....a game!   If you are...a Hawks fan?   You felt...what we felt.   A game in which our beloved Hawks at times looked unbeatable....At times you wondered why they were even in the play-offs.

The Hawks would reel off 10-15 straight points....only to go into a funk.  Not score for 5 to 6 minutes.

Up 9 early....down 6 at the half.  Down 12 in the 3rd quarter....up 1 to start the 4th.

8 seconds left...Paul Pierce hits a 3!   Washington up by 2.  Atlanta comes down and scores with under 2 seconds left.

Hawks win!

What a game!

From FoxSportsSouth:

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Stephen Curry — the NBA's MVP!

Congratulations, Steph!  You deserved it!
























Impressive stats!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

And the winner is Mayweather!



Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Manny Pacquiao in Boxing’s Big Matchup!

Major League Baseball...Is Too White & Too Old Fashioned!

But don't just take our word for it.  Personally...I enjoy baseball.  I can actually say,  I can watch an entire game.  My daughter likes baseball.  

Unfortunately...we are in the minority.  Major League Baseball...has lost an entire generation.  And 90 % of that lost....is with the black folks and young folks.

Our friend,  Chris Rock is on the money with this HBO Real Sports episode.

Enjoy:

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

2015 NBA playoffs: First-round Series is History!



Golden State Warriors win 4-0, sweeps New Orleans Pelicans
Cleveland Cavaliers win 4-0,  sweeps Boston Celtics
Washington Wizards win 4-0, sweeps Toronto Raptors
Houston Rockets win series 4-1 over Dallas Mavericks
Memphis Grizzlies win series 4-1 over Portland Trail Blazers
Atlanta Hawks win series 4-2 over Brooklyn Nets
Chicago Bulls win series 4-2 over Milwaukee Bucks
Los Angeles Clippers win 4-3 over San Antonio Spurs
 Second-Round Series Starts Sunday, May 3rd.

Time to Get ...Serious!

It's time...time to get serious...very serious.

To our Atlanta Hawks,  "You played with Brooklyn for 5 games".  

Game 6?

This is why you won 60 games.  It was truly ...awesome! 


Thursday, April 30, 2015

We Still...Believe

Okay....admit it!  In last nights Hawks-Nets game...when late in the 4th quarter the Hawks lead was only 97-95.

You felt...we felt..."Ugghh"

Another "Atlanta Moment"!   Lose this game and you gotta go to Brooklyn to stave off elimination.

But these Hawks...today's Hawks...scored the next 10 of 12 points to win going away...107-97.

A huge sigh of relief.   

From FoxSports South:

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hump Day ...News & Views


 It is a "Hump Day"....in this small, southern college town...known as Athens, Georgia.  About 60 miles northeast of the city of Atlanta.

Atlanta!

You know...."The Dirty South"!

Spring is here.  So is the pollen that "yellows" everything in its path.

But it is April...with all its showers.  Will it bring ...May Flowers?

Quick trivia.   What did the May Flower bring?

Pilgrims.

Yes....we digress.  So.....let's do some "humping" on things that do matter!


If a game is played...and nobody watched...Did it happen?  With everything going on in Baltimore....this game was played....without spectators:
 

This Is How The Orioles-White Sox Game Sounded And Felt





And you had no right to be at the scene of a murder...Mr. Lewis?  Just shut up!
 
Ray Lewis To Baltimore Rioters: 'You Have No Right To Do What You're Doing'
 
 
 
 
 
 Yeah...but it's ugly ...now!
 

Atlanta Hawks Employ Some Of The Most Beautiful, Unstoppable Offense






And on the lighter side...
 

Man Dressed As Giant Testicles Runs The London Marathon




Interesting week....Our Atlanta Hawks are struggling against an 8 seed.   Riots in Baltimore.  The NFL draft starts tomorrow....
 
We have a lot to post about!
 
Have a great "Hump Day"! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Atlanta Hawks, Coach “Bud” is Coach of the Year!



Mike Budenholzer named NBA Coach of the Year!

ATLANTA -- Mike Budenholzer was named the NBA Coach of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the Atlanta Hawks to the league's second-best record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.