Overtime: When you think you’ve got it all figured out…then this happens

 :10—The NBA Finals are slated to start tonight, June 6, in Boston at 8:30 p.m. Primetime for the NBA’s showcase event, the legendary Boston Celtics and their 17 championships versus the upstart Dallas Mavericks and their unprecedented backcourt of Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic. The key to the entire championship might be how well Jayson Tatum plays in tandem with Jaylen Brown and if Kristaps Porzingis can return from injury. I’m leaning toward the Mavericks and the unstoppable backcourt duo but it’s truly too close to call. All that being said, you all know I’m a lifetime L.A. Lakers guy and if the Lakers ain’t in it, it don’t matter to me who wins. You heard me.

:09—What’s with the women in the WNBA? Here you have the golden goose, Caitlin Clark, the woman bringing the masses to your league, and if you think that’s a load of malarkey, how about her Indiana Fever team already surpassing last year’s attendance figure….in five games! Compared to 20 last season. That’s right, in five games they’ve beaten last year’s attendance figure through 20 games. And everywhere she appears on the road it’s a sellout. TV numbers are double last year’s. Triple some nights. And all you got is a bunch of jealous gals fouling her left and right because she’s gotten too much attention. Really? Listen to Sir Charles Barkley and get with the program. All the new, special things happening to you is because of the attention Caitlin Clark brings nightly. Wake up and smell the coffee. And the woman can flat-out ball. ‘Nuff said.

:08—The LPGA had their U.S. Open this past weekend and, unfortunately, Nelly Korda did not triumph. She didn’t even make the cut after getting a 10 on the par 3 10th hole on the first day and shooting an 80, 10 over par. She rebounded nicely on Day 2, shooting an even par 70 on the rough Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pa., but it wasn’t enough as she missed the cut by two shots. Yuka Saso from Japan was the eventual champion, winning her second U.S. Open title by three shots at 4 under par.

:07—All charges dropped against PGA #1 golfer Scottie Scheffler after the misunderstanding at the U.S. Open a few weeks ago in Louisville. I think the idiotic arrest and the subsequent media frenzy cost Scottie his concentration and the Open but he will bounce back and claim the British Open title at Royal Troon in Scotland, July 18-21. Mark it.

:06—The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Big 4—Mitch Keller, Paul Skenes, Jared Jones and Bailey Falter continue to deal on a nightly basis with Keller and Skenes looking like locks for the All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas. With a little more timely hitting and a bullpen that might get someone out once in a while, the Buccos could be looking at 3 pitchers going to the All-Star game, that’s how good Bailey Falter has been this season.

:05—Speaking of hitting, where has Oneil Cruz been lately? Has anyone seen him? And Brian Reynolds, he of the .253 batting average, 8 home runs and 32 RBI, can ya maybe put together a good 5-6 game streak? You’re getting paid $10 million this year and you need to step it up quite a bit. Good to see Ke’Bryan Hayes back from the Injured List, hope he can hold up for the rest of the season. Fingers crossed.

:04—Rowdy Tellez, our sometimes first baseman, went 3-4 on Sunday, June 2, with 4 RBI and is now batting a blistering .194 in 50 games with exactly 1 home run and 12 RBI. Please, we’ve seen enough, the Pirates are 27-32 heading into the series against the Dodgers on June 4-6, going nowhere fast with Tellez on the squad. Nick Gonzales is batting .308 and has shown a little power, and with his new batting stance, Henry Davis has hit 7 homers and driven in 17 runs in 23 games in Indianapolis and word on the street is he’s heading back to the Pirates. Insert him in the lineup and dump Tellez immediately.

:03—I hear Kenny Pickett was tearing it up at the Eagles OTAs and if there is a more meaningless sports event than a football team’s OTAs, I have yet to hear it. Tearing it up at the OTAs? In May? Seriously? The Steelers also had their OTAs and that means exactly nothing to me. I’m sure Russell Wilson and Justin Fields were terrific as I’m sure George Pickens was catching their passes. Everything else is just dust in the wind.

:02—Watched about an hour of the U.S. Championship Gymnastic event Sunday night, June 2, and Simone Biles looks like a lock for multiple Olympic Gold Medals in Paris. She did a lot of things no other female gymnast could do and looks calm, cool and collected, leading in every event and most likely leading the rest of the dazzling women’s team to Olympic Gold.

:01—Saturday, June 8, the Edmonton Oilers will face off against the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Hockey Finals. If it goes all 7 games, the last game will end about midnight, Monday, June 26. That is just amazing.

:00—Vote in November. Vote in November. Vote in November.




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