Warriors losing that 2OT thriller/collapse to the Spurs sucked, but it’s not that bad

Stephen Curry gave all he got but tired out at the end.

Stephen Curry gave all he got but tired out at the end.

Crazy game. Crazy ending.

As a basketball fan, it was fun to watch. As a Warriors fan, it stings. But hey, it’s not that bad.

One of the things that I like to do before big games is really put things in perspective. And for the Warriors, their goal was to return back home with the series tied 1-1. That still is in play. Despite the tough loss in Game 1, they can still accomplish their goal and be on the right track.

Sure, they could have won tonight and all the what ifs could be erased. But for this kind of a team, maybe this loss isn’t as bad as it may seem.

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Minor leaguer Jeremy Barfield is an advocate for baggy pants in baseball

This is an interesting bit because as a player himself, he knows more than I do about comfort and style in the game. But I don’t know if this photo from 1995 is that offensive. Nobody in this photo are wearing leotard type pants. In fact, they all have some looseness to them and there seems to be enough wiggle room for mobility.

Considering that ballplayers used to wear baggier pants, I guess that is what he’s going for. But is what we see in this photo that bad? It’s not this.

But I hope he’s not advocating for Brian McCann. Or this…

Forbes names Tim Tebow as most influential athlete in 2013

Man, people are influenced by a guy who didn’t do much this past year. I would say he’s one of the most talked about, with most of it as part of the media’s bringing, but influential? What’s he influencing and who is taking it?

LeBron James didn’t win the MVP with unanimous vote and I agree with the reasoning

LeBron James deserves the MVP award, but I am glad he didn’t win it by unanimous vote.

LeBron James was awarded his fourth MVP title this weekend and he almost made history with a unanimous vote. However, all but one vote went his way. That one vote, made by the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn, went to Carmelo Anthony.

Throughout the entire year, I expected James to win the MVP. He did everything that made him the best candidate for the award. But the reasoning by Washburn for Anthony made some sense to me.

“I just honestly felt that Carmelo Anthony lifted the Knicks to new heights this season – a No. 2 seed and their first division title in 19 years – with an aging roster, the team’s second-best player [Amar’e Stoudemire] out most of the season and a myriad of other injuries,” Washburn told Yahoo! Sports. “LeBron James is unquestionably the best player in the league, but I felt this season Anthony had more value to his team.”

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