The Drunken Sportsmen discuss the Bruins' mind-blowing Stanley Cup victory to the fullest extent of the law.
LeBron James's failed run to the NBA title got me thinking about the value of dunking, which we also dissect.
Why are dunks exciting anymore? You're 6'8". You should be able to dunk a basketball. It is impressive when the shorter guys dunk, but we've seen that for years.
Spud Webb's 360 dunk was amazing—in 1986. Yet we still have to watch dunk after dunk and guys like LeBron act like they've just won the title every time they throw down a violent dunk.
As Shania Twain once said, "That don't impress me much." Yeah, I'll quote f!@#ing Shania Twain if I damn well want to, and with only a twinge of embarrassment.
I blame ESPN—again. They show dunks and glorify the hell out of Blake Griffin. If dunking made you a good basketball player, guys like Bill Walker and Harold Minor would be stars. They are not.
Ultimately a dunk is worth two points, the same as a 15-footer. No one goes crazy when a guy sinks a 15-footer. Although I go crazy when Rondo sinks one because that's like a one in 20 for him.
Mathematically speaking, rather than show every dunk, ESPN should glorify every three-pointer.
Truthfully, ESPN glorifies way too much crap. Women's basketball is #1 on that list. It seems if the network owns the rights to something, they are going to shove it down your throat.
There were at least three NCAA softball highlights in SportsCenter's Top 10 plays the day I wrote this.
To be fair, I would watch women's softball over women's basketball any day of the week. I swear that I am not a woman-hater. Women's soccer can be very exciting, and I look forward to the World Cup this summer.
I just want it on the record that anyone worth their salt knows that ESPN sucks; we just don't have another choice.
Other topics covered in this episode:
-Tragedy in Vancouver
-Why you should not fear the NFL Lockout
-Scorching hot Boston Red Sox
-Von Miller's upcoming debut with the Broncos
-Coping with life and 40+ years of work
-Should dunking actually excite us?
-The phenomenal show that is Dexter
-Whether you should watch Game of Thrones with your parents
-Home theater systems
-Drunken English as first language
-Inopportune voice cracks
-Blowing stuff up in college
-New bars in Boston
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