Fat Guy’s Corner

I told you so!


Jeff Day — Sports Columnist

Jeff Day — Sports Columnist

What did I tell you about that NBA Finals format and the dreaded 2-3-2 series set up. The Spurs, of course, could not win three straight games against the Miami Heat! The series now shifts back to Miami with the Spurs up 3-2 in the series. Game six was Tuesday night and the Miami Heat should have won that basketball game to force game seven. This NBA Finals has been downright awful. There have been five games and only game one was close and competitive. That happened in game one. The next four have been blow outs and not even worth watching the entire ball game.

How can that be? The best teams from the Eastern Conference and Western Conference and four games have not even been close! I say that is why the NBA turns off a lot of fans. These NBA players fail to show up on certain nights and they just mail it in. How do you mail in basketball games in the NBA Finals? I can’t answer the question, either. I am sticking to my San Antonio Spurs prediction in seven games.

Opposites attract

The Stanley Cup Finals have been the exact opposite of the NBA Finals. The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks are putting on a show! We have had a three-overtime-game thriller won by Chicago. Game two was an overtime victory for the Bruins. This has been awesome hockey to watch, no matter who you are rooting for. This is why I love the NHL playoffs. The teams come to play night in and night out from round one all the way to the Stanley Cup. Once in a great while, you might get the mail-in job, but not often.

The series now shifts to Boston knotted up at 1-1 and I am looking forward to game three tonight (Monday). I am sticking with my selection of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Drought continues

Tiger Woods’ hunt to end his five-year major drought in the golfing world will have to wait for the British Open. The number one player in the world played 21 holes over par. Tiger finished with a 293 over the four days. Tiger’s last major win was the 2008

U.S. Open. Nobody in golf figured he would go five years without golf major. I didn’t. How about over the four days

Tiger putted

127 times! I say, ouch!

The U.S. Open winner was Justin Rose, who won his first major of his career. The Englishmen fought off “Hefty Lefty” Phil Mickelson. Big Phil was the Philadelphia crowd favorite on Sunday. It was also Phil’s birthday to boot. Phil finished second in the U.S. Open for the sixth time. That number is just downright staggering when you think about it. It had to be another excruciating and painful loss for Phil. I know I wanted him to win and was pulling for him. He just fell a little short, unlike Tiger, who was numerous shots short!

Hot mess

The Tigers’ bullpen is a complete mess! The Jose “No Way” Valverde experiment needs to have the plug pulled, and pulled now! He has a meatball for a fastball. The fastball has a GPS on it and the GPS shows where the fences are and it ends up over the fence. The loss Justin Verlander suffered because of a two-out, two-run homer was sickening. I have made a deal with myself when watching the Tigers and the worthless one comes into the game; I am shutting it off! I mean it, too. I want to throw things at the television and I should not be letting myself get that worked up over “GRANDE”. Jimmy Leyland is also getting on my nerves. I’ll save that rant for later. When does football start?

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