I've been listening to Bill Simmon's podcasts recently, and I have to say the experience has been particularly gratifying. He's been bouncing between big Lakers and big Boston fans talking about the Finals. The best part was when he discussed the importance of this finals to the Boston fans after they got debacled in the Super Bowl. This has been fun on two counts:
1. Listening to them talk about losing that Super Bowl. It never gets old. Never ever never.
2. Listening to them talk about how depressed Spygate made them. Honestly, it's refreshing to hear some Pats fans honestly admit that it does bother them that the Pats cheated (and that it really was cheating). I think what bugged me so much about the whole Spygate thing was this inexplicable wall of defense put up by the NE fans. Instead of responding with a little humility and anger at the club and Belichick, they acted like freaking martyrs and started barfing up all the lame "everyone does it" defenses, when everyone most assuredly doesn't do it. Hearing that in Boston there is very little Pats gear being worn is hilarious. It actually makes me like Boston a little bit more because it means that maybe there are a few decent people out there with an appropriate sense of shame.
Check out the BS report with Mike O'Malley and the one from last week with "Bill's buddy Hench". They are well worth the time.
Oh, and by the way, can we all agree after this series that Kobe Bryant is not and never will be Jordan? I see it during every game. It's eerily similar to how Tom Brady is not and never will be Joe Montana, without the whole, "He also also raped someone" angle.
Polian, Irsay, and Dungy go into the Indiana football Hall of Fame. Yeah, I bet that's real crowded. There's um...some dudes from Notre Dame...and uh...
The final minicamp report is good. The thought of Dungy winning the Super Bowl in Tampa and then retiring is a happy one.