It feels so good.
After a weekend of web-related issues here at WNST.net and two days of Drew-n0t-having-a-computer, the Morning Dish has returned.
I have a brand new computer, which came with its own version of sticker-shock, so I should be good-to-go for the long haul.
I was guilty of my own Donald Sterling slip-up once — back in the early 1980′s.
A friend of mine somehow entangled himself with a girl who attended Old Mill High School.
He sheepishly said to me, “Do you mind if I’m dating a girl from Old Mill? It won’t affect our friendship will it?”
I said, “No, not at all. Just don’t bring her to any of the games at Glen Burnie and we’ll be fine.”
Speaking of the long haul and my new computer and all that stuff — I’m guessing Donald Sterling of the L.A. Clippers is no longer in it for the long haul.
There’s not much to say or write that hasn’t been said or written already. I’ve listened six times to the audio clip of the conversation he had with his girlfriend that was tape recorded and shared across the country over the weekend and, honestly, I’m still not exactly sure what he was saying to her. He sounded frustrated and confused, sort of like my late, great grandfather at the family picnic.
I don’t think highly of “her”, either, but in this case, his excuse for the whole thing can’t be “I have a maniac for a girlfriend.” He said what he said. Given the opportunity on several times to either correct her or say, “Wait, that’s not what I meant”, he couldn’t or didn’t do it.
Like I said, there’s nothing else to say about the whole thing, really.
Donald Sterling will be ushered out of the league in a fairly expeditious manner and the Clippers will probably be better off for it.
These NHL playoffs – even without the Washington Capitals – have been amazingly good. The Kings were once down 3-0 in their series against the San Jose Sharks. I wrote the words “once down” because they’ve now evened things up at 3-games-apiece after a Game 6 win in L.A.
The Chicago-St. Louis series was phenomenal. The Blackhawks have somehow become my second favorite NHL franchise over the last few years. Maybe it’s the jerseys. It could go back to their win over the Flyers in the Stanley Cup a few years ago. I don’t know why, but I just find myself watching them and rooting for them.
It’s probably the uniforms.
If not for that buffoon Nene getting tossed out of Game 3 in Washington, the Wizards might have swept the Bulls in four games.
That said, despite how well they’ve played to date, this thing is far from a done deal for the Wizards, even with their 3-games-to-1 lead.
Remember, they’re still the Wizards.
They’re the Orioles of the NBA East.
In other words, they’re not used to winning, so when the time comes for them to muscle up and push through, they’re not all that familiar with how to get it done.
I think they’ll figure out a way to get past Chicago now that they’re staked to a 3-1 lead…all I’m saying is don’t buy your second round playoff tickets yet.