Archive for May 29th, 2013



In the NBA, it was Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers.  This was an absolutely must-win game for the Pacers as they trailed 2-1 in the series.  Plus, it would head back to Miami for Game 5.   Indiana got walloped in Game 3, and they needed to make some key adjustments if they wanted to take the Heat.  Fortunately for the Pacers, both Chris Bosh and LeBron James left the game momentarily with ankle issues.  They both came back, but it’s not certain if they were at 100%.  The Pacers had a substantial lead in the 3rd quarter, but they watched the Heat chip away at it until the game was tied.  However, the Pacers got some lucky calls down the stretch to allow them to hold on for the win and send the series back to Miami tied.  And the Heat need to pray that LeBron’s ankle is perfectly fine for that game.  Indiana 99, Miami 92.

Elsewhere in the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks have basically been in no man’s land.  They are perpetually a #3 to #6 seed, and while they can be fun to watch on Sports Center highlights, they are not a team that scares anybody.  New general manager Danny Ferry made some moves this past season to try and change this.  He shipped Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams out of town, and his next move was bringing in a different type of coach.  The Hawks are likely done with current head coach Larry Drew, as Ferry has decided to bring in Spurs assistant coach Budenholzer as the new head coach.  The Hawks need direction, guidance, and a new style.  Budenholzer will bring everything he has learned in San Antonio over the past 17 seasons.  Looks like a good move by Ferry.


Notre Dame is dealing with a serious quarterback issue.  Their star quarterback last year Everett Golson has been suspended this season for poor academic judgement.  It’s not clear exactly what that refers to, but cheating is likely the case.  Without Golson, the Fighting Irish will have a quarterback competition among Tommy Rees, Andrew Hendrix, and incoming freshman Malik Zaire.  Head coach Brian Kelly said he was disappointed in Golson, but expects him to turn things around and return to Notre Dame eventually.  The Irish certainly are not that worried — all of their choices at QB are still very good.

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