Archive for June 19th, 2013



In the NBA, it was Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.  This one was do-or-die for the Heat.  Lose, and their spectacular season in which they went on a 27-game win streak, was over.  The Spurs were red hot coming into the game, and they intended to put every ounce of energy they had on the floor because a Game 7 on Miami’s home court isn’t a situation they wanted to face.  It looked like things were working out for the Spurs, as they generated a 16-point lead in the 3rd quarter, but then the Heat came surging back.  Except, in the final few minutes of the 4th quarter, it looked the Spurs had it.  They led by 5 with just over a minute to play, and the Heat appeared to be fatigued.  Then, it happened, as LeBron turned on the magic with a remarkable 3-point shot to keep them in it.  Then, Ray Allen sunk a pristine 3-pointer with just seconds to go to tie the game.  That’s the exact reason why they signed him in the off-season — for that exact shot.  The game went to overtime, and the Heat just had the extra muscle needed to take the game and force a Game 7 on Thursday.  That game is an absolute can’t-miss.  Miami 103, San Antonio 100.


In the NFL, some strange news out of the Patriots camp where their star tight end Aaron Hernandez was questioned about a possible affiliation in a homicide. There aren’t too many details at this time, but the man who was killed was said to be an “associate” of Hernandez.  The police searched the tight end’s house, but at this point the case is still in the investigative stages.  The Patriots already have a problem with Rob Gronkowski possibly out for a part of the season.  If they lost their other tight-end Hernandez as well due to legal reasons, they would have a serious hole at that position.


Finally, in soccer news, there was rioting in Brazil Tuesday surrounding the World Cup.  While everybody loves the World Cup for its importance in the sporting world, and especially for the amount of money it can bring a country, not everyone sees things the same way.  Even in Brazil, where soccer is a religion.  Brazilians took to the streets to protest their disgust in how much money was being spent on new stadium construction for the upcoming vote.  While the Brazilian economy is on the rise, the country still boasts a huge borderline poverty class.  Those people don’t like seeing all those dollars go into glamour projects while they’re struggling to eat and pay the bills.  There is a good chance that there will be more riots in the coming year.

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