Drake Leads Toronto Raptors to Game 1 Victory in NBA Finals

What an incredible game by Drake. You can say all you want about Pascal Siakam’s 32 points in his NBA Final debut (14 of them in the third quarter) or how the Warriors still don’t have Kevin Durant back from injury. None of that matters because we all know the truth. This Raptors team doesn’t win tonight, or even get to the finals for that matter, without Drake leading the way. Continue reading

LeBron James Played the Last Three Games With a “Broken” Hand

At least Michael Jordan wasn’t dumb enough to punch a wall. A teammate’s face is much more forgiving when airing out your frustrations with their play.

This is almost as bad as all of his flops, or Ben Roethlisberger showing up in a walking boot after a poor performance. We get it LeBron. You were mad at the refs and J.R. Smith and decided to throw a hissy fit and punched a wall. As a hat-tip to hockey, LeBron and the Cavs hid the injury and didn’t reveal that he had been playing injured for the last three games until after Golden State had finished popping bottles in the city that never sleeps, Cleveland. I wanted to type a joke about it being hard to sleep on park benches, but I’m too good of a guy to kick them while they’re down.  Continue reading

Wake Up With Whitty – 6/17/2017

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty.  This past week saw the NBA and NHL finals come to an end, so we’ve now entered that dreaded summer sports lull between when the NHL/NBA season ends and when football season gets underway.  We still have plenty to talk about this week though so sit back and enjoy.  And once you’ve woken enough to process your own thoughts, feel free to come back and tell me about how I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about. Continue reading

Yasiel Puig Suspended One-Game for Living My Dream

CLEVELAND (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for making an obscene gesture to Indians fans on Tuesday night.

Puig flashed the middle finger on both hands at fans sitting behind home plate at Progressive Field after hitting a home run in the second inning. Baseball executive Joe Torre announced the one-game penalty and undisclosed fine.

Puig is appealing the decision and will play Wednesday night. The mercurial player said he ”stooped” to the level of fans who he said were heckling him in the on-deck circle. Puig said that the group of fans kept talking to him after the home run.

If you asked me the top five things I’d want to accomplish in my lifetime, somewhere in the 2-4 range would be “doing something to crush Cleveland fans dreams and cap it off with a double bird salute.” Tuesday night, Yasiel Puig got to live my dream. Continue reading

Summer Sports Depression

It’s official.  With football still months away, and the NBA/NHL finals in the rear view mirror, we’re left with nothing but Major League Baseball to hold our attention until we get some fake NFL games in August.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the last two games of the NBA finals, with KD getting his first ring with the Superteam to beat all Superteams.  The chippy nature of the games and the almost-fights were fun to watch.  And Xavier Alum/badass David West got his first ring.  Also, apparently KD doesn’t like the taste of beer… pussy.

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Did the Warriors blow Game 4 on purpose?

The Golden State Warriors are your 2017 NBA champions! The Warriors breezed their way through the playoffs with a 16-1 postseason record. Their 15 straight wins to start the playoffs set an NBA record for most consecutive wins to begin a postseason, and I personally think they could have done a complete 16-0 sweep if they wanted to. Early on there was speculation that the addition of KD may throw off the Warriors’ chemistry and that there would be too many egos in the locker room (after all, there’s only one ball). That clearly wasn’t an issue however, and this Golden State team will go down as one of the greatest in NBA history.

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Wake Up With Whitty – 6/10/2017

Welcome, welcome, welcome!  Thank you for joining me for another edition of Wake Up With Whitty, where I give you a few interesting tidbits from the week that’s passed.  Let’s face it, the last thing anyone wants to do this early in the morning is try to formulate their own thoughts.  I’ve been kind enough to do the thinking for you, so just sit back and enjoy.  Then once you’ve finished your Lucky Charms and you’ve had a chance to wake up a bit, feel free to come back and tell me why you disagree with me.
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