Monday, June 20, 2016

what a night

i watched the last 2 minutes or so of the NBA Finals last night. and then for the next few hours, i sat in stunned amazement. i never thought i'd see Cleveland win anything in my lifetime. and honestly, it still feels like some bizarre world of fairy tales at the moment. having lived all my life in Ohio, i get the pain, the neediness, the heartache and all the tears that come along with failure. it makes success that much sweeter but also that much more rare. it's a damn state where the recession has never ended for most of it. and i'm not talking about the most recent one. i'm talking about the recession from the fucking 1970's. but, at least for a night, a good portion of this state got to feel like what the rest of the world gets to feel from time to time... a champion.

all the credit should go to LeBron James. he came back and said he would win a championship and he did. he got a triple double in Game 7, becoming only the 3rd player ever to do that. Cleveland became the first team to ever come back from being down 3-1 in the NBA Finals. LBJ was also the MVP of the Finals. he lead everyone on both teams in every damn stat. that's the first time any player has ever done that in the playoffs. and i will think of this as a series of Cleveland imposing their will and Golden State being so naive to think they could tug on superman's cape. after they said shit about LeBron after Game 4, they didn't win another fucking game.  in more shocking news, the fans didn't burn the city of Cleveland to the ground last night. i'm sure some people are still partying, celebrating the victory. it's been 52 years since Cleveland has won anything. they deserve it.

WWE Money in the Bank was saved by the fact that all the big matches over delivered last night. AJ Styles defeating John Cena was good. it could have been great if Cena would have lost clean. but his fucking ego wouldn't allow that. stupid. the ladder match was spectacular. i had no problem with Dean Ambrose winning the briefcase. Seth Rollins defeating Roman Reigns was perfect. and then having Dean Ambrose come out of nowhere to cash in the briefcase he had just won and become the new champion was great. all 3 former members of The Shield were the world champion in the same night. that should make for an interesting Monday Night Raw tonight.

Euro 2016 Update:
France had no late drama yesterday, so they ended up in a 0-0 draw with Switzerland. they both advanced out of the group. Albania got a huge 1-0 victory, their first ever in a major tournament, over Romania. they are still alive among the 3rd place teams. today, England controlled most of the game but never could solve Slovakia. that game ended 0-0. Wales tromped Russia 3-0. that means Wales wins the group, over England. i'm sure that will be fun in the papers tomorrow in London. Slovakia is still alive among 3rd place teams and Russia is eliminated.

the New York Yankees lost yesterday 7-4. they finished their road trip 3-3, just like a mediocre team would. they are off tonight.

the Sunday night shows were good. Silicon Valley was hilarious. Veep was really good. the season and now after watching it, series finale of Penny Dreadful was spectacular. i was in tears by the end of it. easily one of my favorite shows EVER. it will be missed. and finally, Last Week Tonight was brilliant as always:

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

nothing on the DVR tonight, so i'll be watching Monday Night Raw.

i haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but the latest podcast from Sam & Cathy is out. you can find it by going here:

it has been hotter than shit here today. damn near 100 it feels like. nothing quite like going out to get the paper and then 30 seconds later you're racing to the toilet. have i mentioned how i'm so looking forward to the vacation in July to Cleveland?

i may do some writing tonight, especially if the wrestling is boring me.

i hope everyone had a great weekend.

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...


Dave Matthews Band - Digging A Ditch
Japandroids - Continuous Thunder
Ryan Bingham - Broken Heart Tattoos
Trampled by Turtles - Midnight On The Interstate

"I still believe that something is right only when it feels right." - Brian Wilson

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

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