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Entries from May 2010

Halladay’s Perfect Game; Kendry Morales busts his leg while celebrating; More MLB (05-31-10)

May 30th, 2010 · Comments

A look at all the crazy happenings in baseball during Memorial Day weekend, INCLUDING:

-- Joba Chamberlain: the most overrated pitcher in the pen?

-- Scoring droughts in MLB

-- Roy Halladay's perfect game

-- NL East: Contenders and Pretenders

-- Rockies/Dodgers

-- Kendry Morales busts a leg while celebrating a Home Run.

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Lakers vs Celtics pt 12; NBA Finals Preview; Dave vs Cold Fried Chicken (05-31-10)

May 30th, 2010 · Comments

Dave has a "beef" with Ralphs Grocery Cold Fried Chicken.   Is Cold Fried Chicken is a big fraud?  Aside from this, Dave reflects on a thrilling Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and Suns as the Lakers clinch the Western Conference Championship.  Also, a look at the Celtics unexpected ride to the NBA Finals and how their experience paid off.   Looking into the 12th meeting between the Lakers and Celtics in the Finals.

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Lakers stun the Suns; Artest’s Hail Mary Put Back (05-28-10)

May 27th, 2010 · Comments

A Dave in the City EXTRA:  A quick overview of reaction after the Lakers miraculously win Game 5 of the West Finals against the Suns, 103-101.  Ron Artest puts up a prayer at the buzzer after a Kobe Bryant miss to ward off a similarly amazing bank-shot three pointer from The Suns' Richardson.   Reaction, aftermath, and thoughts for the Lakers the rest of the way.

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Lakers Burned by Suns; Dave Erupts; Big B Eases the Pain (05-26-10)

May 25th, 2010 · Comments

Dave has the mother of all rants after the Lakers put out a pitiful defensive effort in a 115-106 loss at Phoenix.  Has LA proven anything in this series?  Have they done anything right defensively?  Do the Lakers even care?  Do they have any pride?  What have the Suns done to put LA into a 2-2 tie?   How would this affect the Lakers if they advance?   Dave tears into all these topics PLUS, why the Celtics are now the aggressor and the team to beat in the NBA finals (yes, Dave has bought into the hype ;) ).

Big B, from Goleta, joins Dave to decipher the pain and dicern the causes of the Lakers slide, along with some quick looks at the East Finals and Phil Jackson's possible "return to Chicago".

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Lakers “Luck” past the Suns; Celtic Renwal; Lopsided Playoffs?; Dave and the Tigers (05-21-10)

May 20th, 2010 · Comments

How the Lakers "lucked" their way to a 2-0 series lead.  The Celtics back the Magic into a corner.  Is it a buildup to another Lakers/Celtics NBA Finals.  Why Lakers/Celtics are good for the NBA.  ALSO, how the NBA playoffs became the most lopsided non-competitive set of series in recent memory.

PLUS: How Dave came to enjoy following the Detroit Tigers.  (True Story)

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Lakers put out the Suns; Can Orlando Regain its Magic? w/ Jacob Rosales (05-18-10)

May 17th, 2010 · Comments

The Lakers DOMINATE the Phoenix Suns in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.  Dave observes the thorough frustration given to the Suns... was there anything special the Lakers did to achieve their biggest win of the Playoffs? PLUS: The Celtic Redemption in Orlando and the Magic's 1-0 deficit.  Was it rust?  Are the Celtics on a mission?  Jacob Rosales, El Hebrew Hammer, joins Dave to bring insight to the Celtics' recent surge.

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Chronicles of LeBron; Celtics Close out Cleveland in Game 6; Cleveland’s Disappointment (05-14-10)

May 13th, 2010 · Comments

The Chronicles of LeBron: From King of the NBA to an embarrassed man at a crossroads.  The Celtics Close Out the LeBron-led Cavs in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semis.  Now: Where does LeBron Go next, what does this loss mean in terms of disappointment for the Cavaliers and the City of Cleveland.  Did LeBron let his fans down?

PLUS: The Celtics big upset of the Cavs from the perspective of a Lakers Fan and Conference Finals Predictions.

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Defeat: Cavs Embarrassed; LeBron Quits; NBA Semis (05-12-10)

May 11th, 2010 · Comments

The Theme of the Day is "defeat" as Dave reveals the essence of defeat through the eyes of the Cavaliers and their star player LeBron James.  Following the 120-88 thrashing by the Celtics in Game 5 of the East Semis, has LeBron James quit on the season?    What does it mean for Boston and have they found themselves?   What is LeBron missing?  PLUS: An NBA Semifinals overview and quick Suns/Lakers Western Conference Finals Preview.

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LeBron the Fraud? ft. “Big B” and Jacob “El Hebrew Hammer” Rosales (05-04-10)

May 3rd, 2010 · Comments

Big B and Jacob "El Hebrew Hammer" Rosales join Dave to look at: the Fraud of LeBron James and his elbow, the Cavs' perennial disappointment, Floyd Mayweather's magnificent fight against Shane Mosley, and why the NBA Playoff schedule fizzles with fans.

PLUS: How Mayweather and Pacquiao compare to Kobe Bryant and Lebron James.

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LeBron the Fraud? ft. Big B and Jacob Rosales (05-04-10)

May 3rd, 2010 · Comments

LeBron's recent elbow pain: is it more of a problem than it needs to be?  Big B joins Dave to express his disappointment at LeBron for not playing through injury, or in his words, not being more up front about it.  Also on the show, why the Celtics suddenly seem like a team to root for in the series against Cleveland's Cavs, even for Laker Fans.

PLUS: El Hebrew Hammer, Jacob Rosales, has a beef with the NBA Playoffs Schedule and a look at Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s big win over Sugar Shane Mosley.  AND: How does a possible Mayweather/Pacquiao fight compare with the ongoing debate between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James?

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