Out of Town

April 29, 2011

I’m going out of town for the weekend, so come back here on Monday and I’ll have some fresh updates for you.

Have a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to catch the Spurs @ Grizzlies tonight, or Celtics @ Heat on Sunday.


Till next time.


Chat With Anthony Burrola

April 28, 2011

My first-ever Live Chat in its entirety.


Live Chat With Anthony Burrola

Grizzlies-Spurs Series

April 28, 2011

Interested to hear what you guys think. Judging by tonight/last night’s game (depending on what side of the world you’re on), the tide of the series may have officially turned in the Spurs favor. That says a lot about Memphis, given that San Antonio is the number one seed.

Even though it’s not a sexy playoff series, it epitomizes what the playoffs are about. Can’t wait for game 6.

Hope to see you tonight at 6:45 pm for our first ever Live Chat, which will be going on the same time as the Laker game, apparently (starts at 5:00 pm PST).

Till next time.

Jason Garrett’s First Draft as an NFL Head Coach

April 28, 2011

The NFL Draft is today.

Wait. You already knew that.

If you’re not a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, then most of what I have to say will not go over well with you. If you are a fan, then there’s no telling how you will feel about what I have to say. Don’t worry-it’s not like I’m going to sit here and act like I know more than the experts, or try to make outlandish remarks to get a rise out of you. I’m not Colin Cowherd. I actually believe the things I say.

Watching Dallas play last year was painful. Losers of their first 2 games, and then losers of 5 of their next 6, the Cowboys quit on their head coach. The mentality of the Cowboys has not been the same since they won the Superbowl in January of 1996 (against a Steelers team that cheated its way past Indianapolis in that AFC Championship game, but that’s neither here nor there). I’ve watched them turn-in surprisingly good seasons, surprisingly bad seasons, and then the expected mediocre seasons. You can pretty much guess which is my favorite. Read the rest of this entry »

Join Me on Thursday, 28 April 2011 for a Live Chat

April 27, 2011

That’s right, folks. We’re making Epic Mess weblog history as I’ll be hosting my first ever Live Chat. It will take place tomorrow night at 6:45 pm (Pacific Standard Time), and virtually anything is up for discussion.

It should be a lot of fun, and I am hoping to hear from all walks of NBA and NFL fans, as the draft will precede my Live Chat, so there should be plenty to digest. Additionally, we will be chatting up until the tipoff of Game 6 of Lakers-Hornets (road team goes last), and possibly into the game as well, provided we have enough participants.

All questions (within reason) are welcome.

Hope to hear from you.

Till next time.

Live Chat Update

April 27, 2011

Thanks in large part to some friends, I will finally be able to host a live chat with you, the readers, via some really fun software.

I’m interested to hear what you guys think.

I want to talk about anything you want to talk about, except for baseball, because I hate it (unless you want to talk about how much I hate it.) So jot some questions down, read some articles, do your research, or come in and cold chat with me. Nay, US.

I haven’t set an official date yet, but it will be within the next two days. I’m thinking Wednesday or Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30. I’ll advertise as best I can.

Till then, enjoy the playoffs!

Running Diary of Hornets v. Lakers Game 5

April 26, 2011

I’m starting before the 4th quarter, but only so I can fit in everything I want to say before it actually begins (1:00 left in 3rd quarter).

  • How is that only a technical foul on Shannon Brown? Hand to God, anything that the Lakers do, they get the most severe punishment for it. Inversely, anything that gets done to the Lakers gets minimal to minute punishment. Only people who habitually watch the Lakers can confirm this, as they know what kind of treatment Kobe Bryant and his pals get. How’s this for an analogy: the Lakers are to Cinderella what referees are to the Evil Stepmother. To continue the analogy, the ugly sisters (I always found that funny as a kid. Why do they have to be both bad AND ugly? It’s as if Disney wanted the two to forever be associated, and tried to indoctrinate the youth. I wonder if that caused ugly people to question themselves. Wow, that’s a serious self-fulfilling prophecy right there.) are the Lakers opponents. Read the rest of this entry »

Well, That Didn’t Work Out

April 26, 2011

The Spurs ended up getting annihilated by the Grizzlies, prompting a night of sadness for me.

Tonight I plan on doing my first-ever Hornets-Lakers Running Diary, and I’ll do my best to keep it kosher. Err…impartial.

In addition, I’ll have a Dallas Cowboys post up before Thursday, as the NFL Draft is that day.

All in all, we’re looking at NO v. LA tonight, football tomorrow, an in-depth piece on Thursday, and I’ll be out of town for the weekend, so I’ll be unable to post. I can neither confirm nor deny, however, whether or not I’ll be betting on professional sports during my weekend vacation.


Join Me Later

April 25, 2011

I’ll have a post up for you after the Spurs-Grizzlies game.

I’m still working on the chat function, but I’m running into complications. I’m trying to have it in the same vain as the “Chat Wrap” features on ESPN where guys like Ric Bucher and John Hollinger take questions from readers and answer them. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, or if you want to sabotage me in front of a live public audience, then I’ll be sure to keep you posted. I’ll get it done.

Enjoy your Monday.

The Case Against Dynasties

April 24, 2011

Dynasties are fun. They create cocky fanbases, animosity towards dynastic franchises and fanbases, and serve as a microcosm for the wealth-to-poverty ratio in America.

But can dynasties successfully exist in modern-day professional sports?

Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Los Angeles Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs probably think so, but do they really?

Let’s start from the beginning. What is a dynasty?

Webster.com defines a dynasty as “a succession of rulers in the same line of descent; a powerful group or family that maintains its position for a considerable time.” Read the rest of this entry »