Friday, May 25, 2012

5 Things That I Am Watching This Week

I decided to change from the weekend to the week because most of the things that I list here are done during the week.  That being said, everything on this list happens this weekend.

1)  The Indy 500.  Another chance to miss Dan Wheldon.  Another chance to mourn the decline of open wheel racing in the United States.  I could care less if Danica races in it or not.  The sad thing is that I don't know who is on the pole, who is leading in the Indy Car standings, or even who are the Top 5 favorites to win this thing.  It speaks to the decline of this series because I actually find it more exciting than NASCAR.

2)  Formula 1 in Monaco.  Just continuing the open wheel racing vibe.  I absolutely love Formula 1.  In my opinion, it is the best form of auto racing there is.  The speeds, the pageantry, the technical skill shown by all the teams, the rivalries, the history.  It's all there along with a sense of danger.  Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso are tied for the lead and looks like they will be battling for the Points Championship all season long.  We will see if the fire in the Williams garage the last race will cause difficulties for them.  And I am hoping that Filipe Massa can figure out what is wrong this year with him and his Ferrari

3)  English League 1 Soccer: Huddersfield vs. Sheffield United.  While I will never ever be considered a soccer snob by anybody, I am learning to like the European leagues.  I am a fan of the Houston Dynamo in MLS and I am looking to see which team I will support across the pond.  The best thing about the soccer leagues over in Europe is the Relegation and Ascention rules for the worst and best teams in most of the leagues.  I wish they had something like that over here for sports leagues.  These two teams are chasing Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday for 1st and 2nd place in league.

4)  76ers v Celtics - Game 7.  In watching this series, I am reminded of a heavyweight fight in boxing by 2 fighters that are sloppy in the ring and don't have knockout power.  The Celtics have the pedigree and the talent to have won this thing in 5.  However, they appear like they have run out of gas and can't get interested in this series.  Give credit to Doug Collins for teaching and instructing his young 76ers team on how to win in the playoffs.  I want the 76ers to win, but also would love to see the Celtics win and beat the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.  I know that the 76ers cannot do that.

5)  NY Rangers v NJ Devils.  The Devils lead 3 games to 2 in this Eastern Conference Final.  I do not like either team but are rooting for the Devils just because of John Tortorella and his mouth behind the Rangers bench.  Martin Broduer is looking like he is 30, not 40 and the Devils talent level is high.  However, it doesn't matter which of these teams win this series because the Big, Bad Kings are waiting to demolish either squad and take the Stanley Cup back to California.

10 comments:

R.J. said...

It's all about the Indy 500 and Monaco this weekend. And barbecue!

dasnake said...

and the 600.

Brent said...

I will watch Monaco. I am debating the Indy 500. And I am not going to watch the 600.

Zebster said...

Normally I would be watching most of those but this will be a weekend with my girl. I'll have to wait for the highlights.

dasnake said...

i'm not a hockey fan at all, but i would love to be a fly on the nhl honchos wall right now, the only thing better would have been phoenix.
and brent, c'mon, yer not going to watch the 600 even a teensy weensy bit.

Brent said...

Zeb: That is the best thing to do. Sports need to take a back seat to personal relationships.

Nope. I am not watching any of the 600. In fact, I might continue my boycott of watching any NASCAR sanctioned event to the rest of the year.

Brent said...

I did watch 2 laps of the 600. Over 100 laps of Monaco (replay on Monday) and over 1/2 of the Indy 500. It was a racing weekend.

dasnake said...

atta boy brent, now two laps, that is an itsy bitsy teensy weensie bit, but at least the boycott was off for one race anyway.

Brent said...

How am I going to keep up on NASCAR if you are not going to write about it for a bit?

dasnake said...

i'm gonna hurry, both my kids want me back normal really quick, well, maybe not normal, lol.