A Tale of Two Teams Part II
The only word that comes to mind is “wow.” I have to say thank you to everyone who helped make me #13 in the latest leaders!!! Freaking sweet! So I guess the other thing that comes to mind is “sorry.” Sorry that I haven’t blogged in a while. I’d like to say that I was doing something cool like saving a burning bus of children while making cookies for them. That’d be a lie though. Anyway, that is the highest rank I have ever had, and I practically peed my pants when I saw it. I can usually find myself somewhere between 30-50, if I’m lucky. To be in the top 20 was like… well… wow. Thank our MLBlog leader Mark for posting all of that. Anyway, I’m stoked to be that high on the list, I could’ve done some serious dancing:
What was one of the things that got the Rockies to the World Series?
The fact that they were a scrappy team. It worked to the advantage of their team then… obviously, not so much now.
The Nuggets? They’re also a pretty scrappy team. Just ask Mark Cuban. Apparently they’re all thugs.
Who was an underdog coming into playoffs?
The Rockies were a team no one has ever heard of.
The Nuggets haven’t been to the playoffs since 1985, and as far as anyone was concerned, they weren’t anything special.
Tonight while watching, three pointers were called “grand slams” by the commentators.
It’s not just that, it’s the players too!
Disagree with me on this if you must, but I’ve started to see similarities between some of the Rockies and the Nuggets too.
Here’s why: As the leaders of the team, both Chauncey and Todd set an example for the rest of the team. They’re the ones who keep fighting and who keep encouraging the fight. Chauncey puts up big numbers, Todd puts up big numbers.
JR Smith and Brad Hawpe.
Here’s why: Did you see JR Smith tonight?!?! He had 24 points, and most of them were three pointers. If you recall, apparently they can also be called grand slams. Now, I don’t think Brad is the leader of our team in grand slams, but he has the most RBIs for the team.
Chris “The Birdman” Andersen and Clint Barmes.
Barmes hasn’t been bad with a bat, not at all, but it’s his defensive plays that compare him to the Birdman. The Birdman can block shots like nobody’s business and Barmes makes plays worthy of the All Star roster. Barmes isn’t the biggest name on the roster and neither is Birdman, but they’re totally note worthy due to their amazing plays.
The rest of the comparisons might be a little bit of a stretch, but I’d say Carmelo Anthony and Troy Tulowitzki.
Here’s why: Melo is the up and coming star of the Nuggets. He’s one of the biggest names on the team and can be considered one of the best players; the same goes for Tulo. They’re both incredibly phenomenal players who have drive and passion toward their game.
Kenyon Martin and Dexter Fowler.
That’s mostly because tonight Kenyon had 15 rebounds. Dexter Fowler shrinks the outfield by chasing down some of those fly balls. I guess that one’s slightly a stretch, but hopefully you get what I mean. Kenyon gives off a little more of an aggressive vibe than Fowler, but… whatever.
I guess the one thing that I can hope for is that the Nuggets won’t have the same result as the Rockies did.
Last but not least, what came in the mail?
It’s not a kleenex box. No, this was mail from Julia over at Julia’s Rants! So, what was in the box?!
Baseball themed too!!! Sweet.
Okay, this is the final thing, I swear. Let me say that I absolutely hate Kobe Bryant, I love LeBron James, and I’m totally addicted to these commercials:
1. Video courtesy: crazzy1142
2. Video courtesy: LeBron