Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Why the Spurs suck

1. Bruce "the Loose Cannon" Bowen - After sucking for so long by becoming a journeyman player, Bowen reinvented himself into a defensive player and worked on his three point shot in the corners (ala Sean Elliot). Gotta respect that. But he's also become a dirty player.

2. Cheap Shot Rob - He's hit some big shots for sure. But he's probably the best cameo artist in the history of the NBA. He scores only in spurts albeit making big shots, but to compensate for his loss of athletic ability he's reinvented himself into Bill Laimbeer. And for the most part, he's been always at the right place at the right time. Next to the WWE's Edge, Horry is the Ultimate Opportunist.

3. Tim Duncan - The Big Fundamental also has the fundamentals down pat on offensive fouls that refs call his way. And he whines just like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Like he's never committed a foul in his life. Hiss. Boo!

4. They win all the time -- Boring basketball? Not really. Maybe winning basketball. The same was said of the Larry Bird's Boston Celtics. And that team was perhaps the most boring if people define the lack of death-defying slam dunks and playground moves as boring. And Manu Ginobili certainly makes things interesting for everyone. I do not dislike the Spurs. I think they're a great team. Last year, in my opinion, they got an unexpected boost when Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw were suspended. That just changed the series. The league should have exercised more prudence and better judgement on that. The Spurs got their win. It's time to go down.

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