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Adios, Celtics

In Basketball on May 30, 2012 at 6:41 pm

The Boston Celtics’s unlikely run to the Eastern Conference Finals will likely come to an end at the hands of the Miami Heat.

The church bells in Boston must be ringing a slow, mournful dirge.

The sticky heat that hung over the East Coast this weekend spread north from Miami to Philadelphia, carrying rot like Paul Revere’s ride up from the tank-topped causeways of South Beach and onto the streets of Boston Common.

In Philadelphia, the lumbering bodies of the Boston Celtics moved like dysplasia-afflicted Labradors at a summer barbecue. They heaved themselves up in the air for jump shots or layups without any semblance of ease. Unbelievably, Lavoy Allen played a key role in their almost-demise.

The reign of Boston’s big three is coming to a close. Fitfully, violently, and despite the moody protestations of Rajon Rondo, they too must pass. Read the rest of this entry »

FJM-style takedown on CAA realignment

In Basketball, Football, William & Mary on May 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

In keeping with his reputation as a proactive, take-charge athletic director, William and Mary A.D. Terry Driscoll awoke from his annual summer hibernation to release a statement on Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University leaving the Colonial Athletic Association.

Reading Terry Driscoll is like listening to Miles Davis — it’s all about the notes he doesn’t play. Luckily, we here at CDH happen to be expert Driscollologists trained in the art of deciphering bureaucratic bullshit. (Also, it was a slow weekend.)

So, I present to you, with a tip of the hat to Fire Joe Morgan, the official CDH guide to William and Mary’s statement on CAA realignment. Read the rest of this entry »

Mizzou Crystal Ball

In Football on May 16, 2012 at 11:29 am

The Missouri Tigers have to adjust to a new conference, but their first SEC season should be a good one.

There’s a buzz in the air at the University of Missouri. With classes completed and graduation ceremonies concluded, there are no distractions between now and football season. For many Mizzou fans, a sense of anticipation always accompanies the first snap of the season. But with the Tigers entering their first season of play in the Southeastern Conference, this summer’s buzz includes something else — a sense of arrival. Read the rest of this entry »

Lance Lynn

In Baseball on May 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm

One month into the season, St. Louis’s Lance Lynn is the best pitcher in the National League.

Lance Lynn pitched arguably the worst start of his brief career May 7. He labored through five innings, gave up three hits, walked four, and struck out seven. It was an unremarkable outing for the rookie, but it showed just how impressive his season has been. Read the rest of this entry »

Glorious Revolution

In Basketball, Football, William & Mary on May 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Evaluating William and Mary’s future in a post-CAA world.

It’s springtime in Virginia. The year’s shad has been planked, flowers are blooming and the days are meandering through that languid period between bitter winter and oppressive humidity. If you’re a sports fan, last season’s shortcomings have vanished amid the seductive promise of recruiting updates and conference reshufflings.

Unless you’re a William and Mary sports fan. Read the rest of this entry »

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