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The Week In Sports Recap 6/18/12

Sometimes I feel like watching sports stresses me out, but until watching Lifetime movies becomes okay for a man to do, I’ll just keep shaking my head when I watch Sportscenter.  Check out my thoughts on the NBA Finals, why golf is awful, and Roger Clemens being found innocent.

NBA: Miami up 2-1 in Finals

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When the Oklahoma City Thunder won game 1 earlier in the week, I thought they had the Miami Heat wrapped up.  But the league MVP and biggest douche in sports, LeBron James had something else in mind.  The Heat, led by James have closed the Thunder out in the past two games, leading many to believe that OKC is done.  I won’t say all that, but this next game is a must win.  If they can win one of the next two, they force the series back to Oklahoma, where the Thunder’s best chance lie.

OKC needs to get their heads out of their asses though.  Kevin Durant look scared in the fourth quarter of game two and James Harden has been nonexistent this series.  People criticize Russel Westbrook for taking so many shots, but at least he’s out there, trying to make offense happen.  Unless of course Thunder head coach Scott Brooks has him on the bench.  With Durant, while they are losing their lead.  Terrible coaching call.

Golf: Webb Simpson wins US Open; Who is Webb Simpson

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There was a lot of hype going into the US Open this year, with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson all teeing off together.  The tee off was the highlight of the weekend though, as one by one, the stars fell from contention, leaving Webb Simpson as the US Open Champion.  Simpson never held the lead, and more or less backed into the title.

Golf has had 15 different winners for the last 15 major tournaments, which is not good for the sport.  I know Tiger isn’t coming back like the Tiger of the early 2000’s, but golf needs a superstar or nobody is going to care.  Even this dude in the Britain hat is bored.

MLB: Roger Clemens Found Not Guilty of Perjury

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Somehow or another, Roger Clemens was acquitted on all charges that he lied to and obstructed information from Congress.  Clemens denied using performance enhancing drugs in front of Congress and was charged with lying to them.

I’m convinced Clemens used, and I’m willing to be most of the public agrees with me.  I’m shocked to find out that was found not guilty, and I’ll chalk it up to the ineptness of congress.  I doubt this will help Clemens’ chances on getting into the Hall Of Fame, but time will tell on that.

Nascar: Dale Jr. Wins The Michigan 400

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally picked up another win, four years after his last.  Jr. took this weekend’s top prize as he took the checkered flag in Brooklyn, Michigan at the Michigan International Speedway.  Earnhardt Jr. had gone 143 races without a win, but still remained one of the sports most popular figures.

M.I.S. recently repaved it’s track, causing a really fast race.  In qualifying runs alone, multiple cars were clocked in at over 200 mph.


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