So I came home from work all excited to see Everton play Liverpool - it's a darby match, and my DVR was primed and ready to show me the win. Or so I thought. The match was great in the first half, but the Blues were flat in the second half. They lost 0-1.
But I was ok with that. At least I had the Blazers coming up in the evening. And not only that, but Kobe Bryant was out injured. That's huge. He's played in 235 straight games. So for him to be out was really something.
But B. Roy was out too. And it looks like he'll be out until after the All-Star Break. But that's neither here nor there. It is what it is.
But this night was historic. It's the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Blazers. And it's against the Kobe-less Lakers. It was meant to be a win, right?
We all thought so when the Blazers were up by 9 early. And then the wheels came off and the Lakers took control and never looked back. And to top it all off, I'm on cold meds so I couldn't even have a beer.
Even Batum's 8 points and 2 rebounds with a blocked shot off the bench didn't help my mood. Batum missed two free-throws and a wide-open dunk in the span of a minute. It was a heartbreaker.
SIDE NOTE: Posts about actual cards will be back on Monday. I've been an ebay fiend as of late and have a massive haul of Murad singles coming my way. This set is the highlight of my day as of late.