What’s up with LA?

Ok, so the Pistons looked like they were beyond done, and then the Lakers come out and play like that instead in Game 3. What. The. Fuck. Shaq needs to have one of his crazy ass 40-point, 20-rebound, 11-of-14 from the free thrown line games right quick, or LA might be done. I still think they're gonna win, but at this point, I have to say it's gonna happen in seven, not six.

As for apartment hunting, it's going well. Pooz, Moore and I looked at Waterford Commons up in Manchester, which was really nice. The third bedroom in the three bedroom units is a little small, but not so small it's not livable. I also found a couple places in Middletown we might check out. Sure, they're a little further from work than I'd like to be, but it's not like I'd be living in New Haven or Springfield or something like that.

If you have some spare time today, and want to read something other than my web site (and why would you? My site is the best one on the Internet, with SportsPickle.com coming in a close second.) I recommend you check out Bill Simmons's latest column on ESPN.com Page 2. It's about how it's been 10 years since the Nicole Simpson/Ron Goldman murders and how surreal all the events were as they unfolded 10 years ago. I can still remember sitting on Phil's couch watching the Knicks-Rockets NBA Finals and yelling at NBC because they put the game into a small corner of the screen while they followed the White Bronco chase live. It was crazy.

It was almost as crazy as Mike Resnick telling Mr. Brown (our AP Bio teacher) that he had to go to the bathroom, right as they were announcing the verdict (because Mr. Brown wouldn't let us bring a TV in to watch it). Then Mike went into the next classroom, and we heard loud screams as the verdict was announced. Mike walked back into the room like nothing had happened. Finally after a minute of silence, Mr. Brown asked him, "So?" Mike's response: "Nope." None of us could believe the verdict was not guilty. It was all we talked about for the rest of the week. Now it's been 10 years and we're still talking about "Orenthal the bus driving murderer."

On a happier note, ABC is not only broadcasting the NBA Finals in HDTV, but in 5.1 surround sound. It's the ultimate NBA experience. I can't wait for NFL season to watch more games like this. Technology rules!