The sports schedule is always a little hectic. Pro basketball and hockey have entered the Finals. Baseball has started. NASCAR is running strong. Horse racing is building toward the the last leg of the Triple Crown. Mondays are good days to plan out your week and make sure you don’t miss any of the UK-related action.
Monday (5/31/10) –Memorial Day: Sometimes word’s can’t properly express a thought or feeling as well as a compilation of dramatic music, sound clips, and inspirational text. Please take a moment to watch this video (Embedding was disabled for some reason. Apologies.) to remind yourself of what this day is about. Fair warning: the video might make your room get a little dusty.
Thursday (6/3/10) –NBA – Celtics at Lakers – ABC – 9:00p – : What more can we say about our guy, Rajon? Well, Shaun Powell over at NBA.com paints a pretty good picture of the former UK point guard and his importance to the Celtics. Considering Rondo is primarily going to be guarded by the ghost of Derek Fisher, you should expect that he will have a phenomenal series. I have mixed feelings about this series because I hate Kobe, but as a kid, I rooted for Pat Riley’s Laker teams. I’ve always disliked Boston because of their smug arrogance (Dan Shaughnessy, are your ears burning?) and coach stealing ways, but they have a former Wildcat performing at a high level who might be the best player on the team. I have to begrudgingly pull for the Celts to lay the wood to the Lakers and I’ll call the series for Bean-town in 7. I don’t think there is any way the refs let this series end early. Expect the home team to win every game and setup a fairly entertaining Game 7.
That’s it. That’s the list. There is no other major UK events taking place this week. Now, what are you doing staring at a computer screen? Go outside, pound a dog and a brew, then do something in honor of a fallen vet.