We were drowning in series-deciding games in the NBA Playoffs this weekend. Eliminations and game sevens were flying everywhere this week, and SSM is here for it.
Got started on Thursday night, Heat and 76ers Joel Embiid came back but could not be Philly’s fixer Jimmy Butler showed up, James Harden disappeared Both teams said things after the game that were kinda weird
For the Memphis Grizzlies, Friday night was it The Warriors are back to being the absolute shit Klay and Steph were back up to their old splash brother ways Going to the conference finals, hitting threes for days
Sunday was a big one, two game sevens on the slate Bucks and the Celtics were the first game on our sports plate This one was at The Garden, and Boston held their ground With the win the Celtics, are now Miami bound
The finale of the weekend, Suns and the Mavs Dallas is full of grown up cows, no more baby calves A tough matchup awaits them, the Warriors are no joke With Luka and J. Brunson, this team is far from broke
A jam-packed sports schedule lends itself to a few reminders here and there. That’s what SSM is for, you’re welcome.
The picking of the prospects, the NFL Draft Fans getting new players finding out how their roster’s staffed Draft grades make no sense, have to give these guys some time To see if they’ll be good or bad, substandard or sublime
Round two NBA Playoffs are starting today Eight teams left, four East four West, still able to play Injuries aplenty, still plenty guys to see Best time of the year NBA fans will all agree
Major League Baseball dropped the damn hammer Threw out pitcher Trevor Bauer in the baseball slammer A two year suspension, for some bad off field stuff Search it at your own risk, it is pretty rough
Another week come and gone, another Sunday State of Mind.
An always touching tribute, a statue was revealed This week in Oklahoma this one should have stayed concealed Poor Baker Mayfield, guy can’t catch a break If I were him that statue would have ended up in a lake
Big loss in Chicago, Eloy Jimenez Out for up to two months, so the doctor says Add another name to the White Sox injury list Tough break for a good team, that bat will be missed
A happier baseball note, it’s Miguel Cabrera Joined the 3k hit club, maybe the last in this era Only 32 other players have reached that career mark Miggy one of the greatest to do it at the ballpark
NBA playoffs are here, and some teams are in trouble Raptors, Bulls, Nets and Nuggets are all on the bubble Mavs and Jazz, Grizz and Wolves both sitting at 2-2 We get action everyday as the games continue
If you’ve ever read this blog, you know we love NASCAR Driving for 500 miles but not going far The most famous track in all of motor sports The Talladega Speedway, running today of course
Hello friends…it’s Sunday. More importantly, Sunday at The Masters. One of sports most beautiful, peaceful events deserves prose just as alluring and tranquil. That’s where SSM comes into play.
Big Scottie Scheffler, got his green jacket Beat the entire field, won the golfer’s bracket The number one ranked player, lived up to his grade Adding to his closet, and also got paid
Of course the other story, Eldrick “Tiger” Woods Bringing all of us back to our nostalgic childhoods Results weren’t exactly there, but he finished the race It’s a special thing seeing that guy at that place
Onto other sports, baseball is back! Summer just around the corner, lookin’ like a snack Ready for some ballgames, hot dogs pretzels and beer After an offseason and lockout, we’re glad baseball’s here
Nikola Jokic, big man can do it all Shoot, rebound, and pass, he knows his basketball Became the first to score 2k, and grab 1k rebounds Also 500 assists, MVP all but crowned
We did it, basketball fans. We’ve found ourselves with a Final Four in this year’s March Madness tournament. In this week’s SSM, we outline the blue bloods, Cinderellas, and others left in the tourney.
Villanova is first, a familiar sight Wildcats never wrong when their coach is Jay Wright Had a hard path bracket, beat Houston’s tough D Coach Wright looking for championship number three
Guess who’s back, back again Duke is back, tell a friend You heard that right, Coach K still alive Even better than Wright, K wants to add to his five
Blue blood number three, the Kansas Jayhawks Continue to win in this college playoff Bill Self and his fake hair are are ready to roll He’s two wins away from the ultimate goal
They killed Cinderella, those stupid Tar Heels Ended St. Peter’s run, stopped their wheels UNC, Final Four, what an absolute shock We all wanted to see those feisty Peacocks
We made it, folks. Not just to another Sunday State of Mind, but to March Madness. We dedicate the latest edition of SSM to college basketball’s annual tournament.
Only place to start, the St. Peter’s Peacocks Fifteen seed came to play, major rising stock Beat second seed Kentucky, and then Murray State A classic Cinderella, what makes March Madness great
A big name eleven seed making a little noise Juwan Howard and Michigan, showing some Madness poise A bad regular season, turning it on at the right time Seems like only yesterday, the open hand slap crime
It happens every year, dreaded 12-5 upset This time around Iowa and UConn won’t forget New Mexico ended UConn, Richmond nipped the Hawks That’s why when doing your bracket you just can’t go chalk
Hate it or love it, The Dukies still alive Coach K beat Coach Izzo, the Blue Devils survive This retirement tour does just not seem to end With every win Coach K’s career extends
It’s Sunday, there were sports this week, and we’re in a certain State of Mind.
A special week in Indy, the NFL Combine A chance for NFL prospects to jump, run, and shine Some major workout numbers, athletic freaks galore NFL coaches and GMs jaws dropping to the floor
Surprise news out of Dallas about one of their best Amari Cooper likely gone, Cowboys fans must be stressed The wideout’s too expensive for Jerry Jones’ liking So now their number one receiver will be gone, sent hiking
Still in a holding pattern in the MLB The lockout continues as both sides will not agree On a new CBA, games continue to be lost The longer this goes on, more baseball games get tossed
We talked last week about big scores in the NBA Repeating this week, Jayson Tatum and LBJ JT scored 54 tonight, Bron 56 on Saturday Defenses sat on the sideline and watched the big dogs play
We’ve got our first few tickets punched in the NCAA March Madness is so close, let’s get this underway Murray State, Longwood, and Loyola Chicago You know what that means; Sister Jean’s ready to roll!
We’re in a thinner time in the sports schedule then we’d all like, but that won’t stop us from enjoying what we can and waxing poetic in this week’s Sunday State of Mind.
Bad faith negotiations in the MLB The lockout continues, something you hate to see The owners and the players are way too far apart More and more looking like Opening Day late start
Moving to basketball, James Harden holy shit First two games in Philly, seems like a real nice fit Double double Friday, triple dub today Joel Embiid’s new teammate certainly came to play
Some major scoring weekends in the association Ja, Bam, Joel, Kyrie, numbers full of inflation 46, 36, 37, 38 are point totals we saw Offensive performances leaving fans in awe
Georgetown Hoyas basketball, program’s a dumpster fire For head coach Patrick Ewing this was a job that he desired Eighteen straight losses, haven’t won since 2021 Two more games for the Hoyas and the season’s finally done
With our Super Bowl hangovers cured, it’s time to move along in the sports calendar. This week’s SSM reviews the week that was in sports.
Baseball’s continued locked out, two sides can not agree Between the player’s union and owners from the MLB Spring Training scheduled for last week, of course that’s a no go Hopefully resolve comes soon so we can see The Show
NBA All-Star Weekend, they always do it right Skills, three point, and dunk contest happened Saturday night Cavs, KAT, and Obi, winners respectively Team LeBron beat Team Durant tonight on TNT
College basketball fight! But not between the players Michigan’s Juwan Howard was the slap conveyor Wisconsin winning big, but called a late timeout Pissed off the Wolverines and lead to the postgame coach bout