Without a doubt the #1 regret in Jim Mora's life is not copyrighting this sound byte the second that press conference ended. Because he would be swimming in a vault full of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck by now if he had. Like I've used this video at least 17 times since this blog started, and I would 120% pay a fee to use it if I had to because it is pure gold and can be applied to all things in life. I'm almost certain if I just screamed "Playoffs!" into a crowd of sports fans every single one of them would reply "Playoffs?" without hesitation. Live and learn I guess.
Anyhow that is not the point of this blog. The point is the Bucks clinched a playoff spot last night. The Milwaukee Bucks. In the NBA playoffs. Like to see if they can win a championship or not. Now I'm not one for doomsday Mayan calendar 2012 blah blah blah theories, but this has to be a sign of the apocalypse right? I went to Catholic school for close to 9 years, and I'm pretty sure that the book of Revelation reads; locusts, plague, four horsemen, Bucks playoff games. It's the last frieking one. And the even more surprising thing is that they clinched a game after they lost their best player Andrew Bogut to a....I was going to say horrifying but even that doesn't begin to describe it.....arm injury. In fact after that loss some no talent hack wrote this on his sports blog:
"So that should pretty much do it for the Bucks this season. It sucks that their whole season revolves around one guy, but the truth is he's our only low post threat and best defender."
I mean just total busch league stuff right there. Way to have faith man. Amateur. Even more shocking than the playoffs is this photo post game:
That's Bucks head coach Scott Skiles. Smiling. Well, smiling is a qualitative term for Scott. Anyone who watched him play or coach knows that this is about as excited as Skiles gets about anything. He could win the lottery and be indifferent. So while clinching doesn't magic up Bogut a new arm, and while they may get ousted in the first round, they have 43 wins and counting and are on their way to the tournament for the first time since 2005-06. Not bad for a team predicted to win 16 games this year. Bonus word: deer.
PS: I was halfway through this blog when I read on JSONLINE that Jeff Suppan has officially been named the Brewers 5th starter and will start next week against the Cubs (you're welcome Chicago). I thought about abandoning this blog in favor of the more recent news, but it's cloudy out, and if I blog about Suppan for the 3rd time in 7 days I may lose it. George is gettin upset!