Quickly Sports, June 30
June 29, 2012 11:34PM
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James celebrates with the most valuable player trophy after Game 5 of the NBA finals basketball series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Friday, June 22, 2012, in Miami. The Heat won 121-106 to become the 2012 NBA Champions. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Updated: August 1, 2012 6:03AM
Hey, Cubs fans, not only is your team the worst in baseball, but 17-1? How’d they score one point? That’s a football score. Two touchdowns and a field goal. Enjoy your 104th anniversary.
Again, what goes around, comes around. Jeffie Samardzija should not have thrown at Paulie Konerko’s head. Maybe there’s a spot for him in football, on the bench, of course.
There are not many athletes I’d pay to see, but White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy is something else — tough as nails and well worth the price of admission.
I’m happy to see the White Sox do well with their new manager. I am not an American League fan, but I have always liked Robin Ventura. Sometimes, calm and easy works well.
The White Sox are pushing Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn and A.J. Pierzynski for the American League All-Star team. They really should be promoting their true MVP — Alejandro “Zorro” De Aza. He has been their best five-tool player and spark plug all season.
Being a Christian, and despite being a Cubs fan, I take offense to the Post-Tribune referring to Anthony Rizzo as “the second coming.”
Yeah, finally, the National Hot Rod Association is in Joliet!
After two years of “did not play” in Denver, Brady Quinn is taking his act to the Kansas City Chiefs. Good luck with that. Another wasted first-round pick from the tiny school in South Bend.
Ten more years of Mike Brey. Look out St. Norbert’s and St. Mary-of-the-Woods; here come the Irish. Another 10 years of never getting past the second round in the NCAA Tournament. And I’ll love every year of it!
Tony Parker is suing a New York bar for $20 million for an injury he sustained in a brawl. That bar is not responsible for his choice of friends and their juvenile behavior. Stay home next time.
It looks like nothing has changed with the football program now that the new coach has taken over. Forget about teaching the boys morals, values and respect. It’s all about winning. The star players get caught breaking into cars, smoking dope, chewing tobacco, and nothing happens to them. These boys know that nothing is going to happen to them, so they continue to break school rules and laws.
I, too, think the NBA referees cheated for Miami. LeBron James is not as good as they think he is. I think the coaches should let other members on that team play.
Well, the Heat strategy to buy a championship finally has borne fruit. LeBron James certainly has the talent, but he never will have the class to match Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson. Oh, well, no one watches the NBA, anyway.
If professional sports want to take the drug problem seriously, they need to wake up. Their backward testing is not working. There are many brilliant people in the chemistry and pharmacology field figuring out ways to mask drugs.
Marlon Byrd is an idiot. He deserves every single day of his suspension. It’s amazing how far they will go to mask steroid use.
I am sick and tired of seeing all these Web Gem highlights on ESPN of Major League Baseball players supposedly making diving catches. Watch closely and you will see that most of them catch the ball, then dive. What phonies!
With the Olympics due to begin next month, I still wonder why professional athletes in sports such as tennis, basketball, and hockey are allowed to participate. They take slots away from the amateurs who are supposed to be the ones competing. Don’t these pros already get paid millions?
The Williams sisters don’t seem to play well in tennis tournaments in which testing for HGH is highly probable.
All the college playoff changes revolve around money, as in making more of it — nothing else.
When will Derrick “what’s his name” start wearing the fake glasses like his NBA cohorts? It can’t hurt, until he opens his mouth.
After 10 long seasons in the NBA, Eddy Curry finally gets a championship ring doing what he does best — sitting on the bench, watching the game. This proves there is hope for our “local” talent.
Congratulations to Griffith Minor League champions, the Ghops. What a nice group of young boys, with a 17-0 record. Coaches Rich, Eric and Tommy, you are the best. We love you.