Saturday, December 12, 2009

I'm already down, there's no need to kick me as well

I hate watching the Lakers lose.  I really can't describe to you how much it bothers me.  I know that they can't win every game, but that doesn't stop me from wanting them to win every game.  I sort of predicted tonight's loss too.  The Lakers have had a very nice start to the season with 17 of their first 21 games being played at home.  That's a lot.  Utah isn't a bad team at all, and the way the Lakers embarrassed them three nights ago, it's not surprising that when they played in Utah tonight that the Jazz we're looking for a little payback.  I didn't anticipate Kobe having a broken finger and the flu for the second game, but I don't know how much that really mattered.  I think Phil left him in the game for too long and it probably cost them, although I'm sure Kobe's ego made Phil keep him in the game.

That game is over now and there's nothing you can do but move on.  I get that.  That's the thing about sports.  The only losses that really stick with you are the ones in championship games because you have to live with them the longest.  But what I really didn't need to see was Taylor Lautner hosting Saturday Night Live tonight.  That's just cruel and unusual punishment.  I only made it through his first post monologue sketch.  I saw the premise as soon as the sketch started.  It went on for far too long and there was little to no payoff for it.  The saddest part for me was the last 10 seconds when Andy Samberg walked on and made me slightly smile, something Taylor couldn't accomplish in the 7+ minutes he had, and they were doing the EXACT SAME THING!  I spent 6 1/2 minutes doing this:


Madelyn said...

It's basketball season? huh. Who knew?

Taylor Lautner? isn't he like 12?

Anonymous said...

I thought the game would be closer - even with Kobe sick. But they didn't seem to have much energy...