Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected
Breaking news: In earnings call, Disney CEO says 7,000 people will be laid off

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

LAst Night's Action: Spurs Kick Clips

Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

San Antonio Spurs defeat LA Clippers 97-88. Baron Davis was out of the game with a knee problem and has admitted that he was out of shape coming into the season. Well Fatty McFat didn’t look like he was needed that much since this was the first game the Clippers didn’t lose in double-digits. With backup point guard Randy Foye also out for his second game with a strained hamstring, the point guard duties fell to rookie Eric Bledsoe who ended up with nine points and three assists in 40 minutes.

Eric Gordon did most of the distributing with 11 assists while scoring 23 points of his own. Wünderkind Blake Griffin added 17 points and eight rebounds while Chris Kaman had 18 points and eight rebounds.

Nonetheless, the Clippers still lost joining Houston as the only teams in the Western Conference to still be winless. Moral of the story: Never EVER pick the Clippers to win anything. Optimism with the Clippers is like thinking the Tea Party will propel America forward.

NOTABLE NOTES

Support for LAist comes from

The Giants Win the Series! Right outside my window I have a marvelous view of the blue-lit Vincent Thomas Bridge, and I am quite astonished I do not see Dodger fans jumping off in despair. To add insult to the utter pathetic performance by the Dodgers this season, the San Francisco Giants ended the 2010 baseball season by winning the World Series over the Texas Rangers in five games.

This Game 5 was a rematch of Game 1 starters Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee. This matchup at pitching-friendly AT&T Park in San Francisco led to an 11-7 hit parade, so what would the rematch look like at the hitters’ ballpark in Arlington? Well of course a scoreless pitching duel for six innings, naturally.

Then Cody Ross and Juan Uribe got two-strike singles to lead off the seventh inning to give the Giants the first best scoring chance of the game. After Aubrey Huff got his first sacrifice bunt of his career to sent the two to second and third base and Pat Burrell struck out, Lee decided to pitch to Edgar Renteria since Renteria is, you know, old and irrelevant.

Mr. Old and Irrelevant responded by hitting a three-run homer that clinched not only the World Series for the Giants but the MVP trophy for himself. He also becomes the fourth player to drive in a game-winning run in two clinching World Series games joining Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig and the only player to do it with two different teams.

Nelson Cruz got one run back in the bottom of the seventh with a solo homer off of Lincecum, but that’s the only mistake he made all night. Eight innings, three hits, two walks, 10 strikeouts - that’s more than anyone could wish for their starting pitcher in a potential close-out game. Closer Brian Wilson retired the side in order in the bottom of the ninth, and San Franciscans ran onto the streets armed with toilet paper as if they had a Toomers Corner.

Nonetheless the Giants finally did it getting their first championship since 1954. And the Dodgers get to be the first team to greet them as the Giants head to the Ravine on April 1 to open the 2011 MLB season.

NFL Coaches Gone Wild. Actually “wild” isn’t the correct word. Some of these coaches have lost their damned mind. First of all the Minnesota Vikings and their Head Coach Brad Childress. Do they think they’re running a fantasy football team? Oooh let’s go down to Bumblefuck, MS and get Brett Favre and his supply of Geritol. Oooh Randy Moss is available, who needs a third round pick? Oh Moss isn’t performing, let’s waive him.

I don’t care what the reasons are. The Vikings KNEW what they were getting when they got Moss. And just four weeks after trading a third round pick and having gone 1-3 with Moss, they up and decide that Moss is too much and just throw him away? This just goes to show that last two seasons of them going to the playoffs has been a fluke. Ridiculous ridiculous ridiculous.

Then there’s the buck-toofed wonder in Washington. The genius that is Mike Shanahan decides to bench quarterback Donovan McNabb in the final two minutes of the game down only 31-25 to the Detroit Lions in favor of Sexy Rexy. Yes. Rex Fucking Grossman. Why is this? Because Grossman was better able to handle the two-minute offense since he was in Houston last year when Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator. Bullshit.

First of all any Chicago Bears fan remember Rex “They Are Who We Thought They Are” Grossman and he is no upgrade to McNabb. And last season in Houston he played in only one game after Matt Schaub was injured and was not allowed to throw the ball after he threw an interception in his first series.

Support for LAist comes from

So you’re telling me that Sexy Rexy is an upgrade to McNabb? By the way on the first play Grossman fumbled the ball which was recovered by Ndamukong Suh for a touchdown.

Oh you lied Shanny! Today you say that McNabb is not in shape to run the two-minute drill. So basically you’re trying to embarrass McNabb as much as you have embarrassed Albert Haynesworth. Way to go Shanny.

And with this you have cemented the fact that John Elway and Terrell Davis were the real geniuses on the field with Denver.

TONIGHT’S ACTION

Memphis Grizzlies (2-1) at LA Lakers (3-0). 7:30 pm FSWest, AM 710 KSPN.

Most Read