Nuggets, Playoffs and the NBA

(Photo by Jack Dempsey from AP)

Football is definitely my sport of passion, but with it being 3 months away I’ve decided to shift my attention to Denver’s hottest team right now.  The Nuggets look red hot right now, and I’m rooting for a swift finish with the Mavs so that they can rest up for the next series (and here’s hoping that I haven’t jinxed anything).

We’ve been catching a lot of the playoffs on TV.  At some point in the evening, the NBA is on, and it’s kept us up way too late for our bed time.  Despite being entertained and amused by the playoffs, I can’t help but be put off by the arrogance of the NBA by scheduling them so poorly.  The fact that the Nuggets played on Tuesday night and won’t play again until Saturday is asinine.  Are the teams traveling by covered wagon to get to the next game?  Come on NBA, they could play a whole other game during that time.  I also realize the NBA wants to play their games in prime-time, but it’s really too bad that the East Coast is missing out on these great games because they start at 11pm their time.  I think the NBA would be wise to take a page from MLB’s playbook and start their games earlier in the afternoon, or even alternate the times a bit.

It’s crazy that the playoffs last as long as they do, and really doesn’t offer much incentive for casual fans to follow the regular season.  They should shorten the first round to a best of 5 series and play the games without messing up the days.

Enough with the rambling though, here’s to the Nuggets!

Another celebrity drunk: Melo gets a DUI

Melo Well the Nuggets wouldn’t be the Nuggets without their drama.  Carmelo Anthony did his part on Sunday night by getting a DUI.  Nice Melo, it’s bad enough that you’re contributing to our on-court meltdown at the end of the season (why do we want to make the playoffs playing like we are?), but you have to go and embarrass your team and your city.

I like this gem as well:

(From ESPN): Detective Sharon Hahn said Anthony, who was alone in the car, failed a series of sobriety tests. He was ticketed and released at the scene, but Hahn did not know how he got home. Denver police don’t jail DUI suspects and Anthony was no exception, Hahn said.

What?!?  You just let DUI suspects go on their merry way home?  How is that for safety?  I’m glad I’m driving the roads of I-25 with Drunk Melo and other people who received a DUI that night.