Sweaty Men Endeavors

The sports blog with the slightly gay name

Monday, May 22, 2006

Back in a week

I suppose the title of this post could refer to the Detroit Pistons, whose season appeared to be on the brink after Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Cleveland LeBrons. But four days later, they seemed to have rediscovered that championship ju-ju and finally asserted themselves over a not-yet-ready-for-prime-time opponent. (After their performance in this series, however, it looks like the Cavaliers' arrival to prominence might come sooner than originally thought. Or maybe not.)

Unfortunately, I had to catch the end of yesterday's 79-61 victory from a Greektown bar, where my sister and I had left our mother while we caught the rubber match of Reds-Tigers at Comerica Park. While Mama Cass was counting the money she fleeced from slot machines (seriously - she's rich, bee-yotch!) Budweiser and I caught most of the second half at the casino bar. Good times. Hopefully, watching at least part of a Game 7 at a bar is enough to keep me from having to appear before the Gods of Sports Justice. But hey, I ate damn well on those casino winnings.

No, the title of today's post refers to me taking a week off. As noted above, I have some family in town, and we've planned a busy week for ourselves, so asking them to wait while I post some blog entries probably wouldn't go over well. But with the Pistons about to start a rematch with the Heat, and the Tigers continuing to play good (great?) baseball, I might not be able to resist staying away. I'll just have to write in the wee, dark hours of the morning.

(And then I can rant about ESPN and ABC already putting together warm, fuzzy "Pat Riley is back!" features. C'mon, some of the people reading this were toddlers the last time Coach Slickback won a championship. How about waiting until he gets back to the NBA Finals before combing his hair back for him?)

Anyway, the plan - if I can stick to it - is to get back bloggin' after Memorial Day. By then, we should have a feel for how the Heat-Pistons series will go, and could still have a first-place baseball team in Detroit. (My fingers just tingled from typing that.) Thanks to all of you for stopping by to read, and enjoy your holiday.

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  • At May 22, 2006 11:11 AM, Blogger Greg Eno said…

    NO!! Don't go!!

    In the words of Bill Murray in "Stripes," to his girlfriend, "All the plants will die!"

  • At May 22, 2006 2:32 PM, Blogger the sports dude said…

    Have a nice week or "R & R" and remember to wear your life jacket while fishing. My week and a half long trip is about a month away and I am already counting down the days where all I have to do is wake up and sit on a porch for ten days straight just looking at the trees. Man I love the up north life.

  • At May 22, 2006 3:43 PM, Blogger Big Al said…

    No more Sweaty Men? Taking time off during the PLAYOFFS?! What? Well have a good time, and in the spirit of Eno's "Stripes" quote...

    Clark Griswald: "When I was a boy, just about every summer we'd take a vacation. And you know, in 18 years, we never had fun."

    Make sure you get the Super Sports Wagon and not the Family Truckster...

  • At May 22, 2006 4:12 PM, Anonymous kevin said…

    Eh, nobody is gonna miss you. You're really not that great of a writer. I only log on to see how much better I am than you.

    Who am I gonna drool over Superman with?

  • At May 22, 2006 8:11 PM, Blogger Pradamaster said…

    As much as you're going to want to stop posting, you're never going to be able to get away. I can see it now: you're going to sneak onto the computer at 4 AM to post your entries.

    Blogging is strangely addictive


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