Thursday, April 05, 2007

The last one out of Verizon Center, please turn off the lights

So the news Bullets fans were fearing was just announced. Gilbert is out for 2-3 months, ending his season. So for the rest of this rapidly unraveling campaign, they'll be missing Gilbert and Caron Butler, their two best players.

It's times like this I'm glad I play fantasy baseball.

But now, the Bullets are in a version of basketball purgatory. They have eight games left. They need one win to secure a playoff spot. Their standing is way too high to have a realistic shot at a high draft pick. So now I get to watch this team -- the same team that
just loss consecutive games to the suck-ass Bobcats -- flounder for a whole month, attempting to win just this one measly game to prevent the season from being an abject failure. It's like watching a boxer get hit so many times that both his eyes swell shut, but his trainer bet his house on the fight. And there's still three rounds to go. That's right -- the Wizards are gonna die on their feet. This is gonna be ugly.

I'm waiting for Kornheiser's "Curse O' Les Boulez" column any minute now. In the meantime, we'll get 'em next year. Blah.

Arenas out 2-3 months [Washington Post Wizards Insider]
Wizards Must Find Way Without Butler [Washington Post]
Wizards Lose Arenas, then the Game [Washington Post]

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Anonymous said...

Good call on the "Curse O' Les Boulez" article. Except it was Wilbon who wrote it.

MSH said...

True...although he does say in the column that Tony coined the phrase. I suppose for Tony to write that column, he would still have to, you know, write columns.