Organized Sports NBA Finals Recap: Raying the Plight Way

Kawhi Leonard, looking less like Wallace from the Wire than he used to.

Kawhi Leonard, looking less like Wallace from the Wire than he used to.

Organized Sports is a recurring sports column named for a seminal DC avant-hardcore song by the equally stupid and brilliant (to me, “equally stupid and brilliant” pretty much just means “brilliant”) band Void. Take from that what you will. 

With the end of the NBA Finals, earlier than I thought, we are now left with only baseball. Did you know that the day before and the day after the MLB All Star Game are the only two days in the year in which none of the three-and-a-third major team sports in America have a game? Looks like I’m going to have to try to get a life again here folks.

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Organized Sports Stanley Cup Finals Recap: We Goin’ to See the Kangs

Dustin Brown.

The Los Angeles Kings have an American-born captain who is a defensive power forward. Sounds familiar, Blues fans.

Organized Sports is a recurring sports column named for a seminal DC avant-hardcore song by the equally stupid and brilliant (to me, “equally stupid and brilliant” pretty much just means “brilliant”) band Void. Take from that what you will. 

It is mid-June, and the National Hockey League is done until October. Let’s re some cap after the jump. Continue reading

Organized Sports NBA Playoff Predictions: Conference Finals Recap, NBA Finals Prediction

Yes, that is Greg Oden with Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.

Yes, that is Greg Oden with Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.

Organized Sports is a recurring sports column named for a seminal DC avant-hardcore song by the equally stupid and brilliant (to me, “equally stupid and brilliant” pretty much just means “brilliant”) band Void. Take from that what you will. 

I called a rematch of last year’s finals, and I was right. On to the recaps and the pre-caps, after the jump.

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Organized Sports Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions: Conference Finals Recap, Stanley Cup Finals Prediction

Potential Stanley Cup winning goaltender and handsome dude, Henrik Lundqvist

Potential Stanley Cup winning goaltender and handsome dude, Henrik Lundqvist

Organized Sports is a recurring sports column named for a seminal DC avant-hardcore song by the equally stupid and brilliant (to me, “equally stupid and brilliant” pretty much just means “brilliant”) band Void. Take from that what you will. 

Welcome, sports journalists and pundits who only pay attention to hockey once a year, then tout how the Stanley Cup Playoffs are the best sports has to offer. As you jump on the bandwagon, I happily jump off. But not before I make my prediction, after the jump. Continue reading

Organized Sports Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions: Second Round Recap, Conference Final Predictions

Yes, he has been playing since the original Jets existed.

Yes, he has been playing since the original Jets existed.

Organized Sports is a recurring sports column named for a seminal DC avant-hardcore song by the equally stupid and brilliant (to me, “equally stupid and brilliant” pretty much just means “brilliant”) band Void. Take from that what you will. 

I must admit I didn’t watch nearly as much of this round as I did the first, after the Blues’ elimination and the escalation of the NBA playoffs. But that won’t stop me from grading my previous predictions, making some more, and taking a few more potshots at the failures of my hometown Blues. Continue reading