Sometimes life gets confusing. First, I’m told that Diana’s wedding was 30 years ago! And that it was more formal than this wedding that just happened between Kate and William. How can that be? How can you get more formal than this one, and how can it be 30 years ago? I met my wife 30 years ago!
On TV the commentator put her blessing on the wedding gown Kate wore. She said it was traditional, old fashioned, retrograde but also modern. Huh? How are we supposed to follow that?
When Kate and William kissed on the balcony, they did it twice, leading to speculation that Harry, or whoever gets married next, will have to kiss three times to upstage them!
Then the NFL football lockout is lifted. The players come back to work. The first two rounds of the draft are held and the appeals court reinstates the lockout.
I read about this in the Register and see firsthand what blogging has done to supposedly legitimate journalism when Jon Krawczynski editorializes about it in a regular news story.
In a column, such as you are reading now, I can say that the original banning of the lockout created chaos. That’s my opinion. Jon opined that the appeals court created chaos. I’ve seen this several times recently. I hope we can all interpret news stories from columns and blogging in the future.
In any event, it appears we now have three sides in the NFL dispute. The players, the owners and the courts. Stay tuned.
If all of this isn’t enough, a number one seed team lost to a number eight seed in the NBA basketball playoffs. This was as big an upset as you can get!
The Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 2, to beat the team with the best record in basketball this season, and the odds on favorite to win the NBA crown this year!
The Grizzlies barely got into the tournament and had never won a playoff game in three previous tries. Oh my!
What does this do to our number 2 seeded Lakers? It means they now own the best record in the West and are guaranteed the home court advantage.
The Lakers are in the middle of their conference semi-final series with Dallas while the red-hot Grizzlies take on Oklahoma City.
In that other conference, the Eastern Conference, Chicago takes on Atlanta while everyone watches Miami and Boston wear each other out.
Want my boring pick? Boston and the Lakers again in the finals.
For the past several weeks I have been preparing for my take on the Los Angeles Kings-Anaheim Ducks series. Oops! The Kings didn’t beat San Jose and our Ducks didn’t get past Nashville. No Kings-Duck series.That means two things: I can write my stories about these two teams and the fact that they haven’t ever been in the playoffs at the same time since the Mighty Ducks hatched in 1993, or I can just drop them both. I guess I’ll just try and figure out who will be King next in England and watch them eat roast duck in Kate and William’s secret honeymoon suite.
But the Lakers will provide fodder for this column after roller coasting with New Orleans. It all may ride on Kobe’s ankle. It isn’t that he won’t play, but what can he do? He just isn’t Kobe right now.
Is it too soon to think about baseball?
The Angels are trading places with Texas for first place and the Dodgers are winning every other game. At deadline, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp are not happy April has ended as Ethier’s hitting streak hit 25 games and Kemp is doing his Babe Ruth impersonation.
Can’t wait to ride in the Garden Grove Journal car in the upcoming Strawberry Festival parade on May 28. Hope to see you all there.
Write Don Alexander at Journaldon@aol.com.