Welcome to The Blog About Nothing. It’s early March and the year 2016 is off to a fast start. It’s already the 3rd month and it felt like New Year’s Day was just yesterday. Where does time go? Anyway, with March Madness almost on us, as well as the great drinking day that is St. Patrick’s Day there are a lot of good things to look forward to in March. One of them is this blog. Let’s do this!
You can be right or wrong in life. You’ll say something that will come true, or say something that in time will make you the biggest idiot in the room. Like everyone else, I’m guilty of both. I’ve said things that time proved me to be correct, and I’ve said things that in time proved me to be the biggest jackass there ever was. This week I’ll point out two things that I have said in this blog space that time has proven me to be incorrect on.
My first error only took place last week. Last week I feared that Super Tuesday would all but ease Senator Bernie Sanders out of the 2016 Democratic Primaries. Well, I was wrong. Thankfully. As I stated last week, I Feel the Bern, but I did not think he would do well other than winning his own state of Vermont. Well, he won Vermont and a few others. So, while the night was full of pats on the back to the Clinton campaign for winning primaries in States she will not win come November, the media’s need to bury Sanders will have to wait for a later date.
So, I can still sit back and watch the election process play out in all of its hilarity. I’m no fan of Donald Trump but it’s downright silly of the Republican establishment to keep bashing him. It’s truly come to the point that the more they bash Trump, the bigger his crowds get and more voters flock to his side. I do not like Trump, and have not liked him from well before this campaign cycle, but the media and the GOP keep waiting for something to happen that is not going to happen.
Donald Trump will either get the amount of delegates he needs, or he’ll put up one hell of a fight at the convention. Either way, the man isn’t going away. If I were a GOP operative, and thank the Lord I am not, I’d figure that it’s time to come to his side and bolster him in a general election fight. Why? What’s more important at the end of the day if I were a Republican? Stopping Donald Trump or winning the presidency this November? It’s a serious question, and I think it’s one they need to start asking themselves.
Moving on, my second error goes back to sometime before the beginning of the NBA season. I have to apologize to the Portland Trailblazers. I buried them once LaMarcus Aldridge decided to take his talents to the San Antonio Spurs, and I was wrong. The mistake I made was downplaying Damian Lillard. It’s a mistake that a lot of folks have made, included the coaches who did not name Lillard to the All-Star game, and the Blazers have been making folks pay for it.
I thought the Trailblazers would be at the bottom of the conference alongside the Los Angeles Lakers, and I thought the Phoenix Suns would be making a playoff run. Well Phoenix, is down there with the Lakers, and the Trailblazers are very much in the playoff hunt. Lillard is an All-Star in all but name only, and C.J. McCollum has become someone that cannot be underestimated. Truth be told, you expected Lillard to have a good season but if you said before the season that C.J. McCollum would be playing at a near All-Star level, I would have told you that you were nuts. Honestly? I would have said worse than that.
However, here we are. General Manager Neil Olshey gambled on his guards and surrounded them with a low priced cast and the Blazers are outperforming expectations. A team that was built to generate a late lottery pick, is now neck and neck with the Houston Rockets (who have greatly underperformed) and the Utah Jazz for the 8th seed in the West. So my bad, Portland. Way to go in proving me wrong.
Thanks for reading. I’m done. Thanks for supporting all that we do here at 7Poundbag and until next time … Peace.
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