THE Draft

It’s draft season and luckily for me that doesn’t mean a war draft just yet, but we have already completed the NFL and MLB drafts and the NHL draft is next week I believe.  However, the NBA draft is today and that makes me happier than I could have imagined. Not only do the Lakers pick 2nd overall, but they have a rather big chance to land a big name in a trade (Paul George most likely).

The top 2 picks seem rather set in stone, but there are always those last minute decisions teams must make before they actually call out the names of who they are drafting.  My gut tells me that the status quo will be found and no surprises will come off the board through the first two picks at least.  Let’s look at what I believe will be the top 10 picks.

#1 Philadelphia- Markelle Fultz

#2 Los Angeles Lakers- Lonzo Ball

#3 Boston- Josh Jackson (then either he is traded or 1 of their other 15 wings are traded)

#4 Phoenix- Jayson Tatum

#5 Sacramento- De’Aaron Fox

#6 Orlando- Malik Monk

#7 Minnesota- Jonathan Isaac

#8 New York- Lauri Markkanen

#9 Dallas- Frank Ntilikina

#10 Sacramento- Zach Collins

I see the Knicks making a poor choice this high up by taking Markkanen, but the Knicks never make sensible choices.  Also, I see Dennis Smith Jr. going #11, not at #5 or #6 where a lot of people are seeing him go which is mainly do to a poor outside jumper and lazy attitude on defense.  Go Lakers!

 

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Happy Father’s Day

Apparently I have succumbed to only writing on the high holidays anymore.  Don’t know when that happened, but I will try to do better moving forward.

Happy Fathers day to all the amazing fathers out there, but especially to my own dad, who is by far the best dad in the world.  It’s days like today that I try my best not to overlook all the things that he has done for me in my life and do nothing but thank him for molding me into the person I am.  Thank you dad for one of the millions of things that you have given me in my life.

Fathers day means it’s US Open Sunday.  I don’t know about anyone else, but it looks like it’s gonna be a real close one down the stretch.  There are a ton of guys who have absolutely no experience in this position in a major and that could mean a bunch of nervous golf swings come early afternoon.  I want Rickie Fowler to win, but I see somebody like Brooks Koepka blasting two 3-woods over 300 yards and making eagle on 18 to win by a stroke.  Should be fun.

I haven’t had much new beer lately other than the flat out incompetent beer that is made in Utah.  Alright, the beer itself can be mighty tasty, but their damn alcohol by volume laws are insane and making the beer less consumer friendly.  I don’t necessarily drink beer for the alcohol content, but I do drink beer for the alcohol content.  Come on Utah, I know you don’t want everyone driving around drunk, but have some faith that beer drinkers can handle more than 4.0% beer.  You’re better than that as a state.  I think.

Here’s probably the best beer I had out in Utah.  Uinta HooDoo

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Has It Started Yet?

Why the hell do the NBA Finals not start until Thursday?  I am sure there is a valid excuse out there somewhere, but I don’t want to hear it.  I want to see some actual quality basketball, damnit.  Anyways, I got the Warriors in 6.  Lebron keeps things interesting, but Golden State is just damn near unbeatable right now.

Moving on… Mike Trout is on the DL for the first time in his career.  Not that anybody outside of the Angels fanbase even knows that.  Oh, and the guy is having the best year of his career so far.  You know the career now in its 6th full season and having not finished worse than 2nd in the MVP voting any of those years.  Again, you wouldn’t know it because the best player in the league, by a pretty big margin, is being forgotten due to the stupidity and loudness of Bryce Harper.

This past weekend I attended a beer festival in Long Beach, CA.  It was by far the worst festival I have ever been too.  It felt like a bunch of people rented an area, bought some kegs from bevmo and said, “hey, check out our beer festival”.  The only thing that saved me from a horrible beer weekend was going to two breweries before the festival.  The Bruery is a well known place that until recently was considered great craft beer.  Now that they have sold however, I’m sure people are going to want to stop considering them craft.  We’ll have to wait and see.  The other place was Phantom Ales.  I’ve never tasted anything from them before, but I was blown away with their selection.  They had Sour Cherry Mead that was sublime.  Amazing stuff.

That’s all for now.  I won’t be talking about the Tiger Woods arrest just yet, because I want to hear what actually happened first and then make wild accusations that make no sense.  It will be fun.  Til next time y’all.

 

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Happy Mothers Day

Just wanted to say Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful Mothers out there, but none are more amazing than my own Mother.  Sorry the rest of you just don’t have as good a mom as I do.  Better luck next time.

Alright, Spurs-Warriors starts today and I don’t see San Antonio taking this thing, but I hope it is at least interesting.  I have never been so bored watching playoff basketball as I have this year.  There is absolutely no excitement whatsoever.  Warriors will however take game 1, but expect the rest of the series to be close in the 4th quarter.  The Spurs know how to beat these Warriors and could sneak a win in Oracle Arena come game 2.

The Ducks dropped a close overtime game to the Predators in game 1 of the Western Conference finals.  Here’s hoping that game 2 goes a little differently.  The Ducks have to find a way to be more efficient on power plays or this series is going to be over quick.  GO Ducks!

The Final round of the Players Championship is also today.  I have watched all of 0 seconds of this tournament so far.  Without looking it up I couldn’t tell you one player in the top 10, unless Vijay Singh is still hanging around?  Anyways, the final round of the Players is generally a ton of must see action, so I hope I get to watch some today.

If i were to pick a beer for Mothers day… I really wouldn’t because my moms idea of good beer is to freeze a coors light into a slushie and drink it that way, but if I had to pick one for her I would pick Rogue Ales MoM Hefeweizen.  Mostly because of the label, but also because a beer infused with rose petals seems like a solid Mothers day beverage.

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Rainy Sunday

It’s  a beautiful rainy day here in Southern California and the perfect weather to do absolutely nothing, but sit back drink a beer and watch some movies.  So, let’s do some beer and movie pairings to make it through the day.

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First, we are pairing White Men Can’t Jump with Mikkeller Beer Geek Cocoa Shake.  It’s a cold rainy day and what better to have your breakfast beer be super chocolatey like a nice glass of chocolate milk.  This beer is sweet and amazing and will mix well with the story of a white guy trying to prove that he can play basketball against the black guys.  Enjoy the goofiness that is Woody Harrelson and savor this big stout.

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Next, we mix Caddyshack and it’s wonderful yuck-it-up comedy with the Bruery’s Tart of Darkness.  Caddyshack is considered one of the best sports movies of all time and it will go great with some sour stout flavor mixed in.  The Tart of Darkness is a super sour stout that is incredible easy to drink and has a wonderful finish, much like Caddyshack.  Who doesn’t love dancing gophers, Chevy Chase and a slightly enigmatic Bill Murray.  Drink and Enjoy.

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Lastly, we mix my favorite sports movie ever with my favorite beer currently.  Stone Enjoy IPA is extremely hoppy and bitter and couldn’t be a better beer to be served while watching Nuke Laloosh butcher interviews and songs alike.  If you are having a hell of a time trying to figure out what to get Jimmy and Millie for their wedding present, just remember that candles make a nice wedding gift, but beer is better.

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Where We Going?

The best team in each conference is already into the second round of the NBA playoffs as the Warriors demolished the Blazers in 4 and the Cavs snuck out a couple of road wins to take down the Pacers.  It’s pretty obvious that these two teams are on a collision course right now.  No other teams in the playoffs have looked quite as good as those two.  Not even the Spurs.

I would say that it would be more surprising if the Cavs and Warriors didn’t face off in the finals at this point.  The only thing that could get in the way is Clevelands refusal to play defense at times and Golden States head coaching concerns.

The NFL draft is this week!  I could care less.

So many things to discuss never enough time or effort on my part to get through them all.  One of these days I will become a more consistent and thought provoking writer, but until then enjoy the ADD version of a sports/beer blog.

Beer me!

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End of an Era?

Last night in the Clippers/Jazz game, Blake Griffin injured his toe and has been ruled out the rest of the playoffs.  Poor Clippers, right?  No, I’m glad this happened.  I am so tired of the bandwagon Clipper fans coming out the woodwork saying they were fans from the beginning.  Bull S**t!  You jumped ship when the Lakers started to lose and now that the Clippers have been “good”(they still haven’t made a Western Conference Final) you needed a “winning team” to follow.  I’m over it!

The Clippers aren’t going to win more than one series in these playoffs.  Especially without Griffin, and with a lot of this team being free agents at the end of the season.  Next year, this could be a totally different team.  And with all honesty, it should.  This team couldn’t get the job done in the playoffs.  When you share a building with the second winningest team in NBA history, you better win titles or start a new rebuild.  It will be interesting to see what happens during the summer.

Enough of a rant about the Clippers.  Can I move to baseball real quick?

Dear Angels, can we please get Mike Trout some help?  I am tired of wasting his historically mind boggling career to terrible teams.  Help is not necessarily on the way, but this team needs to step their collective games ups before we are talking about the best player in baseball leaving in free agency in a couple years.  Also, can we stop knocking him for not giving great interviews.  I’m tired of reading about how these reporters would rather interview a rock.  Just because he doesn’t give you headline material by making random accusations or claims doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have the personality to be the face of the MLB.

This wasn’t supposed to be a rant day, but it turned out that way I guess… Oops!

How about some beer.  Haven’t been able to find any 120 minute IPA yet, so I am going to get another Dogfish Head beer.  SeaQuench Ale.  My lady claims it to be one of her favorite beers so I look forward to trying this session sour quencher brewed with lime peel, black limes & sea salt.  Sounds interesting.   Cheers!

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