I'm pretty sure Roberto Luongo hears this in his nightmares.
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The Hornets beat the Lakers last night 93-88 to level their series at two games a piece. Chris Paul was the star of the show once again notching a triple double - 27 points, 15 assists, 13 rebounds. Paul's performance got even better after the game with this classic quote in his postgame interview with Cheryl Miller. From Black Sports Online...
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Monday April 25
Chicago White Sox @ New York Yankees (ESPN 7PM) Sean McDonough, Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone
Tuesday April 26
Chicago White Sox @ New York Yankees (MLBN 7PM) Local Broadcast [Alternate Game: Boston @ Baltimore]
Atlanta Braves @ San Diego Padres (MLBN 10PM) Local Broadcast [Alternate Game: Oakland @ Los Angeles Angels]
Wednesday April 27
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Florida Marlins (MLBN Noon) Local Broadcast [Alternate Game: Cincinnati at Milwaukee]
Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels (ESPN 7PM) Dave O'Brien, Nomar Garciapara
Thursday April 28
Toronto Blue Jays @ Texas Rangers (MLBN 2PM) Local Broadcast [Alternate Game: Seattle @ Detroit]
Chicago White Sox @ New York Yankees (MLBN 7PM) Bob Costas, Jim Kaat [Alternate Game: Boston @ Baltimore]
Friday April 29
St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves (MLBN 7:30) Local Broadcast [Alternate Game: New York Mets @ Philadelphia]
Saturday April 30
New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies (FOX 1PM) Matt Vasgersian, Tim McCarver
St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves (FOX 1PM) Kenny Albert, Mark Grace
Los Angeles Angels @ Tampa Bay Rays (FOX 1PM) Josh Lewin, Eric Karros
Sunday May 1
Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees (TBS 1PM) Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, David Wells
New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies (ESPN 8PM) Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, Bobby Valentine
H/T Sammy! [photo via Chicago Tribune]
The NBA Playoffs had one of the greatest comebacks of all time tonight as the Trail Blazers stunned the Mavericks by erasing an 18-point 4th quarter deficit to win 84-82. This was almost completely because of the often broken Brandon Roy's superhuman 4th quarter performance. He put up 18 alone in the 4th, highlighted by this insanely clutch 4-point play with just over a minute to go to tie it up. With such heroics, this would be the time for a hometown announcer to deservedly lose his shit...and KXTG's Brian Wheeler did just that.
For the sake of comparison, here's Wheeler calling an insane Roy buzzer-beater winner from a couple years ago.
I'd guess most people were watching the NBA, or highlights of the NBA, or sleeping, but -- so you know -- the NHL playoffs have been unreal and this shall be Exhibit A. It's the Anaheim Mighty Ducks' Bobby Ryan with a go-ahead goal in the third period, a dangle dangle goal that may not be bested for quite some time.
Gord Miller on the call ...
Nashville tied the game with a little over eight minutes left. Anaheim took back the lead two minutes later, but then allowed Nashville to tie it yet again, on a wrister from the point with 35 seconds left in the third to force OT. That's currently where we stand as I write this. How can anybody not like this, the NHL playoffs ... all the dramatics!?!?!
UPDATE: Predators scored within the first two minutes of overtime, taking away some of the luster from the above goal.
Like a kid calling out a player's name upon learning it or seeing him in public, Florida Marlins analyst Tommy Hutton screamed "Scott Cousins! That's Scott Cousins!" as Cousins' first career home run -- a grand slam -- was headed toward the many empty seats in right field. If you didn't know who Scott Cousins was before, you probably won't forget the name now ... for at least a few days. The call is a slight alteration of Hutton's "His name is ... Dan Uggla!" call, whenever the oft-mispronounced Uggla would homer with the Marlins.
Cousins is playing in lieu of Logan Morrison, who was placed on the DL with a strained muscle in his foot. Remember, Cousins reaped the benefits of a line drive off of Morrison's face while he was in the on-deck circle last year; Cousins pinch-hit for the hurt Morrison and subsequently picked up his first career hit. That's so Scott Cousins.
Playoff hockey at its finest -- Bruins scored late in the third to force OT and then score in the opening minutes of sudden death to knot up their series with the Habs. Here's four-sport broadcasting star Kenny Albert with the call. With the call!
After you listen, tune into TNT and hear his daddy call the final quarter of the Heat/Sixers game.
With no regard for human life, Kevin Harlan called Chris Paul's buzzer-beating three-pointer to end the third quarter of Game 2 like he was auditioning to be the killer in Scream. I'd at least give him a call back.
Given how bloody ugly this game was, you can't blame Harlan for gettin' a little woozy over Paul's three-pointer. Of course, it's a signature call for Harlan, but he usually doesn't put so much English on it. It's fantastic.
[video via Blazers Edge]