This week on the Treehouse Fort, we talk Suns/Spurs, what to expect when becoming a Bears fan, and MLB caught in the crosshairs of immigration law.
Tuffy: LeBron James won his second MVP trophy this week in a vote that was nearly unanimous. Two voters placed him third. Those voters were I. Knead Attenshun of the Hey, Look at Me Journal and I Thought I Could Vote for Steve Nash Twice from the Anti-Leaping Society.
Suss: In the NHL playoffs, the top-seeded Washington Capitals were bounced from the playoffs after they built a 3-1 series lead against the Montreal Canadiens only to lose their final three games. It was the biggest collapse in Washington, DC since the last time Canadians came to the U.S. capital, about 200 years ago.
Tuffy: The Kentucky Derby winners were a horse, a rich fellow, and the seamy underground ridiculous hat industry.
Suss: With a controversial new law in Arizona, several people are beginning a financial boycott of the Diamondbacks. Several players around baseball have joined in on the cause, forming a diamond-shaped picket line around the basepaths whenever the bullpen comes into the game.
Tuffy: The only upset in the first round of the NBA playoffs came when the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks in six games. In celebration, Spurs star Tim Duncan threw his walker to adoring fans near the tunnel.
Suss: And finally, a woman in Tennessee called 911 after her son stole prescription drugs hidden inside her bra. Shockingly, the Mayfields are not involved.
Charlie Doherty’s “What Were They Thinking?”
Jets WR Santonio Holmes, for getting kicked off plane because he wouldn’t shut off his iPod
Kansas City striker Kei Kamara, for whiffing and handballing a would-be goal
Matt Millen, for calling Ron Jaworski at the NFL Draft a “Polack” on the air
Hull City soccer player Jozy Altidore, for headbutting Premier League opponent
Gold medal Canadian paralympic curler Jim Armstrong, for selling counterfeit Viagra drugs
Four Lousiana-Lafayette football players, for growing pot on the balcony of an apartment
Pittsburgh Bomb Squad, for blowing up a suspicious microwave in the path of a marathon, which turned out to contain a bowl of pasta.