Hopefully your thumb is in mid-season form with the clicker because the slate of games that are brought to you on a nightly basis between the NHL and NBA playoffs is enough to put your thumb on the 15-day DL. Think about it, every single night there have been ridiculous finishes and must-see moments. Last night, the Memphis Grizzlies were up by 17 in the fourth quarter before an utter collapse. The Thunder went on a 17-0 run to end the game, including a STUPID 4-point play out of Russell Westbrook. I mean, two 4-point plays in back-to-back games? Get serious. After all that, one would expect the Grizz to fold in OT and go down 2-1 in the series. But with the likes of Tony Allen manning the defense, they were able to take Game 3 in the Grindhouse and grab a 2-1 series lead. Another #1 seed is down 2-1 in their series, and no one knows exactly what to make of the NBA playoffs. Also, you had the Boston Bruins on the road in MoTown for Game 4 of their series with the Detroit Red Wings. Some would consider it a must win because their opponent in the next round, the Montreal Canadiens, are done with their series and sitting at home resting and awaiting the winner. The B’s trailed 2-0 into the second period, but were able to force OT and get a GW goal that was deflected three times en route to the net. Feels like something special in brewing in Beantown. This morning’s Water Cooler.
Jadeveon Clowney is the most talked-about prospect heading into the NFL Draft (yes, more than Johnny Manziel) because of his superior athletic ability. For that reason, the comparisons to maybe the greatest defensive player of all time, Lawrence Taylor, have crept up in the past few months, and that may not be a great thing for Clowney. The Big Lead did a great breakdown of the 10 players who were said to be the “next LT” heading into the draft, and let’s just say it did not work out too well for any of the aforementioned 10. Clowney will be looking to buck the trend of course, but that is not a good omen heading into May’s draft.
Every Friday during this segment, we bust out our Target Demo. Turn up the Parliament Funk and let the music ride for a few moments. Then we segue to Mac Miller as DA reads through your tweets and Facebook posts on what you’re doing while listening to the show. We love to hear from each and every one of you because we keep odd hours here on the Mothership and we want to know what y’all are doing up.
Friday’s are always a little bit loopy here on the show. People are jazzed up that it’s the weekend, maybe they hit the sauce a little earlier, or they’re completely burnt out from the week that was and the synapses aren’t firing on all cylinders. Aaron in Toledo is a prime example of everything not firing on all cylinders. My man Aaron contradicted himself a few times throughout his call. Plus he sounded like he just smoked an el of the Mothership strain they have out there on the left coast, maybe he got some FedEx’d in? This morning’s Epic Fail.
Be good, and be good to one another.
The Mothership disconnects.