I can't believe I was alive when this picture was taken.
It's Friday! Since the powers that be at ABC decided to no longer celebrate this with Family Matters or Boy Meets World, I guess we're stuck watching basketball. Darn. Hopefully talking about it in the comments of this post will help you feel better about the lack of Urkel in your life.
(And tying this back to yesterday's BAD post, the last time the Jazz won in San Antonio before last night? Boy Meets World was still cranking out new episodes. Jesus.)
Since it's the weekend, we can't just use the standard Bawful After Dark title, right? Throwing this one out there since we didn't have time to deliberate and pick anything better. What do you guys think?
Anyhow, onto the previews!Nationally televised games tonight:Magic at Celtics
- Expect the Celtics to slow it down and try to control the game with their defense. Well, you know, at least until Sheed just says "screw it" and starts jacking up bad three pointers. It's only a matter of time, people.Nuggets at Clippers
- It's always great when a team like the Nuggets go to LA to take on the Lakers -- wait, it's the Clippers? We have to watch the Clippers play on national television
Well, at least when this game is a 25 point blowout, we'll get to see someone trotted out as a human victory cigar.All the other games:Crabs at Pacers
- LeBron effectively owns the Pacers (two triple-doubles and a 47 point performance in his past four games at Indiana). However, he's also banged up at the moment, because the rim apparently plays better defense than half of the teams in the NBA this year. So, hey, this game might actually be close! That doesn't mean it will be good per se, it just means it will be close. A basketball game between two teams of midgets that have been drinking heavily would probably also be close, though it wouldn't be good. (It would, however, be awesome
.)Grizzlies at 76ers
- Elton Brand might actually decide to show up for a game for a change! Playing against the Grizzlies' defense will do that to a player. That being said, there is still almost no reason to watch or care about this game.Heat at Raptors
- Dwyane Wade has been in a shooting slump the past couple games, but the Raptors have (unsurprisingly) been good for his shooting touch in the past. Either D-Wade's going to drop a ton of points on the Dinos, or he'll jack up a lot of bricks trying. Either way, he'll be the most prominent thing about this game. Mark it down.Rockets at Hawks
- Oh, is this game going to be good for the comments section. How many bad shots will Trevor Ariza jack up while trying to prove himself as a starter? Are the Hawks legitimately that good? Will anybody really care?Wizards at Thunder
- The Thunder are quietly a decent team. The
General are very blatantly a poor team. But good news everyone! Antawn Jamison's back in the lineup, so the
Generals will have one less excuse for why they keep losing. This could be fun. Or terrible. I get the two confused all the time. Sorry everyone.
Kings at Mavericks - Well, so much for the Kings finally being at .500. Hope you enjoyed it while it lasted, Sacramento! (Sorry, Chris.)
Bobcats at Bucks - The league-worst team in turnovers versus... Milwaukee. Ugh. I had a discussion with a fellow NBA fan the other week, and he proclaimed that the two worst places for an NBA player to be sent in a trade were Toronto and Milwaukee, because "nobody's going to see you or care about you there." Hard to disagree, especially if you're in Milwaukee playing the Bobcats. I need a word stronger than "irrelevant." Anybody?
Blazers at Warriors - The Oden Watch continues! And with the high speed, no-defense playing style Don Nelson advocates, this game should be sloppy, ridiculous, and perfect for mocking. If only we still had Captain Jack to mock... that would have pushed it over the top. (But just for the hell of it since it's such a great nickname, Corey "Bad Porn" Maggette!)
Labels: Bawful After Dark, TGIF, the 80s, Weekend Watch