One more bit of bitterness while I’m at it….
Some may recall that the whole “Bitter P1” thing came from some YouTube vids that I uploaded in the wake of the Mavs loss to the Heat two years ago.
I’m over it. Promise. Really not bitter about it any more. Although, it’s a fascinating exercise in human behavior that just about once a month, somebody still stops by YouTube to post a ranting comment.
In the past few days, the hits have increase, both there and here on my blog. And I can’t help but wonder if it’s related to the Tim Donaghy story.
Donaghy, as you’ll recall, is the incredibly crooked ref who’s been busted for throwing, and betting on, NBA games.
Donaghy chose NBA Finals week, no doubt timed for maximum exposure/explosion, to come out with charges that refs routinely fix games and favor certain teams. There are now rumblings that other investigations of refs may be in the works, including investigations by the FBI.
Heck, even Ralph Nader is jumping on the bandwagon.
So, I don’t know whether or not to believe Donaghy or not. But I do know this: the NBA’s credibility on this issue is tattered. Guys like Mark Cuban look more sane all the time.
And the video of those fouls that got me called “bitter” are still out there for the world to see.
It didn’t look good then. To some of us, it looks even worse now.
(BTW, in an erie bit of timing, the day Donaghy made his most recent charges about game-fixing was the day Eliot Asinof died. Who is Eliot Asinof, you ask? The guy who wrote the definitive book on America’s most notorious game-fixing scandal, “Eight Men Out.”)