We finally have our World Series matchup
With the ALCS and NLCS over we have our long awaited World Series matchup, the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers. This is a David vs. Goliath World Series when comparing the payrolls of the two teams. I like how much that Tampa is able to get out of so little, but at the same time I think their success leads to other teams being financially conservative when they don’t have to. The Rays are the best at what they do and eventually they will win a World Series. Whether that is this year is the question, the Dodgers are an extremely talented team and seem primed to finally win their first championship since 1988. The Dodgers are the favorite as they should be, but I do not believe that the Rays will be a pushover. My pick is Dodgers in 6.
Adventures in NBA 2K21
I had a little fun while playing NBA 2K21 this past weekend, deciding to play a game featuring two of the best teams of all-time. I used the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls and faced the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors. Early on the Warriors were giving me problems, their lineup was simply too quick and Steph Curry was draining three-pointers with ease. I made a few moves to improve my chances.
First off I took Luc Longley out of the game because he was too slow for Golden State’s fast paced offense. I subbed in Steve Kerr as the shooting guard and moved Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman one position down. I had Pippen as the only person to guard Curry and MJ locked down Klay Thompson. My thought was let Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, and Harrison Barnes beat me but not those two. Lucky for me Kerr caught fire and made six shots from deep en route to a team-high 25 points. The subs and defensive matchup changes I made were the reason I ended up winning the game. That and having MJ pass to a teammate when the game was on the line also helped (cough, cough, terrible LeBron James passing to Danny Green take cough, cough).