This Is All Our Fault 😥
The Opening Tip
Hello & Happy Almost Weekend - It's the Corner Three!
IT'S GETTING DIRE FOR CJ
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Oh Yeah, The Sixers
Don't Look Now..
At this point it's all about seeding so I say shoot for the 1, take the 2 but 3 won't be bad either I suppose, I'm just ready to see this iteration of this roster in the playoffs.
This Week's Top 10!
10. Aaron Mckie
9. New Bucknell Basketball Coach John Griffin (MY Guy)
8. Ox Tails
7. Miami in the Sweet 16
5. 12 tournament teams that have never won before
4. Playoff PJ
3. Stateside Sponsored Playoff Drink
2. Trea Turner
1. Playoff Mad Max
Best Thing I ate This Week
The Short Rib Tacos from Founding Fathers while you're watching Miami turn you into a true prophet is what get's you through parlay number 10 for the day not hitting.
SPIKE'S CORNER... THIS IS ALL OUR FAULT
New to the Corner Three Newsletter: every week Spike or Mike will write a section, aptly titled Spike's Corner or Mike's Corner. It's Spike's turn today and it's about... blame.
We should have seen it coming from a mile away. Instead, we got cocky.
The Sixers were winning just about every game behind the #1 offense in the league. James Harden had evolved into a true point guard, putting Joel Embiid not only in position to have the best year of his career, but to turn the tide publicly from a sure Nikola Jokic MVP win to a “what do you mean? I never said it was over. Joel Embiid is definitely the guy” greatest hits from key NBA media members.
BBall Paul was actually getting balls thrown to him after he set screens, and playing regular minutes. Tyrese Maxey got his mojo back and De’Anthony Melton’s shot started falling again. Tobias was back to being new Tobias, after being New Tobias, then Old Tobias for a while. PJ TUCKER WAS THROWING SICK BOUNCE PASSES ON FAST BREAKS!
We felt unstoppable. But we’ve felt this before, and didn’t think better of it.
So we started feeling ourselves. Mike said he was not “back,” but somewhere better than back. We looked fate in the eyeballs and smugly laughed in its face. We should have known. But it was so good. A celebration episode of the Ricky after some good regular season wins.
People were emailing us telling us to start planning new Retweet Armageddons, sure that not only would Embiid finish with the MVP trophy, but the Sixers were destined for not the #3 seed, not the #2 seed, but maybe squeeze out the #1 seed. Let’s be right like we’re always right, and that is right so much that God tells us that we’re wrong.
So when Doc Rivers quietly mentioned James Harden’s foot was bothering him, and then that sneakily turned into a sore Achilles the next day while missing Wednesday’s Bulls game, it shouldn’t have been a surprise. When Joel Embiid didn’t show up for the second half of that game, and we were told for an entire half of basketball that the best player in the NBA didn’t return to the bench for the rest of the game because the score was simply *too* lopsided, it should have been clear. They were laughing to themselves, "tell those idiots we're too good."
The other shoe was always going to drop. Many will tell me that I’m being alarmist here, and that it’s simply a sore Achilles and a sore calf, and both guys will be fine. Yeah right. I’ve been around, hearing other shoes loudly dropping for ten years. I know that sound when I hear it. And we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Mutlu will be our "house band" at Live Ricky V. Even if you don't have a ticket, you'll be able to watch it on YouTube later that week thanks to MortgageCS.
To get everyone excited for BBall Paul, Mutlu is going to do a sitcom singalong. Go here and vote on which ones he should do.
Peace, Love and Process
Call your parents & Believe in K-State