random sports thoughts
The Mariners are in for a long year, even if they somehow can pry Ken Griffey Jr. out of Cincinnati. The team has too many singles hitters on it and not enough multi-talented players.
I really hope that the Seahawks can make one more trip to the Super Bowl before the core of the team gets too old. It may be a while before they get back if they can't do it this year. Arizona and San Francisco will get better and are much younger without the age that the Hawks' stars have.
It's a good thing that the Cubs and Sox are off to decent starts, because we don't have much else in this town to feel optimistic about. I have no confidence in the Bears or Bulls and even if the Blackhawks young talent base makes the playoffs next year, they won't be a Stanley Cup contender for a couple of years. Usually a team needs to take its lumps in the playoffs before breaking through.
The San Antonio Spurs sure are good. A smaller city version of the New England Patriots. Even one of their stars is married to an attractive actress, just like the Pats' Brady is with Gisele Bundchen. I think they will top the Lakers in 6 or 7 games.