If you like basketball — or even if you just occasionally watch a game — the Christmas Day matchup between Boston and the Los Angeles Lakers is a must-see.
Boston has won 19 or 20 in a row; the Lakers are the best team in the West and coming off an impressive blowout win at New Orleans. This is easily the best rivalry in the NBA.
One of sports’ oldest records is on the line. The 1971-72 L.A. Lakers won 33 games in a row, and Boston has a legitimate chance to get to that number unless the 2008-09 Lakers do something to stop it.
Celtics at Lakers, I believe it starts at 4 p.m. CST on Christmas Day on ABC-TV. Check it out.
Jill’s back continues to give her pain. Her physical therapy sessions don’t seem to be helping much. An X-ray showed a “space” between a couple discs, so maybe that has something to do with it.
If you have a second, say a quick prayer that the doctors can fix Jill’s problem. She’s been experiencing pain with every step she takes lately.
Thanks to all who sent my birthday cards/e-mails, and thanks to all who sent us Christmas cards and letters. It’s always nice to hear from you.
The new Iowa State football coach says he grew up as a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Steve Garvey was his favorite player.
I’m liking this new coach more and more each day.
And finally…Can you believe what those damn New York Yankees have done this offseason?
A portion of my nightly prayers in 2009 will be devoted to having the Yankees miss the postseason again. Beer’s on me if that happens.