Thursday, May 13, 2010


I admit, I've never been a big follower of the NBA. After watching tonight's game, I've decided I won't watch the sport any more. I boycott baseball because the league is doing nothing to combat the drug problem or the money problem, and the game is not fair as a result. The NBA is doing nothing to govern it's staff. And that's a big problem.

Granted, the Cavs deserved to lose tonight. They did not play their hearts out like they needed to. They didn't even foul when they were down by nine with a minute left. You have to try. It's not the season at risk, it's the franchise. Do something.

But that's not the reason I'm boycotting the NBA. I'm boycotting because of the officiating. It was painfully biased tonight in favor of the Celtics, and there is nothing that will be done about it. The players have complained all season long and the only result is fines for complaining. What do you do when you KNOW the refs are betting on the games? In the NBA? Nothing. No review boards, nothing. It's a sham. Nothing will be done to fix it. Even if James stays in Cleveland next year, and he won't, there is no way I'm watching another NBA game unless they iron out the problems with their awful officiating.

Again, I'm not blaming the officials for the Cavs losing. The Celtics beat us. Rondo is an amazing player, and Boston deserved the win. Only one player is playing at any one time on the Cavs. (Andiy is always playing, but otherwise, everyone sits back and dumps it to the guy who's hot.) Shaq did nothing in the playoffs, and Jamison was probably the worst player on our team. James didn't even look like he was putting in a full effort. We deserved to lose, and I hope the players on the Cavs feel it. They played poorly.

I'm sorry we lost. It's one more let-down for a Cleveland fan. I'm certain James will be on the Knicks next year, and I wish him well. I hope the Cavs do well without him, but I won't be watching.

Go Browns.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Why I deleted my Facebook Account

When I logged into FB this morning, I got a message informing me that all the information I had posted on my FB page was going to be linked to different pages. Meaning that, like it or not, my profile was going to be linked all over FB's servers. Which makes this the third time I've had to hunt around FB's page to find out how to stop them from making my information public. It's not that I have something to hide from the public, it's really just that I don't want the whole advertising world knowing everything about my likes and dislikes. And this is the only reason I can assume FB wants to make my information public. So, today, I deleted my FB account. I know that there is no such thing as digital privacy, but FB has just been more aggressive about trying to make information public when I want to keep it private. So, I'm done with FB.

This whole thing has really made me wonder whether or not it's possible to go online with even a modicum of privacy. I guess not... so do I just stop going online?