The Circle of Life
The nice thing about watching reality TV is that, generally speaking, things sort themselves out after awhile.
Take for instance, Angela on Project Runway. Here is, essentially, a Dave Matthews loving hippy girl who lives in the backwoods who is still in this contest to find a high fashion designer. With horrible taste in clothes and a relatively annoying personality, it was long overdue that she got the boot.
And on Wednesday, she did.
Or you have Ryan “Darkhorse” Star on Rock Star: Supernova. It was fairly clear that he would never get the gig, even though his original song was better than the Supernova songs we’ve heard thus far, and probably a good fit for them. He just sang awkwardly, very likely not a good personality fit for those tools in the band…it wasn’t going to happen.
So on Wednesday, he got the boot.
(Of course, applying this logic to the best reality show on right now, this would mean that Chicken George would be getting sent home tonight. That won't happen, as crazy nappy haired Danielle will be getting hers. It's just funny listening to a woman trash talk about her game on this show of all places, and then essentially have accomplished nothing the entire summer. Way to go, Dani!)
You’d like to think that this circle of life would apply to sports as well. Take the Golden State Warriors. When I heard that they’d fired Mike Montgomery, I thought…well, that’s about right. He never seemed like the right fit, nor did he really seem like he liked that job too much. I don’t know, because I don’t watch nearly enough hoops, but that was my take.
Of course, this being the Warriors, my next question was: How are they going to screw this up?
Ladies and Gentlemen: I give you Don Nelson.
I mean (to quote Rob Corrdry) COME ON! Does anyone remember the last time the Warriors had a promising young squad with legitimate playoff aspirations? I do, and it was in 1994 and it got screwed up by (wait for it) Don Nelson. You force Nellie to work his shit out with Chris Webber and the team at least stays competitive for awhile longer. (I’m no Webber fan either, but please.)
Plus, and my math may be off here, I think Nellie is about to turn 675 years old. I really want to be a NBA fan again, and not just go through the routine. It just gets so hard to do that when you root for the Warriors. This may work out, and the team may make the playoffs, but I won’t eat these words – if you fire a coach, there’s never a good reason to bring in a retread. An exception like Art Shell in the NFL makes some sense, but even then, one thinks that if any other owner was there, they’d prefer a strong young upstart.