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Food Porn: Bacon Popcorn

Food Porn: Bacon Popocorn

Because anything beats reading about the Lakers winning a championship. And, more to the point, bacon makes anything everything better!


Popcorn itself is a relatively healthy snack. Without butter or copious amounts of salt, the high-fiber, low-calorie snack is both filling and satisfying. Additional, it can keep you from reaching for other, less-healthy snacks because it can be munched over an extended period of time. Throw in more than a tablespoon or so of butter, however, and your healthy snack starts to look distinctly less good-for-you. Throw in some bacon and “healthy” is out the window

16 Is Not 17!

Boston CelticsYeah, I’m jaded. In fact, I’m pissed. The Boston Celtic’s lost in their attempt to garner Banner 18 when they lost to the craptacular Los Angeles Lakers. Hey, if you expected this to be a non-biased blog, forget it. There’s a reason why it’s called Big Dan’s Ramblings and not Big Dan’s Sports Pages. I’m a Boston sports fan here, and expect nothing less out of my teams than championships. Does that make me sound like a Yankees fan? Probably. But, when your team makes it through the dance and to the championship, you expect them to seal the deal.

Anyway, the C’s lost to the Lakers. Ron Artest made a fool of himself post game thanking everyone, including his shrink, while also promoting his new album. Classy. On the other hand, Rasheed “I shoot WAY more three point attempts than a guy my size should” Wallace tried to go to the referees’ locker room after the game. Weird; although the C’s did only take seventeen trips to the line compared to the Lakers thirty-seven! I’m just glad I fell asleep at halftime and didn’t make it to the end of the game. At least I didn’t get all amped up and, in the end, disappointed.

No links today – no one wants to read a story about Kobe winning another championship.

The question now is: Did the Big Three play their last game together? Ray Allen is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Will the C’s sign him?

Lakers Hammer Celtics, Force Game 7

Boston CelticsThe Los Angeles Lakers took the Boston Celtics to school last night, destroying them 89-67. Once again, Kobe Bryant lead all scorers with 26 points. Amazingly, four out of the five Celtic’s starters were in double figures with Ray Allen leading the way (19 points). The Lakers simply outhustled and outplayed the Celtics – essentially playing like their lives depended on it. In essence, they did. The Lakers were facing elimination last night. But, with their win last night, they’ve forced a winner-take-all Game 7. This is the first Game 7 the NBA Finals have seen since 2005 when the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 81-74.

Will the real Celtics show up on Thursday night?

Kobe and gang are pumped to be heading to a Game 7 Photo: REUTERS

Kobe and gang are pumped to be heading to a Game 7
Photo: REUTERS

Hollywood Flop – Boston Globe
After Lakers win, Celtics’ Glen Davis bounces back, talking smack – Los Angeles Times
Suicide lines: Lakers believe; Celtics shake it off – Yahoo.com
Jordan Farmar, Sasha Vujacic prove the Lakers do have something in reserve – Los Angles Times
Lakers rout Celtics to force Game 7 in 2010 NBA finals – Washington Post
Game 6 Box Score – ESPN.com

Celtics Beat Lakers; Take 3-2 Series Lead

Boston CelticsPaul Pierce scored 27 point while Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo both scored 18 in helping the Boston Celtics defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 in Game 5 of the 2010 NBA Finals. The C’s take a 3-2 game lead back to LA for Game 6 on Tuesday (15-Jun) night at 9pm EST. This hard fought victory came to the C’s despite Kobe Bryant’s game-leading 38 points. The problem with the Lakers is that, despite Kobe dropping 38 on the C’s, only one other Laker, Pau Gasol, was in double digits for points (12). The C’s fought hard to make sure they were taking a series lead back to LA. Ray Allen continued his three-point shooting woes as he went 0-4 in the game. He was still able to contribute 12 points in his 40+ minutes of action.

Paul Pierce doing his best Randy Moss impersonation

Photo: Barry Chin / Boston Globe

Finals are far from over – Boston Globe
Kobe is going it alone against the Celtics – National Post
Coach Jackson’s comments near end of Game 5 don’t bother the Celtics – Canadian Press
2010 NBA Finals, Game 5 – Sports Illustrated
NBA Finals Game 5 Box Score – Boston Globe

A True C’s Fan

Boston CelticsFrom: Rye man ends journey to New York, wins Celtics tickets

Before you claim total C’s fandom, you have to walk a mile (or 218) in these guys shoes!

Five days and 218 miles later, Rye resident Tyler McGill made it to New York City after what had been a weeklong journey for what is currently the most sought-after sports tickets in the nation.

Rye man walking to NYC for Celtics tickets
Having made a bet with friends to walk from TD Garden in Boston to New York City for a ticket to each Celtics home game in the NBA finals, the 27-year-old’s quest for floor seats on the parquet floor concluded late Sunday night at the doorsteps of his pal’s Manhattan apartment.