That Didn't Take Long

The Boston Herald has managed to produce an expert that lays the blame for the Pacers-Pistons brawl at the feet of President Bush.

This is just a reflection of today's violent society, said University of Massachusetts at Boston sociologist Simak Movahedi.

In the hippie '60s, people took their cues from the peace and love that were in the air; now the war in Iraq and other factors make fans and players more prone to violence, Movahedi said.
If only John Kerry had been elected, this never would have happened. Hell, if Al Gore had been elected in 2000, Artest might have leapt into the stands for a chorus of "Kum Ba Ya".

Two Bush victories have produced the unthinkable: someone has managed to replace Dennis Rodman as the face of everything that's wrong with the NBA. I feel like anything is possible now.