The Greatest No On Earth

3 Jun

I didn’t expect to write exactly that headline. Had to change a word.

Have you ever seen more awesome dunks in any NBA finals game than what Wade and LeBron did last night? Phenomenal is a word that comes to mind. Then came the eighth eighth of the game. Dallas surged, Miami wilted. Colossal comeback, miserable meltdown.

I couldn’t believe the Heat didn’t use the foul to give when Nowitzki was basically waiting for it on the perimeter. But the real blame might lie with the premature celebration in front of the Dallas bench after Wade’s three in the corner. After hitting the shot that put the Heat up 15 with seven minutes left. Wade held his follow-through up longer than Jordan did when he beat Utah. After the obligatory Dallas timeout, LeBron danced and play-punched Wade all the way back to the Miami bench. That’s just tempting fate. And Dallas is the ultimate veteran team that has kicked up a few other amazing fourth quarter turnarounds in these playoffs.

The only other NBA team that can storm back at the level Dallas can is … Miami. But now it feels like Dallas has the momentum. I don’t pretend to know what’s going to happen in this series. At about the time Wade hit that three, it felt like it might be a Heat sweep. Now it feels like Dallas has all the momentum and know-how (like 2006, only vice versa). I would expect Dallas to win Game 3 by pure inertia, but with Miami anything’s possible. There’s little doubt the series will come back to South Florida. It’s starting to feel like seven.


— Sticking with the sports theme, did you hear what the off-base general manager of the San Francisco Giants said about Marlins’ rookie Scott Cousins? You’ll remember that Cousins made a crushing hit on Buster Posey in a collision at the plate last week (see video here) that broke the catcher’s leg. Just about every baseball expert agreed that, unfortunate as it was, Cousins’ play was clean — something that every ballplayer past Little League is taught to do. Giants GM Brian Sabean, though, is holding a grudge. On a radio show yesterday, he lashed out at rookie, calling the play “malicious” and “premeditated”.  “If I never hear from Cousins again or he never plays another game in the big leagues, I think we’ll all be happy,” said Sabean, among other gems.

Nice. And this comes from a man who was warned about steroids in his dugout well before the Barry Bonds scandal broke — and did nothing about it. No class, no class at all.

— For a quick read in case you missed it, Local 10’s Roger Lohse had a nice scoop about a ruling on one of our (least) favorite topics: Red light cameras. Bottom line is that if a Broward County judge has found that it’s unconstitutional for police to give tickets for running red lights while the cameras are in operation. I bet Angelo Castillo didn’t see that one coming. Read the story to find out why.


43 Responses to “The Greatest No On Earth”

  1. FauxChiefFranklinAdderley June 3, 2011 at 3:39 am #

    Go Dallas………. Looking for private jet ride June 5 and June 7 will pay $125.00 cash.
    Christy ……………. Lunch?
    Chick-fil-A Coupon

    • Dave Benjaminus June 3, 2011 at 8:56 am #

      I asked Al if we could take the BSO chopper but he said if we do we have to take the kid. Which means we can’t take any of the Bova Chicks. Tag me if you have an alternative.

      Wheeler says he is willing to drive but frankly he is so depressing lately ever since Al makes him pretend to work.

  2. Virgil Starkwell June 3, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    That loss falls squarely on the shoulders of Coach Spolstra. What kind of a game plan was that with a few minutes to go? Wade had only two shots in the last 6 minutes. Lebron basically held the ball, failed to recognize the double team and put up ridiculous shots. Trying to force feed Bosh– who had a horrible game– was silly down the stretch. They should have set double screens and high pick and rolls for Wade to drive to the basket and end the game at the foul line. And why wasn’t Dirk double teamed on that last possession? Where was Haslem?

    How can Lebron let Dirk drive right past him to the basket without coming over to help out? He was right there.

    A colossal collapse, one they may not recover from this series.

    • Christy June 3, 2011 at 7:13 am #

      Sorry Miami, Lebron got ahead of himself and went “wild” he lost his cool.

      Great game.


      The crime in East Ft. Lauderdale has increased and word on the street is they are keeping it Quiet. Don’t you have some criminals or strategy to tend to? Why the Sun Sentinnel isn’t reporting all the home invasion break-ins is beyond me. Lock your doors.

    • Anon June 3, 2011 at 9:02 am #

      That picute of you as Woody Allen the pseudo intellectual, liberal socialist, elitist, child molester is so apropo.

      • Virgil Starkwell June 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

        Actually, the character, Virgil Starkwell is from a movie entitled, “Take the Money and Run”, which is what the thieves that Bob Norman exposes engage in on a regular basis.
        And none of them are socialists. A socialist doesn’t sell his own mother out for a dollar.

        It’s the perfect metaphor for this blog. IMHO

    • Parkland man June 3, 2011 at 9:11 am #

      Hey virgin you almost sound like you know what your talking about,I’m glad we like the same team,what do think about a

      • Virgil Starkwell June 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

        You’ll be sitting near a bunch of lawyers when we clinch in game 6. They are all over that arena.

      • All That Glitters..... June 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

        Go to get to Bob’s new Blog

    • unowho!!! June 3, 2011 at 10:09 am #

      Get Real Virgie and its Spoelstra not Spolstra….It was a total team collapse overconfidence is the word ….”We are Unbeatable”..than Dirk took over the game and the Heat watched with a 15 point lead get their butts kicked …plain and simple total mental and physical meltdown…Good news is it will never happen again…Miami Heat are coming back embarassed but on a mission 3 straight wins Guaranteed!!!

      • Virgil Starkwell June 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

        Total team collapse caused by Spoelstra’s laisse- fairre offense down the stretch. He needed to run plays to get his guys to the foul line. That is what you do when you have a big lead. It’s fundamental basketball.

        Instead, he let James run the offense, which amounted to James trying to pad his numbers with ridiculous shots instead of running the offense.

  3. P. Nis June 3, 2011 at 8:07 am #


  4. Angelblow Castillo June 3, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    Memo to Frank Ortiz;
    Don’t worry we can still make some money getting Ronnie the dump in Pines.

  5. Parkland man June 3, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Hey Im kinda glad the heat lost only because I have great tickets when they come back,I didn’t want to see it end on the road.I think I will see them win the big game at home first game back go heat!

    • Anon June 3, 2011 at 8:59 am #

      I know some lawyers who have some extra tickets. Let me know if you want them.

      ***Sorry fellow poster I just had to wind this dude up*****

      • Parkland man June 3, 2011 at 9:16 am #

        Hey the only thing lawyers have extra is yellow pads and pens,lol

  6. Parkland man June 3, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Hey bob,you need to get a newer picture of russ,your doing him to big of a favor showing that old picture he looks like death these days,he looks like a pregnant seal walking backwards,no bs what happened to this guy.

    • Goldilocks June 3, 2011 at 10:05 am #


  7. Patti Lynn June 3, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Saw a re-run of the Rothstein story on ID television last night. Bob, you looked great.

    Any arrests today?

    If not, why not????????

  8. Death Frog 3 June 3, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    From the What the Fuck file… That assclown LeVin pleaded guilty today and was given 2 years house arrest, 10 years probation, can never drive again and settled the civil suit.

    I respect the hell out of Bogenschutz but is this justice? Kill two people while drag racing and on probation for similar felonious behavior and get 2 years house arrest. There are people sentenced to FSP (Prison) every day for simple possession of residue on a crack pipe.

    Clearly a case of the justice you can afford! This county sucks ass!

    • unowho!!! June 3, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      It seems to me that you have to be an FBI agent or very wealthy to get away with murder (vehicular homicide) here in “Justice Is A Joke Browardtown” …Bogey is just a high paid $$$cum of the earth lawyer with no morals or conscience…This rich bitch Levin should have been sentenced 5 years minimum and I bet Bogeys fee this POS will be caught not only driving but driving drunk within one year!!!

  9. Anonymous June 3, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    The Ryan LeVin sentence is unbelievable. He should be in jail for the rest of his life. Stunning. He lives at the Point of Americas in absolutely luxury. I have never heard anything so crazy in my life that you can kill two people, leave the scene, have the cops drive you home after questionning, throw your friend under the bus for what you did, and have a judge let you walk. I’m outraged. Who go the payoffs on this one? LeVin is a dangenous person, very dangerous!!!!! And a killer.

  10. anonymous June 3, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Vic Tobin throw any military families on the street today while they husbands were at war protecting our country? How much profit did his new partner in crime take in last year in their foreclosure mill?

    Is anyone investigating this insane connection which brings our judicial system to total light?

  11. Commissioner Angelo Castillo June 3, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Hey Bob,

    Good luck with your new job.

    First, the Heat ran out of gas last night plain and simple. They can’t win every night. Second, I’m a Marlin fan but the play with Posey is not how that play is taught in little league. Posey was in front of the plate not obstructing it. That runner’s right to the base path and plate was not obstructed. Cousins should have slid home without intentional contact. Contact of that kind can only be justified when the catcher is forced to occupy, and does occupy a position on the field necessary to field a thrown ball while in flight that results in obstructing the runner’s ability to score.

    That umpire should have called the runner out for offensive interference. That is how the rule reads and that is the proper way to teach little leaguers.

    As to red light cameras and the opinions of judges or lawmakers or even cyber-yentas like you, hey take all the shots at it you want. The program saves lives and makes people drive more safely. Overwhelmingly, Pines residents support the camera enforcement program that our City Commission adopted unanimously. Just last week we had a grandmother killed senselessly at 208th and Pines by a red light runner. Luckily her grandon survived but he will never forget it I’m sure. You seem to think this issue is a joke. Ask that family if they think it’s funny. Heaven forbid such a thing should happen to your wife and family. Or mine. Or anybody’s.

    My conscience is clear that I did my duty but you can continue to bash me about it if you like. In my city, making those kinds of decisions earns me 88% re-election results. They know me. They know that what motivates me is what’s best for them.



    • Death Frog 3 June 3, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      Commissioner Castillo,

      Since your name as listed is “Commissioner Angelo Castillo” are you speaking on behalf of the city of Pembroke Pines when you are calling names on a blog?

      Is it really the behavior of a statesman and CEO of a non-profit to get on a blog and call names? I would further ask you why you chose the term “Yenta”? While I am not an Anthropologist, I recognize that the Castillo surname is not of eastern european descent.

      What was your purpose to call Bob an Old Jewish woman busybody? That is the meaning of the term “Yenta” Which part of the term did you mean as disparaging? That he’s a Jew, a woman, old, a busybody?

      I think you’ve stepped out of bounds Commissioner Castillo. If you want to call Bob names that’s fine but why bring misogyny, religion, or age into it?

      How did that 88% help you win the county commissioner seat?

      • augusta June 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

        Thanks Death Frog. I was thinking the same.

      • GFL June 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

        Good job DF3. No need for namecalling.

        I hope we can count on you to respond with the same vigor next time a conservative is called a disparaging name.

      • btan June 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

        “like” to DF3’s 11:41am

    • Anon June 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

      You are a hack. You are an overpaid exec that leeches off a charitable organization. You have no core values and act whatever way the wind blows for your own political expediantcy. The only reason you got elected in Pines is because you are Hispanic and are capitalizing on the ethnic vote. Trust me you are not fooling anybody.
      My only question to you is, what are you getting out of the Ronnie B deal. You are a self serving parasite.


      Your Mother

    • Independent Man June 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

      Are you an idiot. The Redlight camera did not stop the person from running the redlight and killing an old woman did it.
      With you logic you could justify anything.

    • unowho!!! June 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

      Mr AnJello How did your City become known to have “The Most Dangerous Intersection In AMERICA “not Florida AMERICA ..Pines and Flamingo …And less than a mile down Flamingo rd my friend Beverly (worked at Pines Ice Arena) was killed by a high speed drunk driver (repeat offender)…perhaps if you had more officers patroling and reduce the speed limit these tragedys might not happen!!!

    • Garfish June 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

      Oh my lord, Commish Angelo, there was a time I used to like you and would vote for you. Maybe that was before I actually paid attention to how you think. No less a baseball authority than Johnny Bench has said that Posey was in the wrong position during that play.

      The play was clean, and Giants GM Brian Sabean should be punished for what he said.

  12. The Street June 3, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    The widespread belief that Vic Tobin is a liar and thief seemed supported this week when Tobin announced that he’ll be leaving the bench for a job at the law offices of Marshall C. Watson, one of the largest corrupt foreclosure firms in the state. Waton was fined $2MM last month for improperly and illegally foreclosing on homes, targeting military loans where soldiers couldn’t get home to defend their rights. It’s a move that angers foreclosure defense lawyers who say it appears as if Tobin established a system that will favor his new position. Worse, Tobin may have been negotiating his new job while creating rules that will benefit him later.

    “It’s a concern, and certainly I can tell you that it looks really bad,” said attorney Mike Wasylik, who has offices in Boca Raton and Dade City. “Judges are required to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Tobin didn’t return a phone call to his office Thursday.

    Watson paid the state $2 million in March to settle an Attorney General’s Office inquiry into foreclosure paperwork that the firm pushed through without the necessary checks required by law. Watson has for months been at the center of criticism of Florida firms accused of rushing foreclosures on homeowners who may not have received notice in order to collect millions in fees from the banks. It was discovered that Watson was targeting military families, working off a list that showed troops who were serving overseas; therefore easy targets for quickly swooping up their homes and leaving their wives and children homeless. Watson and Tobin should be hung from their thumbs and flogged in front of the courhouse for this crime.

  13. parkland man June 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Hey what ever happened to JAD that guy is like a rocket scientist,he wrote better then virgin.

  14. Death Frog 3 June 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm #


    You dont pay much attention to my posts do you? Virgil and I have gone round and round over political ideology.

    FYI I am registered as an Independent, I am generally against the death penalty and am pro legalization of Marijuana. I also believe there are too many laws and too much government intrusion into our daily lives.

    • Anon June 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

      I feel exactly like you. I am a registed NO PARTY AFFlIATION although I usually vote Republican. However, I am disenchanted with the Republicans because all they ever seem to do is want to exchange one set of regulations for another. I guess that makes us libertarians at heart but we never get any libertarian candidates that are electable.

      As far as Virgil is concerned I don’t like him. Say what you will I think he is dangerous because if you follow his logic to the end he would have total goverment control. He is a socialist extremist. So I have to battle him for what he is. I think his ilk has gotten this county into the problems that we have. Not all of them but a lot of them.

      Good luck and on a personal note I have always respected your opinions.

      • Death Frog 3 June 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

        Virgil (as far as I can tell) is a true believer. He is intelligent and can hang in a debate. I like him. We can disagree on politics and what is the right way. The reality is neither side has a monoply on good ideas. Just because an idea comes from the other side doesnt make it bad.

      • Virgil Starkwell June 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

        Your ideology has already proven to be a failure. It is an historical fact that deregulation of Wall Street was the primary cause of the collapse of the financial system.

        Suggesting that we merely return to the regulation that existed just 15-20 years ago, does not make one a socialist.

        When the entire global financial system collapses as a result of lax regulation– something every credible person agrees on– what is wrong with this people who still think that there is too much regulation?

        Since you are one of these people, tell me: What has affected your mind that causes such blindness?

    • Independent Man June 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

      even a broken clock is right twice a day.

      • Independent Man June 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

        Everyone can have an opinion this is true. But my opinions don’t put my hands in your pockets and take your money. That is what a thief does. All laws need to be backed by justice. If 51% of the people think they can pass a law that confiscates your earnings and then call it democracy they are wrong. I call it mob rule. That is why virgil is dangerous. So no it is not as benign as you may think it is. Especially you being a cop and all.

  15. Death Frog 3 June 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Throwing a bone to Parkland Man

    From Jan 1,04/29 Judges were in trial and average of 3 days for felony criminal, 4.5 days civil, and 2 days county court per month.

    Sure sounds like the business of justice is getting done at the courthouse between 2 and 4.5 days per month.

    • unowho!!! June 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

      DF3 You forgot to say “Tennis Anyone” (or golf) 🙂

  16. Creepy Larry June 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Did somebody say Tennis anyone?

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