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Fill in the blank for MJ's latest comeback
It was déjà vu all over again.For the second time in a single lifetime, Michael Jordan began an improbable NBA comeback -- this time against the Knicks in the mecca of basketball, New York's Madison Square Garden. Page 2 knew you watched, and we wanted you to play hoops critic by participating in "Drawing a Blank," in which we ask you to complete a sentence about this week's hot sports topic. On Wednesday, we asked readers to fill in the blank in the following sentence: Watching Michael Jordan (and the Wizards) lose to the Knicks (and Felton Spencer) in their season opener was like watching ____________________ Below are the best e-mails from the more than 400 responses we received.
... the "Facts of Life E! True Hollywood Story." You prayed Mindy Cohn (Natalie) would look hot and not be annoying, but deep down inside, you knew better.
... Al Pacino in "The Godfather 3."
... listening to Charles Barkley talk on the halftime show. It was slow and painful, much like the basketball game.
... watching that McDonald's commercial where Kobe Bryant plays on those little kids' basketball team, the only difference being that MJ was playing instead of Kobe.
... Grandpa trying to eat steak without his teeth.
... "Old Yeller." You love the main character, but you just know how it's going to end, and you still can't do anything about it.
... any other boring regular season NBA game.
... the scrambled porn on pay TV. You've seen it all before, but you just can't change the channel since you might miss something good.
... a rerun of "MacGyver." You remember it being better, but you can't bring yourself to turn the channel.
... "The Dukes of Hazard Reunion Show," featuring a "saggy" Daisy Duke.
... "Blazing Saddles." Stellar stars, recognizable role players, high comedy throughout, and unending absurdity during the final 10 minutes. Moreover, doesn't Cleavon Little look like MJ just a tad?
Winter Garden, Fla.
... Goose's head hit the cockpit's window in "Top Gun." You know it's going to happen, but you still watch hoping for a different outcome.
... that guy from "Swingers" call that chick about eight times the first night he got her number. You just couldn't help but feel a little bad.
... Chevy Chase in "Caddyshack II."
... an Access Hollywood report that Oprah regained the weight. No one cares!
... "The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown " ... no wait, that was the Great Pumpkin I was watching.
... tuning in to watch "Saved by the Bell" reruns, and realizing that it's "The College Years" ...
... every Wizards game last season, or the season before ... a loss.
... "Titanic." The unsinkable boat is sunk by a big pile of ice. But at least Kate Winslet was naked in it.
Camp Hill, Pa.
... your best friend make out with a really ugly chick. You know nothing good can come out of it, but you're absolutely mesmerized...
Brandon W. Mudd
St. Charles, Mo.
... my 85-year-old grandfather try to do the electric slide.
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