Gronovo’s Corner: A Worldwide Galavant

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This morning, as I landed at JFK on a flight from London, I felt a large sense of relief. It’s good to be back in the good ol’ US of A. I’ve been traveling for work for the past few weeks and it has been one hellish nightmare after another.

The hotel room with a missing toilet, the train station with the vomiting hobo, the searing smell of burnt cathedrals and a stop sign hidden behind a traffic circle sign all proved to be barely escapable. The burnt cathedral smell was definitely a bummer and a result of really poor timing, on my part. To be fair, I planned to be in Paris months before, but nonetheless, that’s what happens when GronBron goes on the road.

Apparently, I need to leave the country much more often. While I was gone, the Islanders swept the Penguins out of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That was the Islanders first time to win a playoff round since 1993. What a ridiculous drought. Talk about the epitome of being a New York sports fan.

You’d better believe that we’ll be at the Coli booing our dicks off against either the Hurricanes or the Caps.

Speaking of dicks coming off: how about those Red Sox? You want to talk about a terrible start to a baseball season? This is one of the worst that I can remember, and that’s saying a lot, coming from a Mets fan. I posed a very simple question to J-Mac on the subject and his response was on point and about what I expected:

I’m sure that they’ll start picking things up, and that’s the beauty of 162 games each season. But, for all of us here at SLM, I hope that they dwindle aimlessly some more, just to make sure his ego is in check.

While we’re on the subject of keeping egos in check: the Warriors blowing a 31 point lead the other night was absolutely astounding. Pat Beverley seemed to have KD’s number (35) the entire night. It feels like it exposed some large holes in Golden State’s plan. They loss Boogie Cousins does not help, but as I’ve said for the past several years, I’m not picking against the Warriors until I’m proven otherwise.

Now that I’m back from this worldwide extravaganza, I’ll be blogging more again.

Until then, fine folks,