And unfortunately the "good" news isn't that good and the "bad" news is quite bad.
First, the good:
The Nuggets beat the Lakers tonight, making it a 2-1 series and forgoing the possibility of a sweep.
And now the bad:
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, aka MCA, has died. He's been sick with cancer for years, and I didn't think prospects were good when I heard he was fighting it with some ultra-Buddhist macrobiotic diet or something. When he didn't show at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame for the Beasties' induction, I figured he was in bad shape so I can't say I'm surprised that he's now dead. Just sad.
It was over ten years ago now, but I saw the Beastie Boys play at McNichols Arena (Denver's pre-Pepsi Center arena) with A Tribe Called Quest. It was MCA's birthday and Q-Tip and the other Beasties chased him around stage trying to slam a birthday cake in his face. Good times.
(Junior Seau died, too, and while also tragic, I just can't mourn him appropriately. Interesting player, dynamic dude....but he played for the Chargers. Which is almost as bad as playing for the Raiders --not quite, but almost. Screw the Raiders and the Chargers.)