Woe is the Oklahoma City Thunder. The coach is gone. The wins never showed up. The fans have booed. Not exactly the honeymoon people here in OKC were expecting, especially after the Hornets made near-serious runs at the playoffs in two straight years. But fear not fans, there is a sliver of light at the end of the dark, dark tunnel. Despite the fact the team is 1-13 and on pace for no more than six wins this year, and despite the fact the team is second-to-last in the NBA in scoring, ESPN basketball stat guru John Hollinger gives the team a 23 percent chance to win the draft lottery. That’s nearly one-in-four odds, folks. Not too shabby!
In beer news, I was scanning some Web sites the other day and noticed on the Choc Beer Web site that in addition to their stable of five beers — 1919, Miner Mishap, Waving Wheat, Pietro Piegari and Basement Batch — a new beer called Last Laugh is “coming soon.” That’s all the detail I have at the moment, but I’m looking forward to seeing what the new brew is.
Just a reminder, don’t forget to vote in The Thirsty Beagle Beer Championship Series (see post below) to determine Oklahoma’s favorite beer. We had a serious upset on the first day of competition when Bud Light took down Sam Adams Boston Lager. Are there more upsets in store? Your votes will tell the story.