Cavalier - adj.: Carefree and nonchalant; jaunty.
Spur - noun: anything that goads, impels, or urges, as to action, speed, or achievement.

OK, I'll admit it; I didn't watch the whole game. I think left when the Spurs were up 97.

Despite the lopsided nature of what I saw, however, I still maintain that this series is going the way of the Cavaliers' play, rather than the way of the Spurs' play. What do I mean? I mean that if the Cavs get close or even - gasp - win a game, it will be because they play up to the Spurs level, not because the Spurs choke, or play badly, or lose their composure, or don't play championship ball. The Spurs are the epitome of cold-blooded efficiency, and this series is theirs, unless the Cavs play dirty and body slam Steve Nash - uhm, I mean Tony Parker - to get a few of Spurs' superstars ejected for a game or two.

All that said, I still think the Cavs will find a way to pull out two at home. At least, I hope so.

This is the NBA Finals, Cleveland. Play like it.

And by the way, who came up with Cleveland's team name? How did that meeting go?
"OK, gentlemen, we have to name this team and I'd like to do it before lunch, which is in five minutes."
"How about something that means 'Half-assed'?"
"Beautiful. Find a word that starts with 'C' and have it on my desk in the morning. LUNCH!"

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Blogger Unknown said...
cav·a·lier /ˌkævəˈlɪər, ˈkævəˌlɪər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kav-uh-leer, kav-uh-leer] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
1. a horseman, esp. a mounted soldier; knight.
2. one having the spirit or bearing of a knight; a courtly gentleman; gallant.
3. a man escorting a woman or acting as her partner in dancing.
4. (initial capital letter) an adherent of Charles I of England in his contest with Parliament.
5. haughty, disdainful, or supercilious: an arrogant and cavalier attitude toward others.
6. offhand or unceremonious: The very dignified officials were confused by his cavalier manner.
7. (initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Cavaliers.
8. (initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Cavalier poets or their work.
–verb (used without object)
9. to play the cavalier.

A horseman? I don't see any horsemen, though, on their logos or anything. Maybe a sword?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yes, Andrew, I went to as well...

...but thanks to your post, I'm realizing that other definitions make my point as well...

..."Mounted soldier" ... This is appropriate, since for two straight games the Cavaliers have most definitely been mounted.

And boy, nothing says "Fear me" like a "gallant, courtly gentleman."

Blogger Statbuster said...
My favorite definition, courtesy of Wikipedia:

"The Cavalier was a compact Chevrolet produced from 1982 to 2005."

And you'll never guess what I found for "Pacer"!