Monday Stances

?1. The Clippers are really going to miss Blake. They suddenly look very mortal. The Warriors are the clear number one in the conference and the Clippers may be down from the Spurs and Rockets tier to the Utah and Grizzlies tier 

2. Malik Monk went absolute ape-shit at the weekend. He is one of the stars of college basketball and should be a top five pick

3. Poor Hopkins, I hope he stays retired. It is crazy that in his fifties he can hang with the young contenders. 

4. One of the Houston Texans or Tennessee Titans will likely have ten wins. That is shocking

5. Arsenal do manage to fall apart and incredible amount of times every season. So much so that teams stop worrying about them 

6. What a comfortable lead for Chelsea. Incredible from how the league looked 2 months ago. Kante and Costa are bad misses but missing them against Bournemouth at home makes it easier 

7. Sounds like Thistlecrack will take on Cue Card in the King George. I think Thistlecrack is the better horse but Cue Card suits Kempton more. If Thistlecrack wins this his odds for the Gold Cup shorten

8. Peter Wright has become a darts player that can look like he's not playing that well and still average over 100 

9. Marco Fu is one of the main benefactors of the new snooker regime. The big players always did well. Now the players around the top 10 have more tournaments to win and more money 

10. The Sage and Paige era may be over for a while. Both are young and talented and deserve a chance to develop the skills they need at the same rate as everyone else