Mo's Manic Monday - Under

Posted: Monday, June 09, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to another Manic Monday with Morgen. Don't forget to cruise by MM HQ at It's A Blog Eat Blog World. Today's theme is Under.

Edit: Sorry for the double hit on your readers! I forgot to put in the link to Mo's blog. DOH!

Cats! They get under stuff. Like...

...sofa cushions...

...and each other...

...and dog ears...

...and blankets...

...and feet!

I said it the other day. Boston is a damn good defensive team.

The Lakers were aggressive going to the basket in game 2, but they were so worried about the contact down low that they didn't focus on just scoring the ball. They missed shots early, and then got frustrated and let that dominate their play.

The Celtics are going to be in your face all game long. They will keep ratcheting up the pressure until the whistle blows. The Lakers need to be prepared for that, not back down from it, stay aggressive, and play through it.

Maybe going back to LA will loosen up the bench players so they can be a little more relaxed, get their confidence back, and find a way to play defense without fouling so much. And maybe make some shots.

It's tough to come back from 0-2 in the Finals. I believe it has only been done 3 times before, by Boston over LA 4-3 in 1969, by Portand over Philadelphia 4-2 in 1977, and by Miami over Dallas 4-2 in 2006.

Now the Lakers have three games in LA to try and get back in the series and put a little pressure on Boston. I'm encouraged by the way they played in the 4th quarter last night, outscoring the Celtics 41-25 and almost coming all the way back from a 22 point deficit.

But there are no moral victories in the NBA Finals. You have to win games.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Travis, GREAT Manic Monday post!! I love the first one, it's so cute. Of course, though, they all are. Cats really are some of the greatest people. Oh, and they often get under your covers, and sometimes even under your skin, haha.

    My post is here:
    Manic Monday ~ Under

    Or, for more fun, visit my whole blog:
    I Was Born2Cree8

  1. Some cat supermodels there, I think :-)
    Loved the pics.

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Cute kitties!
    The finale is a nail-biter isn't it? Have a great Monday!

  1. Great pictures of kitty cats, Travis! Happy Manic Monday! :D

  1. Love the pics!

    (And of course, LOVE that Boston is winning so far...sorry.)

    One cool thing though is that on my way back into the city from work each night I pass the Garden and there's a huge gold blow up thingy with a basketball on it that looks kinda like a trophy. I'll see if I can snap a picture of it if I'm stuck in traffic. It's pretty cool, no matter who your want to win. :)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awwwwww... cute!!! I'm in love with #1 - the sofa cushions cat =)

    Happy MM!

  1. Great MM graphic, Trav. You do that yourself? The kitty in the sofa cushion is hilarious. I'd to be the one who sat without looking, though - d'oh!

  1. Great cat pics. That cat houseshoe was especially cute.

  1. Well you started my morning with a smile. Of course the little black thing that stretches itself on my stair riser and seems to have a mission to slaughter his owner by getting under foot is another matter.

  1. Thought they were going to do what they did against the Spurs and come all the way to within 2 and go...

    The disparity of foul shots is more an indication of the aggressiveness as you pointed out than it is the refs calling a one-sided game.

  1. Sandee says:

    I love it Travis. What a nice take on under. Have a great day. :)

  1. Oh looks!!! Kitty slipperz!!!! Hahahaha!

  1. Anonymous says:

    You know, I don't think it's possible to not love kitty pictures...

  1. TopChamp says:

    hello Trav - Dixie is very lazy - so unless he can get under something very easily he won't bother. Our last cat though was always exploring and ended up under the bath, surfaces etc. Is Mr T an explorer or a dozer?

  1. Anndi says:

    Great MM! Very awwwww-worthy pics. Chicklet is going to LOVE them.

    Did I ever mention a Canadian invented basketball? ;)

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Oh those kitties are so cute!

  1. What a great roundup of kitty photos! Thanks for the smile :)

  1. Anonymous says:

    OMG, the cat pictures are too funny! Great job, Trav.

  1. Alice: Cats are terrific!

    Anthony: They're cute, and they saved me some thinking for today's post.

    Ivanhoe: It sure can be!

    Teach: And Happy MM to you as well!

    Mags: No need to apologize when you root for your home town team. Aren't those inflatables cool?

    Sanni: I liked the little one under the dog's ear. LOL!

    Songbird: Yeah! I decided to make my own MM graphic this week.

    Charles: You can rarely go wrong with pictures of cute kitties.

    Jamie: Every once in awhile I think Mr Tucker is trying to kill me. So I remind him that if he's successful...even accidentally...then there goes the free ride!

  1. V: I thought they might make it all the way back. But they didn't deserve the win, even though as a fan I would have been doing the uncontrollable victory dance.

    Sandee: Not my best effort, but fun anyway!

    Dr Tweety: Hehehehehehehehee!

    Cablegirl: You'd have to have a brick for a heart I guess.

    TC: Mr Tucker was peering under the bed this morning, but he can only get his head under it...he's gotten much too big to get under anything around this place. He's pretty much a dozer.

    Ann: You might have mentioned it once or twice in passing. **wink**

    Akelamalu: I could look at adorable kitty pics all day.

    TJ: You are most welcome. And thank you for the smile you gave me with your turtle story.

    CWM: Fun and frolics with felines!

  1. well i was all "looking at the kitties and laughing and having such a good time" and bam! sports... sigh.

    (just kidding trav!)
    smiles, bee

  1. Janna says:

    My favorite is the one where they're all piled on top of each other.

    The kittens, I mean.
    Not the athletes.

  1. *ROFLMAO @ the cat in the couch!* Thanks for sharing all these darling pictures of KITTIES! So adorable. :)

  1. Anonymous says:

    These pictures are why I like cats better than dogs. Cats are cute, small and playful. Dogs are just... dogs (sorry dogs lovers).

    No NBA for me... I stick to hockey. Took me 5 years to understand the rules!

  1. RW says:

    Funny cat photos Trav!

  1. DrillerAA says:

    Pic No. 3, Under the Dog's ear is classic.

  1. Linda says:

    Now those are so darned cute - I especially liked the one under the foot! Just adorable (and trust me, I very rarely say that anything is adorable!).

  1. j says:

    Is that Mr. Tucker in the sofa cushions? Love all of the kitty pics.


  1. Kimmie says:

    A Man After My Own Heart!!! Oh I just loved these pictures of all the kitties! Thanks for making me smile Travis!

  1. Bee: But at least I had kitties first!

    Sarge: Thank you Sir.

    Janna: I started wondering how they got that shot and then felt like an idiot when I realized it was kitties laying on a bed, then the frame turned sideways.

    Lana: Anytime!

    Zhu: Dogs are cute and playful as well, but they are a bit too much work for me at this stage.

    Roger: Aren't they?

    Dirlleraa: That one is my favorite.

    Linda: I wonder how many scratches are on that foot.

    Jennifer: He's too big to fit in the cushions!

    Kimmie: You're welcome! They made me smile too.

  1. Marilyn says:

    I love the kitty under the dog ear.

    You are awsome for your support of the peace globe movement.

  1. Meribah says:

    Awww, pudder tats are some sweet, they is! :D

  1. Julie says:

    Awww I can always count on your for some kitty-cat pictures! Good job!

  1. Patti says:

    These kitty cats are too cute. I love these photos, Travis.