Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Day before Thanksgiving... Guest Column!

The man they call Martin VanNostrand e-mailed me last week and submitted a guest column. I figured today would be a good day to roll it out.

If I don't get a chance to say it later, Happy Thanksgiving, and be sure to get a hold of that leg. Turkey leg, that is.

The following words are Martin's. They were written a few days ago, so a couple of words might be outdated, but it is still very relevant. Enjoy!

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Hoop Hop Hooray!

Thanksgiving is just a few days off. I know football has long been associated with turkey day. Amongst other things many people give thanks for the NFL on that Thursday in late November. But this year fans of another sport will be offering up thanks across the nation as well. Hoops fans. Particularly those who enjoy NCAA hoops as much as a fat plate of butterball and pumpkin pie.

Every year around this time the collegiate hardwood explodes with the start of the basketball season. There are shootouts in Alaska and invites to Maui and New York offering a usually tasty spread of basketball action (although Alaska looks pretty weak this year). Thanksgiving Day does not have any games scheduled itself but the rest of the week around it is filled with quality hardwood battles. This year is different though. This year isn’t the same old turkey. This year is the fried turkey with the Cajun rub and hot sauce. Not because of these early tournaments are so special but the entire season. This is the first year when prep phenoms can’t make the jump straight to the pro’s. The new NBA rule says a player must be 19 and his graduating class out of high school for a year prior to entering the draft. This rule flooded some teams and conferences with new, raw talent that might otherwise have passed them by. As a result there will be more than one college coaching staff and fan base thanking David Stern this year and for many years to come. The world of college hoops has been changed as we know it.

One thing that has made NCAA basketball both interesting and a gamble over the last few years is parity. Traditional powerhouses like Kentucky, and Kansas have had an off year (by their standards) or early exits from March Madness. UNC had some rough years not long ago despite their National Championship in 2004. The absence of a roster filled with McDonald’s All Americans brought the level of play in storied programs down and evened the playing field to a degree. Teams like West Virginia and UAB emerged to make runs into the tournament knocking out conventional favorites by using decent players, fundamentals, hustle and good coaching. Now with the high school highlight film cast back in the college game I see the level of parity dropping a notch.

With the blue chip underclassmen bringing more talent and hype back into the collegiate realm it will still be a different game than the 80’s and early 90’s. Even though they will be in school chances are most of these players will only stick around a year or two. Especially if they have a dominant first year and don’t care about a NCAA ring, then why stay away from the millions? Coaches know this better than anyone. They will want to get the most they can from these players before they bounce to the NBA. It won’t be a surprise to see offenses run through freshman and those same guys getting the ball with the game on the line if there’s not a proven upperclassman on the squad. Expect to see a harder work ethic and desire from some of these young guys too. Now they have to prove themselves on a greater stage and against better competition with more than their hometown and a few NBA scouts watching. They have to. Guys like Greg Oden, Kevin Durant and Spencer Hawes can’t afford to have a weak showing like Randolph Morris did his freshman year at Kentucky. It could cost them a guaranteed contract or worst case scenario a spot in the draft at all. Many of these players are here for one reason only… the NBA says they have to wait. They will do whatever they can to ensure that they get to the next level. That said we can expect some good things from NCAA hoops as individuals and teams embrace their windows of opportunity as small or as big as they may be.

Other notes:
I also love the NBA around this time of the year. They have been playing for almost a month at this point with most (well coached) teams starting to hit form and get into a rhythm as the early season kinks are worked out. Good time for hoops on all levels.

Anyone dare partake of the day after Thanksgiving shopping madness? I stay away from it myself. Usually I refuse to do any Christmas shopping or decorating until the first week of December. I need some space between Thanksgiving and Christmas even it’s only a week. Retail America has pushed the Christmas season to before Halloween it seems. Wack if you ask me.

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Spaceman Spiff said...

WTF of any day

Spaceman Spiff said...

EP you gonna put up the thanksgiving picks on your blog or in these comments

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

wow, I think Meiz is drinking again, last post sounded like drunkn` ramblings to me.

El Padrino said...

spiff that was fucking awesome
i love it when animals get disrespected, king of the jungle bitches

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Spiff that is awsome, I would go watch that. I'm asumeing that the little guys didn't have guns? But they weren't using the bar hands right?

El Padrino said...

i'll put em on my blog later

temwr said...

That is awesome spiff. I don't feel bad for the midgets, but I do feel bad for the lion. They should have given him some real competition.

El Padrino said...

martin, good stuff

i'm a college hoops fan but never really got into it this early, you make a good point though about the NBA age limit and the increase in talent for smaller programs.
Maybe i'll check a few out. I'm a BIG EAST fan so I do normally watch ST John's, Seton Hall, Uconn, Providence, etc....

good job

whocares said...

Question from last thread I was hoping to get answered:

"I dont get why everyone hatez Duke. I understand the Yankees (and really the Sawx too) because they go out and BUY all star teams.

Krzewsknymyntttmyty just recruits good players and coaches them well. What's wrong with that?"

Martin VanNostrand said...

Thanks EL P. I am a Big East fan as well.

Spaceman Spiff said...

i would expect someone to have a hidden cam or something but it was in cambodia. what the hell is a midget fighting league, do they also fight to the death?

Isiah Thomas said...

whocares just watch a dook game at dook with Dook Vitale and Mike Patrick announcing. You'll hate Dook before they are done with their pregame analysis.

Isiah Thomas said...

cyber standing o to LOV with 3 comments within 2 minutes of each other, Re: lion killings.

ToddPacker said...

spiff that story is a fake...i got that email last year

Isiah Thomas said...

what the hell has happened to St. Johns hoops?

Spaceman Spiff said...

i think the new NBA rule would help the parity, with people shuffling in and out of the big time programs even more than usual, the other schools will have a core group with like 7 seniors and that leads to more upsets in the tourney

Isiah Thomas said...

there was nothing better than Big East hoops in the 80's and early 90s.

whocares said...

I would expect Cambodian midgets to show more heart. Pussies.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

don't say it's a fake tp, you're ruining the greatest article I've ever read. Just let me believe.

ToddPacker said...

that site is like the UK version of "the onion"

Isiah Thomas said...

seroiuly,man up midgets. have 10 guys attack the lion at once, then bum rush him again. No heart.

Isiah Thomas said...

who knew there were 42 midgets in cambodia

Isiah Thomas said...

its still real to me damnit

Isiah Thomas said...

maybe the age limit will help but I doubt it. Teams will still draft kids on potential.

whocares said...

You cant blame the Duke program for Vitale blowing them every chance he gets...

Spaceman Spiff said...

TP, if so, thanks for ruining the fun, much appreciated

ToddPacker said...

getting crushed at work....Happy Thanksgiving to all...i might be out for the day

Martin VanNostrand said...

"its still real to me damnit "

HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!! I had totally forgotten about that.

ToddPacker said...

sorry spiff....i retract my statement

Spaceman Spiff said...

TP is debbie downer

Isiah Thomas said...

and nice work Martin, way to step up.

Isiah Thomas said...

Spiff talk radio out here is killing saunders. Gibbs is getting a little heat as the "GM".

Heard people saying tank till '08.

ToddPacker said...

"TP is debbie downer"

you forgot the "whaaaaawhaaaaawhaaa" sound effect

El Padrino said...

st johns bball just went down the tubes...bad recruiting, malcontents and street ballers dont make for a good college b ball team

Spaceman Spiff said...

saunders tried to use his stretch system with the wrong guys, i wonder if he will get the players he wants or adjust the gameplan next year. gibbs has never been a great talent evaluator, fire cerrato and hire a real GM who has a good draft track record. they will probly trade all the picks for nate clement somehow.

Spaceman Spiff said...

i have never seen a shittier thanksgiving movie realease lineup than this years

The Rev said...

Just wondering...

Anyone else working Friday? I am.

I didn't know if we wanted to have a posting or not. I figured maybe ElP could give us something with a couple of weekend picks that day. I don't know if comments will be had that day or not.

Just putting it out there.

El Padrino said...

i'll be at work Friday, market is open!!!

i'll be posting like regular

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Will Smith says he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are homeschooling their children because he doesn't believe in teachers and feels the most valuable things he learned in life he didn't get from school."

wth, what about a social life? you make friends in school. yea, we learn some stuff we'll never use, but school isnt that bad, except for the pay, the pay sucks.

Spaceman Spiff said...

i need my pick fix on friday, but ill probly be at the local casino all day and check the blog out at night

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

i gotta work on friday. I hate Duke so much. I have a friend who has a giant hard-on for Duke. He takes it too seriously. He literally cries when they lose. So, natch, we all love it when they lose. I bet he got 50 text messages and phone calls last night. I love it!

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Duck Fuke!!

Spaceman Spiff said...

“The date of the Boston Tea Party does not matter. I know how to learn anything I want to learn. I absolutely know that I could learn how to fly the space shuttle because someone else knows how to fly it, and they put it in a book. Give me the book, and I do not need somebody to stand up in front of the class.”

will smith sounds so stupid, you know what else doesnt matter will? the emancipation proclamation
-michael richards

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

meiz...sober up buddy

whocares said...

Will Smith didnt learn anything in school? Did he just find Jazzy Jeff in his closet? Doubt it. Without the social interaction, he would be just another broke ass dude.

Isiah Thomas said...

I like where you heads at Meiz.

Isiah Thomas said...

The Fresh Prince is good friends with Tom Cruise. That's all you need to know.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Is he in that crazy ass colt too?

Martin VanNostrand said...

"Duck Fuke" is a great rec league team name.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Steve's getting peeved. Duke Sucks.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Na Meiz, i'm not, i do have a question though how can you post somethign like this in the last thread:

"Eat it Steve! Suck it suck it suck it. How's that feel? You like that shit? We play some ball in the Brew. Eat that shit like big fat bowl of dick!"

and then opt to use the peeved instead of pissed?

The Rev said...

Duck Fuke... sounds like a good blog name.

Will Smith... I just read his Wikipedia entry. He went to several Philly schools actually. He got expelled from Archbishop Carroll with Jazzy Jeff for apparently putting stinkbombs in the bathroom. He wound up graduating from Overbrook High in West Philly transfering from Catholic to public school. So he's no stranger to the system.

El Padrino said...

"In west Philadelphia born and raised on a playground where I was spending most of my days"

you mean that his kids are going to miss out on that...

Man, Parents just dont understand.

whocares said...

Maybe Will didnt go to school.

On the playground was where he spent most of his days. Chillin out maxin relaxin all cool, shootin some b-ball outside of the school.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Maybe he want's his kids at home so a couple of guys who are up to no good don't make trouble in their neighborhood.

The Rev said...

When a couple of guys who were up to no good
Startin makin trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said "You're movin with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air."

The Rev said...

One of the highlights of Live 8 is when Will Smith had the entire crowd singing all the lyrics to Fresh Prince of Bel Air for him.

You ain't lived til you've heard one million people yelling "I pulled up to a house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie Yo Homes smell you later".

The Rev said...

One more thing...

Fresh Prince of Bel Air is one of my ring tones.

I'm a dork.

Isiah Thomas said...

Spiff Brian Mitchell has a talk radio show out here.

Isiah Thomas said...
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Isiah Thomas said...

I bet the chunky Bush twin is a complete tomcat.

Spaceman Spiff said...

some people really hate him on the redskins message board, they call him Bitchell

El Padrino said...

how bout good job out to secret service for letting daughter bush get robbed in argentina

who is her guard, Stevie Wonder?

anonymous said...

looked at my kingdom, i was finally there, to sit on my throne as the prince of.. i dont give a shit about education, cause now ive got enough money to just pay tutors to come to my house and teach my kids.

seriously though, how many teachers have u had that were just worthless? i understand what he's trying to say in general... but really.. think about it there, your royal Freshness.

anonymous said...

a rich white girl got robbed? stop the presses...

Isiah Thomas said...

I'd say the # of people who have run up in that is in the high double digits with 100 not too far away.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...
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Isiah Thomas said...

I might break down today and watch my first episode of Lost and/or 24. Might.

El Padrino said...

who's the fool on ESPN?

also Real Sports had some card counters (blackjack) on last night, interesting stuff

Isiah Thomas said...

Black Ground Hog day is on again tonight I think. I'll be watching.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

That was in fun. I don't really want you(steve) to eat penis. Let alone an entire bowl of penii.

temwr said...

Re: "I dont get why everyone hatez Duke. I understand the Yankees (and really the Sawx too) because they go out and BUY all star teams."

Because recruiting = buying

Stiggy said...

Great post Martin. I love college hoops. I'll watch any team play. This is especially true when the networks by me don't air the Illini game (like last night). At least I couldn’t find it on TV.

Oh, and no work for me Friday, or today for that matter. That's the nice thing about teaching. The bad thing is as a sub I don't make any money.

temwr said...

Big Ten games are on OLN, whatever the hell that is now...That is when they are not the main game on ABC/CBS/NBC/ESPN/Whatever.

ebntx said...

good post martin.

better players make for a better season thats for sure.

ToddPacker said...

OLN is now called "vs."

anonymous said...

tem just dropped knowledge (for me).. i had no idear about big10 stuff only on there (probably cause UM hoops blows, and i dont care for State).

oln/versus/whatever.. thats really strange.

MV, good post, im feelin it with ya. too bad Greg 'Lamar' Oden is out.. i wanna see what all the hype is about. but youre dead right about kids that are trying to make the jump having to go balls out this season.. they gotta represent, and theyll be desperate to have a good showing.

Spaceman Spiff said...

will smith hates stiggy

temwr said...

more lion wtf:

lion wtf

Spaceman Spiff said...

if oden sat this whole year out, he would still go as number 1 pick, all he needs is a good private workout

ebntx said...

anyone in the ffl league care to trade me a decent receiver for denver d?

temwr said...

The only reason I know is because people were bitching in the office about the OSU game being on OLN and then someone else bitching at them for not knowing its new name. And then they both wondered why it was on OLN if the microphones the announcers held said ESPN Plus.

I closed my door after that, so I don't know where the convo went next.

Spaceman Spiff said...

cant they send the lions to other zoos? as punishment, the lions should get to eat the people who decided poisoning was a good idea

temwr said...

I don't think my team has a decent receiver. My FFL team is full of not bad players, who when you add them all together make a sucky team.

It is a case of the sum of the parts being less than the whole.

not bad player ^ 9 < not bad team

That is the nerdiest thing I have written in years.

Isiah Thomas said...

re: Christmas shopping.

1) Thanksgiving is a bastard holiday now that doesn't get its due. That sucks.

2) Any store with Christmas decorations up by Halloween needs to be ball dipped.

3) No shopping for me. If you can't buy it on the internets you don't need it.

Martin VanNostrand said...

EB - do you consider Plax or Keshawn decent?

Isiah Thomas said...

Regulators.....MOUNT UP She had it coming.

El Padrino said...

sad lion story

ToddPacker said...

Actually Tem, I think the formula would be the sum of "not bad player, less than not bad team:

Σ not bad players < not bad team

I just trumped your nerdieness

ebntx said...

yea i do

El Padrino said...

gangsta bitch

temwr said...

It would be TP, I don't know how to type the Sigma though.

Isiah Thomas said...

they could make a ton selling those lions, duh. Some american zoo, maybe boston would pay $5 mil just to talk to them about it.

Isiah Thomas said...

we had our first sigma drop!

ToddPacker said...

i can drop some pi also:

π

Martin VanNostrand said...

EB I just sent you the trade proposal.

Spaceman Spiff said...

gonna eat some pumpkin π tomorrow

Isiah Thomas said...

"babe lets watch these dvd's I rented"

"you don't have any good ones"

"I've got Murderball"

"whats that"

"guys in wheelchairs playing rugby or something"

"that sounds dumb"

"I'm gonna watch it"

"You just wanna laugh at guys in wheelchairs, I know you"

I love my girl.

Isiah Thomas said...

plax for a D isn't a fair deal, I'll veto that shit

Spaceman Spiff said...

SG article, warning warning: appears in the MAG

ToddPacker said...

I'll wait for the LOV running diary

Isiah Thomas said...

key for Denver, I hated on that and voted nay

ebntx said...

tks martin

Isiah Thomas said...

"are you really not gonna watch this"

"I don't wanna watch retards"

God bless this woman.

temwr said...

SG Mag column running diary:

1:00pm - Topic KG should have went crazy by now...umm duh.

1:01 - SG is mad that KG is acting like a professional. TFB.

1:02 - SG says Twolves suck...umm duh again. So far Column = Twolves.

1:04 - SG reveals that girley shirley still emails him stuff. This might be the most interesting part of this article.

1:05 - To paraphrase: "mmmm, KG, I love your cock." -SG

1:06 - 6 minutes of my life I will never get back.

Isiah Thomas said...

Jamal Mashburn AND Allan Houston on NBA Fastbreak.

Uh ESPN that's an "or" question, not "and".

Isiah Thomas said...

good work Tem, I didn't read that last SG article you diaried and won't read this one now. No need.

Spaceman Spiff said...

trap game of the week Bengals -3 against Browns

Martin VanNostrand said...

EB - Zeke says he will veto Keyshawn for and D. Decline my proposal and I'll hit you with a new one. I'll sweeten the deal. I'll throw in Dallas Clark and the Tampa Bay D as well.

ebntx said...

i'll take clark but i can do without the tb d.

El Padrino said...

murderball was cool
when that guy went to coach the canada team it was like a rocky plot or something
or mighty ducks

ToddPacker said...

tem

you doing god's work when you do the running diary on the SG articles ...thanks for saving me the trouble of reading his crap


Hi Bill

ToddPacker said...

i heard that murderball was cool...that dude is always on Jim Rome...i think he has a man-crush on him

temwr said...

This week was especially rough.

Martin VanNostrand said...

EB - You can cut the Bucs D after the trade if you don't want them.

Isiah Thomas said...

I wanna watch it she doesn't.

Spaceman Spiff said...

SP kind of disappointed me this week:
"I feel the tap on my shoulder midway through the first quarter, after LaDainian Tomlinson runs for his 23rd touchdown of the year, and my NBC boss, David Neal, in the viewing room at Rockefeller Center, says to me: "Peter, get LaDainian on the phone after the game. Ask him how it feels to be inhuman."

temwr said...

My girl rented CLick and You Me and Dupree (or whatever). I told her I was mildly interested in them.

temwr said...

I'd watch Click but the video store has reviews and the one for Click says:

"really makes you think about your priorities."


To that I say "no thanks."

temwr said...

SP and SG are mailing it in for the holliday. TMQ probably mailed it in too...I haven't read him in 3 weeks.

THE CHAMP. said...

RE: the dude on ESPN.

Don Cherry is the man. I know hockey is pretty much unknown in the US but growing up in detroit with no cable one of the few channels that came in good was CBC. Don Cherry said some of the funniest things i've ever heard on TV. He would never last here in the US because the friggin FCC would ban him.

I'm hoping IAM can back me up on this.

El Padrino said...

my blog is updated with 3 nfl oix for TW

El Padrino said...

pix!!

El Padrino said...

click was awful
dont do it tem

temwr said...

OK work is over today. I will avoid Click.

temwr said...

I hope everyone has good thanksgivings and what nots.

Spaceman Spiff said...

any more angels fans here? just picked up gary matthews jr.

The Rev said...

It was a total mail in by SG.

Stiggy said...

It makes me sad that Will Smith hates me. I guess I'll be avoiding his films, seeing as he doesn't trust teachers. Bastard.

El Padrino said...

boycotting is a poweful but effective strategy Stigg...good girl

El Padrino said...

aiight tem
gobble gobble

Martin VanNostrand said...

Stig I believe the phrase is "He hate me."

A Happy Thanksgivnizing to the crew.

Peace.

ToddPacker said...

Don Cherry is great...


I'm out fellas and girl...

Have a great Thanksgiving...eat a ton and watch a lot of football.

THE CHAMP. said...

screw all of you. hope you get the short end of the wishbone.


(just didn't want it to get too sappy in here)

whocares said...

I'm stuck at work for another 2 and a half hours. Let's see if I can go the full 150 minuted without doing a shred of work.

Staaaaarrttiiiiiing........NOW!!!

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

I believe in ya WhoCares, you can do it.

I'm playing "Eye Of The Tiger" for ya in the office.

El Padrino said...

i'm here til six, my life is miserable

anonymous said...

all of you leaving for the day can kiss my ass. here til 730. AND friday. sweet!

bryan.. don cherry.. i support your comments.

i love tem (in the most platonic way) for doing those diaries. i clicked the link, scanned the first paragraph.. came back here to roll through comments... hoping, wishing.. and then Tem comes through large and in charge for us.

i dont care how many players we get offered, we cant trade Tem to another FFL Blog. he provides a key component here...

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The Rev said...

Yeah, I'm in til 6 too.

I'm having a late lunch now though. I jut did a shitload of stuff from 10:30 to now.

anonymous said...

Re: the movie Click...

this fat worker chick with a mustache at blockbuster told me that she loved it. i didnt ask.

i was renting 2 unrelated, non-comedies and she asks me if i'd seen it. no, i say..

oh, well theres this one part that was like really hiliarious... he freezes his boss and then like farts in his face.. and then he unpauses him.. and the boss is like "oh man it smells like shit!". or something like that.

then i beat her to death with her own register drawer, checked the movies out myself, and left.

so, no, i dont think too highly of Click based on viewing the trailer, and then the PWT's recco.

anonymous said...

further proof that DS is the worlds absolutely largest db EVAR.. i mean, this takes the effing cake, second place is the only option left, cause he's got #1 status on LOCKDOWN.. mind you, this is actually on his page...

"Thanksgiving: What are YOU Thankful For?"

aaaaaaaaahahahahaha
are you freaking kidding me?!??

wow. just wow.

El Padrino said...

i'm thankful i dont read his garbage blog

anonymous said...

yeah, every time i go there to check on something like that.. he never fails to come up big.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Me too. I'm here till fiver. then, I'll be on at home too. My life sucks.

Spaceman Spiff said...

blogger needs to shut shanoff down

ebntx said...

here to 5pm cst, then off until mon.

ebntx said...

so, rev how do feel about garcia starting? did you prefer feely?

anonymous said...

or mike mcmahon?

anonymous said...

and btw, i hope everyone gets to watch (and root against) the hapless Lions tomorrow.

i hope Joey Blue Skies rips the shit out of detroit. and i hope he throws to whoever Dre Bly is covering as well.

ebntx said...

iam, i think you and the rest of michigan has earned the right to adopt a new team as their own. i hear the cards could use some fans, you know they are on that 1 game win streak after beating the lio...oh, nevermind.

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JFreak said...

So rev...I feel I haven't trash talked enough for the upcoming matchup between our teams. So...I'll forecast that Manning gets 3 TDs, and generally lights up your secondary.

Someone asked what the capacity of Lucas Oil Stadium is gonna be. I think it's around 75,000. The only thing I don't like about the construction is that in the Dome, we had a huge noise advantage, and I'm just not sure if it will be the same in a normal stadium. Of course, the RCA Dome is only 57,000...so that extra 20,000 people will probably pick up the slack.

whocares said...

I just need Mike Furrey to come up big. He's on my fantasy team.

Yes, you read that right. Mike Furrey is starting on my fantasy squad.... I'm in last place at the moment.

ebntx said...

this is a man dedicated to his work



ebntx said...

whocares, it seems like a trade could be good for your squad.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Carrie Underwood got hot

El Padrino said...

the midwest aliens are in full force, with the parade tomorrow and xmas shopping i cant even walk anywhere

anonymous said...

wow

ebntx said...

i've gotten a little headstart on the clothes tightening process today. someone brought in some krispy kremes for the few of us that came in and i have put away 4 of the bad boys and still have 2.5 hours to go.

The Rev said...

I felt confident enough to speak for men everywhere and comment on the People website about that Carrie Underwood pic.

I put our link in the comment, but it's not there.

whocares said...

How many years before the Underwood sex tape? I'm saying five. I'm praying for less than two.

ebntx said...

i like that you added "rev" on your comment. makes the statement more credible.

The Rev said...

I just saw a bunch of women saying "Oh, she should be in the nice white dress. She doesn't have to dress naughty to be beautiful."

I needed to step up and say BULLSHIT!

That outfit on the right was so hot, I think it needs to be mandated that she dress like that at all times.

In fact, the president oughta step in and sign a bill saying that.

The Rev said...

When is that trade gonna go through in FF?

I wanna swoop down and pick up one of those guys EB is dropping.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Wouldn't a tape be awesome, but she's a country singer, they don't usually get mixed up in that stuff. But we can always dream.

ebntx said...

i have accepted trade already. who you going after?

anonymous said...

hey, we didnt think whitney would go cracked out.. carrie has potential, no matter how small it is.

think of a 16 yr old britney fresh on the scene. did you think she'd be such a huge skank? (wait.. terrible example)

The Rev said...

I need a QB after McNabb bit the dust.

After you accept, then the commish has to let it through, or it goes through after a day or two automatically.

I would think with games tomorrow going on, that trade should be pushed through right away.

Spaceman Spiff said...

"13 times the legal limit for a bus driver"

shouldnt the limit for a childres bus driver be 0? i dont think the normal rules apply while on duty

anonymous said...

this is a whoTF...

Angels sign Gary Matthews Jr. for $50 million. The 32-year-old Matthews, who still must pass a physical, is coming off a breakout season in which he batted .313 with 19 homers and 79 RBIs and played stellar defense for the Rangers.

Prior to last season, Matthews was a career .249 hitter who had played for six teams in seven major-league seasons.

--wow, can u say 'contract year'? this guy will suck 10x worse than Beltran did after he signed with the mets. simply not worth it.

those are some kick ass numbers though.. .313, 19, 79. well thats almost as good as the absolute worst player on the Tigers. way to go buddy!

Spaceman Spiff said...

the market is inflated thanks to the cubs and dodgers. angels desperately needed a CF.

anonymous said...

im harboring alot of bitterness and resentment right now, knowing that im stuck here for another 3 damn hours.

and seeing everybody else around me leave early doesnt help matters.

haterade is flowing from my pours.

The Rev said...

His father was a better player.

I loved the old Sarge!

anonymous said...

they need a better farm system.

Spaceman Spiff said...

supposedly they have a top 5 farm system, havent seen the results though. howie kendrick did good, but has no power. mcpherson(minor league POY) was bust and injury prone, brandon wood(top 5 prospect) came up and went down so they ruined his trade value, they didnt wanna give him up and now that he has shown nothing, angels cant use him in a trade. bill stoneman is getting annoying

Spaceman Spiff said...

*top 5 prospect at position

whocares said...

Matthews Jr. must've gone to the Brady Anderson "make it so obvious you're on roids that no one will question it" academy. He'll be back below the Mendoza line in no time...

JFreak said...

I remember when Matthews Jr. sucked so hard as a Cub.

And Rev, I'll put the trade through, just because you asked nicely.

El Padrino said...

hey Beltran had a counceback second year, he's comfortable now.

NY is different than KC or Houston

JFreak said...

I just looked at the settings for the FFL and apparently I can't push a trade through. It has to be given the two day waiting period.

Spaceman Spiff said...

does the heat +10.5 cover tonight against the spurs in san antonio. the heat have fallen off to be that much of a dog

El Padrino said...

why do cleaning ladies think they can talk to me

stay away belinda, just take out my trash bitch

El Padrino said...

Heat w/o Shaq? may not cover
gun to head I would say yes they would

El Padrino said...

cleaning lady is talking to me again
why? what gives her the right?

The Rev said...

Damn, that sucks!

Guess I'll just have to start David Carr.

The Rev said...

I take it cleaning lady is not hot?

If she were hot, I wouldn't mind it one bit.

ebntx said...

elp, apparently you have talked to her before to know her first name.

trust me, the cleaning people are good to make friends with. they know everything that is going on in the office. if they feel comfortable enough to talk to you, chances are they would let you know if someone else is talking about you.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Well fallas/fellets i'm otta here have a great holiday.


Enjoy the bikinis :)

El Padrino said...

cleaning ladies are never hot

El Padrino said...

and if they are, then they have a penis so stay away

The Rev said...

Juan Pierre to the Dodgers

The Dodgers just got a little more dangerous.

The Rev said...

I disagree ElP.

Granted, most are not hot, but I used to know one who cleaned the radio station I worked at three years ago who was smokin hot.

And she dated one of my co-workers. He confirmed a lack of penis there.

Everytime she came in to clean the place, the guys who were working late came out to talk to her while she was working.

El Padrino said...

rare rev, rare

like a blue diamond rare

The Rev said...

This is pure genius!

The Rev said...

Oh, she was a latino gem, ElP. She was a gem.

Spaceman Spiff said...

rev, that is older than the milk in my fridge.

Spaceman Spiff said...

*the pierre news

The Rev said...

Well I missed it.

Sue me.

El Padrino said...

it's latina's rev

a latino would be a man

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