Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rigger, please.

The NBA is rigged? Really?!

Personally, I love the fact that Stephen A wrote a column about how the NBA's "dream season" has basically been ruined/tainted by this. Seeing someone put it into words just makes it more real and more satisfying. The NBA got exactly what they desired, but wouldn't admit, then they got taken out back behind the woodshed and got blindsided & pummeled. Yeah man, the truth can hurt like a bitch. (Just ask your girlfriends.) It's much better to just manipulate a series or two and be able to get those dream matchups instead. The NBA is dead to me. Sadly, most pro sports are becoming this way.

In general, I used to care but I don't think I can anymore. At least not in the same way I did when I was kid, that's fo' sho'. Oh sure, I still watch and still love rooting for my favorite teams.. but my love and devotion to sports has waned in my later years. (Yes, I'm so world weary at the ripe old age of 28). Basically, I can understand why non-sports fans think sports are such a joke. Why would anyone care about this stuff anyway? I started packing up some of my shit and throwing other things out, cause I'm moving to Nashville in a couple weeks, and inevitably I ran across some sports related memorabilia. To be honest, alot of that shit was not hard to chuck. I was no longer sentimental. Even though the stuff was cool and I still liked the items, I look at them and see lies. I see false hope. I see something that I once thought was pure and I see it dirty and with spots like the detergent couldn't warsh it. Yes, this may be slightly overdramatic, get over it. Those are the feelings that come to mind when I think of sports now. I finally admit that I see it for what it truly is and has always been.. a business. Not that this is breaking news or anything, but it's the moment where you have to finally explain to the kid in you that all the stuff you once believed in is fake. Like the Easter Bunny or Jesus or Mohammed. Some might say part of this could be due to "growing up". Some could attribute this to the disgusting display of cheating in EVERY FREAKIN SPORT and therefore, being jaded is a natural reaction. So far we haven't found cheating in hockey, so I'm still holding out hope. More false hope, cause judging from some calls in the Cup Finals I wouldn't be surprised. Really dough, you are either super badass or super juiced when you can take a slapshot to the face and come back 5 minutes later (See: Playoff hockey).
I think I have a love/hate relationship with everything. In this instance, I love the sports but hate the business/ownership. I think this applies to most things in my life. It's a strange way to process thoughts. I am a little off, but in a good way.


The fact that so many sports have cheating and fixing was pretty much inevitable. With that much money floating around, someone who isn't getting in on the action will eventually find a way to get themselves in on it. Doesn't matter who it is, what sport it is or what the steps are to get there (roids) people will go to those lengths to get what they want. Some get caught, most won't.

I feel like Mitch Albom. God I hate Mitch Albom. But he is even more dramatic than this. He is like this times 30. I could amp it up, but I will choose to take it down a notch. Sports and cheating.. whoopdeedoo! Like I said, not like this is surprising, it's just sad. I like to think of these things from a historical perspective. How are the current moments going to reflect in history? I think you acquire a better insight to the role of certain circumstances and then they don't seem so bad once you view them in the big picture. You can frame them and they basically seem necessary. Whether it be cheating in sports, CEOs stealing massive amounts of money or a black/female El Presidente, things need to happen. Eventually. So while Tim Donaghy is the scape goat, somebody had to do it. Somebody had to take down the machine. We just didn't want to admit it and then be forced to watch it.

So to you I say goodbye, purity. Thanks for the moments that we shared.

-Just for good measure.. PooHoles got hurt. Lick scroat, Weazy.. wherever you are.

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blue said...

you're moving to nashville? are you going to be a country music star?

El Padrino said...

i like how david stern ignores all of this with the standard "he's a convicted felon"

El Padrino said...

cheating sucks

El Padrino said...

baseball used to pure
then danny almonte came along and fucked everything up

little spic bastard

blue said...

yeah, this explains why the nuggets never make it out of the first round, it was rigged.

iamsupportiveofyourhabits said...

i hope to meet Carrie's underwear like STAT.

El Padrino said...

good luck on the nashville thing but i dont think they have decent pizza there

blue said...

"then danny almonte came along and fucked everything up'

yeah, he was a major 'roid dealer

blue said...

you can hang with MVN, he lives in the 'ville

El Padrino said...

nashville = look up Martin Van Nostrand

El Padrino said...

that was weird

El Padrino said...

MVN could hook up a sweet Temeducation





RIP MVN

iamsupportiveofyourhabits said...

never trust the spic'kles. you always have to walk around and make sure they finished the hedging & trimming.

iamsupportiveofyourhabits said...

MVN also plays the guitar musak, so a hookup might be in order.

El Padrino said...

Pats cheating
NBA playoffs are rigged
*Roids in baseball

sad

*Roids everywhere actually....

El Padrino said...

all troofs

tem said...

i've always wanted to go to nashville.

i doubt iam would say the same.

why the fuck are you moving there?

El Padrino said...

sports are important and so are rivalries, see

paula pierce has a vagina said...

gasol and odom are straight up dominating, layin nuts


s

paula pierce has a vagina said...

the best LA could do was david cook? for the first game at home?

iamsupportiveofyourhabits said...

i am hoping to get into songwriting/recording studio work.

been there twice recently, nashville is beautiful. plus the nightlife seems cool

paula pierce has a vagina said...

chris sheridan refers to ray allen as a superstar in his latest shit. he has lost his last 1% of credibility

El Padrino said...

nashville is the music city so you should find work easily

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"i am hoping to get into songwriting/recording studio work.

been there twice recently, nashville is beautiful. plus the nightlife seems cool"


Who are you??!??!??

El Padrino said...

nashville

El Padrino said...

or as Juve once said "Cashville"

wody (sp)

El Padrino said...

only 2.3% asian so that's a plus

(no offense spiff, i'm sure your a cool non filthy chain-smoking immigrant who doesnt live 12 to an apartment, carry shit in red bags and blow snot rockets whilst walking down the street)

El Padrino said...

"For every 100 females there were 93.8 males."

that's 6.2 for you big man

get some

blue said...

yeah, Nashville > Detroit probably

El Padrino said...

also you can take advantage of fun fares

iamsupportiveofyourhabits said...

later homies, meeting time.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Fuckin' bored

El Padrino said...

2002, Game 6
Kings/Lakers

that stings

El Padrino said...

if your a King fan

blue said...

"2002, Game 6
Kings/Lakers

that stings"


that was one of the most bullshit games ever from an officiating standpoint. it's the one that a lot of conspiracy theorists point to. That's too easy Donaghy

paula pierce has a vagina said...

haha, fucking kings fans , poor bastards, not that i GAF

paula pierce has a vagina said...

EP, wft was spike doing at the game last night. he wasnt there just to be there, he was up and clapping and shit, getting hyped

blue said...

even spike lee has abandoned the Knicks

blue said...

maybe Clint Eastwood sent Spike his tickets

paula pierce has a vagina said...

i wonder if anyone at the game told spike to shut his face

paula pierce has a vagina said...

fried chicken sounds good right now

paula pierce has a vagina said...

with some red rooster

paula pierce has a vagina said...

i am in a 'win game 4 tickets' sweepstakes, i wonder how thatll turn out

paula pierce has a vagina said...

the machine left some DNA on the celtics' face

paula pierce has a vagina said...

i hope garnett keeps shooting jumpers and doesnt do that thing where he goes right around gasol and dunks, unless he wants to miss the dunk like last night

paula pierce has a vagina said...

whats that marv albert saying where someone dunks and then marv says 'with _______ !"

paula pierce has a vagina said...

something along the lines of 'with authority!" but i think he uses a different word

paula pierce has a vagina said...

carrying this bitch to newer

paula pierce has a vagina said...

not

paula pierce has a vagina said...

pierce is a fucking pussy

El Padrino said...

authority

El Padrino said...

Spike is a basketball fan.
It's not hard to go to a finals game and get involved in the game.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

oh, it was authority, alrighty then

El Padrino said...

marv is the best

paula pierce has a vagina said...

but what does he do, root for the home team? or hope both teams score every time?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Old balls is in here complaining about a mailbox key he asked for and received on time. On top of that he sonds like he's trying to snake out of a $450 bill.

Fucking old people.

blue said...

as a knicks fan, my guess is spike hates the celtics

blue said...

"On top of that he sonds like he's trying to snake out of a $450 bill. "

send him to collections...H will set him straight

El Padrino said...

I dont know, my two guesses are:

1) he roots for Kobe because he's the best player in the game

or

2) he supports the Eastern conference and roots for the C's

I can't question his Knick love. Dude bleeds blue and orange. And when MJ played he was always at the Finals.

blue said...

He was at the finals as Mars Blackmon though, to support MJ.

blue said...

kobe admitted last night, that he does not have Laker flags on his car.

the cholos from riverside are pissed.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

riverside is dump

isiah thomas said...

the best LA could do was david cook? for the first game at home?

I made a comment about this last night. Who is that guy? I turned it on right at the end of the anthem and I thought he was a homeless guy.

NS

blue said...

he's the guy who won american idol this year

tem said...

someone needs to write a how to book for "how to pick up waitresses."

and not TJW. someone else needs to write the book.

isiah thomas said...

excellent post FH, I ♥ Wednesday posts.

tem said...

"i am hoping to get into songwriting/recording studio work.

been there twice recently, nashville is beautiful. plus the nightlife seems cool"


ns??? minor wft there.

blue said...

H should move to Nashville

tem said...

if anyone was to move to nashville i figured it would be me.

tem said...

for now i am just assuming the nashville stuff is 100% joke.

tem said...

i am putting it in the NFW category.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

hopefully there is some absolute garbage singing the anthem for game 4 and game 5. if i was anyone notable at all, i would back out if i had to go after david cook

tem said...

"riverside is dump"


bayside > riverside

paula pierce has a vagina said...

eltardo's theme of today's article(if he posts one) will probably be:
the celtics played like absolute shit, pierce and garnet had spectacularly awful games, rondo was hurt and the celtics STILL could have won. he'll also mention something about no one expecting it to be a sweep anyways. hemight mention how ray allen has his shot back so the lakers in trouble. small chance he moentions that SH does anal.

tem said...

flea sings game 4.

tem said...

he never talks about SH now that they are getting a divorce.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"he never talks about SH now that they are getting a divorce."

hilarious

blue said...

he never mentions SH because she ♥s kobe

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"he never mentions SH because she ♥s kobe's dick in her ass"


*fixed

blue said...

i figured that was assumed

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I'm giving Billy Hall a spin today. Can't play Atkins against Lincecum

El Padrino said...

spiff dead on

blue said...

"spiff dead on"


we don't just call him spiffg for grins

tem said...

yeah, needless to say that is exactly what his article is going to say later.

it is nice of him to give us a heads up.

blue said...

of course he will forget to mention that Gasol and Odom played like pussies last night, candace parker would have been a better option.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

"yeah, needless to say that is exactly what his article is going to say later."


bullshit, you said it will have no mention of SH, whilst EP says it will

blue said...

spiffg is going to mention SH now, just to spite Tem

paula pierce has a vagina said...

gasol cant help it, its his spanish DNA, he looks like he's trying though with those put backs and such, he just needs to decide that he's gonna go one direction and then just move, stop faking, jab stepping, triple threat positioning, flailing.

odom can help it, he's from NY gotdamnit, we all know what that means. i would blame it on his dead baby but he was like this the whole time

paula pierce has a vagina said...

eltardo will also continue to mention that he is absolutely terrified of kobe and yesterday's game is why. dont know why he keeps pressing this point every article, does he think he's giving respekt and kobe will read it and go easy on the celtics?

El Padrino said...

dont blame ny
he was ruined whilst playing for the clippers

blue said...

rick reilly is trying to tell me not to root for Tiger.


fuck you rick reilly, i'm rooting for tiger now.

blue said...

"he was ruined whilst playing for the clippers"


jim harrick

rhode island

death of odom

paula pierce has a vagina said...

maybe because he started eating shitty pizza once he left NY

blue said...

"he is absolutely terrified of kobe"

because SH enjoys the kobe plowing

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

golf picks

blue said...

jim harrick also ruined the brothers o'bannon. maybe he ruins leftys

paula pierce has a vagina said...

phil jackson needs to splice pulp fiction into the next game tape video session and include the quote "let's not start sucking each other's dicks just yet, gentleman" and then look directly at sasha

tem said...

"spiffg is going to mention SH now, just to spite Tem"

i hope he does and i hope it happens for no apparent reason.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Tiger's finna miss the cut this week.

tem said...

the aftermath of the kobe/sasha pic that has been up on espn all day is definitely kobe telling sasha to never touch him again.

blue said...

I think that's D.Fish isn't it

tem said...

rick reilly is a dipshit.

always has been.

i am rooting for sergio.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

thats fisher not kobe

tem said...

"I think that's D.Fish isn't it"

maybe, i can't tell them black folk apart.

blue said...

"i am rooting for sergio."

you know you don't speak spanish

blue said...

"Tiger's finna miss the cut this week"

not at Torrey Pines

blue said...

Poo Holes calf injury is a scam...he watched paul pierce and so he decided to pull the same stunt

paula pierce has a vagina said...

"maybe, i can't tell them black folk apart."

if blitler can, you should be able to

tem said...

Torrey Pines is a stripper name.

tem said...

"if blitler can, you should be able to"

well he has first hand kobe experience. kobe visits his town on occasion.

0% chance kobe has ever been in west virginia. or columbus.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

poo holes to the DL with a herpes calf

tem said...

if poo holes whole career is derailed by this injury i will laugh in weazy's general direction.

El Padrino said...

spiff's on his "A" game today

El Padrino said...

"maybe because he started eating shitty pizza once he left NY"

highly likely

Keith S said...

"Tiger's finna miss the cut this week."

He's not in my GOLF PICKS!

El Padrino said...

We have a hedge fund named Torrey Pines.

Keith S said...

On this day in 1978...

Rookie golfer Nancy Lopez won the LPGA Championship with a 13-under-par 275, six shots better than her closest competitor. She burst onto the golf scene this year and won nine tournaments, including a record five in a row.

El Padrino said...

but for real sasha is a queer

Keith S said...

ep knows queers

Keith S said...

I learnt way more about flowers last night than any guy should ever know

Keith S said...

I wish I wouldn't have posted that right after my previous comment

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"not at Torrey Pines"

Bum knee.

tem said...

keith why did you have to go to the flower thing?

you don't get to choose.

blue said...

Tiger Woods has a bad knee? where did you hear this?

Keith S said...

She asked me to go. And I'm an idiot.

blue said...

Tiger still makes the cut...finishes top 10

Keith S said...

No way top 10

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"Tiger still makes the cut...finishes top 10"

I just have a bad feeling this week

tem said...

"She asked me to go."

you asked her to go camping.

"And I'm an idiot."

ah, there's the reason.

El Padrino said...

deke- i added my nugget to the NWA post

who do you want me to write about before Bomani takes the mic?

blue said...

you guys are forgetting he's Tiger freakin' Woods

El Padrino said...

ugh, flowers

fuckign awful

Keith S said...

"you guys are forgetting he's Tiger freakin' Woods"

How'd he do last time he took off 2 months before the Open? And he was healthy then.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"who do you want me to write about before Bomani takes the mic?"

NWA. He's doing NWA also.

Keith S said...

We don't have to pay him, do we?

blue said...

he won

Keith S said...

"he won"

Does "won" mean the same things as "missed cut"?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"We don't have to pay him, do we?"

Nope. I told him it doesn't need to be top quality as one of our credos is to keep it D-.

blue said...

this will be his Willis Reed/Paul Pierce/Kirk Gibson moment.

tiger limps up 18 on sunday, crowd cheering wildly, he stands over a 17 foot putt knowing that if he sinks it, he's the US Open champion...you know the rest of this story, putt goes in, fist pump, crowd goes wild, sportscenter features it for the next 13 years

blue said...

and rick reilly wants me to root against that, stupid fucker

blue said...

king felix is dealing again today...looks like he finally got out of his shitfunk

blue said...

now if only his team didn't suck

Keith S said...

Reilly > SG

Keith S said...

But only because SG only talks about Boston

blue said...

"Reilly > SG"

that bar's not too high

isiah thomas said...

We don't have to pay him, do we?

Deke is giving him a blumpkin in lieu of monetary payment.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

No dice, Blue. He'll win the British & the PGA, though.

blue said...

deke is a non-believer

El Padrino said...

deke you must of missed what i said

I said "i added my nugget to the NWA post "

then said

now, who do you want me to write about before Bomani takes the mic.

isiah thomas said...

non-believers you can check yo self - I run shaheed and the brothers abstract.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Don't get me wrong, I always root for Tiger. I just think he's in for a bad week. I don't even think he played an 18 hole round of golf until this week.

blue said...

did you believe in kirk gibson?

did you believe in Willis Reed?

did you believe in Paul Pierce?


that's why they're champions, they overcome all the non-believers


*paul pierce is included as humor

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"now, who do you want me to write about before Bomani takes the mic."

Bo takes the mic next.

isiah thomas said...

deke is forgetting Rudy T.

Keith S said...

Where was EP this weekend?

blue said...

that's right, what Rudy T, said

blue said...

"Where was EP this weekend?"


more like, "where was H this weekend"

El Padrino said...

ok, bomani is up

blue said...

that's his town

El Padrino said...

after that i will introduce tem to a little group called A Tribe Called Quest

tem said...

_______ this retard.

tem said...

tem has heard of NWA and A Tribe Called Quest.

tem could not name a single song either of these groups did.

when do i get a 2 live Crew lesson? i liked 2 live Crew.

isiah thomas said...

isiah thomas said...
non-believers you can check yo self - I run shaheed and the brothers abstract.

June 11, 2008 2:20 PM

El Padrino said...
after that i will introduce tem to a little group called A Tribe Called Quest

June 11, 2008 2:27 PM

Keith S said...

Why do you need a lesson for 2LC if you liked them?

tem said...

for the same reason you take easy courses in college.

sometimes you just want to coast through a course and get some credit.

tem said...

also it will make me feel a bit less we todd did.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"deke is forgetting Rudy T."

huh?

tem said...

also, chances are very good that my WV experience with 2LC differs greatly from someone not from WV's experience.

i might find out that all of my prior notions about 2LC were wrong.

isiah thomas said...

come on deke, pull your head out of your ass.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"after that i will introduce tem to a little group called A Tribe Called Quest"

Can't wait for some Tribe.

Keith S said...

"for the same reason you take easy courses in college."

Who does this?




(S)

Beth said...

"someone needs to write a how to book for "how to pick up waitresses." and not TJW. someone else needs to write the book."

I could write that book Tem, but from the waitress' viewpoint.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I still don't get the Rudy T comment

blue said...

Rudy T:

"never underestimate the _____ of a ____ion"

I'll let deke fill in the rest

El Padrino said...

i caught your ref zeke
actually you reminded me to do Quest before WU-TANG

El Padrino said...

Quest, WU, BIG, Mobb Deep is my wheelhouse

isiah thomas said...

I could write that book Tem, but from the waitress' viewpoint.

Would that be a book or just a listing of prices?

20$ tip gets you a ZJ
25$ tip gets you a HJ
etc

El Padrino said...

i will not do a 2 live crew post

El Padrino said...

"Figgins is on track to rejoin the Angels for their weekend series against the Atlanta Braves."

color me cautious

blue said...

2LiveCrew was not very influential other than they fought the explicit lyrics fight

isiah thomas said...

love me some Tribe.

I act like their last album never happened.

El Padrino said...

we gotta go back a bit tho zeke
i mean we cant sit here with a straight face and talk about rap without posting about Eric B and Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, krs one, ETC.

AND A LITTLE GANGSTARR WOULDN'T HURT NOBODY

El Padrino said...

include Nas on my wheelhouse list

i misremember alot

blue said...

east coast was weak

El Padrino said...

"I act like their last album never happened."

ditto.

El Padrino said...

"east coast was weak"

i dont want to do this today
just not up to it

paula pierce has a vagina said...

furcal out at least 2 more weeks

blue said...

it's just my preference, but most of the east coast rap gave me a collective yawn...probably because I didn't live on the east coast though, so they weren't as popular

tem said...

"I could write that book Tem, but from the waitress' viewpoint."

fire it up beth. i need some tips.

haha tips, it is waitress humor. haha.

isiah thomas said...

we gotta go back a bit tho zeke
i mean we cant sit here with a straight face and talk about rap without posting about Eric B and Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, krs one, ETC.

AND A LITTLE GANGSTARR WOULDN'T HURT NOBODY

see my comments on LOM, i-2-i with you.

paula pierce has a vagina said...

mobb sleep

blue said...

the beej got tossed out of the game after he gave up the go ahead run...way to go beej

blue said...

so did the blue jays manager

blue said...

new el tardo is up

blue said...

JJ Putz pitched to one guy and then got lifted? Back to the DL

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"I act like their last album never happened."

I rather enjoy The Love Movement.

El Padrino said...

yea zeke saw those comments

understood.

isiah thomas said...

older

isiah thomas said...

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