Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tanks Giving.

Alright, the day before Thanksgiving. I get to leave at 2:30 today. Pretty awesome.

So, the football games tomorrow. Can the match-ups get any worse? Seriously, they need some kind of flex schedule for these Turkey day games. Even if they just swapped opponents this year I'd be happy. Like Detroit and Seattle should play the early game and then we get Dallas and Tennessee. So you'd get a sloppy first game that could be high scoring because both defenses are terrible, and then you get a pretty decent second game. Who's with me on this?

Speaking of the Lions, some dude was on the local rock station this morning and he said he's trying to bring a football team to Los Angeles. Blah, blah, blah, heard it before. This dude, however, wants to bring the Lions to L.A., to which my response was, "Oh Lord, Please God, NO". I want a football team, just not THAT football team. Unless Barry Sanders is coming back. Is Barry Sanders coming back? No? He's not coming back? Ok, I'm going to go back to my previous stance about the Lions coming to L.A.; please God, nooooooooooooooo!

So this McNabb business; it's just crazy. The dude has no one to throw to, Andy Reid calls passing plays on 95% of their downs, and their all-purpose running back is hobbling around on one leg. Oh, and they were also playing against one of the best defenses in the NFL. So, when you throw on virtually every down, and you have a JV receiving corps (or core; I didn't want to go an entire post without a HDH sighting), really, what the hell is the guy supposed to do? A good defense like the Ravens is going to do just what they did; pick you apart. And they almost murdered Kevin Cobb Kolb, he was pretty much worse than McNabb was. You can't be Superman in every game, McNabb is going to have a bad game every now and then.

Damn, it seems I have been defending Philly in almost every post lately, which really pisses me off.

Anyways, if I were the Lions or the Raiders, or better yet, the 49ers GM, I'd say to my owner, "You know what, we're just going to screw up our first round pick anyway, let's see if we can trade it to Philly for McNabb". I could really see him fitting in on the 9ers squad. Their receivers are about as good as the Eagles, they have a beast at Tight-End (who still needs to prove himself, but I think with McNabb he would finally reach his potential) and they have a Westbrook-type back in Gore. Singletary wants to commit to the run, so you don't have an Andy Reid who completely forgets about running the ball during a game. You also have Mike Martz, who some claim is a genius, so he should be able to draw up some plays for McNabb. Screw it, I just read this on ESPN's homepage; Chris Mortensen is reporting that the San Francisco 49ers have offered a first and third round draft pick for Donovan McNabb*. Done and done.

Speaking of rumors, El P, get ready. The hot rumor right now is Lebron to the Knicks. And people are already saying that it's a done deal, even though there's still almost 2 years of basketball to be played. The only holdup is that Lebron wants the team named after himself**.

The strange thing is, I really don't know why the Knicks are holding up this Zebo trade, apparently they're worried about Mobley's heart. He ain't gonna be playing for you in less than two years, and this deal frees up a ton of cap space. Clear the guy and play him 15 minutes a game. You've already got Eddie Curry on your team, who you're actively trying to kill by having him run in Dantony's offense, what are you waiting for? Get the deal done already. ::EDITOR'S NOTE:: This was discussed yesterday and the trade was finalized in the afternoon.

Anyways, back to the Lebron rumor. He's not the only guy rumored to be headed to the NYC. The Knicks are on the hook for $18 mill in 2010/2011, and $0 for 2011-2013. So, basically, they can sign Lebron to a max contract AND STILL be in the running for the other top free agents in a loaded off season (That sound you heard was El P busting a nut in his pants at his computer). Like, let's say Chris Bosh, which there are rumors flying around that that is a done deal too. If they don't get Chris Bosh, there's also Carlos Boozer (he has a player option at the end of this year, so he could be off the market by then, but they could sign him in this coming off season). Dwyane Wade could also opt out of his contract.

There's also plenty of second tier players to fill out the rest of your starters. Like Joe Johnson. Tracy McGrady. Richard Jefferson and Micheal Redd. STEVE NASH (Lately, Dantony has been having dreams every night involving himself in Candy Land, holding hands with Nash and Lebron while they skip alone on a basketball court made of gumdrops***). I'm not saying they're going to get all of those guys, but they'll have a shot at whoever they want to go after. And yeah, Nash is gonna be old by the time he's a free agent, but if they can sign him to a reasonable contract and play him in a time-share with another point guard, that wouldn't be all bad.

There are also plenty of other unrestricted free agents, like Marcus Camby and Brad Miller and Kenyon Martin that they can sign to fill out their bench. The possibilities are endless. And the two contracts that they are committed to for 2010 (Eddie Curry at $11 mill, and Jared Jeffries at almost $7 mill) are both expiring contracts, so, at some point in the season, they could make a trade to some team that just wants to clear cap space. They could have an entirely brand-new team inside of two years. Like a 100%, totally new roster. It's crazy.

And remember, this is an owner that spent $141 million a couple of years ago and is spending pretty close to $100 million this year, so you're looking at a possible $80-100 million to play with in 2010; with Lebron as the figurehead. AND, if you can land him, every single man, woman and child in NYC is going to go out and buy a brand new #23 Lebrons James New York Knicks Lebrons jersey. So, you're going to have truckloads of money showing up to your door just from merchandise sales. And then you can jack up ticket prices. It's a win/win situation. It just sucks for El P that it's two years away. But it's gonna happen. At least that's what everyone is saying. So, it's gotta be true. I read it on the internet, and now, so did you.



*Ok, I made that up. Mort really didn't report that.

**Ok, I made that up too. But it would be funny to see everyone in NYC have to throw out their old Knicks gear then go out and buy new "New York Lebrons" stuff. The guys that walk around the streets of NYC in their Knicks hat, Knicks baseball jersey, Knicks jeans, with their Knicks cellphone and Knicks tattoos would be pissed****. I can only hope that El P is not "one of those people".

***This may or may not be true. Only Dantony really knows, and he's not telling anyone. But, there is another rumor that he is going to insist that Lebron and Nash and whoever else they sign be contractually obligated to grow, groom and maintain a mustache during the season. Everyone in NYC will be growing "Playoff 'staches" in May/June.

****I did not make that up. Last time I was there, in one day I saw like seven guys rockin' that look. And it is super tacky. I really hope El P's closet doesn't look someone ate a Knicks t-shirt and then threw up on his clothes, because that's what those guys look like. It's a disease.

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Beth said...

The Official LOV HDH dictionary

El Padrino said...

I was gonna blast you for defending MCNABB (careful, cant criticize a black qb) but you made up for it with the Knick Erection section of your post

outstanding

El Padrino said...

now you know i dont dress like that

stop it t

El Padrino said...

i have a knick hat, knick b ball shorts and a couple of knick jerseys but i never wear them at the same time

i'm no packer fan

Jugdish said...

As far as naming the team after LeBron, I heard he would settle for The KnickerBronkers.

El Padrino said...

and i was thinking san fran signs Cassel or Kurt Warner

Jugdish said...

11/25 10:17pm - Meiz lost his shirt (+265 bet) on the Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks game

El Padrino said...

Lebron to the knicks is a foregone conclusion though. And like T said we'll have room for more, which is fucking exciting.

It hasn't sucked watching them this year yet so dont feel bad for me. Feel bad for me when Charles Smith blew three straight layups in Game 7 vs Indiana in 1995. Feel bad for me when Starks went 2-18 in the Finals against Houston. Feel bad for me when Isiah Thomas and Larry Brown decided to create a soap opera. I'm good now. I can see the light.

Jugdish said...

As far as naming the team after LeBron, I heard he would settle for The KnickerBronkers.


My mistake, it was LeKnickerBronkers.

El Padrino said...

Plus I have the Giants.

El Padrino said...

I heard it would be the Bronks

El Padrino said...

the Jay Z / Lebron love bothers me a bit though

Jugdish said...

Isn't he the Nets guy?

El Padrino said...

yeah, that's what worries me

but it seems as if the Brooklyn thing aint gonna happen

Jugdish said...

I bet Kevin Durant wishes he would have stayed at Texas another year.

El Padrino said...

alot of people eat out thanksgiving
ima do that one year

Jugdish said...

Warren Sapp took 2nd place in Dancing with the Stars? Just heard that on the radio.

Jugdish said...

Thanksgiving is a big going to the movies day down here.

El Padrino said...

wish i could leave at 230

tem said...

"Kevin Cobb"

this is HDH.

tem said...

really good post.

tem said...

Sapp was a dancing machine or something. The old folks here loved watching him on that show.

They would always say how amazed they were that he could move that well and be that big.

I read romance novels said...

nice work T

I read romance novels said...

I could never eat out on thanksgiving. too much good food made at home.

tem said...

i'd only eat out for thanksgiving if some famous chef was cooking it, like Paula Dean, her food is awesome.

tem said...

is she a chef? whatever she is i'd eat her thankgiving food.

blue said...

how do you know that she's an awesome cook?

blue said...

that's like saying rachel ray is an awesome cook.

you don't know, her food could suck ass, it's not like she has a restaurant you can go to and try.

emeril, that's what i'm talking about.

blue said...

I hit my 3-line CFB parlay yesterday and am now the centsports LoV gambling leader.

tem said...

"how do you know that she's an awesome cook?"

she has a restaurant in savannah and was at it cooking one weekend and i was there for it.

her sons cooked some of the food too.

blue said...

i've almost made it to a dollar

tem said...

of course i never saw her actually cooking, so maybe it was some mexican microwaving everything, but the promotion was that it was going to be paula and her kids cooking the food.

tem said...

"I hit my 3-line CFB parlay yesterday and am now the centsports LoV gambling leader."

only because i made dumb bets and lost yesterday.

today will be the worst for me.

blue said...

"she has a restaurant in savannah and was at it cooking one weekend and i was there for it.

her sons cooked some of the food too"

touché

I read romance novels said...

I never understood how Rachel Ray could be so thick but have such small titties.

blue said...

i also hit my 2 line parlay on the knicks game last night...sorry ep

Jugdish said...

today will be the worst for me.

I saw your 5 game soccer parlay

blue said...

"I never understood how Rachel Ray could be so thick but have such small titties"

giada stole them

I read romance novels said...

Steph Curry held scoreless in 30 point win

some quotes are hilarity, they doubled the guy all night.

"We had to play against an NBA player tonight," Patsos explained. "Anybody else ever hold him scoreless? I'm a history major. They're going to remember that we held him scoreless or we lost by 30?"

Tyler said...

Kevin Kolb, my bad.

Hey, so, A.J. Feeley is still collecting checks from the Eagles? Shocking.

tem said...

i don't even know what games i bet on for soccer.

I read romance novels said...
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blue said...

ngaf is quitter talk

Tyler said...

And I know you don't dress like that El P, but you know the kind of guy I'm talking about. I just couldn't resist making the joke.

Jugdish said...

idgaf1877@yahoo.com



done

tem said...

they should have triple teamed curry, that might have helped.

Jugdish said...

i don't even know what games i bet on for soccer.



apparently most of them. I bet on one game today. The nice thing about those is the play during the day.

blue said...

always take the points in soccer, never give the points

blue said...

says the guy who didn't bet on soccer

tem said...

i think i bet on everything but golf today.

i am trying the freak strategy of just betting on everything.

tem said...

in soccer i bet money lines...i think.

tem said...

one was +1000

i had to put 1 cent on that.

blue said...

parlays are hard to hit but when you do, they're glorious


kinda like italian women

El Padrino said...

"I could never eat out on thanksgiving. too much good food made at home."


food snob

El Padrino said...

And I know you don't dress like that El P, but you know the kind of guy I'm talking about. I just couldn't resist making the joke.

::pounding chest, closed fist, peace sign in your general direction::

El Padrino said...

"parlays are hard to hit but when you do, they're glorious"

tell me about it

blue said...

do you think starbucks will be open in the morning?

El Padrino said...

Paula Deen loves better.

I read romance novels said...

thanks jug and tem

blue said...

that was a real email address

blue said...

then i apologize for my ngaf comment

tem said...

she loves butter too.

tem said...

jug probably beat me to the punch and added another crony.

that fucker.

Jugdish said...

I just bet a nice turkey day parlay.

Jugdish said...

jug probably beat me to the punch and added another crony.



that I did...

I read romance novels said...

fmz likes to watch that Barefoot Contessa show on Food Network.

she kept wondering why they'd show "Ina Garten", she thought it stood for "in the garden" or something. (NS)

I finally told her, "Ummmm, that's the chicks name"

hilarity always ensues.

El Padrino said...

yeah i meant butter

blue said...

that chick lives in the hamptons, she's almost as rich as EP

I read romance novels said...

no lines for CBB?

El Padrino said...

hilarity at fmzeke

tem said...

CBB lines show up later for some reason.

blue said...

cbb started?

tem said...

yep. ND beat Texas in a good game yesterday.

tem said...

Ohio State did not cover against Bowling Green.

tem said...

and some other things happened.

Jugdish said...

Ohio State did not cover against Bowling Green.



Ohio State has not been the same since that old guy stopped playing for them.

blue said...

"Ohio State has not been the same since that old guy stopped playing for them."

Jim Jackson?

tem said...

No, older than him.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

One of my buddies hit something like a 5 line(I think) parlay on Thanksgiving in Vegas a couple years ago.

blue said...

ok pecos

El Padrino said...

"One of my buddies hit something like a 5 line(I think) parlay on Thanksgiving in Vegas a couple years ago."

Most likely 4, no more than 4 on most books.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"Most likely 4, no more than 4 on most books."

Ok. He won it on that 60yd Ron Dayne rumble, If you remember that.

I read romance novels said...

Ok. He won it on that 60yd Ron Dayne rumble, If you remember that.


that was when he was on the bronco's, set up the GW FG I think

tem said...

i hit a 4 parlay on the website.

tem said...

i "won" like 30 cents.

blue said...

"that was when he was on the bronco's, set up the GW FG I think"

in OT

El Padrino said...

gollum doesnt know what a sled is

calls it a slide

El Padrino said...

somebody punch me in the face 30 times

Jugdish said...

somebody punch me in the face 30 times


just punch him in the face 30 times.

I read romance novels said...

gollum is russian right?

call him a bella-russian, should piss him off.

Jugdish said...

When I lived in NH people there called winter hats toboggans.

blue said...

not tooks?

I read romance novels said...

best we can do for 30 cyber punches to the face

Jugdish said...

Here they call them sock caps. I've never heard tooks before.

JFreak said...

zeke is being very risky with his first ten cents.

I read romance novels said...

do you get another .10 if you lose it all?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"gollum is russian right?"


Polish

JFreak said...

I am unsure.

I read romance novels said...

call gollum white russian and tell us his reaction.

blue said...

"do you get another .10 if you lose it all?"

yes, even if you drop below .10 they give you another dime the next day

I read romance novels said...

Chelsea to win at home is worth .10.

I read romance novels said...

Five Guys burgers for lunch in T-minus soon.

JFreak said...

ep and keith didn't get mo' money.

El Padrino said...

"that was when he was on the bronco's, set up the GW FG I think"

in OT"

mike shanahan is baby puke, grub worms and chum all together as one smelly disgusting mass of a pee-on

blue said...

"ep and keith didn't get mo' money"

did they miss the big Dime on the homepage when they logged in again?

El Padrino said...

outstanding zeke

El Padrino said...

"did they miss the big Dime on the homepage when they logged in again?"

I can't do it, if i keep that up and do well i'll end up getting back into it for real......

Hi, my name is Anthony and I'm a degenrate gambler.

HI ANTHONY.

JFreak said...

EP, doesn't some of the blame have to go to you for picking the Broncos?

If they were that bad, why didn't you know?

blue said...

btw-

the media is starting to turn on jay cutler for being immature in his press conferences.

El Padrino said...

"EP, doesn't some of the blame have to go to you for picking the Broncos?"

No. It was either that or Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Raiders are fucking awful. Do you agree?

tem said...

"When I lived in NH people there called winter hats toboggans."

i live where a toboggan is either a hat or a sled.

tem said...

"do you get another .10 if you lose it all?"

my buddy says yes.

he is on his 3rd free 10 cents

blue said...

"i live where a toboggan is either a hat or a sled."

how do you know which is which

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Who wants to sell me some old games they don't play anymore?

blue said...

i have a Sorry game you can have

El Padrino said...

and the reasoning for not taking pittsburgh was 1) bad weather game anything can happen, 2) broncos off a good road win and had the hapless raiders at home who they always beat

El Padrino said...

"Who wants to sell me some old games they don't play anymore?"

should have told me earlier, sold about 10 games on ebay already

El Padrino said...

and one of them was the greatest game I ever played

Call of Duty 3

El Padrino said...

i gotta cop the new one

Jugdish said...

how do you know which is which


Easy...a toboggan is a sled, a hat is not

blue said...

broncos hardly ever sweep the raiders in a season

El Padrino said...

if london fletcher is out that would be very bad for the skins

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"should have told me earlier, sold about 10 games on ebay already"

Earlier like when? 4 montha go?

blue said...

"Easy...a toboggan is a sled, a hat is not"

i guess if you tried to sled on a toboggan hat and that didn't work, you'd know you had the other kind of toboggan.

El Padrino said...

"broncos hardly ever sweep the raiders in a season"

when's the last time they lost at home to them?

and you loved the pick so dont do this

El Padrino said...

Earlier like when? 4 montha go?

3 weeks ago i sold the last ones i had

2 months ago i sold old ps2 and regualr xbox games

blue said...

2004 after they had beaten them 31-3 in Oakland

blue said...

also in 2002, they lost both games to the raiders

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"2 months ago i sold old ps2 and regualr xbox games"

360, kid. 360.

Jugdish said...

i guess if you tried to sled on a toboggan hat and that didn't work, you'd know you had the other kind of toboggan.


true...process of elimination. You would also look very strange with a sled on your head.

blue said...

rev could probably fit a sled on his head

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

a toboggan is not a sled

blue said...

"a toboggan is not a sled"

huh?

this sounds like crazy talk

El Padrino said...

"360, kid. 360."

pay attention
i sold 360 games 2 weeks ago

blue said...

meiz is too poor to pay attention

Jugdish said...

a toboggan is not a sled


fixed

El Padrino said...

Sources: Browns QB Quinn out rest of year

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"pay attention
i sold 360 games 2 weeks ago"


Your mother is 2 weeks ago.

El Padrino said...

texans/Jags monday nighter

yuck

El Padrino said...

"Your mother is 2 weeks ago."

::blank stare::

blue said...

toboggan is not a sled

only in da yooper language

blue said...

i forget that meiz is a fucking yooper

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

A toboggan is a toboggan, a sled is a little plastic sled, in WI vernacular

Jugdish said...

Chelsea is getting their ass kicked.

Jugdish said...

I normally wear my toboggan when I go sledding on my toboggan.

blue said...

" in WI vernacular"

fucking yoopers

El Padrino said...

al qaeda wants to fuck with the subways

blue said...

as long as al queda doesn't stop the $5 footlong deal, i'm ok with them messing with subway

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"fucking yoopers"

I resent that remark. Yoopers are from the U.P.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

a toboggan is still something that you slide down a snowy hill on.

blue said...

technically meiz is correct,

but he's a closet yooper

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"but he's a closet yooper"

NFW

Keith S said...

We didn't need math to tell us this. We could have axed Magic

Keith S said...

"al qaeda wants to fuck with the subways"

As long as they stay away from the Quiznos

Keith S said...

alot of people eat out thanksgiving
ima do that one year

I'm going here for Thanksgiving

Keith S said...

On this day in 1978...

The Houston Oilers' rookie running back Earl Campbell rushed for 100 yards in a game for the seventh time, tying an NFL single-season rookie record

spaceman spiff said...

"how do you know that she's an awesome cook?"

stick of butter per dish, guaranteed awesomeness

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"As long as they stay away from the Quiznos"


Our Quiznos closed. It was poorly run.

spaceman spiff said...

"I never understood how Rachel Ray could be so thick but have such small titties."

because she's fat, if she was the size she is supposed to be, her tits would be more proportional

Jugdish said...

I'm going here for Thanksgiving


Go with the New York steak keef

El Padrino said...

"I'm going here for Thanksgiving"

ok jug

Keith S said...

""do you get another .10 if you lose it all?"

yes, even if you drop below .10 they give you another dime the next day"


::blank stare::

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"because she's fat, if she was the size she is supposed to be, her tits would be more proportional"


I still want to have familiar relations with her.

blue said...

110 for thanksgiving dinner seems a little steep

Keith S said...

"Go with the New York steak keef"

I will stick with the turkey

Keith S said...

"110 for thanksgiving dinner seems a little steep"

It's not bad for 6 people. And we don't have to cook it or clean up the mess.

Jugdish said...

I am on a college coach like recruiting trip for cronies today.

spaceman spiff said...

just got a work email from a customer service chick telling us theres pastries in the kitchen, the title is 'happy thankgiving day'. i think she's serious

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"I am on a college coach like recruiting trip for cronies today."


I'd do that, but I have approximately 1 friend that regularly checks his email, and would actually participate.

Jugdish said...

Who cares...go get the pastries

Keith S said...

It would be a whole lot better if there were pasties in the kitchen

Jugdish said...

I'd do that, but I have approximately 1 friend that regularly checks his email, and would actually participate.


I just got Deluxe to sign up

El Padrino said...

"just got a work email from a customer service chick telling us theres pastries in the kitchen, the title is 'happy thankgiving day'. i think she's serious"

do work son

Keith S said...

Go get the pastries. Get the pastries

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"I just got Deluxe to sign up"


I'm gonna start stealing your cronies, then.

Keith S said...

I don't think John Glenn will sign up

Jugdish said...

My brother said there might be a way to add other people's cronies as your own, but we haven't figured it out yet.

Keith S said...

LeBron won't go to the Dicks. He'll stay in Cleveland.

Jugdish said...

or go overseas

Keith S said...

mize
Have you bumped up your FNBA offer to a 3 for 2 yet?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

tem, Vanilla Sky is a hacker. Why wasn't I notified?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"mize
Have you bumped up your FNBA offer to a 3 for 2 yet?"

Not a bad idea

Jugdish said...

he almost got away too

Keith S said...

Is UPS open on Friday, mize?

Beth said...

"Is UPS open on Friday, mize?"

He wouldn't know, he doesn't work for UPS.

Keith S said...

More dangerous highways

Keith S said...

"He wouldn't know, he doesn't work for UPS."

I know. But it's still funny axing him.

Beth said...

RE: dangerous highways

I drive right by the 3rd one listed every day going back and forth to work. It's a mess.

Beth said...

"I know. But it's still funny axing him."

Oh I know, and it's still funny making fun of his indignation over the whole thing, which is what I was doing. :-)

Keith S said...

beth doesn't take MARTA?

El Padrino said...

cross-bronx is awful

Keith S said...

Should have been #1

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

The eagle has landed!

Keith S said...

We've landed on the moon?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I am less than satisfied with Dell's packaging job, and UPS's handling. My shit better work flawlessly.

Beth said...

"beth doesn't take MARTA?"

God no, I don't have a death wish.

blue said...

dell is an awful company

blue said...

i expect your 360 to break in about 3 months, just because it came from Dell

Keith S said...

"I am less than satisfied with Dell's packaging job, and UPS's handling."

I'm shocked. SHOCKED!

Keith S said...

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