Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Practice?

Condo Update: I am supposed to be out of my apartment on the 28th. I do not want to go over because my landlords are a-holes. Finance guy is saying that escrow will close on the 28th. Which is a Saturday. Which means it will close on the second. Which is Monday. Which means I won't be able to move big stuff until the next Saturday AND I have to figure out where to put my stuff and where to sleep for two days. Awesome.

So Terry Porter got fired. You could see that coming from a mile away. This was just a bad fit from the jump; the Suns are full of veterans and Porter is a coach that likes to be a hard-ass and yell and practice a lot. Turns out, a locker room full of veterans don't really like that. So who's to blame for this 29 (soon to be 30( and 23 mess? Stephen Douglas Kerr. He's calling the shots. He wanted them to play a half-court game and focus on defense. He ran Dantony out of town. He replaced him with a coach that was a bad fit. I think those moves are worse than any trades he's made. Speaking of trades, I think the trades he's made have been ok, he just makes them during the season so everyone is basically learning how to play with each other. Last season, they really started to put it together with Shaq for about the last 15 games. And I think trading dead wood for Jason Richardson was actually a good move. I think he can play that uptempo style and thrive in it, like Joe Johnson did. They just need a coach that knows when to push the pace and when to pull it back and play a half court set.

NBA Trade: The Hornets send Tyson Chandler to the Thunder for Joe Smith and Chris Wilcox. The Hornets also get DeVon Hardin, who was a late 2nd round pick. So yeah, the Hornets are really feeling the recession apparently. This is a cost-cutting trade. Wilcox and Smith will help them stay afloat where they are (in that 5-8 spot), but that's about it. If Chandler can play more and play better when he does play, then the Thunder could come out looking good on this deal.

Oh yeah, and some guy in New York had a press conference yesterday about steroids. Yawn.

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tem said...

"Finance guy is saying that escrow will close on the 28th."

i am surprised this can't be moved up for you.

not sure who you are buying the place from, but they might work out a deal where you can move in early. might cost a couple dollars, but probably not as much as storage for a week.

tem said...

lucy lui looks mildly retarded.

El Padrino said...

suns whupped that trick last night

El Padrino said...

zachary thinks because obama is president he can punch white people in the jaw during a sanctioned basketball game

Beth said...

Canseco wants an apology.

And you know what, he probably deserves one.

tem said...

canseco is a saint.

El Padrino said...

canseco is the man

El Padrino said...

the whistle blowers lies come true

El Padrino said...

great knick game, garden was rocking, i shoulda snatched up those tickets

tem said...

cnn.com wants us to know that rihanna isn't the only chick that gets beat.

tem said...

snatch is a good word.

El Padrino said...

i want the other 104 names

El Padrino said...

and i want them now

El Padrino said...

california sucks

El Padrino said...

and foreclosures will be on hold, the messiah is passing another bill to help the poor keep thier homes

El Padrino said...

no more hummer or pt cruisers

El Padrino said...

GM needs another 10.6 billion

El Padrino said...

hey dad can i borrow 10g's

sure son

(three months later)

hey dad can I borrow 3.6 million

El Padrino said...

gm might have to claim bankruptcy
that is going to be a disaster

El Padrino said...

no really the sunds whupped that trick

tem said...

"i want the other 104 names"

axe canseco, he seems to be the only one who knows.

tem said...

US auto companies are terrible.

They make good products, but their costs are just out of control compared to their competitors.

tem said...

i'm not sure it is ever a good idea to give someone you lay off 90% of their pay.

the deal with unions is soooo bad.

El Padrino said...

beth word is with griff that he would be offered a coaching spot if A) he gets hurt and cant play or b) next year

makes sense, his dad lives there, daughter plays AAU bball there and his house/mansion is in orlando

isnt that where the bravos spring train?

El Padrino said...

"They make good products, but their costs are just out of control compared to their competitors."

great piece on how much money and time they spend with NASCAR outside the lines Sunday am

El Padrino said...

nascar could suffer tremendously because of it

tem said...

yeah this is not going to end well for NASCAR.

tem said...

they get a ton of money / resources from the manufacturers.

tem said...

i missed that damn PBS special yesterday, didn't get home from work until about 7:20 and had to go workout at 7:30.

El Padrino said...

funny insightful read on Vick

El Padrino said...

"had to go workout at 7:30."

HAD TO?

tem said...

that's when class started. so if i wanted to go, that's when i had to go.

tem said...

wow, fox sports says the lions take mark sanchez with the first pick.

Beth said...

"isnt that where the bravos spring train?"

Yep, they train at the Disney sports complex. But interesting take on the coaching angle, I hadn't heard that.

In today's AJC, for the first time a columnist wrote an article saying he thinks this may not be a good idea, signing Griffey.

Beth said...

"wow, fox sports says the lions take mark sanchez with the first pick."

You know, there's been a bit of talk about taking Stafford with the 1st pick. But I've watched him a lot over the last 3 years and while he may turn into a good pro QB, no way is he a #1 overall pick.

Not that I really think Sanchez is either though.

Blue said...

moving day yipee

tem said...

where is blue moving to?

tem said...

neither stafford or sanchez are worth a #1.

but with the way ryan played and how the falcons did, the lions will take a QB.

El Padrino said...

"In today's AJC, for the first time a columnist wrote an article saying he thinks this may not be a good idea, signing Griffey."

i read that, ajc guys dont like talking bad about thier teams no matter what

*from what i've read recently

Beth said...

Yeah, you're right EP. The only guy who likes to do that is Terrance Moore.

El Padrino said...

Furman Bisher ripped the Georgia AD a little today on the coaching search

El Padrino said...

i enjoyed that one

Blue said...

"where is blue moving to?"

maybe seattle

Blue said...

GM filing bankruptcy will not be a disaster. Just like if the investment banks had filed bankruptcy it wouldn't have been a disaster.


your face is a disaster.

El Padrino said...

"WAR: Obama OKs 17,000 more troops for Afghanistan... "

i like where obama's head is at

El Padrino said...

"GM filing bankruptcy will not be a disaster. Just like if the investment banks had filed bankruptcy it wouldn't have been a disaster.


your face is a disaster."

disappointed in this comment blue, letting Lehman fail was an absolute catastrophe, more detrimental than saving it would have been, especially after rescuing bear with that ridiculous jp morgan takeover

El Padrino said...

"maybe seattle"

bring an umbrella

Blue said...

no, no, no.

The only way to create change and fix the system is to allow companies to fail.

it's like pulling off a bandaid, it hurts at first, but then the hurt goes away and you don't have a bandaid on anymore.

Blue said...

instead you get a mess

El Padrino said...

"it's like pulling off a bandaid, it hurts at first, but then the hurt goes away and you don't have a bandaid on anymore."

i disagree, large firms like that are tied in to over 200 companies, maybe more (not including unregualted hedge funds)

through loans, derivitives, financing deals, IPO's, research dept's, etc.

ton of shit

government bailed out AIG because of this specific reason, if AIG went under 100 other companies would have too

Blue said...

i heard a guy the other day say "i can't believe i'm saying this, but i like GW's stimulus bill better than Obama's. At least I got some cash out of that deal"

it made me smile

El Padrino said...

"instead you get a mess"

unrelated i think you let GM fail, but that means chyrsler has to fail too, then maybe ford so not sure if that's the way to go

Blue said...

well, agree to disagree

Beth said...

"Furman Bisher ripped the Georgia AD a little today on the coaching search"

I quit reading Furman Bisher years ago. Dude is way too senile for me. (wadr to him cause I know he's considered a legend)

El Padrino said...

" I quit reading Furman Bisher years ago. Dude is way too senile for me. (wadr to him cause I know he's considered a legend)"

ahh, furman's ok once in awhile
today's article is quite funny

Blue said...

Ford, GM and Chrysler are all shit.

the only way to fix them is to make them file bankruptcy or it will be business as usual.

Ford won't go under.

And the company's won't go away, neither will demand, so there'll always be room for other automakers to pop up and take over those spot.

El Padrino said...

suck it buckeye fans!

tem said...

"maybe seattle"

maybe ohio, but you are not moving either place today.

Blue said...

no, just an office move to a new building that sucks balls

tem said...

i'm down with letting all this shit fail.

El Padrino said...

stafford article in Freep about possibly being a lion

tem said...

"no, just an office move to a new building that sucks balls"

aren't you president? why'd you OK the move?

do you get a nice window office?

Blue said...

"aren't you president? why'd you OK the move?

do you get a nice window office"

we got jobbed. the owner of the company built a multiunit monstrosity of townhomes that he hasn't been able to sell, so we're moving in there to save him money.

I get an awesome office in the basement with a window so i can see people's feet go by during the day. oh, and no cell service in the basement, which means, nobody can call me.

El Padrino said...

blue we ere just talking about this the other day, solar panels

El Padrino said...

"I get an awesome office in the basement with a window so i can see people's feet go by during the day. oh, and no cell service in the basement, which means, nobody can call me."

sounds like someone is not president

Blue said...

accounting folk always get the dungeon unless you're the CFO.

marketing peeps need all the natural light and inspiration and blah blah blah fuck that.

Blue said...

the CEO's official reason was "you have the biggest team, and the basement had the largest space to accomodate everyone in one area."

gee thanks

El Padrino said...

great guy

El Padrino said...

townhouses though?

like with kitchens and shit

Blue said...

yep, full kitchens. My office has it's own bathroom with a full shower and everything.

the CFO went out and bought 2 $600 set of pots and pans so we can "cook" i guess.

Meiz said...

I had a solid BM this morning. Yay.

Keith S said...

"Did Keith check out Nicole S's giant nip?"

Yes. It looked much better in my head

Keith S said...

"suck it buckeye fans!"

The Wolverines drew an average of about 108,500 for their seven home games last season.


That averages out to about 54,250 per home win. That might be a record

Keith S said...

TCS prize pack arrived.

Keith S said...

temgagement envelope was hilarity

tem said...

"and no cell service in the basement, which means, nobody can call me."

put the phone by the window.

tem said...

"accounting folk always get the dungeon unless you're the CFO."

tem has a decent enough office.

with a picture of ducks.

tem said...

"so we're moving in there to save him money."

what happened to your old space?

tem said...

"temgagement envelope was hilarity"

you were only supposed to open that in case of a temgagement.

Keith S said...

So?

Keith S said...

Why do you think I opened it?

El Padrino said...

"the CFO went out and bought 2 $600 set of pots and pans so we can "cook" i guess."

wow, odd

Beth said...

"temgagement envelope was hilarity"

I think this needs to be scanned and posted for general LOV viewing.

tem said...

"Why do you think I opened it?"

fair enough.

Keith S said...

"I think this needs to be scanned and posted for general LOV viewing."


It wasn't the main envelope. Just a small envelope inside. The outside of it said "in case of temgagement", and inside was a folded piece of paper with "YOUR DUMB" printed on it

El Padrino said...

tem has humor

El Padrino said...

i get the feeling tem wishes temgagement never happened

tem said...

"i get the feeling tem wishes temgagement never happened"

it depends on when you ask me.

Blue said...

"what happened to your old space?"

lease is running out

Blue said...

plus we ran out of space.

Keith S said...

Good thing you moved from the old office. Sounds like too much exercise there

El Padrino said...

unfortunate last name

Keith S said...

911 tape of the lady getting mauled by the chimp is kind of hilarity. The 911 operator has no clue what's going on

El Padrino said...

csfil keef

El Padrino said...

"Police asked the woman if she had been drinking. She said, "OK officer, I'll tell you the truth, yes I have been." The officer noted that her speech was slow and slurred."

something tells me they would have figured that out honey!

oh man this article is hilarious

Keith S said...

"csfil keef"

If she was still going to school there I probably would think it was her

Keith S said...

Oops

El Padrino said...

i think i'm gonna run my blog wif like 4 or 5 entires a day

El Padrino said...

i read a ton of shit on the web and i like to pass it along at times

spaceman spiff said...

are the rockets shady as fuck trying to trade mcgrady or did they not know he needs MICROFRACTURE surgery. doesnt that mean he'll be out next season too.

tem said...

mcgrady is dun forever.

he'll never recover right.

Beth said...

temgagement envelope is hilarity.

spaceman spiff said...

true that, terry cousins aint getting traded

Keith S said...

lull

El Padrino said...

they had to know spiff

tem said...

HUNGRY

Keith S said...

eat

El Padrino said...

shit

El Padrino said...

repeat

spaceman spiff said...

i have a suite beer glass that says
drink
pee
repeat

Keith S said...

Place is hoppin

Meiz said...

Welcome to February

Keith S said...

deke would have made them

El Padrino said...

hey i carried the mornin what more do you want

Keith S said...

Noone said hey EP, make more comments

Keith S said...

The pork dry rub does look good, though

El Padrino said...

"The pork dry rub does look good, though"

do it

Keith S said...

I will

Meiz said...

Deke is not a very good free throw shooter.

spaceman spiff said...

deke isnt, but is meiz or andy? then you might be decent

El Padrino said...

Why is NASA getting 1.3 billion?

Keith S said...

To pay jug's severance package

El Padrino said...

chart on the stimulus bill

Keith S said...

The chimp, who was known to walk around town, sometimes without a leash, also liked to surf on the Internet and was able to change the TV channel with a remote, according to a Stamford Advocate article. The paper also reported that Travis watered plants, was able to feed hay to his owner's horses, ate at a table with the rest of the family and sometimes drank wine from a stemmed glass.



That's redonk

JFreak said...

Obama's Revenge

tem said...

jug is a billionaire now.

spaceman spiff said...

"That's redonk"

damn, more functional than some humans

El Padrino said...

That's *meiz

*fized

spaceman spiff said...

i think the chimp gets more done

Meiz said...

Anthony Johnson sucks

tem said...

"chart on the stimulus bill"

or the damn thing can just say "Pork" 100%.

Keith S said...

mize thinks the chimp was an overachiever

tem said...

the chimp didn't decapitate anyone, so i don't know what makes him special.

Meiz said...

The chimp was a drinker. That makes him special.

El Padrino said...

is this racist?, no, stop it

JFreak said...

There are a lot of stupid people out there.

Meiz said...

That seems pretty racist

El Padrino said...

really meiz, have you read the chimp story?

tem said...

"is this racist?, no, stop it"

no that is not racist.

blue is racist.

Meiz said...

Yes, I know about the chimp.

And sadly, I'd have to agree with Sharpton. What does the chimp have to do with the stimulus bill?

El Padrino said...

"What does the chimp have to do with the stimulus bill?"

it's a play on two current events, the economy/stimulus bill and the hand eating chimp

tem said...

plus there are no black politicians.

Meiz said...

I really dislike pregnant women.

Meiz said...

"it's a play on two current events, the economy/stimulus bill and the hand eating chimp"

And it was very poorly executed.

El Padrino said...

"And it was very poorly executed."

so was your face

Meiz said...

So was that cartoon

tem said...

apology accepted.

JFreak said...

huge high school basketbrawl

tem said...

that brawl is awesome.

makes the pacers brawl look like a walk in the park.

JFreak said...

The fans start fighting at the 2 minute mark.

El Padrino said...

just saw it myself, great one

tem said...

i'm gonna watch that video about 10 times in a row.

there is so much going on. there will be a player steamrolling another player in the middle of the court, but off on the side someone is coldcocking someone who wasn't even looking.

El Padrino said...

spiff you hearing these shaq to LA rumors?

impossible right?

i do hear them though

Meiz said...

"lucy lui looks mildly retarded."


I hate you now

tem said...

apology accepted.

El Padrino said...

"A&E has greenlit a reality series featuring early '90s R&B sensation M.C. Hammer. "

hammer is back!

spaceman spiff said...

tem did say 'mildly'

El Padrino said...

tem under armour is a great stock

spaceman spiff said...

"spiff you hearing these shaq to LA rumors?

impossible right?

i do hear them though"

in a trade? he makes 20 mil, impossible

spaceman spiff said...

if it was during free agency, kobe would have to say he wanted him, 5% chance of that happening, 0% if kobe doesnt have his own ring by then also

Meiz said...

"tem under armour is a great stock"


Man, could you imagine if you got in with them on the ground floor?

You'd be a fuckin' millionaire.

El Padrino said...

"Also, Chad Ford mentioned Shaq to the Lakers and I’ve heard that this is gaining some real steam in LA…we’ll touch on that later tonight."

El Padrino said...

"Man, could you imagine if you got in with them on the ground floor?

You'd be a fuckin' millionaire."

i know, kick myself evryday bout it

apple too

Meiz said...

You were too young to invest in Apple

tem said...

he could use your time masheen

El Padrino said...

"You were too young to invest in Apple"

idiot, apple was like $16 in 2004, since then has gone as high as $188 and split 2 for 1

that's retirement son.

El Padrino said...

deke dont go to a tea party if you cant talk tea

Meiz said...

"idiot, apple was like $16 in 2004"


I was thinking in the '90s, fucktard.

Meiz said...

I'll teabag you, shortstack.

El Padrino said...

"I was thinking in the '90s, fucktard."

i wasnt chin nuts

Meiz said...

Did you really have enough dough to buy enough shares at $16 a pop, so you could be retired?

El Padrino said...

"Did you really have enough dough to buy enough shares at $16 a pop, so you could be retired?"

retired no, but i could put it in a retirement account

but 10K turnin into 235K is fucking suite

El Padrino said...

10K<<<<<<<<<235K

El Padrino said...

math lesson of the day

tem said...

tem does not have 10k to spend on UA shares.

Meiz said...

Yeah, but I don't see a 24 year old kid having 10K to invest

tem said...

did anyone mention "the Celtics sent guard Sam Cassell and cash to the Sacramento Kings for a second-round pick in the 2015 draft."

tem said...

well el pad is a rich dude, so maybe he did.

El Padrino said...

"Yeah, but I don't see a 24 year old kid having 10K to invest"

i did, worked on wall street since i'm 19, had no rent to pay until i was 26

at one point i had over 30K

El Padrino said...

just never saw the ipod coming

i mean mac's were never that popular, who knew

i did make money on aapl options but that was only a couple of hundred dollars

El Padrino said...

trading options was the fun-est

Keith S said...

"plus there are no black politicians."

Made me laugh

Keith S said...

""A&E has greenlit a reality series featuring early '90s R&B sensation M.C. Hammer. "

hammer is back!"


Heard something about this on the radio the other day. I think Vanilla Ice is also involved

Keith S said...

"at one point i had over 30K"

Then you met the barber

tem said...

i got it all mixed up and thought i was supposed to acquire debt, not cash.

Keith S said...

"huge high school basketbrawl"


Note to self...

Keith S said...

"I'll teabag you, shortstack."

Shortstack is hilarity

Meiz said...

"Then you met the barber"


Man, 30K on haircuts. That a lot.

Keith S said...

Maybe he bought $30k in platform shoes

spaceman spiff said...

hideous bitch of the day

Keith S said...

spiff is linking way too many of those lately

spaceman spiff said...

"freak under armour is a great sock"

*fized

tem said...

he figures if he had to look at it, then we should.


misery loves company.

tem said...

didn't el pad deal drugs or something back in the day?

tem said...

or he was a pimp with FL trailer trash as his stable?

tem said...

or both.

Meiz said...

yes

tem said...

indeed

tem said...

ok

tem said...

old

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