By: Tom Fink on: Thursday, June 16, 2011 @12:40 pm
“With a true champion face to face with his darkest hour, he will do whatever it takes to rise above. A man fights, and fights, and then fights some more. Because surrender is death, and death is for pussies. And my ass ain’t no pussy. My ass is a f*cking champion.” – Kenny Powers
With the dust having settled on yet another NBA season and Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers Mark Cuban and the Mavericks returning to Dallas with the Larry O’Brien trophy for the first time in franchise history, it felt appropriate to join in on the collective nationwide beating of the dead horse that is Lebron James and the Miami Heat. And yes, for the record, this year was as close as the Cavs will ever get to a championship of their own in any of our lifetimes. In fact, I suggest that Cleveland throws whatever the opposite of a ticker-tape parade is to dishonor Lebron, because unless the NCAA ignores the used car lot over at Ohio State, it is going to be a while before anyone is celebrating another champion in the Plum City or the rest of the state for that matter. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Monday, June 13, 2011 @1:50 pm
Jet, I can almost remember their funny faces. That time you told them that you were going to be marrying soon. And Jet, I thought the only lonely face was on the moon! -Paul McCartney & Wings
I love me some Jason Terry! There were doubters. Doubters day in and day outers. There were words bandied abouters. Like my main man Jimmy Conway always says, “No, no, no, no, no. You insulted him a little bit. You got a little bit out of order yourself.” But Jason Terry had the last word. Mark Cuban: “The media was killing him: ‘He can’t perform in the playoffs. He’s not clutch in the playoffs. He’s too this, he’s too that.’ He shoved it up everybody’s ass.” Yes he did Mark, yes he did. He shoved it up everybody’s ass by scoring a game-high 27 points in Game 6 after netting 21 points in Game 5. You know what that makes boys and girls? That makes history. Jason Terry just became the first player to score more than 20 points off the bench in each of two consecutive games during an NBA Finals series since Jim King of the San Francisco Warriors did it against the 76ers in Games 3 (28 points) and 4 (23 points) of the 1967 Finals. Manu Ginobili never done did that. Kevin McHale never done did that. Bobby Jones and Freddy Downtown Brown never done did that. The Jet done did.
By: josh q. public on: Thursday, May 12, 2011 @11:19 am
I see the bad moon arising. I see trouble on the way. I see earthquakes and lightnin’. I see bad times today. -Creedence Clearwater Revival
On May 9, 1974, 25-year-old Bruce Springsteen played at the Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge. Although popular with the college crowd in the Northeast, Springsteen was not yet a star. That night, he and the E Street Band opened for Bonnie Raitt. The influential music critic Jon Landau was in the audience. Overwhelmed by what he had heard, Landau wrote, “I saw my rock and roll past flash before my eyes. I saw something else: I saw rock and roll’s future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” Last night, May 12, 2011, the Miami Heat vanquished the mighty mighty Boston Celtics at American Airlines Arena in Miami. Overwhelmed but what I saw, I write, “I saw my basketball past flash before my eyes. I saw something else: I saw basketball’s future and its name is the Miami Heat.” Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @3:48 pm
Watch above as an embarrased Bulls fan takes off his cowboy hat with a quickness when he notices he is on camera. Haven’t we seen this kid before? Doesn’t he look a little something like that guy to your left? And not for nothin’, that reminds of a story that goes a little something like this. One evening, when Karl Malone was on the Lakers, he was wearing a cowboy hat and boots. Now apparently Kobe’s wife took notice of this and asked Karl, “Hey, cowboy, what are you hunting?” To which Karl replied,”I’m hunting for little Mexican girls.” Little Mexican girls. Oh that Karl.
By: josh q. public on: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @2:30 pm
Just cut the stuff, ’til you get enough. ‘Cause we’re rougher than tougher and rougher tougher than tough! -Run DMC
Ok, here we go! Like my main man Popeye always says, “I’ve had all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.” How many times do we have to see it? How many times do we have to see D-Wade flying to the hole? See him death defying to the hole? See him electrifying to the hole? How many time do we have to see Delonte West’s booty call’s son get into the lane? Get into the lane without shame? Again and again? Until he’s drinking champagne? Enough is enough. The Boston Celtics need to get tough. Rough and tough. HR Puffnstuff. Can’t get a little ’cause you cant get enough. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @2:10 pm
(ESPN 8PM ET) I know it’s March Madness, I’m just not feeling it yet. It’s just not revving up my automobiling it yet. It’s just not my cut of vealing it yet. It will be. Just not yet. I want to see just how good the Oklahoma City Thunder are with Kendrick Perkins manning the post. The Thunder obtained Perkins for three reasons. The Thunder obtained Perkins for defense, rebounding, and toughness. That’s right, they got him to do the dirty work. Dirty deeds. Done dirt cheap. The Boston Celtics won a lot with basketball games with Kendrick Perkins doing the dirty work in their line-up. That Boston Celtics starting line-up never lost a playoff series. They did however, lose a Game 7 in the Finals without Kendrick Perkins doing the dirty work in the line-up. What does Perk do in this OKC line-up? What doe he do with this stable of young talent that is led by soon-to-be back-to-back scoring champ Kevin Durant and fellow All-Star Russell Westbrook? We soon shall see. We soon shall see tonight against the scorching Heat. Get your popcorn ready!
By: josh q. public on: Friday, March 4, 2011 @3:27 pm
(ESPN 7PM ET) What a night, what a night! A late December back in ’63 night. A very special time for me night. Double the action. Double your pleasure. Double your fun. First up, it’s the Bulls at Orlando. First up, it’s Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard, strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! Howard has been off the MVP radar for a little there. He ain’t off it no more. This cat has simply been on a tear and was just rewarded by being named the East’s player of the month for February. Derrick Rose who? Next up its the Heat at San Antonio. Next up its the best of the West versus a beast of the East. The Heat have plenty prove. The Spurs don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody. With their last victory, the Spurs tied Magic Johnson’s Lakers for the all-time NBA record with 12 consecutive 50-win seasons. Like my main The Big Fundamental always says, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” Who’s good? Who’s best? Stay tuned! Don’t touch that dial! Get your popcorn ready!
By: josh q. public on: Friday, March 4, 2011 @2:20 pm
Star of the day, who will it be? Your vote will hold the key. It’s up to you. Tell us who, will be star of the day. -Community Auditions
Back by popular demand! Just in case you didn’t know. Maybe you didn’t hear about it, you’ve been away a long time. They didn’t go up there and tell you. They didn’t go up there and tell you the Brass Bonanza Award is given to the week’s biggest loser. Brass Bonanza was the Hartford Whalers fight song. Need I say more? This weeks winners, er losers, are the Miami Heat. Hooray Heat! Read More »
Last July LeBron James made his oft-criticized “Decision” to a nation of NBA fans and casual observers world wide. At the time, most of the ardent NBA fans and followers knew that the ramifications of the “Decision” would have a impact on the league going forward. However, most folks assumed the biggest change would be that the Miami Heat would be a powerhouse team for the next 7 years, and that LeBron and company would have a decent chance at winning a title or two along the way. Now, some 8 months since LeBron introduced the line “I’m taking my talents to South Beach” to the American lexicon, we see the real impact the “decision” made on the NBA. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Friday, February 25, 2011 @11:31 am
My leather so soft. My top so soft. So soft and I go so hard. Bitch I go so hard. -Lil Wayne
Remember when Kevin Durant called out Chris Bosh? Remember after the Heat/Thunder game, Kevin Durant said of Bosh, “There’s a lot of fake tough guys in this league and he’s one of them.” Remember Kevin Durant called Chris Bosh soft? Remember that? Huh? Do ya? Sure you do. Last night, Chris Bosh added new meaning to the word. Last night, midway through the second quarter of the Bulls’ 93-89 win over the Heat, Chris Bosh flopped. He flopped hard. He soared through the air like the Ride of the Valkyries. Had Nietzsche been going to the rack, on seeing Bosh, he would have said, “Fairness is dead. And you have killed it.” That’s not all Bosh killed last night. Last night, Bosh killed his own team. Last night, Bosh made just one of his 18 field-goal attempts in the Heat’s loss at Chicago. Egads! It was the worst percentage by a player taking at least 15 shots since the Warriors’ Tim Hardaway went 0-for-17 in an overtime win at Minnesota on December 27, 1991. You can Big Three me all you want, I’m not biting, unless you’re counting Eddie House.