Friday, April 24, 2009
Let me tell you a little story about the guy selected at #5 -- Mike Junkin.
When I was at Duke, Junkin played linebacker. Duke was one of the worst defensive teams I have ever seen in my 45 years on this earth. Junkin was their defensive "star." He rarely if ever made a sack, or tackle for loss, and he never forced a turnover. Teams routinely scored 45 a game against Duke. So why was Junkin a #1 pick? Well, he was a heady white kid who had good stats (pretty big, pretty fast), but more importantly.........
Junkin averaged like 19 tackles a game. Now I would go to the games and see him get maybe 3 impressive tackles and 5 where he dragged a guy down after a 7-10 yard gain, so I didn't understand how he got his extra 11 tackles a game. The answer? A friend of mine kept the tackle stats at Duke and he was told that any time Junkin got anywhere near a pile to even get a fingernail near the downed offensive player, that was an "assist" for Junkin. A two-man tackle, went down as an unassisted Junkin tackle. So, in other words, Duke just put out completely false information and at least one team (Cleveland) was dumb enough to buy it.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
All three guys are rumored to get picked before #18 -- http://www.nbadraft.net/2009mock_draft but at the very least, their presence in the draft will force someone down closer to the Wolves pick at #18.
Here is one thing I cannot figure out about nbadraft.net -- why in the hell would they have Minnesota selecting Patrick Patterson (PF, 6'8") at #18? We have 4 undersized power forwards (Al, Love, Smith, Gomes) and two guys who could fill that role in a pinch (Cardinal, Madsen). So we have 6 undersized power forwards on the roster. Why in the hell would we pick Patrick Patterson?
The addition of these three guys to the draft also indicates to me that I may win my "Tyler Hansbrough will be picked #29 or later" bet with RKG!!!!!!!
Well, it now appears that German hookers are feeling the impact of the economic downturn. http://news.aol.com/article/german-sex-industry/441881
I think a Euro is less than $2, so the "70E all you can eat, drink and do" Deal for six hours would appear to be a pretty good deal if the women pictured with the article are any fair indicator.
Hey, I am just saying!!!!!!!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
CA was unfortunate to be a right-wing whacko born-again who fielded a "Vermont Just Passed Gay Marriage -- your thoughts?" question from the gay Perez Hilton (Answer: "It is great that we have the right of choice in this country.....but in my country....and my family....marriage is between one man and one woman"). This answer is at least an admirable try, but it misstates the entire premise of the "sanctity of marriage" people -- any gay marriage anywhere harms me irreparably and can never be allowed to stand.
But Arizona? Oh Miss Arizona. Miss Teen South Carolina at least TRIED to answer the question "some people don't have maps...." Miss Arizona's "strategery" when asked HER opinion? It doesn't matter, because it is all a matter of integrity.........and I say that with great conviction.
Please identify for me her position on whether we should have universal health care:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
"You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can't go to anymore, you're driving through downtown Clearwater [Florida] and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife ... I totally understand OJ. I get it."
Hulk obviously fails to remember that O.J. Simpson was wrongfully accused and found not guilty by a jury of his peers. Shocking and distasteful rip at O.J.
Oh, the other thing? About understanding why someone would want to kill his ex-wife. Hulk fell into the Michael Scott-esque trap of believing that if Chris Rock said it in a comedy routine, you can also say it with impunity.
Michael Scott doing Chris Rock at "Diversity Day": http://www.imeem.com/people/DLWxas/music/OM8BHm9r/the-office-michael-scott-does-chris-rockmp3/
Monday, April 06, 2009
I guess the good news for Clippers fans is that he is owed only a measly.........WHAT!?!?!? $33MM over two more years!?!?!
Oh, yeah, and Randolph, Baron Davis and Chris Kaman are owed $120MM total by the Clips.
Baron Davis is signed through the end of Barack Obama's first term (for once, I am not exaggerating -- he is signed through June of 2013).
Friday, April 03, 2009
Unlike California (where you can amend your state constitution by 50.0000000001% vote in a referendum), Iowa requires that two different legislative bodies (elected every two years) vote on and approve constitional amendments.
So, wanna be a gay couple? Move to Iowa.
This, of course, makes for a very difficult decision for many gays. Die or move to Iowa? Don't get married or move to Iowa? Imagine how much better women's softball teams will become. Imagine how much better dressed men on the street of Dubuque will become.
Truly the Field of Dreams.
"Pass the lube, honey, we are entering Iowa."
Binghamton has always stood out in my mind as sort of the crossroads of New York.
You can take the highway north to Syracuse, west to Jamestown Rochester and Buffalo, south to Philly, east and then south down to NYC, east and then north to Albany. If you sales territory were the State of New York, Binghamton would be a nice play to be. But not today.
At least 12 dead, many more injured, gunman committed suicide.
This is a town of less than 50,000 full-time residents, but with a huge student population for its size (the former "SUNY Binghamton" now "Binghamton University" is there).