Thursday, March 23, 2006

We Shall Not Acquiesce!!!

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Not that anyone was watching, but hallelujah the Rockets have won a game in their own division. This was the best opportunity against a sliding Hornets and the boys took care of business. Nice job. Now let’s concentrate on getting more balls in the hopper. Not that he’s made a decision on leaving, but Tyrus Thomas anyone? Perhaps Randy Foye?

--Stats going into Thursday’s games…

--Yao is 16th in scoring at 22 points per. That’s better than guys like Kevin Garnett, Shawn Marion and Shaq. The biggest man has also edged past Elton Brand for 7th in rebounding at 10.3 a game.

--Two players in the top 10 in scoring average are shooting 50% or better…Elton Brand (53%) and Dwyane Wade (50%). D-Wade is shooting a nice 18% (12-68) from beyond the arc. Another fantastic inside the paint scorer who has troubles in 3-point land is Tony Parker who is 7-28 for 25% shooting.

--If you’re keeping track of former Rockets still hanging around. Randy Livingston has landed with Chicago.

--Mild-mannered Tim Duncan is tied for 9th in the league in techs with 8. Dikembe not too far behind with 7. Shockingly ‘Sheed leads everyone with 17 followed by Kobe’s 13.

--After a long run at the top Tyronn Lue has lost his league lead in flagrant fouls to none other than Steve Francis who recently committed number 4. Congratulations Franchise.

--Why the Clips gave up on Chris Wilcox is beyond me? So far, so good for the man dealt to Seattle for Vladimir Radmonovic. In 29.7 minutes a game with the Sonics he’s averaging 14.1 points on 62% shooting to go along with 7.2 rebounds. In his last two games he went for 16 and 19 and then 30 and 14.

--How about Gerald Green’s dunk off of Tony Allen’s backboard pass? The Raptors may not have liked it since it was in the final seconds of a game long decided, but to bad.

--Congratulations to the Nuggets and their fans for setting the Guinness World Record for number of people doing The Twist. Safe to say Denver is ready for the playoffs now.

The Madness

I don’t even know where to start. I’m not surprised LSU beat Duke and it should be a helluva game against UT Saturday afternoon. When West Virginia had the ball down 3 with seconds left I knew it was going to make a 3. I was already conceding overtime. Thankfully Kenton Paulino and crew did not. What a shot. Long ago in the days of Richie Frahm and FP Santangelo I adopted Gonzaga. So UCLA’s closing 11-0 run was one of the most horrific things I’ve ever seen in the tournament. I’m still trying to figure out how that happened. All I know is J.P. Batista choked when all he had to do was give it to Derek Raivio. Adam Morrison and J.J. Redick have been matching each other all season long so I guess it’s fitting their tourneys and collegiate careers end on the same night.

--LSU hasn’t been to a Final Four since 1986. UCLA is in its first regional final since 1997.

--Despite it goes predominantly with four guards, for the season, Villanova averages more rebounds a game than Boston College.

Be A Father…

Father of the Week comes down to these two role models…

Your first candidate comes to us from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Christopher Killion, 31, decided to take a trip by the strip club. Not a bad idea except his toddler son was with him in the car. Oh well, I’m sure the boy can entertain himself in the car while Poppa entertains himself in the club. At least that appears to be daddy dumbass’ reasoning. About 30 minutes after Pops went in, the club manager says a 3 to 4-year-old boy came in looking for his father. Geez, it’s one thing to have your wife come in the club and get you, but if your toddler son is coming in to get your ass out, you have got REAL problems.

Next up we head to Denver, Colorado. Oscar Garcia’s two juvenile sons found themselves in jail after a drug bust. Like any good father Garcia traveled from Texas to Colorado to get his boys out from behind bars. His plan? Sell marijuana, of course. Yeah, daddy already had outstanding warrants in Denver in addition to 50 pounds of pot in his luggage, which can go ahead and be redirected to prison.

Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts

--Will CSI: VY end once the draft is done or are we going to have to watch him get picked apart until he wins a Super Bowl?

--Best news I’ve gotten in an otherwise insignificant week…Stephen Colbert has a book coming out next Fall.


--Let’s take a look at one of Sharon “Surreal Life by ‘08” Stone’s definitions for the word “trauma.” Miss Stone’s version of “trauma” in the New York Daily News, "You date somebody and three months into the relationship you get the flu and he's so furious, he goes to his front-row seats at the basketball game without you because he doesn't want to be with the person who gets the flu. I stopped dating about a year ago, and decided to take some time to heal myself from a variety of traumas, that being one of them."
Yeah, that’s fairly traumatic. How she soldiers on is just beyond me. Thank you Miss Stone for being an inspiration to all of us.

The Oscar worthy duo who brought us the unforgettable Catwoman. Thank you ladies.

--Worry not America. Charlie Sheen isn’t accepting the government’s explanation for what happened on 9/11 so if anyone is going to get the truth about one of the darkest days in American history I’m sure it’ll be Charlie Sheen.

--Perhaps some of you enjoy MTV”s 8th and Ocean. Kelly Aldridge’s (not sure if that’s the sister with the zit problem) imdb.com page lists two credits for her. 8th and Ocean and Tight Teenage Escorts 2. Whaaaa?!?

--Senators in Maryland are arguing over whether to mandate some safety requirements for its little league players. Some of them want the players to wear face masks at the plate and goggles, yes goggles in the field. Unbelievable.

--Are we supposed to be surprised that there’s a double standard and Debbie Lafave had the charges against her dropped? Besides, “thank you Lord” the hot teacher said, “I am a strong Christian woman. I believe that God has a path for me, and this was just a bump in the road.” Being a 25-year-old teacher and having sex with a 14-year-old student while his 15-year-old cousin is driving you around is a “bump in the road?”

--I love Meadow Soprano just as much as the next guy, but c’mon there’s no way she takes down Jamie Pressly in The Nightshift’s Babe Bracket. Jamie not only has her memorable role in Poison Ivy 2 or 3 or whichever, but let's not forget her Playboy pics back in the day, which should have easily elevated her above Meadow. She also carries My Name Is Earl. Simply google image search both and you tell me who should win.


--Pros vs. Joes is pretty worthless, but Man vs. 650 lb. Black Bear has potential. World Animal Studios, Inc. travel around and with the big, bad bear known as Ceasar Jr. and for a small fee you can wrestle Big Winnie. You might be surprised, but PETA has a problem with all of this. Apparently wrestling bears is banned in 20 states, but not Ohio where Studios is located. Lucky us bear wrestling is not illegal in Texas according to my exhaustive research. Let’s get it on!!

--Nursery school teachers in England are changing the words from “Baa Baa Black Sheep” to “Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep” so as not to offend anyone. Wow. Apparently some company over there also changed Humpty Dumpty to end with this, "Humpty Dumpty opened his eyes, falling down was such a surprise, Humpty Dumpty counted to 10, then Humpty Dumpty got up again." What the?

--Big Poppa Pump and Sting on TNA Wrestling?! I’m sure you didn’t see it, but White Sox A.J. Pierzynski has a feud going with Simon Diamond. Simon visited Chicago’s spring camp and started running his mouth. That is until Ozzie Guillen smacked across the back with a chair. Priceless.

Most unpredictable mic worker ever.

--On last Wednesday 73 years ago our great President Mr. Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Beer and Wine Revenue Act which was the beginning of the end of the dark ages known as Prohibition. Here’s to you, FDR! By the way, two years earlier on that date Mr. William Shatner was born.

--If you see Matt Robison (and you should be able to pick him out of a crowd) congratulate him. The 21-year-old just set a Guinness World Record by getting 1,016 body piercings in one sitting. Out-standing. Your comments Mr. Robison, "I feel like I've done something memorable with my life. At our 10-year class reunion, we can say we've got a world record in our name." By we he means him and his friend who did all the piercings at a pace of 70 an hour.

--Happy birthday to Mr. Yuk who turned 35 this week.


--I tried Sudoku the other day for the first time. Two minutes later I went back to the crossword so my brain wouldn’t hurt as much.

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