published Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

5-at-10: Heading South

We're about 48 hours from heading to the panhandle. Hey, we're Southern, we spend a week at the Gulf in the summer. It's in the handbook. So with that in mind, let's go directional today. (Hey gang, don't forget about Friday's mailbag — we still have a spot or two open.)

From the "Talks too much" studios, here we go...

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    Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (34) drives against Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first quarter of Game 4 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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South Beach blues

If we told you the Miami Heat would outrebound Boston by 10 and hold the Celtics to 41 percent shooting in Miami, you'd feel good about the Heatles' chances right?

Well, scratch that. Miami could not knock Boston out and Boston never went away in a thrilling 94-90 win over Miami on Wednesday. The Celtics core of Rondo, Pierce, Allen and Garnett are now 9-0 in Game 5s, and as great as Garnett was and as big as Pierce's back-breaking 3 over LeBron James' outstretched hand was, it was a collection of hustle plays and loose balls that carried Boston back home with the Heat on the brink of another humiliating playoff collapse.

Is it the Celtics' want-to or the Heat's casual indifference? Is it that one team has Doc Rivers and the other has Erik Estrada's less-talented younger brother? Is it that LeBron is destined to be Dr. J 2.0 rather than MJ 2.0? (And let's be really honest here: LeBron was great last night, scoring 30 of his team's 90 points and leads them in scoring, rebounds and assists in the series and in the playoffs. But, and there's always a but with this Heat team in general and LeBron's career to date in particular, there's no way — NO WAY — MJ would have let his team lose that game last night. No way. And to be fair, MJ won his first title in his seventh season; this is year eight for LeBron).

Whatever it is, we get the rare chance to see a desperate James Gang on Thursday night in Boston. Just like we get the chance to see a desperate Spurs bunch tonight. For Miami, though, this can't be overstated, and if the Heat collapse again after building a 2-0 lead in this series, you have to believe major changes will be coming. Spolestra. Gone. Wade. Gone. Nedemeyer. Dead.

Either, the NBA playoffs have been a lot of fun. Well for everyone other than the Heatles that is.


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    Atlanta Braves' Tim Hudson pitches against the Miami Marlins in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Miami, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The Braves won 11-0. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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South Beach boys in blue

Welcome back Timmy (TIMMY!) Hudson, who threw a five-hit shutout in Atlanta's 11-0 win in Miami on Tuesday. (Tuesday was a tough day for Miami. Laces OUT!)

And welcome back to the Braves offense.

And welcome back to summer fun clicking around the TV dial.

(Side note: We are a week from Dallas 2.0 on TNT. You may have seen a commercial or 16 during the NBA playoffs. TNT has not been afraid to tell us every 30 seconds that Dallas, Franklin & Bash and that show with the girl that was one of McCoy's too-pretty-to-be-a-big-time NYC DA sidekicks on Law&Order are new this summer. And who would have guessed that Zack Morris would be the most accomplished child actor of his generation?)

Anyhoo, among the Southern summer traditions — we mentioned heading to the panhandle earlier — is spending some time during June and July getting to know the ins and outs of the Atlanta Braves. They may be good, they may be bad, but you need to be able to connect with them rather quickly. Period. It's in our Southern DNA, like being able to drive a boat and knowing how to spit.

So here we were last night getting introduced to this slick rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who lost out to Tyler Pastornicky in spring training but has since replaced the recently demoted Pastornicky. Simmons had three hits Tuesday and is 4-for-12 in three MLB starts. If he continues at this pace for the next 15 years, he'll be a Hall of Famer (kidding, Choptalker, kidding).

Simmons, though does have the look of a potential star. He's known for his glove and any offense is a bonus, and everyone loves a bonus.

So here's the 4-1-1 on Mr. Simmons, no relation to Ted or Richard:

— He's 22 years old, born on Sept. 4 in 1989;

— He's from the Mundo-Novo in the Netherlands Antilles;

— A second-round pick in 2010 (we love the draft — you know this), Simmons was a coveted pitcher who hit 98 on the gun coming out of the bullpen at Western Oklahoma State;

— He's not going to hit .333 but he'll make a slew of defensive plays that will make SportsCenter.

Well come abroad Andrelton. Now we need to get you a nickname. How does Andy grab you? Or maybe Slick? Think on it.


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    I'll Have Another looks back at fans with Barn Foreman Benjamin Perez before the 137th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Baltimore.
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Headed for home

Provided there is not a work stoppage by the track workers, the run for the Belmont will be this weekend. (Yes, Stuck, we double-checked it.)

Here are the top 10 in the Trifecta contest and some primo tickets (McPell, did we get your replacement for Bodemeister correct?):

Jefe — 6 (Franchetti/Brad Keselowski/I'll Have Another)

Deboman — 12 (Castroneves/Hamlin/Union Rags)

McPell — 13 (Tony Kanaan/Matt Kenseth/Dullahan)

OTWatcher — 14 (Kanaan/Johnson/Painter)

Weena — 14 (Castroneves/Biffle/Dullahan)

33wannabe — 17 (Rahal/Biffle/I'll Have Another)

Dawg747 — 18 (Castroneves/Harvick/I'll Have Another)

Fred — 19 (Castroneves/Edwards/Dullahan)

StuckinKent —21 (Helio Castroneves/Jimmie Johnson/I'll Have Another)

Todd962 — 27 (Scott Dixon/Tony Stewart/I'll Have Another)


This and that

— Phil Mickelson used a little (9-)irony before withdrawing from the Memorial last weekend. Upset about the gallery using cell phones to snap photos of him, Mickelson used his cell from the fairway and texted the PGA commissioner about his displeasure with the new rule that allows cell phones in the gallery. Hey, we get that those guys like to play golf in the tranquil settings of silence and stillness, and playing partners Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson noticed the distractions of the cell phones last week. But take a deep breath and a step back here and realize how this sounds. You're flummoxed by paying fans who want your picture? That's not going to play well on Main Street gang.

— Hard not to notice what Bryce Harper and the Nationals have going on right now. The teenager delivered a walk-off hit in the 12th inning Tuesday to lift Washington into sole possession of first.

— Taco Bell is introducing more upscale menu items. Isn't that like the Pittsburgh Pirates signing one big-dollar free agent?


Today's question

We spent some time discussing directions. Well, thanks to an insightful question Tuesday from BlueOval, let's transfer from directions to dimensions.

BlueOval asked how cool would it be to see Bobby Jones go against Tiger Woods with the same equipment in their prime. It would be super cool. It would be so cool that it would be the exact opposite of what the Heatles are feeling this morning.

In fact, what's your Mount Rushmore of cross-generation match-ups?

We'll start with Bobby Jones-Tiger Woods (edge Woods), Tyson-Ali (edge Tyson because we all know everyone has a plan until Mike punches them in the face), Ruth-Randy Johnson (edge Ruth), Jim Brown-Ray Lewis meeting in the hole at the 1-yard line (edge Brown). And Gretzky-Orr was our first alternate.

Discuss, and remember the mailbag.

about Jay Greeson...

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Todd962 said...

The Heat game was certainly frustrating last night. There was one play where I watched Lebron just stand in the far corner as his teammates ran around aimlessly until Wade turned it over. Didnt motion for the ball, didnt move whatsoever, just stood in the corner. I tuned in during the fourth quarter and thought he had fouled out cause he was doing nothing to even be noticed. And no, Jordan would not have allowed that game to end like that. You dont make the Garth Brook's All Star Team standing in the corner. ( I await your Dirty Dancing reference.)

I dont know about Andrelton Simmons but there are two kinds of people I cant stand in this world, people who are intolerant of other peoples cultures, and the Dutch, whether its a province or not. But if he can keep this pace for the next 15 years like all the true experts predict he is a sure fire first ballot guy.

Another thing I thought of last night with the Jones Wood debate was turf. What was their turf upkeep technology back then? I'd be willing to bet their greens were nearly as nice as the second cut of rough the players of today deal with.

And Ruth over Johnson? How many days have you been on Peyote there Hansel? Ruth would have fainted when that fast ball went by, thats if the diabetes didnt get his foot first. You cant tell me that ole tub of lard would have been going yard with the pitchers of today, any of them, let alone Randy.

June 6, 2012 at 11:20 a.m.
chas9 said...

Jay-- You're spot on about LBJ's heart. Hard to warm up to the guy after The Decision fiasco, even if he and Coach Cal are tight. Gotta love The Celtics. RR couldn't hit nothing, but his 13 assists matched The Heat's team total, and that means something.

Some are giving Red's ghost an assist for Beantown's success. Question for the Friday bag: Who are the great ghosts of sports, maybe the Rushmore haunting?

5er--When you get to the Redneck Riviera and take a dip in the surf, will you be wearing your black socks and lace-ups? When I was a kid we used to laugh at the Yankees who'd come on vacation and wear socks with their sandals, but at least they were cool enough to wear sandals. We could modify the strippers' theme song "You can keep your hat on" for Jay--"You can keep your shoes and socks on."

June 6, 2012 at 11:32 a.m.
chas9 said...

Mr. 962, love you man, but you must be a young squirt. Randy's not even the best Johnson to ever mount the pitcher's mound. Check out The Big Train. That's Big Train, not Big Johnson.

June 6, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.
jgreeson said...

Mr. 962 —

Nobody puts Baby Ruth in a corner, sir. Not the Big Unit. Not Lenny from Law&Order (who played Baby's pops in DD, and yes, we've seen it more than once — not that there's anything wrong with that. Side note: Does anyone have more bad movies that are good than Swayze? Red Dawn, Roadhouse, DD. Each is cheesy and is rewatchable.)

Dude, Ruth dealt with spitters and heaters and rode trains to games. With today's advances in travel and nutrition, he'd have hit .425 with 60 bombs in a bad year. Plus, with a helmet on and not worrying about taking one in the ear hole, there's no way Unit would get him. We're not talking about John Kruk here. This is the GREAT BAM-BE-NO. (Sandlot shoutout.)

Great call on the course conditions. And even better Nigel Powers shoutout. Excellent opening post all the way around.

9er —

Fair points, and we have footies galore that we have ruined by wearing them outside. And world-class wrecked Adidas shoes and even a pair cut up to resemble Crocs. And we have closed-toe Crocs. Hey, it's the beach and we're going to see men's feet. That's fine. But we're not into seeing them at restaurants or work or elsewhere. You say tomato, we say toes go away.

When in Rome...

Great call on the Big Train... Would love to see Big Train, Koufax, Gibson and the gang go in today's MLB. Can you image the look on Big Train's face if Fredi Gonzalez strolled out to the mound to bring in Eric O'Flaherty in the seventh inning of a tie game? He'd have to call in the Indiana National Guard.

June 6, 2012 at 12:22 p.m.
deboman said...

Wow, back from da South and let me tell you, there is a fair amount of frustration among the masses in Miami. I’m a fan of being a fan, but let’s just say that there was many a dinner ruined on Friday and Sunday nights in the establishments where we ate. Lots of parents breaking out the ‘earmuffs’ and a few folks were politely asked to leave when they couldn’t contain their displeasure. (and that was when it was just 2-2) Not sure which would make the bigger story now…the Heat winning or the Heat losing…again.

And have to say that I am very disappointed that I almost missed the Cup Finals. Not sure that words can do justice to the mockery that the Kings are making of the playoffs. New Jersey may pull out a desperation win tonight, but I don’t think there is any way that the Kings will lose 4 in a row. If they do, it’ll be fun to watch.

And kudos to the Thunder ticket office for their handling of the Lil’ Wayne hubbub. Sorry if this has been discussed, but since when did sold-out mean that the team/arena didn’t want you at the game. Obviously he wasn’t there to see the game or he wouldn’t have thrown his temper tantrum when told he couldn’t sit front row, courtside. Sorry, but calling on gameday and expecting to get courtside seats during the conference finals = moron, and his subsequent complaints prove that. As the Thunder explained—He can buy a ticket like everyone else.

June 6, 2012 at 12:40 p.m.
Stewwie said...

This is the fourth straight year that LeBron ought to be challenging for a title, but it looks like it's about to slip away again. In '09, they blew a big lead in Game 1 against the Magic and lost home court and later the series. In '10, he didn't even try in Game 5 against the Cs and didn't fare much better in the series-ending loss in Game 6. Last year, the Heat blew the big lead in Game 2 to the Mavs and choked away Game 6, both on their home floor.

He's an incredible talent of course, but the will to win at this time of year seems inconsistent at best and somewhat nonexistent at worst. The same thing is happening in Miami as it did in Cleveland. Maybe the coach isn't the problem. All that said, there's still Game 6 to play, but instead of coming out with a strong fight to stay alive, I'd bet that he's already thrown in the towel mentally.

Well put on Lil' Wayne, deboman. He must be like any other spoiled celebrity who's used to getting what he wants when he wants it, and when he's told no, he whines like a little girl.

June 6, 2012 at 1:17 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Tyson never lands a punch on GOAT. Ali had Foreman and Norton, two of the biggest punchers ever, and beat them both. Tyson beat up the biggest assortment of tomato cans this side of Krogers.

I guess Khartoum is out of the running for the Belmont, no?

And how does Lefty, with tens of thousands of eyes upon him every second of his round, manage to sneak a text to Tim Finchem in the middle of the round? In the middle of a hole? This wasn't like stopping to get a Snickers and a Powerade at the turn and going oh by the way, I've got to hit up the commish on this cell phone use thing.

June 6, 2012 at 1:27 p.m.
Todd962 said...

Chas, young squirt is probably a pretty good assessment. There are times when you or Spy make reference to people and I have to keep my Wikipedia tab close by to figure out what sport youre even talking about. But youre getting me learnt and I appreciate the occasional head pats you guys throw me from time to time.

Jay, while a large majority of my Ruth knowledge is based off Sandlot I still cant side with you on this. First, he didnt need a helmet cause his head had a thick candy shell. Second, imagine how big that guy gets with Ryan's, Golden Corral, and the modern fast food industry. And my third point today will be brought to you by known baseball historian, Daniel Tosh:

"We'll put an asterisk next to Barry Bond's name, sure, as soon as we put one next to Babe Ruth's name. Getting to break records before black people were allowed to play? Excuse me, where is that asterisk? Why dont people talk about that?"

After having heard the story of Koufax and Mantle in the 1963 World Series a couple days ago (Where Mantle walks away from the plate questioning "how in the bleep is anybody supposed to hit that bleep?") , I think I would rather see Koufax face off with a modern hitter. Maybe a Bonds in his homer prime, size 14 hat and all.

June 6, 2012 at 1:33 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Deboman —

Great Old School 'earmuffs' reference.

The pressure on James right now is off the charts — as it should be. In fact, we were a bit disappointed in James saying "We had a chance to win and that's all you can ask for" blah blah blah. C'mon LBJ. You're the best player on the planet and the winner of three straight MVPs and you want us to buy all you want is a "chance to win."


Lil' Wayne may be a genius with a Mic in his hands but c'mon man. Seriously? Day of courtside? Well played OKC. Well played indeed.

3 Stew-ges —

Maybe it is LeBron. The 5-at-10 is a LBJ fan. Like watching him play. Like his respect for the game and the way he plays it.

We hate how he shies from THE moment though. Hate it.

And you can never be elite shying away from THE moment. Hey, Barkley and Marino and a few others never won a title but they were still elite because they embraced the moment. It just didn't work out. When was the last time LBJ embraced the moment? And we're a fan.

Lil' Wayne vs. Kurt Busch in a cage match. Who you got?

— 5-at-10

June 6, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.
chas9 said...

Always good to hear Koufax brought into the conversation. He was hottest when I played on my first little league team, the Dodgers.

The Heat's hosses play one-on-one, Celtics play team ball. Finals will be classic matchup of old and new--Celtics vs. Thunder.

June 6, 2012 at 1:43 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Spy —

C'mon dude. Foreman was slower than you. Frazier was dumber than a bag of hammers. Tyson gets the champ up close and works the body. Plus, Tyson in his prime was in much, Much, MUCH better shape than either the Grill or the Gorilla (admit it, you liked that line).

Yes, Khartoum is out. So too are Trigger, GlueStick, AlpoPosition and SoringlikeanEagle.

And please say Mickelson got to the turn and said, "I'll have a hamburger, no a cheeseburger. I want hot dog, I want a milkshake," and Bones snapped, "You'll get nothing an like it."

Mr. 962 —

You sir have brought your A game. Your head is the one with the thick candy shell on it Richard.

The Golden Corral and Ryan's hurdle would be big for the Babe. And while we believe he would be a machine, there could be some serious Kevin Mitchell/Oxenberger from Stripes potential in that he could swallow a lot of aggression along with a lot of pizzas.

Bonds in his size 14 Kazoo helmet was a monster. We can remember a Giants-D'Backs game in 2002 or 2003 and Bonds hammered a 99 mph Randy Johnson heater to straight away center that was gone before the center fielder turned around good. It was screaming and rising as it the big wall behind the 402 sign in center. We thought Tim McCarver was about to have aneurysm. In fact if he hjad that would have been the only way it would have been more impressive.

Dude was a big time steroid user but good googly moogly could he hit.

— 5-at-10

June 6, 2012 at 1:51 p.m.
Todd962 said...

And the answer is no, there was no one more capable of making terrible and awesome movies than Swayze. I find myself wanting to pick up the phone about once a month demanding AMC returns the two hours of my life just wasted watching Roadhouse for the 100th time. We all know its my fault, but dont they have some other horrible movies that arent going to force me into a zombie trance?

"A polar bear fell on me." Roll credits.

That movie is disgustingly awesome.

June 6, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.
Livn4life said...

If you can stand the Heat, get outta the playoffs. Or is it if the Heat can't stand the Heat, get outta the playoffs. Personally, I have always been a Celtics fan but this is surprising to me. We hear it each year, the only two players and teams in the NBA are Kobe and LeBron, the Lakers and Heat. Well the Lake has dried up and the Heat might be turning to Air/Con. Miami may yet take this series but it is curious how they came to this point. As for the West, I like either team but frankly thought the Spurs would be riding high against the Thunder. We just never know. 5-er have you guys been informed that Tennessee Wesleyan College up in Athens(the real Athens),Tennessee has won the NAIA World Series? If it has been reported on, I apologize but this BULLDOG alumnus is proud o THEM DOGS!

June 6, 2012 at 2:01 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

But did the other caddies say, "Five bucks say the Mickelson kid picks his nose"?

And from where did Brick get a hand grenade?

June 6, 2012 at 2:05 p.m.
jgreeson said...

9er —

The Finals right now would be exciting no matter who's in it. We kind of want it to be Heat-Thunder but would not complain regardless.

No doubt about Roadhouse. No doubt. It's the movie so bad it's good version of Babe Ruth... it might not be the best ever, but it's in the team picture by golly.

"Pain don't hurt."

"Don't eat the big blue mint."

"We thought you'd be bigger."

And sweet buckets of lard and wing grease, "Tommy Boy" is one of our favorites too.

"We can actually hear you getting fatter."

Among the many differences in the X and Y chromosomes is the movie gene. There are a slew of movies that guys are genetically required to stop on and we'll watch — even if we own said movie on DVD — much to the chagrin of the ladies in our lives.

This will be a top-five next week by the way.

— 5-at-10

June 6, 2012 at 2:05 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Livn(Large) —

We've had a couple stories on your alma mater and their HUGE accomplishment. Well-done all around.

Well-said playoff analysis, and we're right there with you. We thought the Spurs and the Heat would already be finalizing Finals gameplans by now. Alas, as a wise guy once told us, that's why they play the games.

Spy —

How bout a Fresca?

Didn't want to send him to the gas chamber. Felt we owed it to him.

Side question: Where does Ted Knight rank on guys that slap owed a role with his portrayal of Judge Elihu Smails? Dude slapped owned it from start to back.

Brick got that grenade from Shooter, a friend of years, friend of tears. Tell 'em about the sectionals of '33, Brick. Down 1, 5, 4, 3, 2 let 'er fly... in and out. Yeah.

— 5-at-10

June 6, 2012 at 2:12 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

5, it takes a lot of guts to admit to watching "DD" more than once - and liking it. What's next on your hit parade, "The Notebook"? "Titanic"? (Spoiler alert - the boat sinks. Lots of people did not float.)

Wouldn't you know it, "Red Dawn" was on - again - in the morning last week on AMC. What an era of great movies that was - Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller, Red Dawn and of course, Can't Buy Me Love.

The two guys who to me who have either re-asserted their greatness or should be finally getting their due are KG and Doc Rivers. Garnett toiled for years in obscurity in Minnesota and I think we're finally seeing just what he is/was capable of in his heydays. The man is an intense competitor who wants to prove himself night in and night out and win. Plus, Doc Rivers is quietly becoming that guy of whom people say, "hey, he can coach. Dude knows his business." Popovich is considered, and reasonably so, the best on the bench in the NBA. But is Rivers far behind, or even behind at all, at this point? And shouldn't the Hawks try to make a run at getting Doc to run their team? Nah. That would be the smart move. And Tessio ain't running the Hawks. Fredo is, and has been for a loooong time.

June 6, 2012 at 2:57 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Spy —

We did admit to seeing it more than once. If you were a teenager in the late 80s and trying to "hold hands" with the fairer sex, odds were you may have to sit through a DD or three. We did not admit to liking it. (Although it is quite rich for you to call us out for having seen DD a few times and then you're throwing out Can't Buy Me Love into the mix.)

Great and true story about "The Notebook." We escorted the Mrs. 5-at-10 to the theater a few moons ago to see the second Lord of the Rings. We pass buy the theater showing "The Notebook," and the doors fling open and a slew of teary-eyed women emerge. Finally one stone-faced dude walks out behind the pack and staring into the wild beyond says plainly, "I'm going to kill myself." More powerful than any Siskel or Ebert review.

KG has been aces this postseason. So much so that he is now a slam dunk first-ballot HoFer. And Doc is the second best coach in the league — with Popovich — and gets nowhere near the credit he deserves.

Fredo's smart... not dumb like people say. He's smart and wants respect. (Psssst, Fredo, don't go fishing with Al Neri. Trust us.)

Heck, are you sure Father Guido Sarducci doesn't run the Hawks. They had home court, a 1-0 edge and the Cs without Rondo and couldn't finish. Here's saying the Heat make a run at Doc this offseason (hey, they've bought everything else and Doc's mentor is none other than Pat Riley).

— 5-at-10

June 6, 2012 at 3:29 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

To quote a wise gentleman from last week...

I see no boy here.

And dude wishing for death now has having taken his SO to see "The Notebook" in hand. Yes, dude has hand. He has a trump card like no other.

I really think Jamie Dimon from JP Morgan is running the Hawks. Then again, I really couldn't care less about the Hawks. Last two games I saw, I never went out with either girl again (Ok, it might have been me as the problem and not the Hawks, but why blame myself?)

Plus, if the Cs win in either games 6 or 7, it would make the third NBA finals appearance for the Ticket-Truth-Basketball Jesus-Needs a Cool Nickname Rondo-Doc combo. In the Kobe/Lebron age, with the Kevin Durants and Blake Griffins of the world ascendant and the Tim Duncans still around, that ain't shabby.

June 6, 2012 at 3:39 p.m.
Todd962 said...

DD and The Notebook are what people in the single world call an "accelerant." You put your time in the theater with those for what you get out of it. Much like the Spanish Fly of the 70's, the 80's were looking for a more visual version because scent wasnt cutting it. Over the years these things have gotten upgrades, Titanic, The Notebook, etc. However, the latest has pulled all the punches, and that is the book series Fifty Shades of Gray. Its like the female, book version of that VHS you hid under your mattress as a teenager. Raunchy stuff.

June 6, 2012 at 4:11 p.m.
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