Here is some fictional draft knowledge, which I know so many of you draft junkies would have brought up. During Dave Chappelle's racial draft, the African Americans selected Tiger Woods with the overall number one pick. After shaking hands with the commissioner he was quoted as saying "so long fried rice, hello fried chicken." Maybe Sergio got fictional Tiger and real Tiger confused and legitimately thought he had an affection for fried chicken. In the same skit the Latinos took Elian Gonzalez at number three cause they were worried the Caucasians were going to steal him at number four.
Elway did spurn the Colts, as documented in the 30-for-30 "Elway to Marino." However, I wouldnt say that Elway was able to pluck Manning from the Colts seeing how the Colts released Manning in March of 2012. Thats not to diminish the fact that I am sure Ole Horse Toothed Elway took great pride in being able to acquire Manning with all the neck risk involved, which in addition to the acquisition of Andrew Luck played a large role in his release, and it still worked out for him. He probably had himself a few extra carrots to celebrate.
Jomo, I didnt post anything from 12:38 til 3:06 cause I had punched a hole in my monitor. Curse you and Charles Woodson.
There are still things to discuss regarding the NBA for the next few weeks. Anyone see Tayshaun Prince forget he is 33 last night coming down the lane? Dude was looking more 2003 than 2013. He dunkfaced some sucker and looked as surprised as anyone else.
Also, has anyone else noticed that when Lebron drives and gets hit, he develops this weird flop as if he is being controlled like a marionette by a drunk puppeteer, flailing his arms about so as to attain the call? Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich. Haven't quite figured out how he is still able to get the ball in for the three point play, but the "jello theatrics" are amateur at best.
JMC, I am sure the 5@10 could fetch as many comments as Mr. Cook or Mr. Bennett's sections of the website, but Jay strictly forbids us from wearing aluminium foil hats anymore, so the government is still capable of controlling our brain waves, thus preventing comments of useless dribble and hatred. Its all in the Family Oriented Interweb Based Sports Column Handbook, check it out.
Having grown up in Knoxville during the time period of Peyton's Heisman race, I can assure you that some people will never recover from Woodson stealing UT's Golden Orange child's trophy. There are still people that growl at the television in 2013 when Woodson is shown. Far too many people with children named Peyton in the 865 to let that one go.
May has become the Month of Mocs-mania. Blackburn has certainly set the bar high for himself for the rest of his career. I havent felt this much buzz in the entire time I have been a UTC follower.
I will see your tennis theory, and raise you swimming. Swimming you say, the fundamental skill acquired through self preservation when one enters a body of water of significant depth? Yes, that swimming, and I would say Michael Phelps rivals R-Fed in the needle moving category despite only being relevant sport-wise every four years. Sure, lots of people like to splash in the pool during the day and then take bong rips and eat Subway at night, but Phelps did it while winning gold medals. And when he was on, we were watching.
Going to be hard for the Bulls to implement their "Ding the King" strategy when the Heat send out their hockey enforcer. They call him the Birdman, you may have heard of him, he fly's in any weather. Chris Anderson is one of those guys that when he is on your team you love his hustle and ability to annoy the other team to the point of madness, when he is on the team you are facing, you will want to punch him through your tv.
I know I am now "Hans and Franz Pumped" for game three. The Bulls are going to come out swinging for the embarrassment that was just schalacked on them and they are talking about D.Rose returning. Chicago's arena is going to possibly explode. However, if Lebron plays like he did last night with the other folks chipping in, it may not matter how crazy the Bulls get.
Jay, do you foresee any fines or suspensions stemming from the behavior of some of the Heat or Bull players last night? I dont know how the NBA works as a business with the players and refs being coworkers, but if I told a fellow employee here to go "self-stimulate" themselves in front of our customers(i.e. the fans), I have a feeling it may get brought up at our next round table. Thoughts?
This weekend was a doozy. My favorite superhero movie is going to be about my kidneys and liver. It was Star Wars Day(May the Fourth be with you), Derby Day, UTC Graduation (Lady Todd makes me call her master now), Cinco de Mayo, and something else I am sure. Too many opportunities for celebration. Mint Juleps haven't gotten any better over the course of a year and tequila is the devil. (I would be willing to open the doors for free immigration if Mexico is willing to take tequila back.) I picked Falling Sky to win at our gathering and the only horse he beat was a scratch. I'll miss those "entertainment vouchers."
I got a top five list for you, top overall action movie actors. Arnold? Stalone? Willis? Dark horse Swayze? This provided some good water cooler discussion around here.
Bringing the A game on the mailbag today. Good stuff all around. Missed most of the draft due to my trivia obligations, but we got 3rd, which is a free pitcher, which is our ultimate goal anyway, cause we cannonball it and everyone goes home a winner. So thanks for the review.
If you ever have the urge to regress to your "where are my pants, why is my truck in the neighbors flower bed, who put my phone in the toilet bowl" self, you should try the Dodgeball drinking game. That is one that will put hair on your chest, most of that hair will have come from the eyebrow your "buddy" shaved off after you passed out, but its hair all the same. Everytime someone says "dodge" or "ball", you drink. Everytime someone says "Globogym", you drink. Everytime someone gets hit by a ball, you drink. Everytime some gets hit by something other than a ball, you drink 5. Everytime Pepper says something, you finish your beer. They use to tell me I had a great time playing that one.
And now is time for Todd's Scent of a Woman Memory of the Day: Had an uncle that when getting pestered to the point of perturbed from the children he would slam his hand on the table and bellow "Im gonna take a flamethrower to this place!" We would all freeze and stare at him in a moment of bewilderment and then all have a good laugh. Good times.
Road House's Final Scene: "A polar bear fell on me!" So profound. Cinematic masterpiece. And I'm out.
Jay, seeing that man throw his visor over the years has brought me much joy. Unfortunately it wasnt against people wearing orange and white a whole lot, which only makes me loathe him more. I just wish he wasnt so dang witty and humourous or I could hate him completely.