The weekend's over, and back to the work week we go. To help wind down after a long day at work, watch this clip from the 1994 MTV Rock 'n' Jock basketball game
. Skeets linked to it the other night, and it made me smile, if for no other reason than wondering whatever the hell happened to Dan Cortese.
Quick NBA2K10 My Player career update:
1) I checked the "NBA.com Headlines" section for news about my growing discontentment with my team. (Apparently the Hawks, the Bobcats, and
the Pistons are interested in trading for me! The Spurs haven't acted yet, but I'm looking forward to averaging a double-double for an awful team.) In the meantime, I saw the following headline: "T-Mac Ready to Play." Yes, Knee-mac's even been injured in my game.
2) In transition, I brought the ball down the left side and began to penetrate, but saw my hole closing, so I kicked out to Tony Parker at the top of the key. I was able to keep driving after the defense broke down, so Parker was able to dish it back inside to me. However, he forgot that I am hopelessly white, and we all know white men can't jump. (Woody Harrelson told me so; it must be true!) Despite this knowledge, Parker lobbed the ball high into the air, trying to initiate an alley oop. Needless to say, the ball sailed a full foot over my hands and out of bounds. And you wonder why our team chemistry is rated 37%...Worst of the Weekend in Pictures:
Hat tip to Shayan of Mediocre Forever
for many of the following pics. What's really interesting is that I went through and picked out almost the same exact pictures as Shayan before he e-mailed several of these over to us. Great minds think alike and all that jazz I suppose.
The Heat do not look very pleased...Ladies and gentlemen, your Clippers coaching staff.You know what? I'm posting another pic of Dunleavy just because he makes me smile.Not shown: Nike officials rappeling down from the rafters to "confiscate" this guy. Yikes, there must be something really scary behind the camera. Maybe it's a video of the Raptors playing? Cheer up, guys. Playing for Memphis isn't that bad, is it? It's okay, he's French, he's allowed to look like that. Eric Gordon knows it's always a good idea to stretch before you try to ride a Manu. Wait, what? Is this some sort of ninja attack, a weird form of man love, or did Gordon just get confused and think Manu was a bull?
Nationally Televised Games:
Hornets at Mavericks: The Hornets just snapped a three game winning streak by dropping one at home to the Knicks. The Knicks! Now they have to go on the road (which hasn't been good to them this season) and play the Mavs? Oh, my.
All The Other Games:
Pacers at Magic: If I told you the Magic have lost two straight, and the Pacers have won two straight, how long would you have to stop and think before you realized I was right?
Warriors at 76ers: The Sixers can't put up points right now. However, they get to play a team composed mostly of temporary workers from Labor World and a couple Frankensteined corpses. And yet they'll still probably somehow manage to lose 13 straight.
Celtics at Grizzlies:
'Sheed is 8-for-17 from downtown over the last five games. Wait, what? Meanwhile, Memphis's head coach is named Lionel. How can his players ever take him seriously
? We need to give him a nickname, and fast. Anyone have any suggestions?
Thunder at Nuggets: Is it just me, or does "Thunder/Nuggets" sound like a really bad trip to the bathroom after eating too much crap and drinking too much beer during halftime at the game?
Timberwolves at Jazz: The Jazz have won their past two games, beating the Magic and the Lakers. Now a home game against an awful team. Trap game? ...Nah. The Timberpups are that bad.
Wizards Generals at Clippers: Oh, my God. Well, this gets my vote for Basketbawful Game of the Night. Will the Clippers continue to be who we thought they were? Hard to say. They actually have a better record than Washington right now. (Seriously. Look it up if you don't believe me.)
Labels: Bawful After Dark, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Manu Ginobili is a bull, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards