Dwyane Wade's Halloween costume... Yeah...

Sorry to have to cut this one a little short. Schedule didn't go quite as planned today, so I wasn't really able to include anything that wasn't written last night.

Well, except for one thing. Footbawful news of the day: The Vikings have waived Randy Moss. Aside from this being absolutely hilarious in and of itself, here's a fantastic tweet from NotJayCutler about it: "Irony: Randy Moss getting cut before Tom Brady's hair."

Worst of the Weekend in Pictures:
No caption really necessary here. Everything about this photo is amazing

Mario West may not be currently on an NBA team, but at least we have another Mario

Even when receiving NBA Mascot of the Year award, Bango looks depressed. Come on, Bango. I've been to Wisconsin. It's not that bad.

Vinny Del Negro and the Clippers... Yeah, I can see it being a good fit

See what I mean?

Our first John Kuester facepalm this season -- the Pistons season has officially begun

...Okay then.

The Prokhorov dishing out an awkward high five? Oh hell yes.

Nationally Televised Games:
Trail Blazers at Bulls, 8pm: With three wins to start the season, Portland is off to their best start in a decade. Part of the Blazers' success so far this year the Blazers have rebounded well, with LaMarcus Aldridge averaging 9.7 boards. This is spite of missing big men Joel Przbilla (right knee) and Greg Oden (left knee). Did they combine the two healthy knees from their injured big men and give them to Aldridge to create a Frankensteined super player?

All The Other Games:
Craptors at Kings, 10pm: Anyone else excited to see DeMarcus Cousins' home debut? Meanwhile, I still can't get a feel for how good this Toronto team is this year. (It's somewhere between "godawful" and "surprisingly mediocre.") Perhaps we should consult our new Craptors correspondent The Philosoraptor for his insight?

Um, okay. Thank you for the thoughtful analysis that had nothing whatsoever to do with this game, Philosoraptor.

Spurs at Clippers, 10:30pm There are, however, no doubts that the Clippers are who we thought they were. Well, for now at least. They might be able to get as far as "bad, but not embarrassingly so" thanks to Blake Griffin being, you know, really friggin' good.

Well, on second thought, they're still super Clippery, and now have the NBA's worst shooting percentage at an unfathomably bad 37.7% after three games. (Yes, I totally have the old NBA Jam announcer's voice in my head right now saying "Puts up a brick!") Considering the Spurs have won 24 of the last 25 meetings with the Clippers, I don't hold high hopes for The Other LA Team getting anything going soon.

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Anonymous AK Dave said...
I find Dwayne Wade's costume offensive!

Blogger Unknown said...
I like the Simmons tweet about if the Pats get Moss back: "Randy Most traded to Minnesota for 3rd Round pick and Randy Moss."

Blogger Unknown said...
Dwayne Wade is Justin Timberlake...okay?

Lebron should have gone as Mola Ram since he tore the heart out of Cleveland fans. (rim shot) I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.

Anonymous Czernobog said...
Linas Kleiza is a lot better than I thought he was, Reggie Evans is a little better than I thought he was, Bargnani is not as useless as he was last season (And I may end up with egg on my face, but I think he's going to seriously embarass cousins tonight,) and Jarret Jack is just underrated. And this is all before Ed Davis comes into the mix. I may be a homer, but I think we're surprisingly mediocre.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
I know based on stats Bargnani didn't rebound like a 7 footer but even last year the guy could flat out score. Why the hate? Pairing him with Reggie Evans was utterly brilliant

Anonymous Czernobog said...
@Kazam: Bargnani is genuinely bawful when it comes to rebounding and help defence. He could probably out-scrub most 12-13 rotation guys in the leagues in those areas. This has given him a justifiable reputation as a horrible defensive player, and offensively he's skilled, but not too efficient.

Thing is, he's actually a decent 1on 1 defender both in the post and on the perimeter. But when being able to rotate is beyond you, those things tend to mean less.

And on offense he still needs to show consistency. In his fifth year. Hardly ancouraging for a #1 pick.

Anonymous Mike G said...
Neil Funk Unintentional Dirty Quote Machine, "And Rose with some thrust!"

Anonymous kazam92 said...
I guess but I mean that was a bawful draft & you can't single out the guy completely. The raps have been an abysmal defensive team for a while now so I can't imagine it not spreading on him

Stat Watch: Reggie Evans has 10 rebounds in the middle of the 2nd quarter. Maybe the most one dimensional player in the league

Anonymous Heretic said...
Holy shit Deng had 40 points on 14 of 19. But my theory about Rose seems to be right on the money, as soon as some one else started making shots he backed off the shot jackery and dropped 12 dimes and attempted only 11 shots (making 6 of them).

Unfortunately for Deng this is an anomaly and he'll be back to his usual bricking of contested long twos. This will result in Rose taking more shots and the bulls squeaking by or losing. Hopefully once Carlos boozer gets his order of cybernetic hands, he'll be a potent scorer and Rose can do what he's supposed to be doing: setting up his team mates.

Anonymous Marc d. said...
I love Reggie Evans' stats on the season going into tonight's game:

15 RPG, 2 PPG, 20 FG%

He will definitely lead the lead in 20 reb, 0 pt nights this year.

Blogger Wild Yams said...
Mr. Bawful - I just realized there is something terribly wrong here on the site. Where the fuck are pics of whatever your Halloween costume was this year!?!?!?! You put more effort into your costumes than anyone alive and usually provide photographic evidence on the site. Where's the love? Haven't we been good? Don't we deserve to see what this year's masterpiece was? Don't leave us hanging!!

In other non-basketball related news, did you know there's a werewolf version of Fright Night out there on DVD? Now, it's supposed to be awful, but who cares, I'm such a sucker I had to check it out, and it should be arriving today from Netflix. I've been sitting on this little nugget for the last week, but I didn't want to reveal it till the disc was in the mail, lest other crazed Fright Night fans like myself beat me to the punch.

Blogger Will said...
AK Dave- you must be a white person.http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2008/05/28/101-being-offended/

Anonymous Barry said...
Wild Yams: I was thinking the same thing. WE DEMAND SATISFACTION!

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Jared Dudley signed a 5-yr contract extension, $22.5 million.
Mike Conley signed a 5-yr contract extension, $45 million.

The good signing provides us with funny views-from-the-inside videos.

Looking forward to the Dragic-SkinnyJMZ-Childress-Warrick-Lopez years. Still avoiding looking at the number of guaranteed years remaining on Hedo's contract.

Anonymous The Other Chris said...
Still avoiding looking at the number of guaranteed years remaining on Hedo's contract.

Phoenix, I can't thank you enough for taking our garbage. Really swell. You made our favourite son a two-time MVP, and now this. You guys just love Canada, eh?

Seriously though I can't WAIT to yell profanity the whole game @ Hedo on Feb. 25th when they come back. Circled on my calendar!!

Anonymous AK Dave said...

And you must either have been born with no sense of humor, never been to this site, or just never realized that everything I say here is dripping with sarcasm.

Blogger Andrei said...
Good thing the Blazers lost, otherwise they might have gone 82-0 and never gotten any better:

"I think it's kind of good to get that whole 3-0 thing out of the way," Roy said. "Now we won't be playing to that, instead of playing to get better. We can put that behind us: The season has started now."

Anonymous Anonymous said...
did anyone notice something on the lady putting make up on dwade?