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In 1974, when his hit film 'Sleeper' was ignored by the Academy, Woody Allen was quoted by ABC News as saying, "The whole concept of awards is silly. I cannot abide by the judgment of other people, because if you accept it when they say you deserve an award, then you have to accept it when they say you don't".

First of all, let me say to Glenn that you've been doing a great job, and you can't let one dude, or even two or three, saying negative crap to get to you. Do you know how many horrible things I've been called? You need to keep the skin thick and impervious - but I know that can be difficult. If you believe people when they say you're doing great, then you feel you have to believe them when they say you're not...

...or, as in my case, you can get into childish arguments trying to defend yourself, alienate even more people, and then eventually decide you've had enough foolishness and depart altogether. In your case, Glenn, you're about as nice a guy as they come, so I imagine it's difficult for you to not take such inane talk personally (believe me, I know the feeling)...

That said, I have brought this situation to the attention of Bawful himself, who has in fact been casually pondering the idea of returning, and he has asked me to present this:

Bawful will consider returning to contribute to post-season analysis if there is sufficient interest from the Bawful community. At the end of that time, he will engage in verbal intercourse (ha, I said intercourse) to gauge how much people want him back for next season, and whether it's in the cards for him to find the inspiration to return.

If you want to resurrect the body of Jason Voorhees for this post-season, write as much in a comment. Go ahead, kiss up. He'll read it, and decide whether to once again wield his bloody machete into that goodnight, leaving the bodies of self-centered incompetant players and coaches in his wake.

Your move, Bawful community.
56 Comments:
Blogger Brandon said...
Honest answer: I get enough quality NBA content from Grantland and Yahoo! that I don't really care either way.

Do what you want.

Blogger bsdrat said...
I agree, Glenn is good and keeps me coming back, but I still miss the old days, the daily posts. Nobody would complain about a comeback!

Blogger bsdrat said...
Glenn has been great, but I don't think any of us would complain about a comeback!

Anonymous Jorge said...
A bawful playoff preview would be great.

I still check this site daily, hoping that there's an update. It's always fun to read the bawfulness around the league.

Blogger Evil Ted said...
Just read Brandon's comment to Bawful. His response:

"If ya don't care either way, what are you doing here?"

Anonymous Stockton said...
I want Bawfull back in the Blog, and Sloan back in Utah!

Anonymous Joe said...
I'd love a return of the bawful!

Blogger Glenn said...
Thanks Evil Ted. I wasn't offended by the comments, but they did help me to realize my limitations, and as Harry Callahan says, a man's GOT to know his limitations. This experience has been a lot of fun for me and amazingly educational. One thing it's definitely taught me is how difficult the gig is, which brought me a great deal of appreciation for what you guys have done for so many years.

You can tell Bawful for me that I am honestly AMAZED by how consistent and entertaining he was able to be over the years. It's superhuman. I was barely able to make it through a season, yet somehow he made it look easy, providing informative entertainment morning after morning like some force of nature. And I for one would love to see a bolt of lightning coursing through his veins as he sinks a machete into some fresh skulls.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This is the only thing I care to read on all of the internets. Thank you to anyone who wrote. It blessed me more than a comment can say.

Anonymous Stockton said...
Brandon, if you want NBA quality you shouldn't visit a site which has Antoine Walker and Mike Brown in it's banner

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Nearly four years since I started to follow the blog. Even though posts have dried up, this site remained in my top 10 visited sites.

(I supposed that could be a reflection on my surfing preferences too, I guess)

I still remember laughing at all the early daily posts, and lacktion / trillion / super mario made its way into my water cooler talk with the folks at work. Come back if you feel inspired to do so, the laughs is good for everybody!

Blogger Tyrack Obama said...
A comeback would be very appreciated indeed. The more committed writers, the better off the blog should be. I don't want to read any of the other blogs and their boring formal recaps. There is a reason people are so fond of inside nba. It's a sports analysis show that doesn't take itself too seriously because at the end of the day the topic of discussion is sports. While a blog is a completely different medium compared to a TV shoe the formula is the same. As long as there is some quality analysis and some personality there should be a happy fan base to embrace it.

Blogger Laggus Maximus said...
Man, it's up to you. But as all the readers here, i'm checking each day to see if there's an update. As a word of encouragement, there's not anything comparable to bawful on the net so yeah, i will miss ya

Blogger Edgar said...
Well, after reading this site for a few years, this post has prompted my very first comment.

I too enjoyed the satirical coverage provided in years past and am sad that it's slowly decaying. As good of a job Glenn did, he's not Bawful nor ET, and his jokes just didn't hit home for me.

I used to laugh out loud, at work, at Bawful's and ET's jokes and I followed religiously the summer series of the mystery NBA player/roommate. Quite frankly, even though I still get the posts through RSS, now I just read the headlines and subtitles.

Playoff coverage will be great, and I'll be back to comment when the time comes for Bawful to gauge interest in a formal return.

Anonymous Pericles said...
I'm inspired to leave a comment after reading the column on the RSS Reader (which is why I've been off the comments, they don't come on RSS). Yes Please, Mr. Bawful! That site community can only go with regular output. Otherwise, its easier to just follow the columns on RSS and there is less reason to come to the site for comments.

Blogger Chris said...
Comeback! Comeback! Kobe's Twitter feed alone ought to provide a month's worth of posts.

Blogger Unknown said...
It would be awesome to see a comeback. i read all the posts!

Miss the college (that serbian player) series and pick up ball series, and everything in between.

Ive enjoyed glenn's posts too btw.

keep it alive!

Blogger Chris said...
Comeback! Comeback! Clearly, Bawful was the only thing holding back the hated Heat dynasty.

Blogger Jeremy Bowers said...
I have loved Basketbawful for many years, and have been sad at the lack of content. Although who am I to complain if I'm not willing to write for it.

I still keep bawful in my feed reader and highly enjoy the writing of glenn, evilted, and of course the Great Bawful himself.

Please keep writing, and I'll keep laughing!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This website used to kick ass, but now it sucks ass. Glenn sucks... bring back Bawful or just shut the site down. Enough of this sissy shit. If you can't put up, then shut up.

This is worse than a high school girls blog right now

the more contributions the better, i say. if bawful's got the juice, let him unleash it into our glasses.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Comeback, hell yeah. Glenn stays, Bawful returns, next season will be awesome! I really need your blog to remind me of all the stupid shit that goes on around the NBA so I can stop waisting my time with inner monologues over achilles tendons and the awesomeness of DirkĀ“s beard.

Sincerely,

disillusioned NBA fan from Germany.

Anonymous buncho said...
Bawful..your writing made me pay attention to the NBA. Pls do consider a comeback. I have no one else to read besides simmons. Zach Lowe sucks so bad I don't even know why he's getting a national audience on grantland.

It's a shame really. A talent like yours deserves more compared to the other so called 'analysts'.

Also, I punked out last time and I'm eternally regretting it, so I can't let this open dialogue pass without throwing my name into the ring for special playoff coverage or something.

My qualifications include writing for (or essentially being) NBA Cool Dudes and having writing samples rejected by TWO Trail Blazers blogs.

Sort of hard to compete with Bawful himself, so I'm just merely mentioning that I am able to write stuff good for absketball understading in case one of my favorite sites wants my help. Just sayin' is all.

Blogger Jason said...
Glenn,

you do a fantastic job. I, like yourself started writing for this blog last summer. And it's not easy. Hell, at my peak I only posted once a week. So for you to take on Worst of the Night like you have...you've earned my respect.

I would like for more people to contribute going forward. Like others have said in the previous set of comments, this place it best when we have various styles and voices flying all over the place. I'll make the pledge to become more active on the blog. Hopefully others can join in as well. In fact I have something brewing right now.

Anonymous AK Dave said...
Bring it back.

Basketbawful for president 2016.


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dearest BasketBawful

My heart yearns for your daily bawful writing. End my despair, come back into my life.


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Get your ass back in the game. I want laughs mister. Who else is going to come up with names like Crazy Pills and Pringles.

Hell i even named my fantasy team after this site.

# hastag # YOLO to quote a friend

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Glenn has done an excellent job keeping the place going all this time, but some supplementation would be nice, esp. from Mr. Bawful. I would contribute myself if not for my inability to write at more than a third grade level and/or being drunk more often than not. Please keep this place going for a while longer, sirs!

Anonymous Jonesy said...
i think i would speak for many people in saying a Bawful comeback would never be a bad thing!

Blogger beep said...
Bawful come back.

It's obvious Glenn can't keep up the pace all by himself.

Where are other writers?

And it needs to flow freely, pressure kills fun quickly. If it becomes job, it won't be funny.

I think Bawful occasional post will make this site alive, and we'll get more contributions from other writers too.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
word

Blogger Savio said...
Just to be clear... When i discover this blog and start reading it and start to read stuff from the beginning... i was AMAZED, this blog blow my mind i read posts made in two years in a week. This is the best place to read about basketball that i have found, other sites are plain boring. I really like if bawful writes something from time to time and i like if EvilTed do the same stuff too, i found him really entertaining too. Why you quit EvilTed, i don't remember the reasons. Anyway, i really really hope the blog stays alive and well. Ty all.

Please come back. Your blog is popular even in Bulgaria.

Anonymous Flud said...
I still check this place everyday to see if somethin else has been posted. Like a degenerate. don't leave me hangin' man. There's loads of 'worst' to talk about.... man... I'm teliin' ya

Blogger senormedia said...
The more the merrier. After all He Who Shall Not Be Named couldn't do it by himself, but had to pal up with He Who Can't Spell His Name Correctly and the Bostritch.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Glenn is good. Bawful + Glenn would be better.

Blogger Wormboy said...
Ted, you ignorant slut. j/k man, channeling old SNL Akroyd.

Thought the First: Glenn has been doing a good job, but this is really too much for one person. Snarky comments written well is hard enough, but real analysis is even more difficult. I was always astonished that Matt could churn out the amazing content he did while have a Clark Kent job to boot. No wonder his torrid affair with Scarlett Johansson left him no time to blog. But let me toss out the notion that several people could lay out a schedule, and it would not then be overwhelming. You could even have a calendar.

Thought the Second: having a relatively intimate corner of the internet to yourself is a priceless commodity {aside: I accidentally wrote "inmate corner" in that sentence. Freudian slip?}. There was a fun cast of regulars here before, enough to give it some real depth, but few enough for the personal connection that leads to some fun banter. And, it was small enough that users would send stuff to Matt, Ted, AK Dave and friends to help out with the scouting.

Thought the Third: I always tried to participate in my little way, sending pics via email or commenting here. This sustains the community a bit. I have valued the tenor of the place, and hoped it would survive and thrive. It is also one of my top surfing destinations, even though I've been working 80 hour weeks. I'll note that at Grantland I read only Simmons (as a former musician, I find the guy who writes on music to be an idiot, and the rest of the crew a mixed bag). ESPN is a 95%, consisting mainly of page view whores (though granted some of those guys are somewhat talented, being forced into writing tabloid garbage for the profit margin of management. Finally, I don't give a crap about sports other than Basketball, mostly NBA and a smidge of NCAA. So Basketbawful was perfect. I appreciate the heroic efforts of guys like Glenn trying to keep a special thing going. I'd contribute if I could, but I do hope that some intrepid soul(s) can make a go of it, even if that means tag-teaming. If Matt can pull the occasional cameo, that's great. But real and consistent basketbawful fun is what I'm looking for, and hoping can return to its former robustness.

Which really isn't a coherent third thought, but rather several stream-of-consciousness thoughts jumbled together. But the point is that I really value this place.



@Stockton: "Brandon, if you want NBA quality you shouldn't visit a site which has Antoine Walker and Mike Brown in it's banner"

At first I thought, "Right on, Brother!" Then I thought, "Wait, Antoine 'the Shimmy' Walker was a three time NBA all-star and got paid top dollar in Boston to be a franchise player. And Mike Brown showed himself to be a one-dimensional coach in Cleveland, and then got hired by the Lakers!"

And that made it even better. Hats off to you, sir!

Speaking of which, check out Antoine's pensive picture on his Wikipedia page. Bawful!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Walker

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Glenn has done an awesome job, but he can't do it alone. We need more bawfulness!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I'd love to see Bawful back!
I think the guys who have taken over the blog have done good work, but there's really been a problem with the frequency of posts.

Reign of lebron and crappy king-wanna-be's turned basketball into a dull game for me.
I think, as of two seasons ago, BASKETBAWFUL is the most entertaining aspect of NBA.
Who ever had a hand in making such is a greater basketball hero than all bench warmer, king licking, ring pursuers (that is you rest of heat team).

Keep up, for our sake.
From Turkey/

Blogger rchie2013 said...
His bawfulness should be returned to the Iron throne!!

Anonymous Roberto Ortiz said...
Matt, your satiric analisys is uberfunny, share it once again with all of us. Unretire!!! C'mon, men!!. A Chilean Fan Salutes You.

Anonymous Scrappy Coco said...
comeback like the GOAT (but hopefully not in a Wizards/Generals uniform)

Anonymous Anonymous said...
you can't really have kobe and the lakeshow go down in flames and have bawful *not* be there can you?

Oh the humanity?!?

It's like "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ZOKDmorj0

Say it ain't sooooo ^_^


Anonymous Chris Goeke said...
Please come back!!!

Anonymous sunbomb said...
First comment ever! I have hit the Basketbawful URL multiple times every day since the day I discovered it about 5 years ago. The level of bawful in the NBA is staggering and the mainstream media just does not cut it. Sites like Ball Don't Lie and The Basketball Jones do cover some things, but they still toe a very mainstream line (with some hispster fashion thrown in.) Basketbawful can point out the unclothed emperors and courtiers with gay abandon. That is what I loved. Glenn (and before him Wormboy) are good writers, but they do need a breather to refresh themselves. Their comments about Mr. Basketbawful's prodigious output leads me to believe that I have been underestimating everything about Bawful writing. Anyway, I for one, am all for a reboot!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I don't comment as much as I read (which is EVERY DAY). Been a fan since 2008. Love this site; best hoops site on the net. Well, at least the funniest. Bring back Bawful, keep Glenn and Jason, hell, even let Evil Ted post some random Batman videos every once in a while.

Love the site, and hoping for a rebirth.

-Alex

Anonymous Anonymous said...
there is no replacing bawful. I haven't been reading all season, and just checked in for the playoffs. The reason? No bawful. I would love to see him return.

Anonymous sunbomb said...
First comment ever! I have hit the Basketbawful URL multiple times every day since the day I discovered it about 5 years ago. The level of bawful in the NBA is staggering and the mainstream media just does not cut it. Sites like Ball Don't Lie and The Basketball Jones do cover some things, but they still toe a very mainstream line (with some hispster fashion thrown in.) Basketbawful can point out the unclothed emperors and courtiers with gay abandon. That is what I loved. Glenn (and before him Wormboy) are good writers, but they do need a breather to refresh themselves. Their comments about Mr. Basketbawful's prodigious output leads me to believe that I have been underestimating everything about Bawful writing. Anyway, I for one, am all for a reboot!

Blogger Miles Zurawell said...
While I like the WOTN posts, the articles I most enjoyed about Basketbawful of the past were the "editorial" type pieces: Players I Hate, Worst NBA Champions, Worst of the Celtics-Lakers, etc. It would be sweet for Bawful to come back and do some more of that type of commentary, on perhaps even just a monthly basis. Someone else can handle the daily/weekly bawful updates.

Anonymous Alec said...
the more bawfulness, the better - my two cents

Anonymous Don Paco said...
Much as I love the substitute teachers, Basketbawful is the real thing, and having him back on the site has been really awesome.

Unlike what the first poster wrote, Grantland and ESPN don't quite do it for me - I waste many an hour on those sites and appreciate their writing, but Basketbawful has always been my favorite NBA site.

So yeah, it would be really great to have you back. Hope you're still having fun with this.

Anonymous David J said...
Maybe late, but I check this site every day. Brings a smile to my day. If that's not worth it, I don't know what is.

Blogger waxmonkey said...
My first post ever on this website. Never felt the need to post before.

I love basketbawful. I get excited every time I check it and there's a new post.

Please don't stop.

For me. -waxmonkey

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I realize this post comes long after it matters, but I'm a long-time Bawful reader (so long ago that I was even a reader of FOOTBAWFUL!) and I have missed what this site used to be. But that isn't a shot at Ted or Glenn, rather, it's a lamenting of when we could laugh at horrible basketball and horrible people. (like the "Kobe Bryant" entries in WOTN. I see the 2008-2010 seasons as the golden age of this site. But much like good TV shows, there is an era after the golden age that is still great.

All of you can come back. I like humor in my game recaps.

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