I'm so glad I already did this photoshop last year for another unrelated post
Welcome to the start of the NBA season! (About damn time, grumble grumble).
But more importantly, Merry freaking Christmas fellow Bawfulites: GREG OSTERTAG COMEBACK
!!! He and Ricky Davis have both signed D-League contracts and after clearing waivers Tuesday afternoon will be picked up by teams. If the prospect of seeing professional basketball once again played by these guys -- a ridiculous 38 year old white stiff with a Fred Flintstone tattoo
, and the guy who shot at his own basket trying to fradulently get a triple double
-- doesn't give you goosebumps, what the hell are you doing reading this blog?
Also, to continue my Christmas tradition for this post, knock an hour and a half out of your schedule once you're done here and go watch Mystery Science Theater 3000's Santa Claus episode
. Try not to sing along to Santa Klaws' epic The Warrior of Christmas
song. I dare you.
"It's a thoughtful, well-shot documentary about the Crimean war."
"It's a stupid Mexican kids movie!!"
Worst of the Lockout in Pictures:
Christmas Day Games:
Celtics at Knicks, TNT, 12:00pm: Well, Paul Pierce is listed as "doubtful" for this game. By comparison, the rest of the team (except for Rajon Rondo) is just listed as "old."
Heat at Mavericks, ABC, 2:30pm: Bawful and I are both severely dismayed to see Shane Battier sign with the Heat. My memory is a little fuzzy, but we may have just exchanged text messages saying "NOOOOOO" for twenty minutes when we learned the news. However, he is a game-time decision for this Finals rematch. A certainty, however? Eddy Curry is ruled out. I'm pretty sure he was ruled out of this game five or six years in advance even though he didn't play for the Heat at the time. (Well, wait a second. That was poor wording. He doesn't even play for the Heat now. He's just on their roster filling up space. Lots and lots of it.)
Bulls at Lakers, ABC, 5:00pm:
Everyone's all up in arms about Kobe's wrist injury. But come on, what about the real story? MATT BARNES is pissed
, you guys!
Magic at Thunder, ESPN, 8:00pm:
Stan Van Gundy is already having to lash out in press conferences in preseason games at reporters questioning if Dwight Howard is quitting on his team since they did not follow through with his trade request. How long until his head explodes Scanners
style? Meanwhile, the Thunder may be the team to beat in the Western Conference. No joke here. Just a statement.
Clippers at Warriors, 10:30pm: LOB CITY! Chauncey Billups' gonna be throwin' up the rock and DeAndre Jordan's gonna be throwin' it down! (What? Who did you think I was talking about?)
Labels: Bawful After Dark, Greg Ostertag, Merry Christmas everybody, MST3K references, Ricky Davis