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Date with Ikea

February 3, 2012 Adam Thomas

1.) For the record, Blake Griffin’s “Dunk” over Kendrick Perkins was not technically a dunk.  Remember a few years back when Dwight Howard put on the Superman cape and jumped up and chucked the ball into the hoop during the dunk contest?  A lot of people cried “That’s not a dunk!” Well, that is exactly what Griffin did to Perkins.  He jumped really high, got fouled and chucked the ball into the hoop.  Impressive?  OF COURSE!  Dunk?  I think not. Kevin Durant agrees with me!

2.) Robert Kraft, owner of the Patriots, recently said, “We’re red, white and blue and our name is Patriots. How can you hate something like that?”  Quite easily, Kraft, cause you make pretentious comments like that. And your QB’s supermodel girlfriend sends out an e-mail asking for friends to pray for “Tommy” as he tries to win the Super Bowl.  Cause that’s what he needs, MORE good fortune in his life. He’s already had the “Tuck Rule”…I think that’s enough good fortune for ten lifetimes.

3.) Stef and I took our first trip to Ikea last Saturday and I have got to say, that place is pretty fun.  It’s like a museum you can touch! It has comfy sofas and couches and beds, and it has…wait for it…CHICKEN FINGERS!  Holy cow, what a place.  You can just be dipping chicken fingers in honey mustard and drinking a Mountain Dew whilst standing in a kitchen with marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances and new age wine racks.  It’s DIVINE!

4.) My friends have recently been asking me to play a lot of poker, and you know what?  I LOVE IT!  I forgot how much fun poker can be, and hadn’t really played in a while.  Luckily, we had one game that wasn’t for money and it taught me that I really needed to hone my skills back to where they were a few years ago during the height of the poker craze–when I lived with Randy and he would leave books by Barry Greenstein lying around and I’d watch Rounders three times a week.

So before heading back to the table to play for some money, I decided to play on-line to test my skills against a bunch of people I didn’t know. I forgot how much fun it can be to bust somebody who is a complete stranger to you, and how deliciously aggravating it can be to lose a hand on the river to somebody you’ve never seen. After playing on-line for a bit, I felt like my skills were sufficiently up to snuff. And lo and behold, I won the next game against my friends.

5.) We’re heading up to the Sixers tonight and I get to do my two favorite things during an NBA game.  1.) Cheer for the Sixers and 2.) BOOOOOOOO Lebron James!  Hooray!

6.) I turned on–and quickly turned off in favor of “Turner and Hooch”–Sportscenter this morning and for some reason, Skip Bayless was interviewing Tim Tebow.  WHY? It made me throw up a little bit in my mouth, but there is no doubt that Bayless was in heaven.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that Bayless’ heaven involves Tebow karate chopping Lebron James in the throat.

7.) While we’re on the subject of “Turner and Hooch” does it really have to end like that?  I’m just saying, it gets REALLY dark pretty quick.  I turned it off this morning before I turned into a puddle.

8.) Good for Sheamus winning the Royal Rumble!  I’ll never forget when NT first saw Sheamus and literally started screaming “EWWWWWWWW” The man is incredibly gross to look at, and his nickname “The Great White” is questionable at best, flat out racist at worst. His goatee also looks like what would happen if you sprinkled a bunch of Cheetos on a dry erase board.

9.) Oh, and if you’re still here, my Super Bowl pick is Giants 27, Patriots 24.

Enjoy the game!



Slam Dunking on Some Reindeer

December 23, 2011 Randy Neil

The winter solstice is upon us. Days are officially getting longer from here on out and I have to admit, after losing in not only our fantasy league, but in every other one, I’m about over football (until the playoffs start.) My Panthers have absolutely no chance of making it in this year, and the Eagles have the most minuscule of chances as well. I went 1 for 2 overall in parlays, but without gambling or fantasy to keep me involved, Sunday has become an excuse to just eat wings. Last weekend, I ate 35. You thought I was kidding?

This weekend, however, football will have to hand over it’s shiny “King of Sundays” crown to another sport. On Sunday, the birth of our savior will be celebrated with one-handed alley-oops and vicious 360 dunks. The most upstanding of athletes like Carmelo Anthony and Meta World Peace will provide shining examples for children to observe on the most holiest of days.

Let us rejoice… and eat wings.

Noon O’Clock, Celtics vs. Knicks

This is probably a game better saved for prime time, but I suppose on Christmas Day, every time is prime time, amiright? The Celtics are old and the youth they brought in can’t necessarily fill all of their roles yet. Tyson Chandler was a huge pick-up for the Knicks. They are going to be nasty this season. The Knicks are back baby. Knicks 98, Celtics 90.

Two Thirty O’Clock, Heat vs. Mavericks

Rematch of la

st years finals. What the Mavericks did to finish of the year was incredible. Do I think Lebron James is through being the bad guy? No, not really. I think it’s only just begun. I expect the Heat to pretty much control this entire game. Heat 103, Mavericks 98.

Five O’Clock, Bulls vs. Lakers

Yeeeeaaaaaaa at the beginning pre-season I kept hearing all this talk about how bad the Lakers are going to be after missing out on all those free-agent acquisitions. I kept thinking: Yea, but they have Kobe Bryant… they’ll be fine. I still think they’ll be fine, but this year is probably going to start pretty slow. I almost think Kobe is sort of genius in the fact that he exceeds expectations only because he manipulates what they should be every year. You see this huge all-star basketball player and because the expectations are so high, he’ll lower them by getting hurt. I don’t think he intentionally gets hurt or fakes it or anything, but I think he can choose when he wants to “heal.” People don’t expect much out of hurt players, but because he’s Kobe, he can milk these first 20 games or so and not really have people get on his case. Then come playoff run time, they’ll climb back into the mix of things and make a serious run. Basically what I’m saying is the Lakers won’t do good and nobody will really give Kobe shit for it. Bulls 110, Lakers 95.

8 O’Clock, Magic vs. Thunder

Damned if I didn’t think the Thunder were going to make a serious run last year. Then Russel Westbrook decided to get all crazy and mess up all the chemistry of that team. If Kendrick Perkins can’t make ya’ll love one another, no one can. The Magic, however, have always worked without much love or compassion. The team lives and dies with Dwight Howard, and my guess is he ain’t happy. Thunder 94, Magic 80.

Ten Thirty O’Clock, Clippers vs. Warriors

It’ll be nice to see the Clippers new line-up. It will be sad to see the Warriors new line-up. Should be good for a few couple hundred Griffin Dunks. Clippers 112, Warriors 100.

Also have to restate that the Sixers are going to be incredible this year. Expect another slow start though, as the first 6 games are on the road and mainly on the west coast. Merry Christmas ya’ll.

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Playing with my Twitterous

February 20, 2011 Randy Neil

Last night was pretty epic. Blake Griffin “stunned” the world by jumping over a damn Kia, something only, I’d say, 75% of male athletes could accomplish. Still, with the choir singing, and the hype that went along with it, it turned out pretty sick. Here it is if you missed it:

They said he won with 68% of the vote. I’m gonna go ahead and guess that probably 50% of the votes were in before the two even dunked. It’s a popularity contest, (see Iguodala, 2006,) so I properly predicted the victor two days ago. Hooray for me.

It was priceless how the soloist from the Crenshaw Choir basically got dunked on during his singing, because he made it 2 lines and then they were like “Yea, time to stop singing now, your solo is over, he’s done.” Was that planned?

The other guy in the finals, Javale Mcghee, was not only the most intelligent sounding man I’ve ever heard speak (even Charles Barkley was laughing at him) but it seemed like he didn’t plan this out as well as he should have. His dunks were sick. The two dunks at the same time dunk was gross, the full circle flying away from the rim dunk was super gross, but at the end, it looked like his finale was poorly planned, even switching after a few failed attempts. That’s not gonna get you beyond star power. You weren’t gonna win anyway, oh well.

Also gotta point out that on live TV Charles Barkley said “Hey man, that ain’t the best dunk I’ve ever seen, but it’s like a pretty girl. She may be dumb, but if she pretty, it don’t matter.” Well said Mr. Barkley.

I also have to mention this, simply because I’m blown away with how behind the curve I am sometimes with modern technology. I’m a web designer, but I don’t even own a smart phone, and just recently got a twitter account (thanks to Adam’s reminders.) Twitter if friggin’ awesome. Following Spencer Hawes and Lou Williams (TeamLou23) on Twitter is awesome. It just reminds me how uncool and unsuccessful I truly am. lol.

The coolest thing though is seeing how many girls follow Lou Williams, and how many girls are absolutely on his shit. It’s amazing. The man threw a party last night, and I’ve probably seen 20 hot half-naked women retweet his party as the best they’ve ever been to. And I’m talking dimes. The man is a party animal, props to Lou for making the All-Star Break everything it can be. (In the picture he’s actually pointing to a ho he plans on taking home.)

Ah well. It’s a Sunday. Take it easy, enjoy the day. I leave you with the 06 Iguodala Dunk Contest video, simply because me and Adam both agree, it may very well be the nastiest dunks of the past decade.