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Farewell Hip-Hop…and the Entire NBA Season

November 22, 2011 Adam Thomas

1.) In perhaps the greatest move that they could’ve made, the 76ers new ownership decided to get rid of the much maligned mascot, Hip-Hop. You know how I am 100% positive that this was a good move? I read about it on the Yahoo! Blog post and there is currently one comment under the post.  That comment simply reads: “Good.”

Exactly. Peace out freaky bunny.

2.) Speaking of the NBA, I’m going to have to totally disagree with my buddy Randy.  Not only can college basketball replace the NBA, it will, and for many, it already has. Compared to NCAA basketball, the NBA games are slow and boring (maybe cause they play approximately 1400 games), and only get kinda exciting during the second round of the playoffs, or anytime you can root against Lebron James. And this is coming from somebody who likes the NBA.

Here’s the biggest problem the NBA faces: The NFL is on now and will be until February, then we still have hockey (which I don’t like but a lot of people do) and college basketball, and then it’s April and time for baseball. So losing the NBA really doesn’t impact the sporting year at all, in fact, it’s like we just trimmed the fat.

Also, the NBA players are being led by Derrick Fisher.  How in the HELL did that happen?  That guy just seems like a prick.

3.) I watched a video on Deadspin where they had Herman Edwards clips from Sportscenter and he said, “You go to Las Vegas and gamble and when you lose in Las Vegas, you buy chandeliers.”  Ummm….WHAT?

(*Author’s update*) OOOHHHH!  I get it now!  I just had a moment of clarity: See, when you go to Las Vegas and gamble, and you LOSE, then the casino takes your money and uses it to buy chandeliers.  Got it.

4.) We just got TV back and I gotta say, kudos to Comcast for the free 6 months of HBO.  The only problem is, what the hell are we going to do when are 6 months are up?  Me and Stef plowed through Game of Thrones in about 3 sittings (how dumb is Eddard Stark?  I mean, seriously, the guy is a FOOL!) and now that I’m fully caught up on Boardwalk Empire, it’s gonna be tough to see it go away.

Actually, not really, there’s always STORAGE WARS! I payed $600 for this unit and then I found $50,000 worth of GOLD BULLION!

5.) I’m growing a mustache for Movember (a month long mustache growing/fundraising event to raise awareness for men’s health) and I gotta say, I kinda like it.  I look pretty much like Commissioner Gordon from the new Batman movies, the ones where he’s played by Gary Oldman and not some old fat Irish dude with white hair. On the list of celebrities that are awesome to look like, Commissioner Gordon is probably somewhere around 6,578th.  Not showing off, but not falling behind.

Although in this picture, I kinda look like a serial killer wearing a wig.

Anyway, if you wanna donate to the team, or just check out some funny mustaches (My brother, Noah’s looks pretty dope), visit our team’s page

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I’ll be back later in the week with all the picks, but for now I like:

Green Bay -6 at Detroit

Miami +7 at Dallas

San Fran +3 at Baltimore

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Random Thoughts

April 14, 2011 Adam Thomas

1.) My fiance and I watched Mystic River on Tuesday and one thing that has always bugged me about that movie is Sean Penn’s glasses.  What the hell?  Look at those things.  This guy is supposed to be some badass and yet he walks around with Grandpa glasses.  I mean…look, if I saw the guy on the street, I wouldn’t say anything to him about them, and I guess that means they’re badass, but…come on. He looks ridiculous!  The ending of that movie is very unintentionally funny, as is any scene in which Penn wears those shades.

Penn: “Look, I wantcho guys to go and find who kilt my daughta.”

Savage Brother: “Uh, yeah but you look kinda silly wit dos glasses on boss…”

Penn: “Find who kilt my daughta!”

2.) Dwight Howard ended the Sixers season when he dunked on Jrue Holiday and told him “Don’t Jump” as he was dunking on him. Then he laughed about it to reporters and said something to the extent that Holiday’s career is over.  That is embarrassing on so many levels. It will be fun to root against the Heat, but come on, the Sixers have no chance. Howard’s quotes just go to show how much respect the Sixers get around the league: none. Let’s hope that Jrue recovers from that sort of public humiliation. I don’t know if I would.  Good season, hopefully we draft that dude from Morehead State.

3.) I enjoyed the 60 Minutes story on Albert Pujols.  BUT I still can’t be 100% sure that he has never used steroids, which sucks, but is true.  Look at his head. That thing is ginormous.  I just watch baseball and suspect everyone is on steroids, especially Miguel Cabrera.

4.)  I’m really jealous of everyone who has HBO because A Game of Thrones looks AWESOME. I saw a preview back in January and went to the Newark Library, got a copy of the book and plowed through it.  It was one of the best reads I’ve had in awhile, and Peter Dinkelage (from my favorite movie of all time The Station Agent) playing the best character in the series, Tyrion Lannister, is just perfect.  Damn.  Wish I had HBO.  Of course, I stalled out about 400 pages into book two, A Clash of Kings. I’m sorry but there are only so many times I can read J.R.R. Martin write “Jon Snow broke his fast” instead of “Jon Snow ate breakfast” before it drives me completely nuts.  Also, Bran and Sansa chapters are like torture.  I just skipped over them by book two. Arya chapters, on the other hand, are the balls.

5.) Nice to see R-Truth get a title shot in WWE.  After months (and I mean MONTHS) of jobbing to people, it may seem kind abrupt, but that’s how the WWE rolls.  You job to people without complaining, and you’ll eventually get a title shot.  That’s why I bet Evan Bourne gets one before John Morrison.  Bourne loses to everybody, Morrison seems all pissed when he has to lose. Anyway, good job R-Truth.

Winter is coming…

Until next time.