The League of Roundie Henchmen

by The Cavalier on December 1, 2006 · 37 comments

Did they not understand the last post?

You have stolen an original character from us and used it for your own purposes.

There ain’t no room for fan-fiction in the Orange Roundie’s world, Scoop. You can write as the ball all you want, but you sure as hell can’t call it “Orange Roundie”. Call it “Red-Yellow Orbster” or something, okay?

Why are we fired up? You see, the Scoop Jackson column has been “fixed”. Instead of “a website” it’s “a website called”.

You’re making it worse, and we now have no choice but to organize. Big thanks to famed commenter “Wanna-Be Roundie Henchman”, who is now a wanna-be no more.

Welcome, friends…to The League of Roundie Henchmen.

(Official logo and merchandise to come.)

All you need to do is send Scoop an email via this link, then email us a copy of it at If you’re a blogger, simply post your outrage and send us a link.

Our target: Scoop Jackson and

Our mission: Exposure.

Our goal: The column pulled down off the site and some sort of retraction.

Our reasons: Theft of intellectual property with clear intent and complete disregard for the owner.

This is it, people. This is where the blogosphere rises up and says, “you’re a poo-poo head”. You can’t take our commerical ideas and hard work and pawn it off as your own. You cannot do it anymore. Like Vince Carter said back when he wasn’t disliked, IT’S OVAH.


Jones on the NBA
Mavs Moneyball
The Rising Suns
Give Me the Rock
The Big Lead
NBA FanHouse
Pounding the Rock
El Friends du Nenad
World Wide Reader
I Heart KG
Awful Announcing
Out Of Kilter
Howie the Hype
Bullets Fever
Bench Renaldo
Your New York Knicks
NBA Macedonia
End of the Bench
Sports Bastards
Bobcat Bonfire
5 Point Bucks
Whatif Sports Insider

Here’s one who’s definitely not interested in becoming an Official Henchman, and in fact thinks we’re just being racists:

This is much more fun than lawyers, yes? Also cheaper and likely more effective!


1 Roundie Henchman December 1, 2006 at 12:38 pm

Aboslutely awesome.

I need a descriptor….Like Roundie Henchman #1, or Roundie Henchman Carrying Large Wrench, or something.

2 Wish December 1, 2006 at 12:42 pm

Do I need to get a tattoo or a branding for this? One without a panda, please.

3 Boney December 1, 2006 at 12:50 pm

Can I just be a Roundie Henchman groupie? I don’t want to get my hands dirty..

4 Boney December 1, 2006 at 12:53 pm

and please don’t do any henchmen work on wednesday or thursday nights… I need to be able to watch Real World on MTV…

mmmm C.T!

5 Roundie Henchman December 1, 2006 at 12:58 pm

Do we get dental?

6 Pete December 1, 2006 at 12:59 pm

Following up on my comment earlier (which I emailed to Scoop, thus making me a proud Henchman) that Scoop Jackson has just made himself the Jayson Blair of sports journalism,

perhaps we need to go through Scoop’s archives, Google some of the themes and key terms, and see what else he’s plagiarized? Plagiarists tend to be repeat offenders.

7 Ben December 1, 2006 at 1:00 pm

Mailbag: Ask Scoop Jackson!

Got something to say to Scoop Jackson? Use the form below to send an e-mail to the Page 2 columnist

Name (City):

Email Address:

Got something to say? Say it!
We are all outraged at the fact that you ever-so-sneakingly-just-borrowed-for-a-moments-use-the-already-used-and-undeniably-popular “Orange Roundie” from It’s a crime, shame, mocker, and more.

8 Matthew Powell December 1, 2006 at 1:01 pm

We need a theme song. May I suggest “Regulators” by Warren G.

My blog is in:

9 Wish December 1, 2006 at 1:04 pm

“Regulators” is much better than the Smurf’s theme song my co-workers recommended. Mount up!

10 John December 1, 2006 at 1:17 pm

The natives are restless in Celtics land… so Red’s Army is ready to roll!!! and we want BLOOD!

Or a retraction. That’ll work too. But BLOOD… man… that would be something, huh?

11 Worldwide Reader December 1, 2006 at 1:35 pm

Yeah, that asshat thought he was giving you guys some “love” by crediting you as “a website.” What a condescending hack.

12 Boney December 1, 2006 at 1:43 pm

I emailed Scoop Jackson and told him that MoonDog is a stupid mascot. He doesn’t look like a Cavalier…

13 Nels December 1, 2006 at 1:54 pm

He could have just pretended to be a floorboard and the article would have been as fun to read, and wouldn’t have infringed on anyone’s intellectual property.

14 Henry Abbott December 1, 2006 at 2:03 pm

I’m no lawyer, but I’m pretty sure the copyright is a non-issue, as this is editorial content. Just like New York Times can write about Tide or Nike without fear of legal action, so can ESPN write about The Orange Roundie. Which is a fany way of saying, based on my limited and dated understanding of such things, I suspect this is a case about ethics, not laws, regulations, or statutes.

15 The Cavalier December 1, 2006 at 2:42 pm

He’s not writing about it, though – he’s using it.

16 AwfulAnnouncing December 1, 2006 at 2:45 pm

Scoop Jackson….F’ing Hack- Awful Announcing

You are such a hack. How could you completely copy another site like that? That was a verbatim jacking of something that’s been running since May.

I hope you lose the only 15 readers you have left.

Awful Announcing

17 TDD December 1, 2006 at 2:45 pm

Out Of Kilter, though nominally a football blog, considers itself a henchman.

18 TheNumberZero December 1, 2006 at 3:13 pm

YaySports forever, fuck Page 2.

19 TheHype December 1, 2006 at 3:34 pm
20 Wish December 1, 2006 at 3:44 pm

When we go out, can I carry a Trident?

21 yaydog December 1, 2006 at 3:55 pm

what shadiness.
alright, angry email sent.
What else? sign me up!

22 Pradamaster December 1, 2006 at 3:57 pm

This news is deplorable on so many accounts. You have every right to be angry at Scoop, and we should not stop until he is fired from ESPN for all his forms of plagiarism.

Bullets Fever is behind you and then some.

23 Boney December 1, 2006 at 4:17 pm

After thinking about it for a while, I realized that Hooper is a stupid mascot too…

a horse in a Pistons’ costume is not intimidating…

24 Stupid December 1, 2006 at 9:04 pm

From Bill Simmons column today – a subtle dig at Scoop?

“Normally, I despise when people steal from someone else or do a half-assed impression of them and hope nobody else notices, whether it’s writing, music, stand-up comedy, late-night comedy, scripted stuff or whatever. There’s nothing more annoying than someone who isn’t original.”

25 Brandon Dean Price December 1, 2006 at 10:47 pm

That’s what I was thinking too stupid

26 mutoni December 1, 2006 at 10:59 pm

hilarious! i heart simmons right now.

27 rem December 1, 2006 at 11:24 pm

nice to see so much love and support for the CAV

28 aj December 2, 2006 at 4:18 am

i think this is a good idea.

Acknowledgment/Attribute is the only way to people to respect ideas.I think the old lawyers+courts= (c) is not the most practical way forward. is a henchman.

LOL…(although im partial to soccer and the mavs)

29 December 2, 2006 at 4:24 am

You can add to your list of henchmen.

30 Karakash December 2, 2006 at 8:48 am

NBA Macedonia joins the list of the henchman.

31 Karakash December 2, 2006 at 8:51 am

That didn’t come out as planed…

32 Wish December 2, 2006 at 10:43 am

Ok, I know it’s early but NBA Macedonia I have no idea what you are saying to me

33 Karakash December 2, 2006 at 11:58 am

My bad, Wish…The most important thing is that we are with Cavalier with this one. All the way from Macedonia, Europe.

34 Rich December 2, 2006 at 7:37 pm

Yeah, the Bastards are aboard this train. Ron wrote this little gem.

35 yaysports December 2, 2006 at 9:35 pm


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37 Boney July 20, 2007 at 7:28 pm

I’d like to become an official henchman!

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