Team USA is basketball people

by The Cavalier on August 28, 2008 · 7 comments

KOBEBoy, we were gonna abandon the blog again forever, but then the toilet “humor” broke out in the comments section of the last post, and we had to come back. In truth we’ve been traveling again, and really had nothing to say about Team USA, which is all that was going on.

Reasons we didn’t write aboot Team USA’s exploits any further:

(Insert generic statement about how Team USA has been killing everyone and is really focused here.)

(Insert generic statement about how that doesn’t mean they can underestimate Argentina here.)

(Back up with assorted statistics here.)

(Make prediction of Team USA winning (but be careful!) here.)

(Insert closing quip about the Chinese loving Kobe, or perhaps smog, here.)

Seriously, we feel bad for like ESPN’s Chris Sheridan – he was getting killed by readers in the comments, but the truth of the matter is, there was nothing to say about this team that didn’t get said by 50 other news outlets and/or blogs, every single hour.

In short, the NBA (and sports) blogosphere has reached MARKET SATURATION. Bloggers interviewing bloggers, who in turn interview readers, and then interview bloggers about the readers.

Plus, game recaps and stats, often with the inclusion of bad jokes. We don’t know the solution – we actually like blogging, but if we continue to do it here, we feel compelled to blog about sports, which we don’t want to do. Maybe a career wherein we pretend to blog about sports and instead just bet online on sports is the way to go? That way, instead of writing about sports, we’re writing about thinking about sports, which we in turn use to fuel our gambling.

Here are the latest movie list(s) adds:

Tropic Thunder, Glory, Ricochet, Crimson Tide, The Siege, The Hurricane, Training Day, John Q, Inside Man, Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II, Beverly Hills Cop III, The Last Boy Scout, Spy Game, Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Cool Hand Luke

We knocked our first movie off the “NEED TO WATCH” list with Cool Hand Luke (#123), which we watched on the plane. It was good, but like most older movies, went a little slow for us. Also not much of a plot, but really good acting. And it’s true – we’ve never seen Alien OR Aliens – we’re not sure how this happened.

SPECIAL NOTE: We’re ramping up another project, which in all likelyhood, you’ll see way before WSM?. How funny is that?

QUESTION: Did any of the 5000 NBA blogs that all seem the same figure out why some of the Spanish players just had their first names on the back of their jerseys? At first we thought it was just Ricky Rubio because he’s underage, but then we saw some other guys like that, too.

RIP: Kevin Duckworth. Jerome Kersey and Buck Williams are sad this week.


1 Boney August 28, 2008 at 10:35 am

That wasn’t toilet humor, that was “gay” humor.

You know, where the straights come together and joke about the gays and then the “uptight” people call them homophobes when really the straights aren’t afraid of the gays, which is why they make fun of them.

Anywho, shocker WSM? isn’t going to be released for a while.

Hopefully Bill Walton is still alive to see the masterpiece unveiled on youtube.

2 joe c. August 28, 2008 at 10:43 am

all old movies suck. maybe they’re original, groundbreaking, but they are not fun to watch. ever sat through casablanca? boo-ring. whatever happened to saying “bo-ring” in the same tone as “air-ball” ?

my fav movie list?

1. WSM
2. Everything else
3. Jeremiah loves Jeff Stryker

3 Joe in Bugaha U.S. American August 28, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Maybe a lifetime ban to the creep who mentioned male gentailia in the first place would make this a happier place. The fact that he even brought it up is suspicious, unless you have a big population of homosexual commenters.

4 rob c. August 28, 2008 at 1:46 pm

everyone knows the cav does gay stuff for cash, but don’t we all.

5 Hey Dumb Shit August 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm

You have to pay off those student loans somehow.

6 Sam August 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm

5 seconds of research on the nets unearthed 2 possible theories:

1) Some players have the same last names, ie Marc Gasol had Marc on his jersey while Pau had Gasol.

2) Certain players think they’re good enough to just go by one name, a la Pele, Nene, etc.

Neither of these seems to make sense-because 1) Why not just put M. Gasol to differentiate, and 2) Seems that Pau would be the only one who is legitimately famous enough to go by one name.


7 Freddy Mercury August 29, 2008 at 9:36 am

In many countries (China, Brazil, Spain, etc.) the first name is more important than the last. There are countless Ming-s in China, so Yao has Yao on his jersey. Similarly, there are lots of Fernandez-s in Spain. There are probably lots of Marc-s and Rudy-s for first names so I don’t see the logic, but who am I to judge.

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