Thursday, June 28, 2007

Must See TV

NBA draft's on. Check it out now. Joakim Noah is dressed as ridiculously as any human being in history. It's a sight to behold. I don't think I've ever seen anyone in my life look so ridiculous. He may fall to the second round just based on the way he looks. Good lord.


Anonymous mcory said...

What is up with the Celtics trading Szszerbiak, West, and the #5 for Ray Allen? Is Danny Ainge concussed? Seriously? Did he take one too many chairshots? That has to be the worst trade I could ever imagine a team doing. How does Allen help the Celtics at all?

6:19 PM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

I think the idea is you have a good duo with Allen and Paul Pierce that will carry them in a weak Eastern Conference. But I emphasize "idea" because I think this is a stupid trade for the Celtics and I think Ainge is pretty much incompetent as a GM to begin with.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Al Tyson said...

WOW. Not feelin' the bowtie Todd? What's goin' on wit ya boy AAA?

7:11 PM  
Blogger Al Tyson said...

And there he goes. A Brady Quinn like slide.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

I'm happy for Arron. He's going to a good situation. I wasn't expecting him to go any higher, so I think this works out well for him. 1st round is also the guaranteed contract which is a plus.

Some weird trades tonight. Don't know what to make some of them.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous mean dean said...

Noah is easily bested by Craig Sager in the ridiculously dressed department, but he still looked like an idiot. I wish he would have fallen to the second round, I'm going to hate having to watch that douche bag every time the Bulls play the Cavs.

I REALLY like the Randolph trade for the Knicks -if- he plays like he did last year, and -if- Eddy Curry plays like he did last year. That could be a very nice tandem inside. Those are two huge ifs, though.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous mean dean said...

If you go to's live draftcast, they have a chat up with Afflalo right now.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Al Tyson said...

Nah it's a great spot for him I thought they were gonna take him with their first pick.

Yeah some of these trades are crazy. Richardson for Wright is brutal.

Please tell me you saw the shots of Brandon Lloyd in camp.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Eddie T. said...

Ainge? Please. All I have to say is - Robert Horry's towel deserved better in 1996.

I was surprised to see Arron Afflalo go first round, but the Bruin in me was very happy for him. He is a hard worker, and cares about nothing but basketball in his life. I don't know if he'll get any play, but like Todd said, that guaranteed contract is always nice. Best of luck to him in the NBA.

You know, I thought nothing was going to top Jordan drafting Kwame back in the day, until he made that ridiculous trade today. I mean, honestly - what is up with MJ? Does he honestly think Jason Richardson can be a franchise player? Because a decade at Golden State proved that can't happen. Even Jason himself has said he's much better when he has a good group around him!

Man. Noah was ridiculous. This guy is so cocky, it's ridiculous. I guess it's a reason he's succeeded so far, but I just don't know how far he's going to go in the league.

Quite the draft, definitely!

1:11 AM  
Anonymous mean dean said...

Does he honestly think Jason Richardson can be a franchise player? Because a decade at Golden State proved that can't happen.

It doesn't matter if he thinks he can be a franchise player, Jordan was open about trying to get a veteran to add to a young core, which he did. Personally, I liked the trade.

Even Jason himself has said he's much better when he has a good group around him!

That's like saying "it's easier to cut things with a knife when it's sharp" or "my car's cooler with air conditioning." Of course he's going to be a better player with a good group around him.

5:03 AM  
Anonymous mean dean said...

Holy crap, Bill Simmons is stealing your material!

Even more shocking, it looks like Joakim Noah abandoned his ponytail, slapped on a bow tie and hired Carrot Top's hair stylist. Let's hope he doesn't drop into the second round because of this.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

I haven't seen shots of Brandon Lloyd in camp - what am I missing?

I'm on the side of "bad trade for the Bobcats." I don't really understand why you want veterans around at this point in time. I mean it's not like they're a contender. I say stockpile young guys with upside and figure out if you've got any superstars in the mix. I don't see what Richardson does for that specific team so I think it's a bad deal.

I'll teach that Simmons a lesson he won't soon forget. How dare he!

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

Speaking of must see TV, Warrior is on Hannity and Colmes tonight to analyze the Benoit segment. And you thought Geraldo "Didn't Benoit get his nickname the Crippler because he broke somebody's neck" Rivera was bad.

By the way, this is another guy currently being sued by WWE being used by Fox News to objectively analyze. Let's see if the obvious conflict of interest is mentioned on air.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

I just checked out the Hannity and Colmes segment. It had Debra Marshall and Bill DeMott. Both came off awful. DeMott basically blindly defended the business and didn't really have any substantive points other than to try to deflect the more damaging criticisms offered of wrestling. And Debra was proof positive that presentation is as important as your message. I'm sympathetic to her situation, and I believe what she has said about her situation and also that the industry needs to be more carefully inspected to avoid future tragedies. But all of that was negated by her shrieking, vengeful appearance. She came across more like she just wanted to use the opportunity to exercise spite towards Austin than to make a positive contribution to the discussion.

Then again, I was disappointed by Brian Christopher, Bret Hart and so many others that I don't know what I'm expecting. There aren't good answers.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Al Tyson said...

He's put on a lot of weight. None of which looks like water. The guy who posted on the message board said he had been training in Zona with Springs.

I don't mind the trade, after really looking at it. It gives Charlotte another outside shooter to go with Carroll and Morrison and another explosive talent to compliment Wallace. The idea of Okafor and Wright is a teaming that isnt really benefitcial to either guy. Now like Randolph and Curry anyway, which other than Shaq and Haslem is the best 4-5 in the east.

I said this on ling's comment board but the problem with reporting on wrestling is that there are too few journalists and too many fans. And any active or retired talent that has ever worked for the major surviving company is gonna have a conflict of interest. I saw that Brian Christopher mess, I think they put him on to show people not to take wrestling seriously. In my personal opinion, he was yakked up before even appearing on Cooper.

It took me a few days but this is a time for investigation, not a time for perspectives or tributes. Until the facts of this case are made to be public information, if they even are, I encourage everyone to keep their mouths shut, not that I am any bettter than the next guy cause I was a contributer just the same. I feel as if to an extent some news media outlets are using the Benoit double-murder/suicide as an "I told you so" to wrestling fans for investing personally in characters on television so much. And then there's everybody else that wants to get their two cents in who will appear on any show just to be seen or heard from. This is a bad time for wrestling, the worst part about the whole situation is it's not going away anytime soon.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

I agree with Todd on his analysis of the show. The LAW, certainly reputable, reported that Warrior was to appear, so I imagine there was some change or a late scratch. As bad as DeMott was, Chris Jericho was that good on Greta Van Susteren's program. Were I WWE I'd try to push for him to be their ambassador on this issue as he comes across knowledgable, likable, and most importantly credible.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Al Tyson said...

I caught the spot with Billy Graham and Debra. Graham made good points initially but was shut down when the host pointed out that he had suffered the physical side effects of prolonged steroid use and/or abuse and may have just been lucky to avoid the mental ones. Is it fair to speculate that with a pay per view event where Benoit was booked to win a world title on Sunday he visits his doctor for a routine testosterone injection?

One point Bill DeMott made I didn't totally agree with and it was his main stand cause he yelled over everybody, he said..

"Vince McMahon didn't make anybody do anything they wouldn't have done on their own anyway."

Vince didn't force anybody to do anything, but he does provide oppurtunity. Oppurtunities not possible without Vince McMahon.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Al Tyson said...

"With that said"

If you don't realize Vince McMahon loves all of his talent, you're crazy.

9:48 AM  

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