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Friday, April 30, 2010

Don't try this with Kobe...

At about 1:30 into this video, check out Jared Dudley mocking Steve's voodoo warm-up freakishness.
Don't your worry your pretty little heads more Suns to come.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

VINO...the cyclist, not the drink (updated twice)

Love him or hate him (and sometimes both at the same time) he's back. This last Sunday Alexandre "Vino" Vinokourov won the last Classic of the season, Liege - Bastogne - Liege. Much to the chagrin to some fans at the finish, and the media afterwards. But Vino's not going to put up with that, and will definitely add interest to the rest of the season (rubbing hands together).
On a note that makes my eyes sad, Karsten Kroon is having facial reconstruction surgery today. I know it's not a name I throw around a lot here, but believe me it should be. He did the whole "face catch me" with 70 km left in Fleche Wallone and turned into a bloody mess (open with caution). I prefer the precrash photos.

UPDATE: Karsten's surgery went well, with little to no scarring. It's a good day.
MORE UPDATE: The Mark Cavendish vs. Andre Greipel saga is still going. I guess someone will have a new team next year.

EVEN MORE UPDATE: Mark Cavendish is going to make this season interesting. This salute in Britain is same as flipping the bird in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Okay, couldn't write about playoff game 1 for the Suns, was too busy breathing into that paper bag. Luckily, your Suns won game 2...disaster avoided, world is righted- or at least slightly better.
Game 2: Grant Hill was BOOM! DEFENSE on Andre Miller, which caused him to pull a Sastre (major tour edition). In the battle of made-up names at power forward Amar'e was one apostrophe better then LaMarcus. And CanJez was CanJez with a trick shot on top and 16 to 1 assist to turnover ratio...delicious.
As far as the rest of playoffs:
Forget about the east till round two.
Kobe's V Ok City: crazy Artest is in Kevin Durant's head, sorry Kevin that's gotta be uncomfortable. Kobe is gonna get tired of dragging the dead weight that is his team to the second round, I mean Pau helps but have you seen his thighs? He's no Curt.
Denver V. Utah: well, Utah isn't gonna quit and you can't make Jerry Sloan be amused. Denver is the Tommy V of the Western conference, yellow jersey to can all happen.
Spurs V Mavs: Fingers crossed that the entire state of Texas secedes. Fingers crossed! Really, I'd wish that even if they weren't playing.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's playoff time baby!

First off I'd like to Thank the Orlando Magic for beating the Cleveland Lebron's in last year's Eastern Conference finals, the resulting panic, cold sweat & inferiority complex made them take Shaq off our hands. Then somehow your Suns nabbed the 3rd seed in the western conference, now I know how quickly time has flown since Halloween, but here we are. A quick season recap (in case you weren't paying attention)
Your Suns start out blazing hot, 14-3, what the? Come plummeting down to earth, break through the crust, finishing the middle part of the season with a 12-18 record. Then they wake up, Coach Gentry starting playing the lesser twin/angry Abraham Lincoln at center and they finish a stellar 28-7. They play together, kick ass on offense and sometimes play defense. Kind of incomprehensible, it's a bit like watching Bradly Wiggins...he's climbing? climbing!...surely he'll....what the? Even though you just saw it with your own eyes, you may not believe it.
Channing Frye, that guy that was gonna fill in the Shaq? Who never got off the bench in Portland? Well, turns out he's pretty good at shooting threes, ending up with 172 for the season. The Channing ride is exciting, with lots of highs, followed by dizzing falls caused by poor rebounding & mediocre defense.
Amare - ok, I've watched this guy for 6 seasons. And finally, finally! He's playing up to his natural ability, since the All-Star break he's powned the entire NBA. Even created a brand new word "Tolivered" - like "you just got Tolivered" which means humiliated to such a high degree that you may wish to be invisible. Yes, that Toliver who played at Creighton...he's famous!
The rest. So one of the main problems with Coach Pornstache was his failure to play more than 7 players, which resulted in a tired Steve Nash and a sad me. Coach Gentry now has a bench! very exciting! and they are not terrible, sometimes they are awesome!
Grant Hill, don't mess with him. He really needs a playoff series win to avoid comparisons to McGrady.
Steve Nash despite being written off, again, managed to play at an all star level. Shot 50% (from the field) 40% (from 3) 90% (from the line) for the fourth time in his one has done that, no one, not even armpit. And he gives a lot of high fives too.
Anyway, am gonna try to not deluge you with NBA stuff, but it will be unavoidable, unless you avoid it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A quick cycling update...

except when it comes to cycling I can't seem to shut up.
So we're in the middle of the Classics season, yesterday was the Queen of the Classics: Paris - Roubaix or The Hell of the North as it's sometimes called. Fabulous Fabian Cancellara had won the Tour of Flanders (last Sunday) and was favored to win P - R. So what do you think he did....
.completely dominated it, putting minutes in the field, soloing the last 44 k's! And this was no wimpy field, he road away from Tom Boonen, Thor Hushovd, Juan Antonio Flecha.....did I mention Fabian is fabulous?
And although the American riders did terrible in P-R, including Gorgeous George (frowny face), their spring as a whole hasn't bad. Chris Horner won the
Tour of Basque on the final stage time trial on Saturday, as well as the finest hat in cycling.
Tyler Farrer (fastest man in argyle) won a
stage in Three Days of De Panne, and Scheldeprijis Vlaanderen(say that 10 times fast), a one day race in Belgium last week.
And even though Mark Cavendish has had a slow start to the season, stupid teeth, it isn't shutting him up. I don't think it's a good idea to
turn on your teammates at the beginning of the season.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fascinated... and not sure why....

I am currently spending my Saturday night watching the NCAA Women's Bowling National Championship. I know. But it is a slow sports night. Husker women defending their championship, with the upstart Fairleigh Dickenson Knights putting some pressure on them. Dirtman actually got out the snacks to watch the final two games. As we speak, Huskers are up 3 games to 2 in the best of 7 series.

Who needs the stinking Masters....


04/11 - update - FDU won 4-3 in a real nail biter. It appears that the Huskers are a young team with alot of potential for next year. And if I just happen to be cruising through the channels on a sad Saturday night next year, I hope I will catch them again.