Archive for June, 2014

Meme news

Posted: June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

I understand everyone and they mama is blogging on USA v Germany. They lost but will likely limp into the knockout on aggregates. Portugal beat Ghana but their aggregate is so low (-4) because Germany beat that @ss. So they need to beat Ghana convincingly. USA advances.

But what I wanted to really write about is the meme of overlaying dramatic action with Jim Ross commentary. For those who don’t know, he was the legendary WWE/WWF commentator, especially during the Attitude Era (Rock, Stone Cold, etc.) from 90s-2000s. They have used his commentary for fights, fails, video games, etc.

It brings back nostalgia because I was a teenager and in my 20s during that time. What lead me to this is a post of my Facebook feed from Gamespot. So I watched the videos, the comments mentioned that WorldStarHipHop started the trend so I went there and then finally to Youtube. It’s exactly what the internet was made for.

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photo acknowledgement: thescore.com

I have not been able to keep up with the World Cup this go round like I was able to in South Africa in 2010, but I do know that one of the Spain’s core members for their 3 event streak’s international career ended in spectacular fashion. It’s already made the ESPN, social media rounds but David Villa’s goal was brilliant.

When he sat on the bench and cried it reminded me why I love sports. Beyond the endorsements, fans, money, championships, glory, fame, etc. it is still grown men playing a children’s game and giving it all they have until…until..they can’t, until Father Time quietly taps them on the shoulder and informs that their time in the sun has come to an end.

Melo is a free agent…and?

Posted: June 23, 2014 in NBA

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Well there’s good news and bad news. The bad news (for the Knicks) is that he’s gone. No need to play with your emotions, Melo is gone. So…you gutted a very good Knicks team for Melo only for him to leave as a free agent. That also means that JR Swish will be jettisoned as well. This the LeBron effect. Embrace or not.

Chicago and MIA are supposed to making a hard run at him. My advice (free by the way) as a Nuggets fan, is don’t. Melo is a great scorer but he kills an offense with ball stopping. The ball swings around then the gets to Melo and it doesn’t move. Players stop moving and watch. He gives the jab steps, etc. and then gets buckets. Rinse and repeat. It happened in Denver that had Chauncey Billups and Nene. Ball still stopped. Ball don’t move.

It could work in MIA, in theory but it would require an unbalanced floor to work where Melo becomes the floor stretcher a la Olympic Melo. Not sure how Melo would fit in Chi. Too many variables starting with DRose and the unbalanced floor with Booz already the 3.

It will be interesting in the days ahead to see what teams, if any, are truly interested to make a run at Melo.

1 year anniversary

Posted: June 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’ve been married to my lovely wife for one year today. I feel fortunate to have found someone as special as she is. As we look forward to the birth of our first child, I’m very nervous and excited.

I’ve been gone for a minute, but the spark seems to have returned. So let’s jump right into it.

 

My Kansas City Royals sit atop the AL Central! Who woulda thunk it right?! AND…they reeled off 10 straight Dubs. If anyone but the most homerific of Royals fans says they saw this coming, they are lying! We hoped they would compete but no one was thinking this. Now the expectations ceiling is PLAYOFFS! PLAYOFFS? It’s been 11 years since the Royals were atop the division this late in the year and it’s not that late in the season truth be told. The goes to the larger problem of the disparity between small and large market teams. The Royals can’t afford to overspend or even spend to keep high profile FAs but they have some players right now.

As I told a co-worker, I’ll reserve most of my glee for after the All-Star break.