Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Linky Housekeeping, Futile Superfan Style

G:TB notes with some relief and a great deal of pleasure that Friend of G:TB Michael Litos is back to active blogger status at his new hoops-focused blog Regarding the Underdog. MGL is both the only published author we know (other than our friend Jay, who wrote an underrated and undersold guide to the trails of Maine's Acacia National Park, and, we suppose, technically Whitney and I wrote a book on the 2004 baseball season, but there's only one copy and it's in my bathroom) and a passionate observer of CAA Hoops, so we're doubly in the tank for him. His old blog (CAA: Life as a Mid-Major) was a must-read for the futile superfans among us - we're psyched to see that he's back.

22 comments:

Whitney said...

CAA:LAMM is dead, long live RTU (not as good an acronym, but I guess that's okay).

Whitney said...

The biggest problem with the Pacman Jones suspension is that, in at least one fool's mind, it makes this guy right.

(If you can, read the whole column. This is what I am left with in terms of sports commentary in this tin can town.)

rob said...

i'm not clicking that link, because i'm worried that it's molinaro.

Geoff said...

Rob, this post and the comment above demonstrate that your instincts are as keen as your ass-kissing acumen. Congrats.

Whitney said...

Click the link, Rob. You know you want to.

Dave said...

i think you're forgetting that i had several bad science-fiction stories published in the nineties, and a couple of my essays appear bill vesterman's college writing anthology-- filler yes, and an inside job, but my name is next to neal postman in the index.

Whitney said...

Neal Postman's middle name is "Forthe" and it's Dave's mom's pen name.

rob said...

you of all people should know the value of ass-kissing acumen, geofferson.

Geoff said...

The list is long but distinguished, like Slider's johnson.

rob said...

dave, i stand corrected. not very tall, but corrected.

rob said...

i may also have overlooked pip's seminal opus.

TJ said...

And Greg's pop-up book.

Greg said...

It's about a hooker with dysentary.

Rhymenocerous said...

Rob: I'm pretty sure it's spelled "semenal."

I would have to think Peter North has already trademarked the phrase "Semenal Opus."

Rhymenocerous said...

Quick trivia questions below. Make a guess without peeking.

How many times has Shaquille O'Neal played 80 games in a season? How many times has he played all 82 games in a season?

TJ said...

Zero.

rob said...

on a (mostly un) related note, my rental car this week was a kia rondo. (i had no idea such a car existed, either.) naturally, i called it rajon.

Rhymenocerous said...

Shaq Fu played 81 games in each of his first two seasons, but has yet to get back to that in his career.

You're welcome for that kick-ass piece of trivia.

Shlara said...

Did anyone catch "highlights" of Shaq in the playground pre-season game at Indian Wells? He must be 380 lbs now--I'm worried about him. In a few years, he'll be featured on one of those TLC/Discovery specials about fat people who need a fork lift to get out of their house.

TJ said...

Shaq?

rob said...

shaq'll get a tricked out forklift and put a retractable roof on his house so he can use the lift to move him from room to room.

MGL said...

I am happy to be back and thank you for the love.

Here's what you can come to expect at RTU--next Wednesday I'll be asking Tony Shaver if he intends on playing the 2008-09 season with or without the moustache.