Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quick Announcement

Just a placeholder . . . it seems that some but not all of us (not mentioning any names... yet) have compiled their thoughts on the new GN'R album Chinese Democracy. We promise to have it up sometime tomorrow.


19 comments:

TJ said...

It was as if he was never even here:

The Redskins have released running back Shaun Alexander, who signed with the team on Oct. 14.

Whitney said...

Proclaiming my ignorance: Why do I keep hearing speculation as to where LeBron James will end up after the 2009-2010 season?

So much can happen between now and then, any sort of prediction or analysis is beyond the usual idle ramblings of ESPN and the like. Even if teams are now handling their payroll and cap room with an eye on a potential future pursuit of James, it's silly to speak even semi-definitely. It's like playing Strat-o-matic to determine who's going to win the World Series next year. I am not getting it, but I'll let one of you NBA whippersnappers (like Shlara) clue me in.

Mark said...

First, he's the biggest free agent to (possibly) hit the free agent market in many years. Plus, he's not even near his ceiling as a player yet so it has a lot of teams trying to position themselves for his services. Beyond that, he's made no attempt to even pretend he's going to give Cleveland the home town benefit or even show any loyalty. Finally, its not just about James. Wade, Stoudemire, Bosh, Nowitzki and a few others will all be free agents (potentially) in the summer of 2010, so there's the potential for some major shakeups in the NBA's power structure that summer. As a result, just about any team not currently contending or building a contender is trying to position themselves for that summer.

rob said...

tribe down 4 at the half to radford. awesome. and mason trails mount saint mary's.

TJ said...

Texas/ND game is fun.

Whitney said...

Tribe goes on a 22-6 tear to open the 2nd half. Looks like Rob's little snipe worked.

TJ said...

Seriously, there are some ballers on the floor for both Texas and Notre Dame...impressive teams, though it's only November.

Rhymenocerous said...

On the topic of impressive games, I'm seeing the opposite of that in my living room as I watch a shell of a Knicks squad get reamed by the Cavs. The Knicks have a pathetic group to throw out there, as they're still without Cuttino Mobley. They still haven't gotten to the bottom of his heart condition, but they let the trade get finalized. Awesome.

The crowd at MSG is totally in love with Bron Bron. It would be angry to me as a Knicks fan, but we're not even fielding a competitive squad.

The next chapter to unfold in this pathetic season is the groin injury that Nate Dogg Robinson just sustained. With Crawford and Mardy Collins traded, a hurt Nate means Marbury will have to suit up. Ugh.

rob said...

things returned to acceptable in williamsburg. 43-19 tribe in the second half. crisis averted.

Shlara said...

Just got home from the Wiz win--it was nice, and expected after yesterday's drama. Hopefully they can keep the momentum going for Orlando on Thursday.

Whit--no one thinks my BFF Danny Ferry can keep LeBron in Cleveland--stage just isn't big enough to display the greatness. Plus, the rumor is that Nike has a big bonus in store if he plays in a top 3 market--Nets (to be with his boy JayZ) and Knicks are the likely destinations...every other team is dreaming.

Ask any player--there are a few prime destinations--NY, LA (Lakers only), Phoenix, Miami--unless you have a legit chance to win it all, and then you'll consider places like San Antonio, Boston, and Detroit. LeBron will have his pick of the top tier.

And, Mark is right, the free agency market next summer is going to be insane--which makes a fun off-season for me and the 22 other die-hard NBA fans out there.

Mark said...

That Texas-ND game was good to the last shot. McAlarney and Abrams have top be two of the top 5 shooters in the country.

Shlara...I doubt thats a rumor about LeBron's Nike bones. You can't blame them...have you ever been to Cleveland? And stop with the ill will towards Orlando. Washington's season is over, at least let Orlando build up a strong enough record to lose in the 2nd round...

Whitney said...

Mason also woke up. 45-31 second half, won handily. Meanwhile, Rob failed to call out VCU and the Big Blue Beast, so they both lost in OT.

Rob's tiny megaphone only has a few squawks in it per night, you know.

Mark said...

Whitney...talking about Rob's megaphone is disgusting, and decidedly immoral.

Mark said...

I heart jonny flynn. Great d, athletic, improving j, kind of an asshole.

Mark said...

See what I mean about Jonny flynn? Nasty.

And that shot would've been even better if Shulman or Vitale had screamed out 'Darkness!' as he sunk that shot.

Whitney said...

Appreciate the LeBron explanations from Mark & Shlara. Duly noted. Though I still think it's a bit early to engage in such discussions (at least to the point where the ESPN.com headline today is "Where Will He Land?", and some hack with an iMac is attempting to logically answer that.)

If LeBron blows his knee out, pulls a Kobe, or miraculously has some Andruw Jones equivalent of a contract year (though I hope none of these happen), there will have been a whole lot of effort wasted. This is a time to conserve, people.

rob said...

that's a bad loss to bucknell for the conference. and vermont drummed delaware. all told, the caa went 3-6 last night and blew a couple of chances to record good/decent ooc wins. in the words of coach click clack, 'not very good'.

rob said...

and liberty beat uva, making sunday's game less of a gimme than originally thought.

and the tribe soccer squadron fell in overtime at no. 1 wake forest.

Whitney said...

Sounds like the Tribe won't be all that thankful come tomorrow.