Thursday, February 19, 2009

Good Morning. Enjoy.

Mark isn't the only one who enjoyed some old school hip hop...

74 comments:

Mark said...

There's a 100% chance this song will be stuck in my head all day now. Nice work, Thomas.

TJ said...

It's been stuck in my head since yesterday, so yep, you're fucked.

Mark said...

Well seeing as I've had "Everything I do..." running through my head off and on since Family Guy on Sunday this is a huge improvement.

TJ said...

AWL

TJ said...

Mark...gift:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPV2RQztiWc

zoltan said...

Greatest MC of all time, imho. How did you get this stuck in your head Teej? I'm trying to imagine circumstances under which you would randomly hear this song and I'm at a loss.

And speaking of Queens getting dropped ... it seems like their pitching staff is comprised of washed-up veterans, unproven youngsters, and Johan Santana. I'm not sure they can contend for the playoffs this year.

TJ said...

The iTunes internet radio has some fantastic stuff.

Whitney said...

Z, what makes that assessment of the Mets any different than last year?

I think Pelfrey & Maine might object to the unproven part, but it's not a rock solid rotation. I'd rather have had Derek Lowe than more Ollie. The Mets are a 3rd place team, maybe 2nd.

Rhymenocerous said...

The Mets would've made the playoffs if their pen didn't continually abort. They added some depth there this year. Most of their everyday lineup is intact, and Pelfrey and Maine are decent. If they can find some production at second base and get a corner OF with pop, they have a very good chance of getting into the playoffs.

Rhymenocerous said...

The Yankees are on track to be the most amazing flop in recent memory.

My 2009 predictions: The A-Rod story won't fade, causing him to press and struggle and hear boos at home and on the road, Burnett will visit the DL before the All-Star break, Cano will continue to be lackadaisacal, the 36 year-old catcher signed through 2011 will show more signs of fading, the aging closer signed through 2010 will continue to show signs of fading, the 34 year-old shortstop will continue to show he's an overpaid .290 hitter with poor range, the 34 year-old DH will continue to deteriorate and the outfield will be weak offensively and defensively.

The popular notion that the Yankees have a lethal offense is way off. Tex will be a stud, but fragile A-Rod will be a wild card. And the following folks are well past their prime: Damon, Jeter, Posada, Matsui. I would feel better about Sabathia if he hadn't been worked into the ground in the second half of the 2008 season.

rob said...

from your lips to God's ears, rhymo.

i'm perhaps a little more bullish on the yankees' chances, but they do have a lot of risks.

Mark said...

RhymO's point about the Yankees offense is a good one. They were pretty bad offensively for much of last year.

Wait...you assholes just suckered me into some baseball talk. Fuck you, fuck you all.

TJ said...

I'm shocked rob didn't throw in one of his patented plugs for that other blog loosely affiliated with us...

rob said...

i believe whitney holds that patent. along with the one for the beercan helmet.

Jerry said...

And while this post takes filler to an entirely new level, the geniuses at G:TB will make it up to you. Promise.

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TJ said...

rob breaks promises as often as he breaks hearts.

rob said...

be patient, jerry. brilliance takes time.

rob said...

now that i read jerry's post more carefully, i think he's taking umbrage with the characterization of teejay as a genius. not cool, man.

TJ said...

I am to geniusing what Bernie Madoff is to legitimate investing.

TJ said...

ESPN.com contributor Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the Cavs have offered Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic to the Phoenix Suns for O'Neal.

OK, now this I would like to see...

Mark said...

I've got to say that I'm a little disappointed that Rob never responded to my rock throwing over at MLC. Guess I need to ramp up my vitriol.

Jerry said...

You've got to re-calibrate your insult meter. This is the home of the guys who created a fully functional blog staffed by 4 fictional characters with the sole purpose of making fun of me and Geoff. Mostly Geoff.

TJ said...

I wonder what Cane Lover is up to these days?

Jerry said...

Smoking pole and spreading message board rumors about Robert Mavre.

TJ said...

Hollywood is so full of fresh ideas:

Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Robert De Niro are set to re-team for a sequel to their smash hit Meet The Fockers.

The trio has reportedly agreed to reprise their roles in upcoming comedy Little Fockers, the third film in the popular Meet The Parents franchise, which has garnered takings of more than $800 million worldwide.

The new movie will center around the children of Stiller's character and his comedic attempts to appease his disapproving father-in-law, played by De Niro.

Mark said...

Thanks, Jerry. I'll work up some better insults and such to throw their way. I don't want to blow my wad before the season even starts though. So I'll use Spring Training to get my legs underneath me.

Rhymenocerous said...

There will be no talking about tiresome Hollywood story re-treads until we properly flog the upcoming GI Joe flick. Ugh.

TJ said...

This deal has lots of funny guys involved...

The Minnesota Timberwolves have sent Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth to Sacramento for Bobby Brown and Shelden Williams, continuing the Kings' role as the most active trader of the deadline.

Jerry said...

Don't be Cruel, TJ.

The Timberwolves are saying that Every Little Step we take towards respectability brings us closer to making it On our Own without KG.

Mark said...

Don't forget that McHale told the press that, "Making this trade was My Prerogative and won't comment on whether this trade had anything to do with Rashad Humpin' Around with the ugly Kardashian sister."

TJ said...

I watched the entire McHale presser on Shelden's forehead.

Jerry said...

"Shelden's Forehead"? Was that one of Bobby's deep cuts or something he did with New Edition?

TJ said...

It was a duet he did with Whitney.

Whitney said...

I remember it well.

mayhugh said...

I gave Hollywood a pretty big pass once I saw another Fast and Furious is coming out, with all the original characters. Anyone joining me at the multiplex for that one?

Jerry said...

In Fairfax do they still have newsreels before the movie?

rob said...

mark, my bad. until this very moment i had no idea about the rock throwing. i haven't invested a lot of time in gearing up for baseball yet.

so, um, i guess your comment was accurate.

TJ said...

Jerry, in Fairfax they call them "talkies"

Jerry said...

"An entire meal cooked in only 45 minutes? That's right, they're calling them 'TV Dinners' and they could be coming to YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SOON! Just peel back the foil on the desert, place the tray in the oven, and in 45 minutes you have a delicious complete dinner! Salisbury steak, potatoes, green beans, and a cherry cobbler. Yum. And it will free up your wife for additional cleaning duties! Look out for this wild new creation at your local grocer today!"

Dennis said...

TJ (although he may not fully know it) and I are hoping Mr. Pelfrey has himself a bomb year as well...

TJ said...

I am not ready to focus on our fantasy team yet...

TJ said...

Rhymo, get excited:

From SI.com's Chris Mannix: The Knicks have made two trades, a league source confirmed. New York is acquiring Larry Hughes from the Bulls for Tim Thomas, Jerome James and Anthony Roberson. In the other deal, the Knicks are receiving Chris Wilcox from the Thunder for Malik Rose and cash. Wilcox was part of the Tyson Chandler deal that was rescinded Wednesday.

Michael Jack said...

I'm in for the new Fast and Furious with Mayhugh. But I'm still not sure where this "Fairfax" place is. I'm pretty sure that it is made up. I tried to type Fairfax and The U into my GPS and it didn't recognie either.

Rhymenocerous said...

Those Knicks trades actually make them a better team. Thomas has his good moments, but they are always overshadowed by massive spurts of idiocy. His tiny IQ matched his tiny head. And Jerome James is now off the books. Wilcox for Malik is another (small) upgrade.

The Knicks have a real shot at 36 wins and an 8 seed. Awesome. And they can now afford to re-sign Lee. They should let Nate Dogg walk though. The guy is at his ceiling right now and will get a ridiculous offer from a dumb team that the Knicks should ignore. Regulate.

Mark said...

I think Wilcox might be able to put up some decent numbers in D'Antoni's system . He's best when all he has to do is run and dunk(I'm also curious to see how Cousin Larry works in that system).

I agree on Robinson. And, I'm pretty sure this will be Anthony Roberson's 4th NBA team in less than 3 full seasons.

Getting rid of James' contract is huuuuuge.

Mark said...

Rafer Alston to the Magic. Alright.

For a first rounder? No.

Rhymenocerous said...

Donnie Walsh signed Roberson to a 1 year, $800 K deal in the off-season for no good reason. Because of that, the Knicks cut Pat Ewing Jr., instead of having him as the 15th guy on the roster. The crowd would've eaten up little Ewing in uniform, giving this odd team some goodwill with fans. Instead, they got Roberson to waive a towel. D'Antoni didn't want him, but he couldn't push back against Walsh by cutting his first FA signing.

I know Ewing Jr's not that good, but you can see the marketing appeal of having him as the 15th man.

I see Marbury being cut on 3/1 (or whenever the deadline is for him to miss out on a playoff roster).

Rhymenocerous said...

Your Magic will be a good team for the foreseeable future, Mark. It's not a terrible price to try to salvage the season if the pick is in the mid 20's (or worse).

Mark said...

I remember reading that Roberson got signed because he looked really good (relatively speaking) in the early summer league games and both D'Antoni and Walsh decided they wanted to lock him up so they wouldn't lose him to somebody else. It was a total panic move, for sure, but i don't think you can place the blame for it solely on Walsh.

rob said...

is pat ewing drawing an nba paycheck right now?

Rhymenocerous said...

Last I herd, Ewing Jr. was in the D-League. Ewing Sr. is teaching Dwight Howard post-up moves. And sweating profusely.

Mark said...

That's right. If you watch Dwight enough, you'll see he's trying to perfect Ewing's gallop threw the lane and hook shot. Not quite so refined as of yet.

TJ said...

MASN (the Peter Angelos-owned sports channel around here) loves to show old Georgetown games. The other night there was a classic Gtown/Cuse game on, and I have to admit, I forgot how freaking ridiculous Ewing was in college. I was in awe watching him block shots, run the floor and ferociously dunk on anyone in his way (teammate or foe alike).

rob said...

something's wrong with my internet. it keeps saying that penn state basketball is relevant.

Mark said...

It's true. By the time I became and avid NBA Fan he had started to lose his fastball a bit. Its easy to forget what an athletic force he was.

Mark said...

Relevant is relative, sir.

TJ said...

Hey rob, the Crispin Brothers, much like wrestling stable DX, have two words for you...

Jerry said...

Ewing Jr was in the D-League dunk contest.

Jerry said...

Ewing is actually kind of underrated as an NBA player nationally. The guy put up a lot of numbers and won a lot of games. None of it with a whole lot of help on the offensive end.

TJ said...

Jerry, Charles Smith would object, but he's still missing gimmes from 2 ft...

TJ said...

OK, somone needs to tell the Charlotte students you can't storm the floor when beating the #17 team in the country.

Mark said...

They're on a long list of student sections who need to receive that memo. Didn't Wake rush the floor when they were ranked in the top 5 and beat Duke?

TJ said...

Yes sir I believe they did.

So, do I watch Nova beat Rutgers by 30 or Wisconsin hold Indiana to 30 total points? Or, gasp, a 13-11 St Bonaventure team play a 7-15 GW squad?

Mark said...

How about watching the NBA?

TJ said...

I turned by long enough to see a sick dunk by Maxiell with Bonner cowhering belong him.

TJ said...

Yep, I now apparently misspell words as if they're former NFL coaches.

Mark said...

That's what you get for speaking ill about the pride of New Hampshire.

rob said...

that's rutiglious.

rob said...

eldrick woods, golfing professionally next week. awesome.

TJ said...

Rob, I'm not listening to a singletary thing you say.

rob said...

knox it off.

Jerry said...

Echinique = homeless man's Venezuelan Carlos Boozer

Rhymenocerous said...

Rutgers may win this thing. Just kidding, although Mikey Rosario has skills.

Rhymenocerous said...

And I hate the super-long shorts. Nova may as well be wearing sweatpants.

(Stockton rant done)