Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Presidents Day

rob, despite being the only one of us actually at work today (I think), sent me an email requesting this clip as our Presidents Day post. It sure beats what I had planned (either some love for Dennis Martinez or Swayze's crew from Point Break), so here you go:

82 comments:

rob said...

i love the title of that clip 'stoner moment with milla jovovich and slater' can be translated to 'famous hot girl and...um...um...some dude'.

TJ said...

I'm quite certain that dude was on CSI: Miami with that asshat David Caruso for a few seasons. I can't be entirely sure though, because Caruso hogged up so much of the screen it was hard to tell who else was on the show with him.

TJ said...

Who's ready for some hot Bracket Busters action this weekend?

-MVC leader Northern Iowa traveling to the Knickerbocker Arena to face MAAC leader Siena
-Manhattan coming to the Tribe Dome
-CAA co-leaders VCU and Northeastern facing Nevada and Wright State, respectively
-Butler vs. the Curry-less Davidson squad

Dennis said...

I'm at work, Bamas....

TJ said...

Sucks for you chief...

Work today. The Dukie loss last night. A subpar American Dad last night. When will the pain end?

Dennis said...

At least I got over 3 hours of contiguous sleep last night. I take pride in the small victories these days.

Mark said...

Curry getting hurt really takes the steam out of the Davidson-Butler game. Davidson probably loses by 15+ now.

Dennis said...

Baseball Trivia Question of the Day:

Which MLB starting pitcher maintained the highest velocity per fastball in the 2008 season (Min. 20 starts)??

TJ said...

I'll go with Verlander...

TJ said...

rob, I really hope your boy ain't "palmeiro dumb":

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz says players who test positive for steroids should be suspended from baseball for the whole season.

Dennis said...

He's in the NL...

TJ said...

It appears I'm the only one guessing, so...Oswalt? Hamels?

TJ said...

Wait a sec...Dennis, would this guy perhaps have an entertaining name and at one point been on our nl-only fantasy team?

Dennis said...

He does indeed have a silly name and was once (and still is, assuming we keep him) on our NL team...

TJ said...

Hebaldo, Mebaldo...Ubaldo (Jimenez).

I had no idea he threw that hard, but he was indeed drafted based on the TJ "live arm" principle.

Mark said...

Yours sounds likes a complex and intricate drafting system.

TJ said...

It's a great system Dennis and I have at this auction draft...I demand "live arms" and "asians" while steadily drinking all day, and Dennis intentionally bids up every big name in the room until we predictably get stuck with one late.

Good times all around (for us...not for anyone else involved)

TJ said...

If you've been paying even the least bit of attention in this space the past few months, we have been crushing the Indiana Hoosiers for their epic sucktitutde. Well, yesterday they lost their 18th game of the year, which apparently is the first time in school history the hoops team has ever lost 18 games. So perhaps these guys are even worse than we all thought, if that's possible. At least the school isn't paying Tom Crean 2 mil a year for the next decade. Oh wait, they are?

rob said...

mark, gift. long, long, long gift. michael lewis on shane battier.

http://tinyurl.com/b4fhsy

Rhymenocerous said...

Anybody who read anything about the IU program knows they would be horrendous this year. Crean didn't have a chance to recruit, the stoners are all gone and nobody who produced for the team last year is back.

There were zero on-court expectations for this squad. The Athletic Dept. will be happy if there are no arrests. If he can find a couple local guys who want to play for the Hoosiers and wear those awesome warm-up pants, he'll be okay for next year. If he can play .500 ball next year and reach the NIT, he'll be in decent shape.

Rhymenocerous said...

Pitt - UConn set to tip off in 110 minutes. Dig it.

TJ said...

I hope Dejuan Blair knocks that anorexic Thabeet into the third row.
Can we stop salivating over that beanpole's offensive performance Saturday, please? I will certainly agree Thabeet is a monster defensive presence, but 10 lob dunks does not an offensive player make.

Now watch him go out and start dropping McHale post moves tonight just to prove me wrong.

Mark said...

Rob...I read that article yesterday. Fantastic. And yes, very long. I had to break it up into two halves in order to not make it seem as if I was intentionally avoiding the family yesterday afternoon (which I may or may not have been doing). Also, I played with a guy in school who never tried to block shots but instead did the hand in front of your eyes when you shoot maneuver and it was really effective. Tough to train yourself to do as it goes against years of defensive teaching (usually) but really a very smart and effective technique.

And I've got to agree with RhymO. IU being terrible isn't news. You have to think that Crean would've never taken that job if he had a full idea of how devastated the program was going to be. Marquette flourishing with a senior class he recruited and developed has to double the sting of this season.

Mark said...

One last thing, are there two more out of shape major college basketball "stars" (for lack of a better word) than Levance Fields and DeJuan Blair?

Discuss.

TJ said...

No shit it isn't news fellas. What do you work for his agent? Next time I will leave your boy Tommy out of any insults I hurl the Hoosiers' way.

And Fields has to at least be in better shape than Blair because he gets up and down the floor more often and slightly quicker. But yeah, he makes El-Amin look slender.

TJ said...

Love what I'm seeing from Blair right now. Exactly what I hoped would occur.

Mark said...

No, TJ, we don't work for Crean. We just get tired of seeing you state the obvious so often, you drunken bum.

Mark said...

There's a couple of sneaky good role players on UConn. Kemab Walker and Gavin Edwards are tremendous talents off the bench.

of course, neither of them have Stanley Robinson's level of talent or complete inability to take advantage of it. He's like a bad college version of Tim Thomas.

TJ said...

Jeff Adrien - solid pro or non-factor at next level?

TJ said...

And the first time I realized crack baby deux Dixon was on Pitt I was floored.

If they make the Final Four does CBS just re-run all the pieces on their parents they have from Juan's shining moment?

Mark said...

Here's my list of guys involved in this game who get minutes in the pros:

Thabeet, Price, Young (and I'm not in love with him...classic tweener). That's it.

Mark said...

Well TJ, consider me floored.

TJ said...

At the rate we're going six or seven guys are fouling out of this game.

Mark said...

As for Adrien. He's undersized and not a good enough athlete, imo, to get a lot of minutes at the 4 in the NBA. I imagine a lot of people would compare him to Jason Maxiell but he's not as skilled and not nearly as athletic.

TJ said...

Get a TO baby...

TJ said...

It should be quite obvious to all watching that Levance Fields is too slow in his second trimester to get by any guard with average quickness.

TJ said...

And Mark, just for you, I cracked a cold one before donning my Capt Obvious tri-cornered hat and hitting publish on that comment.

Mark said...

It just makes no sense to me why he's never gotten in shape. His handle is among the best in college and he's finishes well in the lane. Shed 20 and he's murder (copyright Hubie Brown) off the dribble.

TJ said...

I'm sure there's a clinic or two by campus that can help him out (too much?)

TJ said...

Shouldn't Rhymo be a Chimay (sp?) or two deep and contributing to this here chain? Or is there a Knicks game on?

TJ said...

Crack Baby!

Mark said...

I want to go to a Pitt game with TJ so I can be there when he that out during a key moment.

And, um, I may have a crush on Kemba Walker.

Mark said...

The Welcome to the Jungle/NASCAR commercial kind of makes me want to watch NASCAR. Kind of.

TJ said...

I tried to watch NASCAR yesterday. It lasted about two minutes. I turned to The Rock instead and watched Stanley Goodspeed for an hour.

TJ said...

Give that man a doughnut!

Mark said...

Levance Fields likes his fat ass just fine, thank you.

Mark said...

I watched the last 10 minutes of The Rock. This is getting sad.

TJ said...

Mark's new mancrush Walker has been mighty impressive tonight.

Nice use of Its Tricky by the Hartford sound guy.

Mark said...

Dyson's injury kills UConn. Walker, Robinson and Craig Austrie are all going to have to play way too many minutes now.

Mark said...

Did Bilas just drop a Man of the Match on us? Nice.

TJ said...

I can't wait for the Big East tourney.

rob said...

i've been working this evening, so i'm a little late to the party here, but this has been an extremely entertaining basketball contest. raft even broke out a 'smell the onions'. i approve. and i think blair gets at least some run in the nba.

Rhymenocerous said...

Late to the party here as I had to play catch-up after putting my little guy to bed at 7:45 PM. I'm amazed that Pitt withstood UConn's run in the middle of the second half. Dixon was able to get minutes out of his bench and keep the game close.

And Levance Fields must be the undisputed winner of the NCAA's Jermaine Dupri Look-Alike Contest. He could probably get into Miss Jackson's pants, although he may be fatter than Jermaine Dupri. Which makes him very fat.

TJ said...

Did Blair just say Thabeet would "throw his stuff into an alternate reality"?

Mark said...

I meant to say major minutes when I listed those guys earlier. Blair could be in that category. If he gets in shape, he can be Danny Fortson 2.0.

Mark said...

Fields has a lot more hair than JD is sporting these days (and not by choice).

TJ said...

Quite a drop off from the McDonough/Raf/Bilas crew to Franklin and Frischilla...

Rhymenocerous said...

Weird that Rob and both call the comments section of an obscure blog a "party." If not weird, lame. But I share his thoughts on Blair. He could be the next decade's Chris Wilcox. Whatever that means.

And what numbnutted voters kept Duke in the top 10? They lose two in a row and drop 4 spots. I bet the voters filled in their ballots before Sunday's games ended. God, I hate that program.

rob said...

i heart jamie dixon. that dude's way underrated. and in screeching segue, jason richardson eliminated from father of the year consideration.

TJ said...

Don't worry Rhymo...they will once again be losing early in the tourney, much to Dennis' chagrin.

rob said...

again apropos of nothing, two paws way up for sierra nevada's new torpedo extra ipa.

Rhymenocerous said...

That Jason Richardson news is unbelievable. What a flaming dildo. It registers about a million times more when you have kids and think of putting your own in that scenario.

How long will Simmons stay quiet about Kerr? I know the Phoenix owners are allegedly cheap, but Kerr has castrated that franchise in short order. I can't wait for them to trade Amare and get nothing good in return.

rob said...

but holly rowe, teej. holly. rowe.

Rhymenocerous said...

Duke will get a 2 or 3 seed and get "upset" by an equally talented team that's seeded much lower in the second or third round. Again.

TJ said...

Is Texas required to always have one white 6'10 sharpshooter, in the Matt Bullard mold?

TJ said...

I hope Duke draws Siena. Oh man that would be fun.

rob said...

from your lips to the committee's ears, teej.

TJ said...

Yeah, this year I hear they're factoring in our very own GTBpi formula that I've been working on in Mark's (meth) lab.

TJ said...

Um, I just flipped by Fox News and for some reason Jim Kelly and Hannity are on the same panel right now discussing the stimulus package. TJ confused.

Mark said...

Hold on, I have to catch up:

- Blair is the opposite of Wilcox in body, skills, athleticism and attitude.

- Robert Sarver isn't allegedly cheap. He's historically so. He sold a ton of draft picks that could've all netted really good players and he let Joe Johnson go in free agency. He's even admitted what a big mistake that was recently. I'm not absolving Kerr from his role in the Suns' fall just saying that had been badly hurt by Sarver's decision making long before Kerr became GM.

- I think Duke ends up as a 4/5 seed. A very flawed team that now lacks some confidence. Still probably a 1st round upset victim from that spot.

- Never have I not enjoyed a Sierra Nevada, no matter the style.

TJ said...

One of those draft picks was Rudy Fernandez I believe.

TJ said...

OK, now for some reason WWE has brought back Roddy Piper...cable is really bringing it tonight.

rob said...

sierra nevada is my go-to in bars that stock it as their token 'microbrew'. i don't usually buy it for my home use. there's just too much other good stuff out there. just bought this because of the 'extra ipa' label. love me some hops. just curious mark - what's your beer of choice? if you say coors light, your posting privileges will be revoked.

Mark said...

Kind of depends on the venue. Sierra Nevada's my go to draft @ a bar if I can get it. Negra Modelo or Pacifico Clara are my fave foreign beers. To be honest, I don't really have one. The cheap domestic that I normally choose is Miller Lite.

I'm not tremendously picky when it comes to alcohol. Unless, of course, we're talking about a certain dark, sweet liquor.

rob said...

okay, i'm an idiot. i misread mark's post - thought he said he never enjoyed a sierra nevada instead of the opposite. that's what i get for using my stupid phone for commenting.

TJ said...

Robert, will you be posting that comment every 12 minutes for the rest of the night?

Mark said...

And you posted the same comment twice. You're on a roll, tiny.

rob said...

yeah, me and this phone aren't really on the same page. really hoping it dies soon so i can justify a new one as a 'business expense'.

TJ said...

The rotary has to be tough on your tiny little fingers.

TJ said...

For a team that is 3-7 in the Big 12 Texas A&M sure looks good tonight.

Dennis said...

Duke gets a 3 seed and wins 2 games this year...who wants the action?

Rhymenocerous said...

I agree with Dennis that Duke will be no lower than a 3 seed. They always get lotsa love from the bracketeers. I would love to see them play a physical team and get mauled. I can almost see Scheyer and Singler crying now, the same way Psycho T's face quivered when Henderson beat on him a couple years ago.

And Blair is fat. Dominant and athletic, but fat.