Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm a big softie

So Sunday I'm watching yet another Nats stinker (which they actually won thanks to Adam Dunn) and just as I'm about to turn during the 7th inning stretch I catch who's going to sing God Bless America. Let me just say that even I found this extremely cute.

68 comments:

Mark said...

Way to excite the masses, TJ.

TJ said...

Seriously.

mayhugh said...

TJ's manliness quotient actually went down with that post.

TJ said...

Does my love of decorative soaps and the Golden Girls work for or against me?

Geoff said...

Please rank the Golden Girls as to how attractive you find them, and then we will judge.

mayhugh said...

For rankings purposes, do you mean "now" or "1988"?

TJ said...

All Sophia Petrillo, all the time...

mayhugh said...

Cross her off then.

Whitney said...

Conventional wisdom puts Bea "Is For Bag" Arthur last, if only because all most folks think of when they hear her name is Jeffrey Ross's joke. Then again, that joke is all he's known for in some circles. But I think anyone who puts Estelle "I'd Rather Do J.Paul" Getty (in the old lady makeup) anywhere but last is falling prey to that influence. Old bat.

It's really a two-horse race, and "Motley" Rue McLanahan has most of the votes. Betty "Turns" White "When I Get Naked" finishes second, with the other two getting mostly the masochistic vote.

mayhugh said...

Rue McClanahan wins in a landslide. She was the youngest and dirty. Conversation over.

TJ said...

Look at that beautiful Orlando skyline...or something.

TJ said...

Remind me - Did the Warriors just give up on Pietrus? Or was he a FA and the Magic threw boatloads of cash at him?

Mark said...

A little of both. They kind of gave up on him (Don Nelson had completely given up on him) and didn't attempt to re-sign him last summer. The Magic signed for 4 years and about $24 miliion.

TJ said...

I'd say that was money well spent, if just for this series alone.

Mark said...

By the way, Pietrus never played this well or this consistently in the regular season. Never.

rob said...

big gulps, huh?

TJ said...

"How you beating the heat Ollie?"

"SWIMMIN HOLE"

OK, back to the hoops...

Mark said...

Definitely. He was pretty good against Boston too.

I've killed him because he made dumb plays on both ends and just seemed like a great athlete who didn't really know how to play.

Suddenly, he's hitting those quick trigger 3s that, still, make me cringe and he's not constantly gambling on D and, by god, he's a damn fine role player. As well as a much needed dose of hyper-athleticism in the Orlando lineup.

Mark said...

Daniel Gibson making shots could prove problematic. He honestly scares me more than Mo Williams. I just feel like the stage (and the role) might be a little too big for Williams. For at least the first year.

TJ said...

If I'm the Magic I'm just finding it hard to get scared of a guy named Boobie.

TJ said...

Rob, given the abysmal shortstop play in recent years for your beloved Sox, do you ever regret the Beckett/Ramirez deal?

TJ said...

Skip to my Lou en fuego

rob said...

hard to regret the 2007 championship and beckett's dominant postseason. (not to mention lowell's contributions.) ramirez is a stud and i'd love to have him, but no, i don't regret the trade.

TJ said...

I forgot Lowell was in that deal. Anibel Sanchez go to Marlins too with Hanley?

As you are well aware, I hate Beckett.

TJ said...

Do the Magic plan on defending any drives to the basket this half?

rob said...

beckett has pieces of aj burnett in his stool. and yes, anibal was part of that trade: 4 sox prospects for beckett, lowell and willie mota.

TJ said...

Rafer now actually making And1 shots...

Mark said...

So let me get this straight...What Howard just did merits a tech but when Mo Williams pegged with the ball from 30 feet away it was cool?

rob said...

that was some bullshit right there

rob said...

mike brown realizes he's allowed to tell his players what to do, right?

TJ said...

Pietrus, Alston and Lee...oh my.

TJ said...

Not to sound like Doug Collins too much, but Delonte West is phenomenal in the post.

TJ said...

Well look at that...a foul on LeBron.

TJ said...

Get the ball to The Ottoman...

Mark said...

Can somebody please fucking explain to me why Mickael Pietrus and Rafer Alston have shot 3 of the Magic's last 4 shots?

Shlara said...

wow!!

TJ said...

Hmmmm...4.1 left is an eternity.

Mark said...

Rashard Lewis has shut me up repeatedly this postseason, and I couldn't be happier about it. But, if you're LeBron here, don't you just go barreling to the hole? I mean you're getting the call.

Whitney said...

Teej, I was just thinking the same thing. 4.1, too long.

TJ said...

Oh my god.

Mark said...

Thanks LeBron.

TJ said...

Karma says he misses this.

Mark said...

That is some fraudulent motherfucking shit.

Whitney said...

David Stern has a remote control that controls that rim. You know this.

TJ said...

Unreal. OK, Hedo, get it done...

TJ said...

What the fuck was that scrum?

Shlara said...

Foul?

Mark said...

Not a foul at all. Plus, that play is a one in a million shot. You can get off a decent catch and shoot in 0.5.

TJ said...

And that one time was used up by the Dwight and the Magic last year against the Spurs.

Mark said...

Indeed. I will say this though, Dwight gets very little respect from the refs, even on the defensive end.

Mark said...

Or maybe it just feels that way because the refs blow LeBron.

mayhugh said...

It is insane how easily Howard backs down Cleveland's bigs. The only thing they have to do is keep him from getting 2 feet away from the basket, but they can't do it, fronting him or otherwise.

TJ said...

Just fucking foul him. Jesus.

TJ said...

My boy Mickael bringing it tonite.

TJ said...

LeBron...awful decision buddy.

Mark said...
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TJ said...

Could he actually be fatigued?

Mark said...

Possible. I don't think he's played as great as he's getting credit for in this series overall.

TJ said...

Thank you Ben Wallace for actually fouling him.

TJ said...

Wow. In my eye.

Mark said...

It's the still the preferable strategy. Every fucking time.

TJ said...

Hahahaha suck it LeBron.

Mark said...

That was sweet. I'm not convinced LeBron doesn't steal this tip though.

TJ said...

Wow.

TJ said...

Um...

TJ said...

Mark, you can breathe now.

Mark said...

Escape is the definitely the right word there, Marv. I thought that shot was good, pretty much the whole way.

Mark said...

That was entirely more stressful than it should have been.