Friday, August 09, 2013

Jay Bilas, Very Gheorghe-y

As Mark noted in the comments the other day, Jay Bilas took the hypocrites at NCAA HQ behind the woodshed earlier in the week, to such a degree that yesterday the NCAA, tail between their legs, fundamentally changed part of their business operation. All because of a Jay Bilas tweet blitzkrieg (tweetkrieg?).

A longtime favorite of G:TB, I took the opportunity to self-promote and tweet at Jay, reminding him (and my limited twitter audience) of Bilas' role in the seminal last 80s action flick "I Come In Peace". Much to my surprise, Jay Bilas tweeted back at me...


Jay Bilas, risin', grindin', oozin' gheorgheness. And now, amazingly, I get to use the "Bilas deserves an Oscar" post label a second time.

70 comments:

Mark said...

Jay Bilas is also a huge fan of Young Jeezy. Most of his first tweets of the day reference lines from Jeezy songs. As someone who counts Jeezy among my favorite hip hop guilty pleasures (I love about 90% of The Recession), I couldn't approve more.

Mark said...

Also, Tallahassee is a dump but my sister lives on the outskirts of town so its not nearly as bad. Country living isn't for me but I'm enjoying sitting on her huge back deck over looking the lake they live on. Looking forward to some cocktails on this deck later today.

Greg said...

The NCAA is supposedly a non-profit. So where were the profits from these sales supposed to go in the first place? That's some shady feces right there.

Greg said...

Why wait? The sun's over the yardarm.

zman said...

It's all fun and games until an alligator crawls out of the lake and bumrushes your deck.

Danimal said...

it is about time for a cocktail. i might have to sneak 1 or 2 during lunch theoretically of course.

Danimal said...

Dufner!

Danimal said...

Recently had my first Ballast but not the sculpin. The Big Eye IPA. If any indication, I look forward to the sculpin.

Greg said...

OH YEAH!!!

Greg said...

Six Point Resin is a badass mofo IPA

rob said...

doesn't the gtb style manual spell gheorghey as a single, non-hyphenated word? also, who has the copy of the gtb style manual?

rob said...

danimal, you were jwhs class of '88? you're old.

Greg said...

The unabridged version has it as "gheorghe-y". "Gheorghesgue" and "Gheorghelike" are acceptable ersatz forms of the new revised version's "gheorghey".

Greg said...

In Gheorghe: The Style Guide (G:TSG)

Danimal said...

Rob. Fuck you.

UNI QLO might make fine clothing but their logo is turrible. They must be paying Shlara's boy oodles to wear that opposite Mercedes. It reminds me of roto rooter.

Danimal said...

Rob....please see the fish I caught last week during jbft....old my ass.

Whitney said...

Greg: Nonprofits can make profit, but those monies must be directly channeled back into the programs that support the mission. We make profits in most of our lines of business (employing people with disabilities), but those profits directly fund our other programs. This way we don't have to rely on grants and your kind donations, but rather we operate like a business -- one without ownership or shareholders, just the mission of helping individuals with disabilities. There you go.

/nbtyrsd

Clarence said...

Jay Bilas vs. Gheorghe Muresan, game of 1x1 to 15 today -- who wins? H-O-R-S-E?

zman said...

First, having a style manual is not particularly Gheorghe and thus we don't have one. Make it up as you go.

Second, I've said here before that MNDR is a UNIQLO spokescrew so try not to rip on the gear too hard.

Danimal said...

1 on 1 - Bilas, 15-11
Horse - Bilas HO-HORSE

zman said...

The company that employs Whitney employs disabled people.

Danimal said...

and they make money off of them. that's fucked up.

zman said...

How do they make money off of Whitney?

Mark said...

I'm at the mall in Tallahassee that houses the Foot Locker which led to the Free Shoes University (h/t Spurrier) scandal. God bless that Foot Locker.

Shlara said...

Danimal--Adam looks incredible in anything. Even UNIQLO

Dave said...

how did i miss "i come in peace"?

zman said...

I always yell "victory for the forces of democratic freedom," there's nothing peaceful about it.

Clarence said...

For those that enjoy the Avett Brothers (not Rootsy), here's a new song to listen to at NPR.

rootsminer said...

I'm going to go listen to it now. I'll report back as to whether my tastes have changed.

rootsminer said...

Nope. Even the arena rock drums and the 90s style electric guitar power chords can't drown out that awful banjo playing.

rob said...

rootsy is the rare americana hipster elitist

Dave said...

I like the song. I mean, it doesn't have the banjo skill of "The Bear," but what does?

zman said...

Can a guy who listens to jams from the 1890s be a hipster? I think he's too much of a throwback to be hip.

Mark said...

Aren't all hipsters elitists?

Danimal said...

Jaguar Pre-season about to begin...really the best time of year for Jags fans....filled with hope, optimism, and curiousity, none of which will exist beyond game 4 of the regular season.

rootsminer said...

I think Zman is on point. I toil in a musical field much too obscure to ever be a hipster.

Danimal said...

Well so far the best thing going for this jags game is the Culligan water commercial featuring one of our finer cheerleaders. It must be on a loop.
Jags Football....Embrace the 3-yard dump-off!

Danimal said...

Have seen no stats yet...but 15 passes or so thrown, maybe 20...the overunder on avg length is 4 yards and I crap you negative.
Jags Football...More Shit Right Around the Corner!

rob said...

seriously, danimal, always thought you were younger than '88. clarence, dave, and i are '88. and we're old. so you must be old.

Marls said...

I would beg to differ Rootsy. Local NYC hipsters relish all types of old-timey stuff like moustache wax, steampunk, and not bathing. I think The New Roanoke Jug Band would be a hit in Brooklyn.

rob said...

i do believe that marls just offered to be rootsy's manager

Marls said...

Just call me Ian Faith.

Fuck the Napkin!

Clarence said...

Yeah, even though Rootsy is in my fraternal family, I'm calling bullshit on being exempt from hipsterness. I will say that Rootsy's pure appreciation for the music of that region/era is to be admired, and it's not an ironic adoration of it, but when purist notions start to make you demean perfectly enjoyable music... you have to take the heat.

rob said...

when we host gheorghe: the music festival, what acts are involved? other than the new roanoke jug band and greasetruck, obviously.

zman said...

Action Bronson should be involved.

rob said...

obviously. this will be an eclectic bill. we'll need to figure out how to avoid a reprise of daytona '92 when mtv thought it wise to mix the ugly kid joe and naughty by nature fanbases in a single mosh pit. got a lot of faith in how much kids have changed since then.

rob said...

hello, gheorghies. i have a perfect sitting-on-the-couch-friday-night drunk going. gonna put on some rootsy-approved tunes and wallow in my mellow.

T.J. said...

I'm watching Airplane!

Clarence said...

I just want to say good luck, we're all counting on you.

And hi, Gheorghies.

T.J. said...

Hi Gheorghies

Danimal said...

Rob. Oh. Sorry. Yeah, I'm old.

T.J. said...

Hi danimal

rootsminer said...

Call bullshit on the hipsterness if you want Clarence - most of the gigs I've played lately are in elementary schools (which are really fun and pay well).

I do love early American roots music, but also love real rock & roll, and a lot of other stuff. I just don't usually like this 'Americana' where the acoustic sounds are augmented by full on rock drums, extra kick drums and super angsty vocals. I say if you wanna rock, put down the damn banjo and just go electric!

Oh, and New Roanoke Jug Band is dead - we tried one reunion a few years ago but it didn't happen. It would have to be Rootstone - we've got some younger guys who could pass more easily than I for hipsters.

Dave said...

possible random idiots reunion at the festival? or will dave defect to the new roanoke jug band?

Mark said...

You guys got after it last night. I was up early with the kid this morning because I'm an above average dad. My reward is going scalloping with the Tallahassee family today.

rob said...

i'm kinda partial to the old roanoke jug band. i'm a purist.

T.J. said...

Hi dudes

rootsminer said...

I'm a big fan of the Roanoke Jug Band as well, Rob. But with only 4 recorded songs to listen to (and only one with any singing), you kind of have to move on at some point.

And the guys I play with now can do all kinds of stuff, musically speaking. We could get a band together to do Dave's tunes. Who are the Random Idiots?

rob said...

i believe rootsy just asked clarence to write a 5000-word 'where are they now' piece.

T.J. said...

I suck at this

rob said...

do tell

rob said...

you should live blog your night-into-day odyssey. one man, one dog, one television.

rootsminer said...

Hey Teej, good post. Much better than creepy shark hoochie with the inflatable breasts!

rootsminer said...

I should also add I'm not opposed to moody acoustic music. I'm listening to Nick Drake right now. About to head to the farmers market and roanoke's freaky spaceship of an art museum. Goddamnit, am I a hipster?

Lumpy said...

Trip to the farmer's market- or, do you mean microfestivus?

rob said...

rootsy, any time you'd like to do a guest post on music, we've got a spot for it.

rootsminer said...

Not dragging the fam to microfestivus lumps, are you?

Rob, I'll work on that.

TR said...

I have no idea of where I stand relative to others on the vanguard of pop culture, so I have no idea how well known this video is, but if even one of you is unfamiliar, it's worth it.

This one is in honor of Rob loving Blurred Lines (and is very much NSFW):

http://m.vevo.com/watch/robin-thicke/blurred-lines-unrated-version/USUV71300526?playonmobile=true

Mark said...

I've been in towns named Wakulla, Paneca and Sopchoppy today. The panhandle of Florida is a rural, backward place. And my 1.5 year old definitely did not dig her first boat ride,

Mark said...

Rob's boy Amari Cooper had 4 catches for 182 yards and 3 TDs in Alabama's scrimmage today. He's pretty good.