I go away for a mini-Spring Break vacation (insert 'mini? do you take any other kind of vacations?' joke here) and the editorial minds of G:TB turn into Mr. Shoop's class from the first half of Summer School. Fact: alcohol kills brain cells. You lose one more, you're a talking monkey.
Here's what G:TB World missed while I was soaking up some history and riding some rollercoasters in Williamsburg the past few days.
Hong Kong financier 'Jeremy' (last name withheld, likely because he doesn't want to wind up dead) wowed 'em at a recent Rugby Sevens event. His impersonation of North Korean despot Kim Jong-un played to killer reviews. "I made out with 40 girls", said Jeremy, which seems reason enough to don a dictator's mufti. The imposter's costume was augmented by a retinue of friends who dressed as North Korean generals, and a black guy who went as Dennis Rodman. We've placed calls to FOG:TB Johnny G to see if we can attempt something like this next year. Although we might have better luck impersonating the Muppets.
Shaka Smart took his time before deciding to leave VCU after six highly successful seasons. Family considerations, his connections to the city of Richmond, and loyalty to his players were all part of that process, but our sources indicate that the thing that nearly kept the 37 year-old coach at VCU was an offer from Pure Pleasure Club, a Richmond gentleman's establishment.
I'm sure you saw Steph Curry do this to Chris Paul:
And the internet went nuts:
Worlds collided on Wednesday, when the brilliant Men in Blazers podcast dropped a Gheorghe Muresan mention. It was only a matter of time before these two great tastes went all peanut butter and chocolate pie.
Finally, the best thing that happened while I was away happened to one of our own. Most of you already know this, because me and the Teej are lousy secret-keepers, but the NBA Players Association made it official on Wednesday, naming Tara Greco the union's media relations chief. Greco, a former Wal-Mart and Deloitte communications executive, is perhaps better known in internet circles as a FOGT:B and the driving force behind LeBron James' most compelling interview.