Just a few thoughts while switching between the NBA Draft, the Red Sox, and the battle for second place in the AL East on the YES Network. Pardon the ee cummings lack of capitalism, not to be confused with Karl Marx' lack of capitalism.
*** gerald green is a great pick by the celtics. if they can manage to draft taylor coppenrath
, i'm going to adopt the celts as one of my nba teams. for the first time. ever.
*** and anywhere ryan gomes
*** got the NBA Draft cooking tonight and it makes me think of times passed, when me and my boy dave used to make a mock draft and watch each and every pick. it was the official beginning of summer.
our picks were good. and accurate. why? because we had spent the previous four years watching these players mature and grow into great players in college. of course, seeing most of
them in big east play didn't hurt. (and the quality of play in the nba didn't suck then, either.)
for the last few years, the draft has morphed into high school kids and foreign players that no one has ever seen too much of. how can you get excited about, or know anything about a kid who came to the theatre at madison square garden straight from his prom? or some guy from a country that sounds like a side of cole slaw? there was no player that you could latch onto.
imagine...back in the day...a guy with the college credentials and success that shane battier had would never have gone as late as he did int he 2001 draft. kwame brown? bust. tyson chandler? getting there, but nothing special so far. pau gasol? good, not great. eddy curry? see "chandler, tyson" and add 80 pounds. jason richardson? good pick at #5. but battier at 6? never would've happened.
nice to see the first round of the 2005 draft look like a college all-star pageant.
*** good to see hakim warrick not have to get dusty in the green room. he'll be a player in the dunk contest.
*** between stu scott, roy williams, (hey roy, there goes 75% of your roster...give a shite about north carolina now
???) and the unc lovefest, i'm done with it. this is all you need to know about the tar heels, as far as i'm concerned: http://www.iona.edu/gaels/mbasketball/0203/12-27-02.htm
*** I hope the Knicks get Salim Stoudamire
. The boy is lefty and he can shoot. Just like me.
*** Was getting very mad at the World Champs and Wade Miller, who threw six balls to start the game, yielding a 2-0 1st inning hole and it got to 4-1. Well, the World Champs just took a 6-5 lead.
***Deron Williams' baby mama, Amy, was the highlight of the draft so far. That and the Pride of Melbourne. Andrew Bogut. Amy looks like Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, and that's aight
with me. No, no, no, no, don't funk with my heart...***
is my blog turning into a Dick Vitale broadcast, with my list of name-location-team drops? Red Sox? Check. Australia? Check. Me being LEFT-HANDED ("TL?" hmmmm...)? Check. Some random good-looking woman? Check.
*** Manny Ramirez, showing that he still might be the best RIGHT-HANDED HITTER in the American League ("BR"? hmmmm...) tacks on an opposite-field RBI single.
***Good for Julius Hodge, going 20 to the Nuggets. Good for the other NYC products, Charlie Villanueva (the BK), going #7 and Francisco Garcia (boogie down) to Sacto.
***And good for New York, getting the best all-around athlete in the draft, Nate Robinson. Here's my prediction: Gerald Green vs. Nate D-oh-double-gee in the finals of the 2006
*** No one's getting fired from the Yankees. Today.
More later. One.
ps - earlier, I made an angry post about George Bush, the war, and another typically dumb comment by our nation's leader. He called the war "worth it." And my blood began to boil. I then made an unfortunate suggestion that, if it's so worth it, then twins Jenna and Babs should be in Parris Island. TLBR regrets it
(not really. I just don't need the FBI to start investigating me.