Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Larry Brown = supreme asshole (nh)

In news that shocked nobody, Larry Brown will be introduced as New York Knicks' head coach on Thursday. Lets get the obvious out of the way, Larry is a great coach. He took a team that no one thought had a chance last year and dominated a Laker team that everyone had given the championship to. He then brought them back to the Finals this year and took the Spurs to seven games. So only an idiot would question his coaching skills. That being said Brown is an asshole.

While he is partially responsible for taking the Pistons back to the Finals last season, he is also probably responsible for the losing. Im sorry but rumors about a head coach taking another job in the middle of the playoffs is unacceptable. The talking heads on sports radio always talk about player distractions, where was the outcry? This guy was in serious talks with the Cavaliers while his team is still fighting in the playoffs.

Of course this is not the first time Brown has done this. His career is riddled with early exits. There is a reason why a coach this great only has one ring, that reason being that he never sticks around long enough to see the fruit of his labors. Someday GMs are going to realize that Brown is not a long term solution. Detroit was the one place he won a championship in, and not even that kept him happy. Chances are in 2-4 years Brown will be looking for another job after taking the Knicks to the playoffs. Is a playoff berth worth having to rebuild in a few years? Maybe for the Knicks and alot of teams it is.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Tony Yayo's album pushed back: what will we all do to entertain ourselves now?!?!?! (nh)

Tony Yayo's album "Thoughts of a Predicate Felon" (that's a stupid name btw) was supposed to be out this month but has been pushed back to late next month. Why you might ask. Well it turs out Yayo's current probation situation will keep him from promoting the album properly. You may remember, or not, that after serving 3 yrs or so in prison, Yayo was arrested the day after he was realeased. As Smokey from "Friday" would say, "You'd hafta be one dumb muthafucka........ ."

Yayo did have some stuff to say about Teh Ghey:

"People should view him for what he his," Yayo said. "I think he got fame too fast. Some dudes don't know how to handle fame.” He continues, "This is the same dude who invites people to his private parts. In jail you get killed for that. He says, 'Jay-Z can suck ... ' overseas. When you come back, you say, 'Jay-Z's a legend. I didn't mean to talk to him like that.' He's also said G-Unit is like an East Coast N.W.A; now it's 'G-Unot.' 'Yayo is the rawest rapper out the camp, that's why I had to get him on my album'; now it's, 'Yayo's wack.' He contradicts himself. Joe Budden, he disses him; then when he sees Joe Budden, he's kissing and hugging on him in the club. I just don't understand him."*

On a semi-related note, Yayo is the worst rapper I have heard in a while.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Its time to get paaaaid

Hey, you can't say T.O. has'nt earned it. Owens caught 14 TD's last season, 11 more than all of the other scrubs Philly had at WR combined, 1200 yards, 60 less than the same WRs COMBINED. Why should'nt he be paid like one of the best recievers in the league?

I understand that he is one year into a 7 year contract, I even understand that his current contract isnt that bad, but why should'nt he be able to renegotiate his contract if he has overplayed it. The owners in Philly who are crying about honoring contracts and the code of ethics and all that need to shutup. NFL teams ROUTINELY dont honor player contracts. They cut people all the time to save money on the cap. Dont tell me your team has never cut a guy that is supposed to make 8 million dollars in the final year of his contract. So that honor shit is just that, shit. And then come the jabs:

Sez Joe Banner (Eagles president):

"If we were dealing with somebody who was looking at this logically and was going to come to a common-sense conclusion, you'd say [he'll report to camp on time], but you're dealing with two people here who, frankly, don't think in common-sense terms. Anything can happen. They're not going to necessarily do what makes sense."

Replies T.O:
"It doesn't bother me. "When it all boils down to it, I'm doing what's best for my family. Not to stir anything up, but I don't really have to play for the Eagles, to be honest. I can go play with any other team and still be productive.

"If [Banner] feels that way, then get rid of me. I have no gripes, no ill feelings toward any of the players on that team. This is business. They know how business is conducted. I've told them what I'm doing is for my family. If they can't understand that -- and if they feel like I'm a no-nonsense guy -- he wants to talk about Drew and I -- if we're problems then I feel like we can be adults about it. Trade me. Release me, and we can part ways like adults."

With all that being said, Owens in all likelihood will be playing for the Eagles come Sept. 12.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Its about fuckin' time

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the life and times of rap legend Notorious B.I.G. will be the subject of a movie to be distributed by Fox Searchlight. Fox has hired Cheo Hodari Coker, the last guy to interview him, to write the script, and is looking at Antwan Fuqua (Training Day, Tears of the Sun) to direct it.


"The film will be produced by B.I.G.’s mother, Voletta Wallace, and his former managers Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts. Barrow said the trio had been trying to get a film off the ground for the last five years.

“People wanted to give us check and do a film that they wanted to do, but Searchlight gave us the opportunity to really be able to come in and tell the story the way it was supposed to be told,” Barrow said. “It’s not just a hip-hop film, it’s a film of life and a film of love. We didn’t want to sell our souls to the devil, so to speak, just to get a check. The story is too important, not just to us but to hip-hop.”

And there you have it. Finally someone will be making money off of B.I.G.'s story. Two things will determine whether this movie will be any good. The first and most obvious is who will be playing the lead role. The second is what aspects of his life will the movie focus on. Either way I'ma go see it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

In your face Red Sox nation

As I am sure most of you know the Yankees have reclaimed the top spot in the A.L. East by 1/2 a game over the Sawks. Let me be the first to say, "In your face Boston". Dear god I hate the Red Sox, not neccesarily because I hate the players or the organization or anything, its because I hate Red Sox fans. They are the most whiney fans in the world.

Over the last 5 - 7 years, as the Yankees payroll has grown larger and larger all you would hear is Boston fans bitching about how its so unfair that the Yankees can get whatever player they want, yet Boston's own payroll was always in the top 5 in the league. Red Sox fans werent mad at the Yankees because they had such a high payroll, they were mad that they were paying just as much but not getting the same results. Dont hate the player hate the game.

Before the Nats came to DC, I was a Yankees fan, just because I hated Red Sox fans. If your team is not getting the job done dont blame the people who are getting it dont, blame your team. You had your time earlier this year to gloat at the fact that the Yanks were terrible. Now its your time to eat crow (no homo) because they are on fire and your team is treading water. God I hate Red Sox fans.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

R.I.P David Haines

These are excerpts from the Washington Post Obituaries

Bruce "David" Haines, 64, the news director of WPGC-FM in Lanham and the news anchor for the station's morning show hosted by Donnie Simpson, died July 10 at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. He had complications from lung cancer.

Bruce Haines III -- he invented "David" for his on-air name -- was born in St. Louis and raised in Hollywood, Fla.

He was a disc jockey in Florida, Nebraska and Wisconsin before coming to the Washington area in 1984. He then worked for WAVA-FM as a morning newscaster on the "Don and Mike" program until 1989, when he left for a two-year stint as news director at WPLJ-FM in New York.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Good riddance

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards have agreed to a trade that would send former first round pick Kwame Brown to the Lakers for 2 guard Caron Butler and the Wizards choice of either Chutkey Atkins or Deavon George. I have one thing to say about this, Finally.

I have been calling for the Wizards to trade Brown for the last two seasons. I understand that high school players usually take time to mature. Usually the team that drafts the player never get to see his full potential. I even understand that most rookies straight out of high school don't ever pan out. But Brown has not matured in any way since he was drafted 4 years ago. His game has not gotten any better and he is too much of a baby to be 23.

When people use his age as an excuse I always counter with Gil' Arenas. Arenas is also 23, but he doesn't pull the same bullshit that Brown does. Such as lying about having a stomach virus in the middle of the playoffs because your not happy about your minutes. Brown is a parasite and right now is not even a very good player. That being said he has a tremendous upside. However I'm not sure he is committed enough to ever achieve his potential.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Macq TZAs ? (nh)

As promised here here is my version of the top 5 superhero movies of all time* [ed note: all time meaning since the mid to late 90's through present].

5. Punisher

This movie was really underated. Most people did not even see it. I dont neccesarily blame you, the advertising for this movie was terrible. But it had a solid story and it was different (kinda) with the whole anti-hero angle. If you havent seen it, and I KNOW you havent, go rent it or something.

4. Batman

I know, I know, real original. But greatness is greatness, and this movie was great. Tim Burton's vision for this movie was definately innovative for the time. It had great casting as Michael Keaton is still the best Batman ever. Though thats not saying much because the next two choices for Batman were plain retarded.

3. Spiderman 2

This movie was alot better than the original. Not that the original was terrible, but the character developement was perfect for the sequel. A little bit on the long side though. Uhh no homo.

2. Blade 2

Dont sleep on the Blade series. Blade Trinity was sort of a let down but the overall trilogy was great. Blade 2 is by far one of the best superhero movies ever. For one thing Blade is just a cool character to begin with. The casting of Wesley Snipes was perfect. Blade's sense of humor in the movies really drives the series and I hope the producers decide to make a fourth [ed note: not likely to happen].

1. Batman Begins

Shocking, I know. But damnit this movie is just plain good. I have seen it twice now and I liked it just as much the second time I saw it. It deviates from the current superhero movie resurgence in that the majority of the film is spent on character development. Unlike Spiderman or Fantastic 4 or most of the Marvel movies, Batman drives this movie. In fact the villian they picked for the movie, scarecrow, is not even in the periphary of memorable Batman villians. The writer/director/producer really relied on Christian Bale's character to make the movie and he did.

And there you go, I feel like such a nerd right now.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Say it aint so!!

According to Larry Hughes will be signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hughes, who led the league in steals per game for the Wizards last season, is expected to sign a 5 year deal between 60 and 70 million dollars according to his agent. I hope to God that his agent is just blowing smoke up ESPN's ass (nh) to drive up bidding on his player. The last thing the Wizards need this offseason is to loose Hughes. The one thing GM Ernie Grunfeld said that needed to get done this season was to re-sign Hughes. If this story is true then the offseason will be a loss.

Not only was hughes second in scoring, behind Gil Arenas, but he also was a leader on the floor. Although Arenas is showing a growing level of maturity, he still tends to be erratic at times. Countless times last season Hughes would come in the game and stabalize it. He's also a good locker room leader.

This could spell disaster for next season. Last season this squad, led by Hughes, Arenas and Jamison made it to the second round of the playoffs. Given time that core group of players could have been something great. This is very depressing.

Uhh go Nats!!!

Commercial Rap claims another victim

SunNY we hardly knew ye. I dont really know a lot about this cat's story, but he can flow. He was the freestyle champion on 106 & Park and apparently Jurmaine Dupree was so impressed with him (no homo?) that he hopped his little ass (no homo) on stage and signed him to a contract.

So I hear that Dupree has this new cat signed and they start to play his song on the radio. I am ready to turn it because, well because Jurmaine Dupree is involved and nothing good ever comes of anything he deals with. But I start to listen and I realize this kids got skill. The track, which samples an old Bee Houston song, is banging too. No prolonged references to ice, no ho's, something KINDA different. Im likin (no homo).

And then today, Im flippin through channels and his video comes on. So im watching, 20 seconds into the song the video cuts to a shot of Jurmaine Dupree. Now I dont smoke so I know that my mind wasn't fucking with me. They are doing a remix in the middle of the fucking video. Im thinking, fine, fine but this new song better be good. And of course its not. Some generic Trackstars beat. Im sure ive heard this song a million times before. And then it hit me, even the talented rappers can be made into mediocre idiots by that gotdamn leprechaun they call Jermain Dupree.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Sorry bout that

Well, I havent been here in a while. If there is anyone still reading theres one thing I gotta know, why? I havent posted in ........ a while, and even before I went on my little hiatus my material wasn't really worth reading anyway. But I guess you (the reader) knows best.

For those of you who have stuck around, ye shall be rewarded with the best blogging you have ever seen. Hehe no, noone will be taking over this site (comedic drumroll). Yea anyway the format is changing. Its no longer just a sports blog, because as my ninja TZA told me, 'you know so much about other stuff', (not neccesarily in those words). Sports, music, movies, the history channel, whatever interests me will be discussed in this forum.

Now for those who abandoned me, you bastards know who you are. You are not welcome back, I hope you burn in hell...........kidding of course. Well I dont even have a name for my "new" blog, so if you guys could help me come up with a name that'd be sweet. (no homo)