Category Archives: Basketball

New Shoe Friday

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Kicking off New Shoe Friday we have the classic Air Jordan 2 design dropping 4/12/14 and will be retailing at $170.  The Jordan 2 style is an acquired taste.  I’ve seen people that love them and others that despise them.  The design of the shoe is a not really comparable to any other Jordan’s and is not considered most fashionable.  Although, I believe their unique make-up is worth collecting and rocking with whatever you wear.  Let’s get into the new color way releasing next Saturday.  These Jordan 2s will have the original cement pattern mixed with infrared, hence the name, Jordan 2 Infrared Cements.  Black leather goes through the middle and upper parts of the shoe giving them a remarkable color scheme.  I would cop these just because Jordan 2s rarely drop and the color way sure does stand out.

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Bet you could guess what other shoe is coming out next Friday.  Another color way for the Kobe 9 Elites!  The Kobe 9 Elite Team Collections will be dropping 4/11/14 and will retail at $225.  These conform to the classic Lakers colors of purple, white and gold.  I’ve wrote so many pieces on the Kobe 9s that I think you know where I stand.  You like to hoop? Get them.  You like traditional Lakers colors? Get them.  Don’t mind spending $225 for some shoes? Get them.  They’ll only benefit you.  Have a great Friday everyone!

–Richy248

Possibly the worst answer in Jeopardy history

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Holy shit bro give up on everything. Just call it a day because there is no coming back from this. I don’t think there is a worse possible answer to this question. I just can’t even fathom how you could associate Magic Johnson with hockey. Magic is tall and black, two words that have never been used to describe a hockey player. Even if you’re not a fan of hockey, you know who Wayne Gretzky is and how little he has in common with Magic Johnson. If anyone asks you a trivia question about hockey, Wayne Gretzky is the answer like 90% of the time. Dude holds almost every conceivable record for the sport. I guess this guy went on to win, so first thing he should do with those winnings is invest in an almanac. Or at least upgrade his cable package to include ESPN so he doesn’t look like an idiot next time someone asks him a sports-related question in the future.

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Not a hockey player

Hot in the Streets: Stanford’s cowbell dude going all out

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Ever heard the expression “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”? This dude in the Stanford band is living that to a T. His passion and love for that cowbell is the sole reason Stanford is cruising into the Sweet 16 as a 10 seed (maybe Wiggin’s 4 points or Embiid’s back injury played a role as well, but very minor ones). That level of energy is contagious. I think I’m starting to catch the fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.

 

Undefeated no more; Wichita St. falls to Kentucky

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Went down to the wire, but Kentucky pulled off a huge upset over previously undefeated Wichita St. An upset that no one saw coming. Except me. Over three weeks ago. I said they would be the first 1 seed to go down in the tourney and they were. Teams that aren’t in power conferences always rise up at the end of the season because they’re beating cupcakes while the Floridas and Louisvilles are going through grueling stretches of conference play. And every year they get overrated when it comes time to seed for the tournaments. It’s the Gonzaga effect. Wichita St. hadn’t faced a team with as much NBA-ready talent all year and it showed. Guys like Julius Randle and the Harrison twins went right at Wichita St. at the end and the Shockers couldn’t stop them. They hung in the game by making threes, but when those weren’t falling at the end Wichita St. just couldn’t match up with the athletes on Kentucky. The only reason Kentucky was seeded so low was because they started the season slowly, but that was to be expected of a team that makes a living off of one-and-done freshmen. But once Kentucky started playing as a team and not just individuals looking out for themselves, they were rolling. If you toss out the first month or so of the season and re-seed the teams, Kentucky would be a 3 or 4 seed easily. Really came on strong at the end  of the year. Florida, the best team in the country and #1 overall seed, barely scraped by them in the SEC Title game. No one saw Mercer or Dayton making any noise, but if you had Wichita St any further than the Sweet 16, you were just being foolish with your brackets. Stop watching ESPN and think for yourself. Or just listen to me because I’m usually right.

 

Ohio State cost a lot of people a billion dollars yesterday

Apparently over 80% of all brackets submitted had Ohio St beating Dayton, so the dreams of being a billionaire were crushed after the very first game for most people. Me included. Thanks for nothing Craft. Now I have to find another way to afford the greatest thing ever, which is of course a gold-plated jet-ski. So close, and yet so far away.

UPDATE: And now Duke has cost the rest of the country a billion dollars. Goddamn Buffett you sly genius. You win this round. Hopefully you make a ton more money selling all our personal info so you can offer this again next year. Gold-plated jet-skis coming in hot for 2015.

Toronto Raptor fans have been booing their team, after wins, because they didn’t get free pizza

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Article – In possibly the most absurd story of the week, Toronto Raptors fans have started a Twitter campaign and even a petition to end the pizza promotion at their home games. As of right now, if the Toronto Raptors win a home game AND score over 100 points, every fan gets a free slice of pizza. So every game that they don’t score 100 is met with boos, even if the team wins the game.

First of all, what the fuck Canada? Your whole shtick is that you’re a polite version of America so I have no idea where this shitty fan behavior is coming from. Being terrible fans and complaining about free things is as American as apple pie so don’t you dare try and steal this from us. I understand pizza is the greatest and most versatile food in history, but booing your division-leading basketball team just because you didn’t get a slice of it is about as shitty as it gets. Rioting over drive-thru level food is something that is exclusively American and something we take great pride in.

Secondly, your team is actually good Toronto. Enjoy it while you can. The only reason your team isn’t scoring over 100 every night is because they are 5th in the NBA in defense, holding opponents to 97 points a game. They don’t need to score 100 so they don’t. How about you just be thankful Canada is relevant in something other than hockey and shut the hell up. You’re bitching and moaning because your team is winning but you don’t get a free shitty snack after the game. It’s pretty stupid and you should feel stupid for doing it.

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Somehow this is disappointing to Canadians.

And finally, the most unintentional source of comedy in recent years has gotta any website that allows the public to create a petition. These websites connected people with opinions to the people who have the power to make changes, and nothing has gone right since. I feel like the general stupidity of the public was vastly underestimated (the fact that searching for “dumbest” or “stupidest petitions” turns up the same results on Google as “smartest” or “best petitions” is very disturbing). George Carlin was truly ahead of his time because he knew how stupid people were getting almost 24 years ago. If you haven’t seen this yet you’re welcome in advance:

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize, half of them are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

Words to live, no matter who you are.