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Monday, December 15, 2008

World Champions Attempt To Sign Piece Of Shit, NBA Edition    

In the spirit of the Raul Ibanez post...



  • Wow. I'm sure that won't happen. Right? That would be crazier than Ibañez. Right?

    By Blogger Jesse, at 5:47 PM  

  • Yes. The benefit in Danny Ainge's eyes, I am guessing, and this is still just rumored, is to get premier talent dirt cheap, and hope to Jesus that the very real threat of Kevin Garnett choking him to death on the court will force him to goddamn behave himself for once in his career and get him to be the backup point they *still* need. That will not happen, just as it didn't with Sam Cassell. Not that they really need a backup point all that much when Rondo's dropping a 25/9/8 line... much as I love Rondo, I did not think I'd see him outclass a guy as good as Deron Williams so thoroughly.

    I will however say that Gabe Pruitt played a truly damn decent game behind Rondo tonight (8 pts, 2-3 3PT) in emergency duty... so Starbury might not be needed. If Pruitt polishes up a little more, he could become the next "buried on the bench by Doc Rivers, only to play so well every night after being forced into emergency duty that anyone in their right mind would wonder what the hell it was that Doc could possibly not have seen in the guy" guy.

    Off-topic... I derive a totally irrational amount of joy from seeing The Unnameable Traitorous Team at 2-23. Just as one might support the troops but not the war, I support Durant and company but not the team.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 10:41 PM  

  • I saw this rumored about three weeks ago, and assumed it was idiotic ESPN talking head bloviating nonsense.

    Some douche was on there postulating that the C's would be like the 1 team that would be a fit for Starbury, since they have Garnett there to maintain clubhouse armor. As though Garnett is some magical wizard from Narnia who has the power to alchemize shit into championships.

    By Blogger Alex, at 9:12 AM  

  • Side note - Tomorrow's the deadline to renew my season tickets for the Phillies, in order to ensure a discounted rate and the same awesome seats I had last year.

    Said seats were directly behind Pat the Bait. Now they're right behing Raul. I am very seriously considering not renewing, 100% due to this single roster move. FUCK.

    By Blogger Alex, at 9:16 AM  

  • No real need to change your seats, Ibañez may actually be better defensively than Burrell, if only by a hair:

    And his splits against lefties were better than against righties last year (.305/.371/.497, not too shabby), which may mean that his power surge and his increasing splits were unrelated after all.

    So, the only thing you really have to worry about is him aging and falling off the cliff. That probably won't happen until the second year of the deal, so you should have this conversation with yourself next year.

    By Blogger Jesse, at 9:52 AM  

  • Ah, but what will the Mrs. stare at all game to keep herself entertained, without Pat's magnificent ass?

    By Blogger Alex, at 11:59 AM  

  • She can stare at Raul's Ibanez...

    You're not seriously going to turn down season tickets to a Phillies season where the fans won't bitch and moan, are you? That's like turning down the chance to eat a dinosaur... a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so rare that you HAVE to take it.


    By Blogger Jeff, at 12:05 PM  

  • "the chance to eat a dinosaur"

    NOW I know why we resigned Moyer! I'll take mine whiz wit, thank you.

    By Blogger Alex, at 1:11 PM  

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