Friday, February 5, 2010

Amare Stoudemire to the Sixers?

Let's be honest, the Sixers blow. They aren't exciting, they constantly give up double-digit leads and they don't have "that" player to generate any real hope going forward (like Tyreke Evans on the Kings or Derrick Rose on the Bulls). The team is saddled with horrible contracts (Sammy D, Iggy, and Brand) and will be over the cap during (potentially) the greatest offseason of available talent in NBA history. Right now, things just don't look good.

However, it appears that much maligned GM Ed Stefanski is intent on trading by the the NBA February 18th deadline. The latest rumor over the past few days? Amare Stoudemire to the Sixers for Dalembert and Iguodala. Now take this with a grain of salt, as contradicting rumors are flying all over the place. But, do know that there is a very real possibility that the Sixers could make a deal in the next two weeks that, at the very least, will generate some excitement around this team.

Is Stoudemire a good long-term fit? Probably not, unless they open up the offense and run the floor with him. He doesn't play defense and his injury history and contract demands would probably end up screwing the Sixers. But if he chooses to opt-out of his contract this summer(which is set to pay him $17.7 million next year) that would leave the Sixers under the cap, with potentially enough money to sway a prime-time free agent to come here. Maybe they won't be able to do that, but I'd rather find out than sit here stuck in neutral with a team going nowhere.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

If Only Springsteen Could Have Been Trapped Inside

Video of Giants Stadium demolition beginning

Good riddance. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Optimus Prime vs.Captain America

Over the next few days you're going to hear more shit about the Super Bowl then you'll care to listen to. ESPN is going to break down Dwight Freeney's injury until you want to strangle Mike Greenberg (which you likely already want to do) and you're going to learn everything you'd ever want to know (which is nothing) about Jim Caldwell and Sean Payton. But, honestly, this Super Bowl is going to come down to one thing: Who plays better, Peyton Manning or Drew Brees?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Donovan and DeSean Have Beef: Exhibits A & B

I've had this sneaking suspicion (my favorite kind of suspicion) that Donovan McNabb and DeSean Jackson don't particularly like each other. Now, I've got the proof flimsy evidence.


Take into consideration DeSean's various answers when asked about his quarterback returning for the final year on his contract during Pro Bowl week:

"It's a huge decision, especially when you've had a quarterback that has been in the organization for so long."

"It's a tough situation. Donovan has been here a long time and Kolb is a part of the whole group also."

There were also two other instances that I can't find quotes for (sideline interview during the Pro Bowl and yesterdays Jim Rome is Burning) where Jackson decided to emphasize how difficult of a decision the team has to make instead of giving the correct answer, "I expect Donovan to be back." Sure, DeSean is young, but don't confuse youth for ignorance. He knows damn well what he's saying -- and if you listen closely -- you can hear him mouthing the words "fuck you" to DirtPass McSoupSlurp.


The WAY better exhibit. Check out this clip of Donovan getting interviewed by some kid at the NFC Pro Bowl practice. Initially, the only interesting thing about this clip is how quickly this kid becomes his psychiatrist ("TELL ME ABOUT YA CHILDHOOD!"). But happens. At around 35 seconds DeSean Jackson and Rod Blagojevich Drew Rosenhaus walk by, just as the kid asks the perfect question.

Kid: What are you horrible at?
Passer-by DeSean: Aye, that is a GREAT question.

That shit is pure hilarity. To make it even better, while Donovan F. is conjuring up his regular political nothingspeak, it hits him that he was just dissed hard as fuck by a 23 year-old. That leads to McNabb giving the death stare to our young receiver for a fantastically-uncomfortable two seconds (:43 - :45).

If that doesn't prove that those two are sworn enemies, nothing will. Hey, 93% of communication is non-verbal!