Monday, December 31, 2007

The One Thing I Don't Want Brought Back From the 1980's NBA

In the Lakers-Celtics game today both teams wore throwback jerseys. Usually I support this activity, though as the picture shows the Lakers took things just a little to far; They busted out the 1980's short shorts.

Those shorts weren't a good idea back in the 80's and they're not a good idea now. Anyone remember the last time a Laker pulled the short shorts routine? It was back when Shaq put on a pair of John Stockton's size 32 shorts in the locker room to protest some players being fined for their shorts being too long. Luckily for all of us I couldn't find any video or images of Shaq in those shorts.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

But I Read it on the Internet...

One of the most interesting sites on the web is Yahoo Answers. The concept is simple, ask a question and people post an answer. What makes it interesting to me is how accurate some of the answers can be while others can be far from true. Slate has written a really good article covering the site's strengths and weaknesses.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Happy Larry Bird's Birthday!

It's that time of year again. Everybody take a little time out of your day and wish that Larry and Magic were back on the hardwood.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I Should Be Used To It By Now...

I knew that the Marlins would eventually trade Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera, and I knew I wouldn't be happy when the trades happened, but I didn't think both players would go in the the same trade. For some reason that makes it more annoying.

I also know that this is the way the team goes. We get great young players, let them mature, find a way to win a World Series with them, then trade them for new young players to restart the cycle with. I know this, but I still hate to see them go each time.

Maybe I can convince the Marlins to trade me to Detroit too, after all, they've now got Dontrelle, Miguel, Edgar Renteria, Pudge, and Sheffield. I'd feel right at home rooting for all those old Marlins.