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I agree with Reggie Miller?!?!

Kobe scores 61 pts. vs Knicks

Kobe scores 61 pts. vs Knicks

Let me start off by saying, I hate Reggie Miller as a player.  Every time he played the Celtics I would heckle and despise his every movement.  From his baseline to baseline flops through screens, his cocky attitude and litte prissy ways.  I couldn’t stand the guy.  Every time he touched the ball he got boo’ed but he’d still hit his shots.  In no way would we embrace Reggie Miller in the Garden even today.  Not even if he smacked Bill Lambeer on a TNT broadcast.  Ok, maybe if he smacked Bill Lambeer and Ulf Samuelson, then I would consider an ovation. 
After Monday night’s “MVP” chants in Madison Square Garden by Knicks fans, Reggie supposedly texted back and forth with Spike Lee.  His first text being “Oh how the mighty have fallen.”   He goes on to say he knows he never got cheered there and Jordan probably never got cheered.  Basically saying that Madison Square Garden has lost it’s luster and toughness.  To welcome an outsider like Kobe with an MVP chant after he just threw 61 points on the home team is weak.  Spike Lee went on to say “‘Look, times have changed. The climate has changed.'”

I think Spike is missing the point here.  New York is a tough town!  No one should come in there and get applause like that.  Come on!  I hate New York, I hate it even more now that they cheered for Kobe.  In good or bad days(like the current Knicks times), you have to support your team.  Great performances like Kobe’s on monday warrant boos and silence.  Take a note from your Yankee comrades and leave the game early.  But in no way should you be cheering for a one man team that is Kobe.  I respect him as a player but if he did that in my hometown, I’d be pissed.  That’s why you choose to root for a team like the Knicks(do people still cheer for the Knicks?), for nights when Kobe comes to town and you harass his ass until he flops.  Now replace Kobe with Paul Pierce scoring 61…you still cheering now?  Didn’t think so.  I can’t believe I agree with Reggie Miller.  Now that’s tough to swallow. 

RaginRondo

February 4, 2009 Posted by | Features & Opinions, NBA | , , , , | 4 Comments

Worth Another Look…

As you all know by now, the StatDragon is a big Super Bowl commercial fan. Although I thought this year’s ads were weaker, on whole, than they have been in previous years, I have provided my favorites from Sunday that I believe to be worth another look:

1. THANK YOU SOBE, FOR TURNING RAY LEWIS INTO A LIZARD:

2. WATCH THE RHINO HERE. THIS IS HOW I USED TO STROM INTO FRAT PARTIES IN COLLEGE:

3. “GIVE DADDY A KISS:”

4.  ANYTHING WITH A BOB DYLAN SONG AND I TURN INTO A SENTIMENTAL MESS: 

 

… and for those of you who put down too many PBR’s before the 4th quarter,  here’s what it all came down to:

 

Peace in the Middle East. StatDragon.

February 4, 2009 Posted by | Fantasy Football, Features & Opinions, General, NFL | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National Signing Day = Media Pedophilia

A Complete Sham

A Complete Sham

For those of us who are maniacally cynical, pessimistic, and overall dour on the state of society National Signing Day is yet another reminder of our imminent demise.  This year ESPN, SI, and Fox Sports have all been touting the arrival of National Signing Day for two weeks.  The question I’d pose is why?  First of all we’re talking about 17 and 18 year old kids who’ve yet to go to the prom, take a driving test, and witness their last pep rally in the quad during nutrition (or recess which is even more juvenile).  The fact of the matter is that no matter how much hype surrounds National Signing Day only a couple of these kids will truly taste collegiate greatness and even fewer will matriculate from the collegiate ranks to the NFL.  In other words, media coverage falsely inflates and exploits many of these kids filling them with false hopes and false expectations. 

Recruiting has become a full-time job for top tier college programs and covering recruiting has become big business for sites like Scouts, Inc. and Rivals.com.  The fuel that flames the maelstrom of recruiting madness remains the human element.  Kids, whether the successful few or the discounted many, are the crux of this media phenomenon.  Names are volleyed about and kid’s are lauded as the next Ray Lewis or Reggie Bush, but honestly how many of us have ever seen or heard of these kids?  Would we know or care about them if not for the media throwing them in our faces?  No way!  On a deeper level, there is a definite element of child abuse and pedophilia that resonates through this whole process.  You have middle-aged men (coaches, recruiters, etc) communicating with kids via text messages and official visits and under-the-table gifts.  That smells bad.  ESPN posting videos of top prospects and prematurely touting kids as idols is damaging to the kid and lowers the moral bar of the sports consumer.  It’s the “pornofication” of sports.  The bottom line is if you’re 17 or 18 and have never even stepped outside of the auspices of your parents or home situation, I don’t want to know your name, I don’t want to compare you to some grown man or professional, and I definitely don’t want to leer into your future with any vested interest.  Sure, it’s great for colleges to reload their talent, but is there really a need to turn this into a meat market where the cattle dramatically put on some college’s hat in front of a contrived press conference?  No, there really isn’t.  Let the cattle announce where they go quietly with less fanfare and let’s check back in three years to see if the cattle turn out to be bulls or steer.

FlyMaster Signing Off…For Now!

February 4, 2009 Posted by | College Football, General, Talkin Trash | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment