While I kiss the sky

January 30, 2010

The only day we’re on top

January 29, 2010

Anybody have feelings about who the Lions should draft?

At least it’s sunny and Friday

January 29, 2010

Coldest walk to work in the history of walks to work.

Becoming who you are

January 27, 2010

34-11

January 26, 2010

I have nothing interesting to say on this topic, just a declarative statement: Lebron James is amazing.

The Cavs lineup:

1 Daniel Gibson G 6-2 200 02/27/1986 Texas 3
14 Daniel Green F 6-6 210 06/22/1987 North Carolina R
21 J.J. Hickson F 6-9 242 09/04/1988 North Carolina State 1
11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas C 7-3 260 06/05/1975 Kaunas, Lithuania 11
9 Cedric Jackson G 6-3 190 03/05/1986 Cleveland State R
00 Darnell Jackson F 6-9 253 11/07/1985 Kansas 1
23 LeBron James F 6-8 250 12/30/1984 St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (OH) 6
15 Jamario Moon F 6-8 200 06/13/1980 Meridian CC (MS) 2
33 Shaquille O’Neal C 7-1 325 03/06/1972 Louisiana State 17
18 Anthony Parker G 6-6 215 06/19/1975 Bradley 6
44 Leon Powe F 6-8 240 01/22/1984 California 3
17 Anderson Varejao F-C 6-11 260 09/28/1982 Santa Teresa, Brazil 5
13 Delonte West G 6-3 180 07/26/1983 Saint Joseph’s 5
31 Jawad Williams F 6-9 218 02/19/1983 North Carolina 1
2 Mo Williams G 6-1 190 12/19/1982 Alabama 6

These guys aren’t all terrible role players, but Shaq and Lebron are the only people listed who should be starting for a playoff team (and who knows what kind of shape the Diesel will be in in late May), let alone the team that’s playing the best basketball in the association.

For those about to rock

January 26, 2010

Pictures from Iraqi metal band Acrassicauda’s first American show.

The documentary about them:

It’s all over now

January 25, 2010

Great pop song by Detroit native Alex Winston:

I’m going to turn this around 360 degrees

January 25, 2010

Panorama video of Haiti.

A team of Huskies

January 22, 2010

Chad Ford’s trade rumor column, via Kenny, who didn’t send a link:

Rudy Gay, F, Grizzlies
The Grizzlies are playing their best basketball since Jerry West was the GM, so why would they mess with a good thing?

There are two reasons, according to a pair of general managers who have spoken with the Grizzlies in recent days. One, Memphis is concerned that this summer a team flush with cap space will offer Gay (who will be a restricted free agent this summer) a huge contract that Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley will be unwilling to match. Two, the team, currently at 22-19, would love to make the playoffs and believes it’s a veteran defensive presence away from getting there.

While a number of teams would be interested in Gay, a rising talent at age 23, keep your eye on the Pistons. They have been hunting for the right trade in which to move Tayshaun Prince. If Prince is healthy (he has been battling back and knee injuries all season), he might fit the bill for Memphis — and the Pistons could throw in a lottery pick from this year’s draft to sweeten the deal.

Kenny’s thoughts:

You never know how much of these are speculation (most of them). I’d love to trade tayshaun for rudy, don’t know about adding what could very well be a top 5 pick this year. Hell if we rattle off another 13 game losing streak we could be right in the middle of the John Wall sweepstakes, which would probably be the best thing to happen to the Stones since they made the Conference finals and had the second pick in the deepest draft of the last 20 years. Oh, wait…

Gay would be a nice addition for sure, but the Pistons really need a solid big. If we’re really willing to part with our 1st rounder this year I’d much rather make a run at Al Jefferson. For example we could send them Tayshaun and Kwame and our first round pick for Jefferson. They get kwame’s 4 million coming off the books for next year. And a veteran who still has life left and would be a good guy to have around a young team, plus the big prize of another lottery pick to go with their own. Since having two lottery picks turned out so well for them in the last draft, they might want to try another shot at it.

Where does a lineup of Stuckey, RIP, Jerebko, Al Jefferson, and Bwallace put us? With BGordon, Bynum, and Charlie V off the bench? We’d still need a long term answer at Center, but if you have Jefferson you don’t need a scorer, you just need to find somebody to rebound and protect the rim, in the Dalembert, Biedrins, Camby mode. Much easier to find than a true low post scorer…

I’d prefer a starting lineup of Rip, Gordon, Gay, V, and Khalid El-Amin running the point. Straight UConn. Then hopefully we could get Geno to move away from the women’s game and up to the NBA and coach us.

So did Joe D. really blow 80 million on two bench players last summer? Are we resigned to that?

I love Al Jefferson and he’s on a great contract, but I’m sure the Stones would give up too much to get him. He’s a great offensive post player, but he’s not Hakeem, he’d need a lot of good pieces around him. And I worry about pinning our future to a young guy who seems injury prone.

Also, not to be dense, but what’s the point of trading Tayshaun? Just that he’s the player that has the most value and we need to do something? The Rip extension looks worse and worse in hindsight (and at the time it looked pretty bad also.)

Method Man at Wal-Mart

January 21, 2010

South Carolina reps hard: