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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Rule with an Iron Fist

100K fine for Jeff Van Gundy, that buys a whole lotta Diet Coke cans. This is only the beginning according to Fuhrer Stern, who said that Van's coaching career may be in jeopardy if he doesn't play ball with the leagues investigation. I'm guessing Stern just wants to get Van back announcing after hearing Tom Tolbert one too many times.

What can be said about Sacramento that hasn't already been said? They continued their run of horrid defense Sunday and handed the series to Seattle. Ray Allen scorched them for 45, Jerome James still looked like a perennial all-star, and Nick Collison was all over the place in the 4th, taking three charges.

MEL (Mr. Eva Longoria) Parker took over in OT last night to put the Spurs up 3-1. Unlike Sacramento, Denver still has some hope left.

Interesting piece on Sportscenter about George Mikan concerning the pension of players who retired before 1965. Mikan who currently needs dialysis only receives 20k a year, 25k less than players who retired after 1965. Widows of players who retired before 1965 only get half of that. ESPN couldn't get word from the commish or the Players association because of the ongoing collective bargaining. It seems really effed up that the league won't provide parity, legal loopholes or not, for the guys (under 100 are still alive) who built the foundation for the sport professionally. Something to keep an eye on in the offseason, hopefully they'll get their just dues. Maybe they can use some of that 100k Stern jacked JVG for.

Ben Gordon gets the Sixth Man of the Year, while Emeka cops the Rookie of the Year. Meanwhile, Ben Wallace gets another Defensive Player of the Year. I would have went with his teammate Tayshaun Prince or possibly Shawn Marion. Next year, it's AK-47's award to lose.

DVDs out today:

Pretty slow week, here is what's worth checking out.

The Big Red One - The Reconstruction

Dogtown and Z-Boys - Deluxe Edition

The Entity

And finally...

Peter: Everybody I've got bad news...we've been cancelled!

Lois: Oh No Peter how could they do that??

Peter: Well unfortunately Lois there just no room on the schedule, we've just got to accept the fact that FOX has to make room for terrific shows like Dark Angel, Titus, Undeclared, Action, That 80's show, Wonderfalls, Fastlane, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Skin, Girls Club, Cracking Up, The Pitts, Firefly, Get Real, Freakylinks, Wanda at Large, Costello, The Lone Gunmen, A Minute with Stan Hooper, Normal Ohio, Pasadena, Harsh Realm, Keen Eddie, The Street, The Embassy, Cedric the Entertainer, The Tick, Luis, and Greg the Bunny.

Lois: Is there no hope?

Peter: Well I suppose if all those shows go down the tube we might have a shot.

Welcome back Family Guy.


  • At 9:52 AM, Blogger Joey said…

    I think Denver is done. No hope. Honestly, I think that only Houston has any chance left to come back from a games-won deficit. Obviously don't yet know about the Wiz and Bulls.

  • At 10:28 AM, Blogger Paul Rizzy said…

    Well for the series you're right, but I think Denver could get one more W.

    Indiana/Boston and Chicago/Washington are the only ones I have no idea about.

  • At 5:35 PM, Blogger Matso said…

    That Mikan piece was on point. Defintely fucked up for the NBAPA to not give as much to legendary players. Dolph Schayes should say something. SONICS!! And yea, the Spurs minus Timmy still looked dangerous. The way he pulled his team into the huddle after he fouled out was so clutch of a leader. I can't see Bron or Melo doing that in the same situation. And Family Guy being back is great! Been watching my DVD's lately. Love the commentary. Ill shit.

  • At 6:18 PM, Blogger Paul Rizzy said…

    Yeah, I got reminded about another messed up thing about his and others situations. Mikan had to sell all his old memorabilia, including his MVP trophy. Heard Cousy had to do the same thing.


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