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Psst! The title is a formality… just so people know I’m really Canadian (c’est vrai!) and not like those fake ones, yeah you Elisha Cuthbert! Why did I bring that up at all? well, the goodfellas over at Blog Show gave the site a high-five featuring the Ron Ron/SV-Gun post. Hurrahz! Washington Post’s intennetz presence is at a serious fever pitch!

I also recommend Steinz interrogation of the Stanley Cup. Don’t worry Dan, the S-Cup is always like that, what a tease.

Have a fantastic weekend you beautiful lads and lasses, be back Monday to destroy Sunday’s game. Meanwhile, time to get trampled around outside Montreal by tourists and this thing called Formula One racing (???)

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That was a good tv season. See LOST? A show can be good, you should try it sometime. The title of course refers a phrase from the (Friday Night Lights) show, though it is a little modified, as it is about…

… the freakin’ Utah Jazz. What the eff? Dropping 5 straight? Somewhere that can’t be good with just a couple games left as Playoffs come around. Considering the fact that they might want to have a little bit of push too as they are likely to meet the not-so-easy Houston Rockets.

On to the gridiron ‘tacks!

  • Thanks to Steinz for pointing this out: Chris Bosh is blogging! In it, he mentions how he wants people to know he’s pretty funny, and not the laconic power forward Canada’s grown to appreciate. And I believe him! After taking a listen to his Podcast[mp3], dude’s got a fun personality. Could turn out to be a good show—they (it’s with a buddy Devo Brown) riff on current events and not all about basketball, pretty neat
  • Henry Abbott asks why don’t more Chinese kids wear Yao Ming jerseys? For what it’s worth, I don’t have any jerseys …
  • Sure Mutombo and Kevin Willis are old, but they aint got nuttin’ on this mothertrucker
  • Yi Jianlian is going to pre-draft camps, nothing that surprising really, except this tidbit from the article:

In November, Yi’s club cleared the hip-hop music loving teenager to enter the 2007 NBA draft on June 28. Yi, reportedly sought by several clubs, is likely to be one of the top picks.

I’ve seen that reported a couple times, the “likes hip-hop” music thing, elsewhere about Yi… and I just wonder, did they really have to include that “interesting” factoid? Is that how he’s going to be portrayed to the basketball world that reads the newswires? “Hey you hear about this Jianlian kid? No? Well, check this out: He likes hip-hop! Yeah! No shit! It’s all right here! Fuck yeah he’s probably good!”

Alrighty, to lazy it out the rest of the way:

Shaq’s awesome.

Hi, Chef Tony here. Are you tired of ovens that only give you half the NBA Blog Posts? Are sick to your stomach knowing your kitchen knives aren’t as sharp with their Home/Away Win % analysis? Well boy are you in for a treat today. Have your credit cards ready because you’re about to be…

Welcome everybody to today’s 42nd Carnival of the NBA, or Forty-Deuce as the kidz say, where we feature The Lean Cook Grill/Drill/Knife Machine NBA blog posts around the hoops blogopherum from the past couple of weeks. Here joining Chef Tony is NBA Basketball and Other Unrelatedness’ own: The Hype!

ChefTony: So, do you want to see something special?
TheHype: Gee golly, do I!
CT: Let me ask you something: don’t you wish your Scoops can deliver more NBA commentary? Deliver more–what we in the industry call, “oomf”?
TH: HELL YEAH! I dream about it every.single.night!
CT: Well everyone tuning in is in luck, take out that extra mortgage because today we unveil the Scooper-9000! Show ’em just how much OOMF! this handy tool gives them!
TH: You got it big T.!

With just a press of a hidden button, the Scooper-9000 will instantly spark group discussions:

—The suave Pradamaster over at BulletsForever decided that fellow team bloggers should be analysts the only way they know how: by aggressively typing it out in an e-Roundtable discussion

not enough? here’s ClipsNation fantasizing what’d it be like to be in David Stern’s pants.. uh.. ‘wearing’ his pants.. (stop saying pants!)

—What’s that? There should be even more discussions? Sure thing boss: Ryan from HoopsAddict.com and Natalie from Need4Sheed chatted with D.V. about (DOTCOM) current NBA issues

But wait! there’s more! the Scooper takes things to the NEXT Level:

—Speaking of N4S, in an effort to make the universe implode, they’re joined by Deeeeeee-Troit-BAD-BOYS to have their respective fanbases meet up at a Pistons game next month (I hear a dance-off with glow sticks is involved)

—then again, for Golden State of Mind, isn’t that like, a typical Tuesday for their Bay Area Army, The B.A.A.?

—over at The Nugg Doctor, Nick the Doc is slowly becoming.. one of them.. by going to his first Nuggets practice session. And we’re all looking forward to seeing him excel because we seriously need to know just how round George Karl is (okay, I want to know..)

DC Sports Bog: When not keeping us on tap about Mister50 and theWizz (or HAVING A BabeeSteinz-Bog! Congrats! I’m sure it’s the best baby of them all!), Steinz is going to star on his own actual TV show and featuring local bloggers! (um.. I’m considered ‘local’ right..? D.C. .. Montreal.. same thing..?) and Mister Irrelevent is also joining, possibly to usurp and dethrone The Bog.. but that’s just me speculating and causing unnecessary reckus

—the best just got bester: FreeDarko and the addition of Chauney Billups, it’s a wrap! (rap?)

TrueHoop upgraded bandwidth.. or something.. not too sure, but I’m guessin it’s something minor like that…

Order now, and you’ll get a complementary nail clipper worth exactly $3.00!

—but we’ll need more than 3 dollars to repair a devastating injury: contributor Jeff over at ClipperBlog goes over some medical intricacies to better understand what Shaun Livingston went through

—hoops historian Nate Jones wrote an incredible entry in response to all the negative backlash of the ASG from the media, a must read

—when not coining the nickname Mittens for a certain center, Your New York Knicks uncovers the opponents’ secretive double lives

—speaking of Curry, Basketbawful believes he is already better than Shaq

—…but EotB’s Chris Clarke (slick head shot!) warns us of the Ides of March aka Shaq’s ability to turn “it” up

—before turning anything else up though, Crazy from the Heat fills us in on the entire Heat and their crrruauuzy White House adventures (note: not at all crazy, I was blatantly embelishing)

Red’s Army explains why we must stop buying things that aren’t working

—on the other than, some things are working out says LOY’s Place

—season’s end is closing, so 3manlift gives their MVP look (interesting choice!) but Bright Side of the Sun counters with their pick

—the other great PHX Suns blog, The Rising Suns, is impressed with how Amare of old is eerily back

CelticsBlog looks at what’s really going on with rumours. Yea, that’s an extra U in there, what? (RIP DJ)

—I’m sure you were dying for a Suck-o-Meter, well you’re in luck, Hooplah Nation uses the handy measuring tool for one Jason Collins!

Bobcats Bonfire, not really feeling the need of having all UNC all the time… just any quality players from anywhere is fine with them

—1 half of BlazerBlog is well, very very happy to get Freddy Jones, citing collegiate hilites and some lowlites (so that Missy song was about Fred). The other half looks at how shedding J-Dix was the way to go (also citing U of O ties—blood brothers 4 lifez!)

—on the flip side Arsenalist is completely fine kicking Fred out, oh and happy that Rasho actually plays: “We all know Rasho is soft as a spring pansy and anytime he comes up with a manly game like this, I wonder why he can’t do this more often.” teehee!

—the v2.0 IndyCornrow offers up key deficiencies in a loss that maybe having an un-retired Reggie Miller would help (not if he’s a little busy…)

—the Association: senior citizens dancers are the schnits!

iheartkg received a letter from McHale. Sadly, it wasn’t a letter of resignation.

—don’t you DARE say the words “small” or “ball” or just anything really, regarding Chris Duhon over at Blog-a-Bull

Hornets247 connects the dots: Tyson Chandler is to Scott Skiles as JR Smith is to Bryon Scott.

—an understandably down TZiller of SacTownRoyalty tells Ron Artest: “this marriage is over” (translation: I’m not cheering for you); “I’m keeping the kids“; (you better get us a good trade) and “you suck (okay, I added that one, but he’s still a crazy mofo) Side note: I oddly want to scream ZiiiiiiLLLEER! like I’m in a Bond movie ….. sorry, inappropriate.. moving on..

—the Mavericks are the best team right now, but Mavs Moneyball reveals that their media dept is also the funniest (unfair!)

—being Sonics fans has been up and down (mostly down), but SupersonicsSoul found a little joy that Jesus Shuttlesworth is playing to lift spirits (and gravity)

Pounding the Rock goes over Hollinger’s thoughts about the Spurs’ potential playoff success. Oh snap!

Scooper-9000 also provides all the Las Vegas Wayne Newton 24/7 Show All Star Weekend Festivities blog posts:

FanHaus: Brett Edwards’ Embedded Frontline Reporting and a brave recording with the BBJoneszzz

SLAMonline: Monolith of a recap (we’re talking Zhou Dynasty long here) by one S.Rubenstein and his band of misfits that were all up in the mutha as well

—TrueHoop, again, (or TruESPN as YAY! would say) was also there to TrueASG in all its TrueVegas TrueGlory.

WithLeather: Oh Sarah Spain, you and your “adventures” (CALL ME!)

BenchRenaldo alerted the police about a very despicable crime (he alerts the fashion police as well!)

—and Joey throws the events into perspective over at StraightBangin’

Finally, the 9000 is able to have all the angles covered, all 361° of it:

—very cool game day outing over at Weekends With Dad

SportsBizBlog wonders where a certain Jewish baller has gone (wait, I thought UM was Jewish Jordan!)

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—HoopsAddict mashes up cultures with a by tag-teaming the WWE; tells us that Oden and Durant are actually two different guys (huuhh) and gives us a review of “The Last Shot

MJD has the definitive coverage of that guy who said that stupid thing on that radio show a while ago

—finally, quickie look over at DailyBasketball getting a nice revamp (who also writes over at Utah Jazz Blog)

FINALLY finally, if you liked the blogs above, you seriously need to signup for BALLHYPE DOT COM, I’m telling you (well, Jason’s telling you too) this thing will OWN.

Thanks for tuning in Scooper-aficionados! Reps are standing/sitting by waiting for you to call… So remember folks, you gotta be:

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*we won’t actually give this for free, in fact, we’ll bill you another $600, you got hustled suckas! ps: no monkeys were harmed in the production of this informercial

So I thought I could’ve held out for another couple of days seeing that my blogging brain was taking a breather with studyin/papers and whatnot (ESPECIALLY the whatnot) but I succumbed to the inevitable holler of ye NBA bloggin (AT 4AM TOO!!).

So hells yeah, I’m the latest recruit into the Legion of NBA FanHaus Bloggers/CrimeFighters where I’ll hopefully, finally, learn the goodness that is spellcheck—oh, that and actually posting things that reaches (by my estimations) at least 9 other people that likes ‘toons.

That’s the biggie thing of the day/week, hopefully y’all come by and check out my shnits over there. But don’t worry happy campers, The Unrelatedess ain’t going nowhere (that’s a fact, I specifically signed a document with this fella called Lucifer) because damnit I paid for the domain name so I’ll get my money’s worth!

Alright, so, we all saw it by now. I’m not going to link to it because, well, I’m sure it’s pretty much the most seen thing for the past day. First off, I hope Shaun Livingston makes the best of recoveries and secondly wish that no one else ever goes through that. But well, we see a common denominator of late… one that I linked to the other day (Jake helped me connect the dots)… so Gatorade? Let’s just pull those ads out of the running for a while shall we?

And finally, because I got my NerdTee (yay!) I felt to need to answer a primal call from something, somewhere asking me to break out some new shirts… (please Jared don’t sue! 🙂 )

Hopefully the Bog’s devout DC followers finds these acceptable. I do wish the’d wear it and go to a local Subways, all at once just to see what their reactions would be like.

Don’t do it for me… do it for… the fresh tomatoes!!

eat THIS jared!

they better wear this on BogTVOther assortments of random shirts are updated here and visit store here.

damn, I know the title wasn’t original as it is.. then I realize Deadspin used it already.. damnit Will! You know my skill for witty titles only come every other Wednesday!

Is anybody traded yet? Anybody? Bueller?

On to the Tacks!

I’m guessing some of the following have already been linked up all over the webs, but the entires are still amazingly good that it would a crime, against humanity and cute puppies all over the world, if I didn’t put it up here as well.

Check it:

  • George Takei: character actor, Sci-fi icon, and now, Tim Hardaway’s fuck buddy newest lover
  • …which totally makes sense now that you think about it. No wonder he never auditioned for “Young Wet Bitches”
  • Here are my answers to The Feed’s “30 Questions” in totally scrambled order: No, “I dunno”, no, no, no, no, no, yes, no, no, no, “just because”, no, no, “both”, yes, no, yes, yes, yes, no, “six”, “pass”, no, no, yes, yes, “who cares”, no, yes. Piece it together and win a prize! (You’ll get the prize, once you can guess what it is! hint: it’s nothing!)
  • STEINZ! Owned! Burn! [expletive regarding Sam Smith!] And aww.. Dan loses the fedora.. I quite liked it (…*voodoo mind trick: send it to me…*) oh, and I cannot wait for BogTV with the ever luminous co-host Jamie Mottram, take that Magic Hour! Update: Interview With A BOGpire (horrible..horrible joke..)
  • ROBOT.MONKEYS.!!!
  • Oh yea, I guess I should talk about trades… umm.. yea.. let’s see.. it’s 11:30am now.. and nothing’s happening… crap. I might as well offer my couch to the Clippers to see if I can acquire Maggette myself and start my own franchise. So anyway, nothing’s happening and I’ll be out til after the deadline this afternoon.. pssh NBA, so inconsiderate of MY life schedules..

To conclude, here’s Sheriff Dangle and the gang at a Sixers game… ehh, wun’t their best effort, but I still loves me my Reno 911

EDIT: Many never-ending thanks to Gilbertology for being all over this:

The Getty Images photographer Brent Stirton should have his salary increased just for this! Speaking of which, yo Getty! Hook up those piks w/o them watermarks son! How about it? (I’ll even pay you with my empty ink catridges!)

anyways, this wonderful saga continues… (and no, I will never ever evver be tired of this.. if you are.. apologies.. but c’mon! it’s still cool as ever! join my fun times!)

新年快樂! Y’all

Yeah, around here is mainly basketball content, but just today, I felt like spreading the tiniest of culture for the rest of the blog world (even though I’m pretty much as non-cultured as one goes…)

So when you’re watching the All-Star game tonight, remember what it truly means, in the Chinese culture okay? But don’t just do it for me, do it for….David Stern’s plight for an NBA franchise in China.. *snif*

Oh and it’s the Year of the Pig, so I expect a Bacon shirt in the mail Wizznutzz!!

I’ll try not to get too drunk off rice beer by the 11:42min mark of the 1st quarter tonight…


Lightning Quick Thoughts on Last Night’s “events”:
— I so called Barkley winning.. I can’t cite it right now, but I swear I called it (it was around the same time I saw a pixie riding a unicorn!) but it was PRICLESS! and a KISS! Tim Hardaway better have not watched this!!
— Number of Eva Longoria name drop from Kevin Harlan and/or camera shot = my count was at 94 trillion (give or take 3..)
— Dunkfest: By far the the most creative we’ve seen in the past few years. These kids have imagination! I was pleased. But can’t believe they gipped Dwight Howard on his Sticker Dunk—what was crazy on so many levels and one of which is that it was fucking hilarious (and I love jokes!), I’m so sure he had a ton more flip-da-script type creativitisms..ah well… because… GERALD GREEN–insane, why can’t his nickname be ‘grasshoper’. C’mon, “green” eh? eh?? ah.
— For those keeping score at home, I’m 3 for 6 so far with All Star festivity predictions… that was useless info

What did you think about last night’s stuff? (as well as overall, and about Britney’s topping the latest A-train to coo-coo town of things that happen in a 1 and half week span? oh and elections of ’08?)

ps: HypeShirts are getting serious pub (thanks again Steinz! I’m not kidding about adding you to the tags, look up! hehe), check out the Updates here, thanks again guys! From it’s humble beginnings, I think this has become something totally awesome in ways that my nimble brain cannot ever truly comprehend

Prediction for All Star Game 07: