Friday, December 15, 2006

The Mix

** Why Americans (and Brits) are about to lose the language wars even though we speak the world’s most useful tongue. The rise of decaffeinated “Globish.”

** Another sign of the impending Apocalypse

** Sounds like my Denver Nuggets may trade for Allen Iverson as soon as today. Word here in town is that the Nugs will do the deal without having to trade either Marcus Camby or Nene because the Sixers are just looking to create salary cap room. If we get AI without losing Nene you've got a starting 5 with Marcus Camby, Nene, Melo, AI and Andre Miller. You’d have arguably the best rebounding and defensive center in the league, the current number one and two scorers in the league, a top five league assist leader at the point and one of the best up and coming big men in the league. Would be the most talented team Iverson's ever played on and instant contenders. That'd shake it up in the Rockies.

** The Dems got a big scare yesterday with the brain surgery on Democratic South Dakota senator Tim Johnson. Could've lost control of the Senate if he went down permanently.Not to be paranoid or conspiratorial or anything, but could Karl Rove have been inspired by the KGB’s recent poisoning and murder of the Russian dissident in London? I’d check out the Senator’s office, staff and family for traces of Polonium-210 just to be sure.... :^)

** A Conan O’Brien sampler for those of you who don’t stay up late....


Blogger Jonathan said...

Just a dose of reality for you poor Nene fans...exactly long has Nene been up-and-coming? I don't think you can even put him in the "top 30 young big men" category. In a world with Howard, Bosh, Yao, Amare, Okefor, Bogut, Chandler, Boozer, Randolph, Haslem, Wilcox, Krstic, Kirilenko, Warrick, Gooden, Harrington, Curry, Biendrens, even Pachulia and David Lee...he's not looking so hot in comparison. Not to mention that Andrew Bynum, Sean May, Shelden Williams, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Garbajosa are accelerating by him too.(and yes, every single one of those 25 guys were born in the '80s. Odom, Brand and Okur are both '79 too, and Marion, Jermaine, and Dirk are '78.) And I didn't even have to mention Greg Oden. Or Joakim Noah. Or Josh McRoberts. Or...

That being said, adding AI to your team would be a monster move (don't forget to add that he's also a top-10 assist guy himself).

11:32 PM  
Blogger Wordcat said...


Up and coming has a shelf life. Nene just got a 60 million dollar contract without accomplishing anything of note or even playing. Mile high folks hope he'll gain a taste for working for a living at some point.

Still, he's got a big upside.

Along with his backside :^)

12:20 AM  
Blogger Samer Farhat said...

If AI finds a way to the Nuggets, I'm sure he'll find a way to screw up the magic of the great lineup you just detailed. AI is a cancer.

And isn't "Nene" Portuguese for "huge disappointment?"

8:45 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

I just can't believe that people could watch any basketball and still say that about Iverson. I'm not saying you don't watch basketball, because I've heard some in sports media say the same thing. But it's ridiculous considering what he does on the court.


(if you don't like simmons, the second article isn't actually written by him at all)

11:15 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan said...

Oops - the first link is wrong. This is the right one:

7:39 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Sounds like it's going to be Andre Miller, Joe Smith, and two draft picks. Maybe an end bench player too. I want to see Boykins and Iverson in the game at the same time!

1:48 PM  
Blogger Wordcat said...

That would be fun! Those two would be a blur--you'd hear that back court but not see it!

5:02 PM  

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