Friday, April 30, 2010

Go Suns

As soon as Jerryd Bayless tried to go for the highlight dunk instead of actually making points...and got sent packing in the process...this one was over.

Sad to see the Blazers season end but really, I'm not all that disappointed to see Phoenix moving on. Is there a more likable bunch in the NBA? Nash and Hill -- class acts. That video above is great. He got a bit fired up there. GIMME THAT ISH!!!! Watch the replay again and you'll hear him yelling after his block. I like to consider myself a pretty classy sportsman on the court myself but I woulda done the same. Bayless...gimme a break. Who do you think you are? Lebron? "King Bayless" I don't see that catching on.

Dwight Jaynes, an old columnist for the Oregonian and other Portland papers, has a good blog that is my main go-to for Blazers nuggets. I agree with much of what he says. McMillan -- COY?? Not even close. Guy is a disciplinarian and control-freak, and didn't make an adjustment all series. Of course I also know it is the players on the floor that ultimately decide what happens, and it's easy for a coach to look good when you have Nash running the show, making the right decisions. But I think all in all Miller makes pretty good decisions too -- as a coach he needs to realize that and give him some rein to do his thing. The whole fiasco with the whole first half of the season and coming off the bench, ridiculous. The player rotation and minutes? Also bizarre. As a player it's extremely difficult to make any sort of consistent contribution when you're getting only 15 minutes of PT yanked around all over the place willy-nilly. Shorten the rotation. This isn't the high-school JV where everybody should get some minutes (another analogy previously made by Dwight). Anyways all in all a frustrating season, insane injuries, and really rather demoralizing watching my team play. Read Dwight Jaynes blog for more, and, hopefully, next season, Blazers basketball actually is fun again. Even I have to admit it's gotten pretty stagnant and boring and, well, unappealing.

Go Suns.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

sugar for breakfast

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is basically sugar...and wheat.

Yep just confirmed from the side of the box:

WHOLE GRAIN WHEAT, SUGAR...and then about 5 or 6 other things that basically also sound like chemical names for...well, sugar.

I feel sick.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Ha, no Flash.

Thanks Cory Caprista for bringing this to my attention. I don't know who is responsible for the original image...but whoever you are, nicely done.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

No Stickers

No option to embed this video directly but certainly still worth a click and a moment of your time:

Really enjoyed watching that. Great waves and refreshing to see not a bunch of sponsored pros ripping -- albeit -- all those guys certainly do rip. Love the big guys shredding, local mokes!

Took this from the SurferMag forum.

As for my neck of the woods, got some fun waves with Joel this afternoon, beautiful warm sunny day at the beach.

Monday, April 12, 2010


McMansions: do not want

hate those things.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Andre Miller...

Drives the lane, splits two defenders, collects himself, rises up against Chris 'Birdman' Andersen, hangs in the air, at the last possible moment flips the ball over the Birdman's outstretched 7 foot wingspan...

As the ball banks in through the net, both players tumble to the floor...

Miller hits the ground, bounces right back up, runs down the court to play defense. 

Birdman...clutches his ankle, summons the training staff, limps to the locker room. Game Over.

Andre Miller, Iron Man. 606 consecutive games and counting. That's nearly 7.5 seasons! How he does these things time and time again amazes me.  Guy can't shoot a 3 to save his life, makes his living in the paint, drawing contact, finishing in traffic...over and over and over...every. single. game.

Great player. Love his game. Go Blazers.