It's over. I'm going completely off the edge, homerly speaking.
This 11-player trade between the Bulls, Cavs and Sonics is unprecedented.
Two Miami RedHawks were swapped in the same trade. I repeat, two Miami RedHawks were swapped in the same trade.
Unheard of. Insane. Never in my wildest...
I'm guessing you know the first. His first name rhymes with Paulie and his last name rhymes with, uh, maniac.
But the other guy? Do you know who it is? Think about it. 5, 4, 3, 2 ... Why it's Ira Newble, Wally's old teammate on the '99 Sweet 16 team that beat Utah.
So while the headline talks about Big Ben, Larry Hughes and three-ways, the real story has now been told.
In case you're wondering something like "yo, Kay, this hasn't happened because Miami hasn't had any other players in the league, ever, because it's stupid Miami, stupid."
I say good-day to that, my friend.
Ever heard of Portland-Phoenix legend Phil Lumpkin? No? OK, how about Dave Zeller, he of 90 total career points. Maybe you know Bob Brown, Mr. 36 percent (quite the sharpshooter, don't you think?) in the 1949-50 season. OK, OK. How about Fred Foster, he of 14.8 ppg fame in the 1969-70 season with the Cincinnati Royals? Uh, do you even know hoops? OK, you have to know Wayne Embry. He was called the Goose for crying out loud and he was actually pretty good, as evident by his 10,380 career points from 1958 to 1969. And Goose didn't die...yet. He's a robust 70 years old.
OK, so our history isn't much to brag about. But I did leave one name off. Probably our most famous alum, if only for his love of wristbands in the late '90s. You know who I'm talking about ... Mr. Harper, my pal Harper Lee, the writer of To Kill a Mockingbird. Seriously, it's Ron Harper. He was good in the 1980s and he has three rings. That's worth something, right?
More about Miami (the real one) than you ever thought you'd know, right? That's why I'm here!
On to the best afternoon blogs...around!
Badger's Blog of Random Junk comes clean -- the blogger is "lacking in luminosity." While I'm no bastion of brightness either, I've done the Target buy-things-I-already-have thing on numerous occassions. It worked out though ... we seem to have an endless bags of salt and pepper chips at our abode.
Continuing down the non-sports path, 'we' rejoice at the findings of Husker's Take. OK, they're not his findings, they're the University of Utah's. They're about "nonheterosexual" women and OK, I'm not rejoicing, but it does dispel a lot of that expirementing you come across in college.
Martin Skoula breaks new ground, earning the first Warpy Hat Trick from Mouthing Off From the Catbird Seat. Don't worry though about the Caps. They seemed to have quickly re-learned how to lose games.
Just can't get enought Fantasy football (I have a phone number you can call for help), check in on THE FANTASY LIFE's updated player rankings. It includes Travis Henry and all his life-giving powers as well as two high-profile tight ends.
If you like examining Fantasy team's that aren't your own, give My Fantasy Baseball Team your 2 cents. Personally, I like his squad, it has Moises Alou on it. Anytime you get ol' Pee Hands, you're OK with me.An optimistic view of things doesn't like how the media is one big Negative Nancy. The blog says "NO one likes being around someone who is negative all of the time." Well, uh, if that's the case ... whatcha doing here? Reading my happy blog, that's what!