“We Want Tacos”
April 21, 2009

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Caption Contest
April 8, 2009

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Courtesy: Barstool Sports

According to Barstool sports, that’s a Pau Gasol truck on the road in San Diego.

Have at it….

Bynum Clearly Focused on Rehab, Playoffs
March 30, 2009

Andrew Bynum is working his ass off, rehabbing that knee with the goal of being in top shape for the Lakers playoff run. His sole focus is a championship. Or not:

While the Lakers were in Atlanta preparing for what would be an 86-76 loss to the Hawks on Sunday, Bynum was in Los Angeles mingling at a pajamas and lingerie party after the Playboy Golf Finals.

Wearing a green smoking jacket and slippers, Bynum, whose injury status is generating daily headlines in Los Angeles, partied like a rock star near the infamous grotto.

He picked up Playmate Nicole Narain and placed her on his shoulders and got somebody to take a picture with his digital camera.

(Via Fan Nation)

Power Rankings
March 16, 2009

The Celtics recent play has forced me to break out the Grim Reaper’s cape. The March 6th win over Cleveland was the only thing that kept me from jumping off the Tobin. Here’s my top 5:

1. Lakers: Bynum on track to return in 3-4 weeks, but Lakers really haven’t missed him. Here’s hoping he messes up chemistry.  A lock for the #1 seed in the West.

1a. Cavaliers: Won 18 of 22. Joe Smith averaging 6.5 pts, 4.7 reb since coming aboard.

3. Celtics: Injured and playing poorly (5-5). They will get healthy but can they flip the switch come playoff time?

4. San Antonio: Clinging to the #2 spot in the West. Ginobli’s return has been delayed but should be back for playoffs. Duncan’s knees have some worried.

5. New Orleans: Won 8 of 10 (granted the schedule was a bit light and they’re coming off ugly loss to Bulls). They’ve underachieved all year and have the potential to make a run in the playoffs.

Give us your top 5 in the comments section. Right after you check out these dancer pics.

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People Just Hate Boston
March 10, 2009

Let’s face it… people hate Boston now.  Probably a product of all the winning we do (and lines like the one I just wrote… especially when accompanied by the douchey smirk currently on my face.)

Which really is the only explanation for  someone else at FanHouse jumping to Trevor Ariza’s defense… and taking another swipe at Glen Davis.

But is this really a flagrant two foul that should warrant an automatic ejection? No, no it’s not. And if the league is going to change something like Glen Davis’ obvious head-hunting attempt down to a flagrant one, we can probably expect the same thing regarding this unfortunate (but unintentional) play from Ariza.

Funny… I thought that when the league downgraded Baby’s play to a flagrant one, they clearly said it was NOT an obvious head-hunting attempt.  Of course, let’s ignore that and keep saying what we want to say about Boston… even though Davis got not one, but TWO hands on the ball in that play.

If you haven’t seen Ariza’s play, here it is:

Let me just say…  I agree with Brett Pollakoff about his assessment of the play.  Ariza whiffed on the block attempt, caught a little of Rudy’s head, a lot of Rudy’s arm, and the play ended quite violently.  But the result shouldn’t color the intent.  Same with Davis.  Two guys… both went for the ball… neither was a dirty play.

You want a flagrant two and an obvious head-hunting attempt?  Here:

Now that’s dirty.

People are entitled to their opinion.  But C’mon… how about a little objectivity here?

Lakers React To Marbury
February 26, 2009

Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher were asked by the LA Times about the impending Marbury signing.  I was hoping they would rip their jerseys off and cry “IT’S NOT FAIR… IT’S NOT FAIR!!!”… but they pretty much gave canned answers.

Also out there:  The latest round of blogger MVP/ROY rankings are out.  And Hardwood Houdini sings Rondo’s praises.

Power Rankings
February 16, 2009

Soak in Gasol's ugliness

My top 5 piled up quite a few losses over the past week. The Lakers fell to Utah, Cleveland lost to Indy, San Antonio was beaten by a Bosh-less Raptors team while the Hornets lost two games to Memphis and Boston.

The only team not to lose – the Celtics. They scored road victories over the Mavs and Hornets.

Changes from last week: The Hornet are out and the Magic are in.

1. Lakers – Odom’s had 19, 18 and 17 rebounds in last 3 games.

2. Celtics – Feeling a lot better after two big road wins.

3. Cavs – Wait. A call actually went against LeBron?

4. Spurs – Trade rumors involving Vince Carter are stunning.

5. Magic – Have zero chance of winning it all, but no other team stands out.

FYI – There are plenty of spots available in the Celtics Tickets raffle.

Caption These
February 16, 2009

Two great photos from yesterday… and they deserve great captions.  Dive into them in the comments section.

Power Rankings
February 9, 2009

I’ve decided (on a whim) to do a weekly Power Rankings. While I will take into account how a team is currently playing, the final ranking involves more “big picture” thinking.

1. Lakers – You can’t deny their dominance. In fact, I’m starting to worry that it may be their year.

2. Celtics – Need to start beating the elite teams.

3. Cavaliers – Still not sure if they can maintain this pace.

4. Spurs – Is Roger Mason Jr the next Robert Horry?

5. Hornets – Despite the weaker record, still more of a threat than Denver and Orlando.

Feel free to give me your top 5 in the comments.

And one other note, Al Jefferson had to be helped off the court yesterday after suffering what may be a serious knee injury.

After the jump….one smokin’ hot NBA dancer.

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5 Benefits to the Lakers Loss
February 6, 2009

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Being the optimistic one (wink-wink) here at Red’s Army, I found 5 silver linings in last night’s ref-aided loss to the Lakers.  Here’s goes:

5.  Media Lovefest: Can you hear all those ESPN blowhards touting how tough the Lakers are this year? If not, you will – repeatedly for the next few months. So will the Celtics. The Lakers are now the clear favorites, allowing the Celtics to play the “underdog” card.  

4. Overconfidence: Kobe and Co. just walked into our building minus Andrew Bynum and beat us. They should be confident. But egos like Kobe’s are impossible to keep in check. And Lamar Odom is dumb enough to think he’s actually a clutch player. The Lakers think they have our number. All this adds up to a false sense of security.

3. Motivation: The C’s might just rattle off another 12 game winning streak, but Doc will always have the Lakers card to get the guys up. “We’re still not good enough to beat LA,” is something Rivers should shout during any sloppy practice.

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