Archive for March, 2008

Pau!!! Right In Da Kisser!

Posted in NBA, Sports with tags , , , , , on March 29, 2008 by Rick

This story got lost in the back pages of Memphis’ local paper so I figured I’d send it further into the abyss by blogging it here. In a recent interview with Commercial Appeal’s Grizzlies beat writer Ron Tillery, former Grizzlies All-Star and current Laker forward Pau Gasol minced no words when expressing what he felt about the prospects of the Memphis team before and after his controversial departure.

Pau Gasol, the hopeless leader“No matter what, the Grizzlies aren’t going to be able to put themselves in position to win a championship. I don’t think that’s ever going to happen. I think it’s just the way it is. We just couldn’t do it. We had Jerry West as a GM. If you can’t do it with Jerry West, I don’t think there’s many ways you can. We had Hubie (Brown) and Mike Fratello — good coaches. It wasn’t enough. I don’t think the Grizzlies will ever have enough to be at that highest level. There’s a lot needed.”

Spoken like a true winner. People question the decision to dump this guy and clear his salary from the books but if this were your company would you continue to pay a guy top dollar to give 100% and lead your workers with this type of pessimism rattling around in his bushy dome?

Here are current owner Michael Heisley’s hindsight thoughts on the deal:

“Honestly we were not going anywhere with Pau, and there was a tremendous sentiment against him in Memphis,” Heisley said. “I traded Mike Bibby to Sacramento. I traded Jason Williams to Miami. When it works out I’m very happy for them. But we made the trade because we had to take on a new direction and start rebuilding this team.”

I agree with Pau on one thing, there is a lot needed (save for the PA Announcer. He’s awesome!). But if the best player on the team believes winning a championship is impossible then it probably is…with him. I’m of the belief that anything is possible in today’s NBA. Just ask the San Antonio Spurs or the Miami Heat. A trade here, a draft pick there and you can find yourself sittin’ very pretty.

*That photo was taken the moment Gasol realized he was not a franchise player.

Reading My Own Press

Posted in Entertainment, people with tags , , , on March 28, 2008 by Rick

The Hills

Several close friends of mine refer to me as a humble guy. That’s all due to Christ in me. I am unbearable without Him. I don’t know if recommending this post disqualifies me as humble but it sure feels good to hear folks say positive things about you on this side of the grave (If it’s true of course). Check out my friend’s blog entry. Chris Hill is one of the most authentic and caring guys I know and he has a good eye for talent (wink, wink). Thanks Chris!

Who’s Running the Show?

Posted in children, Comedy, parenthood with tags , , , on March 28, 2008 by Rick

So is this how you know it’s time to potty train?

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By ricktrotter at 2008-03-27

Jaxon decided that it was time for his diaper to be changed so he kindly removed it. I swear he tries stuff with me that he would never try on his mom. Early cognitive development is way overrated!

Brett Fav-rah?

Posted in Comedy, ESPN, ESPN Radio, Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2008 by Rick

Favre

So it’s done? Brett Favre has bretted his last favre. Brett will favre down in history as the brettiest who ever favred.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reflects:  ‘Brett is the every-bretts’ favre. Only favre will tell if the game ever bretts another Favre as brettiful as the one we all brett and favre.’

Mike Golic of ESPN’s ‘Mike and Mike in the Morning’ gushes:  ‘In all my bretts in the National Brettball Favre, I have never favred a more favreable opponent.’

*Bretting News!!!*

Brett Favre is favreing a brett conference to brettfavre his brettfavreiment…

ENOUGH!!! He was a good player, fun to watch and he’s done! Next story please!