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The Analog, The Digital, And The High Def

By Crowbar, published on May 25, 2008

...across the bottom of the screen telling them that their television is going to be worthless, they believe it. You’ll find these same people wandering through places like Best Buy wondering how they are going to afford that 1100 dollar television next year in time for American Idol and the NBA playoffs. You’ll recognize them by their shambling walk, the twitch in their eye as they count how many bologna sandwiches they’ll have eat for a year, and that nervous look of apprehension as a sales representative draws near. Now before you become one of these TV living dead,... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, nba, police

Can The Lakers Get By Without Bynum?

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 27, 2008

...quiet about the whole thing.

At this point, it might just be a better idea to leave Bynum out for the remainder of the season. To bring him in at this late date could disturb team chemistry. The Lakers are running on all cylinders right now, and the Lakers might just be able to win the NBA title without him, so why risk injuring a player with an obviously bright future by rushing him into the playoffs?

And then, if he is ready to play, how smart would it be to bring in a young player to go up against guys like Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan and/or Tyson Chandler? If he ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, nba, california, police, shooting

Fiesta Lakers

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Mar 27, 2008

...Vujacic. The Lakers Girls performed as well as signed autographs and pose for photographs with the fans. Two great players from the Lakers past were also in attendance signing autographs-Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Michael Cooper. Michael Cooper is the Head Coach of the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

The Los Angeles Sparks recently announced the signing of Brisa Silva to contract. Ms. Silva will be the first Mexican National to play in the WNBA. Ms. Silva joined Michael Cooper in the Los Angeles Sparks booth to sign autographs and pose for pictures. “It is a very pleasant... (more)

Tags: los angeles, basketball, nba, israel, mexico

A Billboard Affair

By Glenn T, published on Feb 28, 2008

...casually indifferent, and trying with all my might not to stare. For a moment I’m not dressed in business casual with my Diesel jeans and $80 t-shirt in a backpack in my trunk. For a moment I’m not fighting traffic as I rush from my corporate world to my secret life as an NBA cheerleader. For one splendidly long moment I’m not thirty-three, I’m not in L.A. and it’s 1989. In reality, it’s 4:45, I’m doing 45, I’m due at STAPLES in fifteen minutes, and I’m still four traffic lights, five turns, one on-ramp and two exits... (more)

Tags: nba, hollywood, traffic

A Tip From Hilary Duff

By 'Mean' Mike Duffau, published on Feb 14, 2008

... mini van and that guy was just lost. I didn't expect anything from him and my gut feeling was right.

'Macho Man' Randy Savage, the super star wrestler gave me the 'brother' talk. That was cool but he didn't tip. I got a autograph from Eddie Guerrero(R.I.P.)

Corey maggette, another NBA player for the L.A. Clippers never gave me a damn thing for keeping his Caddy Escalade in the driveway. None of the valets at the time liked him and we couldn't wait for him to leave the Marriott.

I've worked on several film sets and I worked with Jeremy Sisto, Ernest Harding Jr., Billy... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, football, hockey, nba, movie, restaurant, marina del rey

$168 Million? No One Wants to Be Like Mike Right Now!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Nov 15, 2007

...Any chance of coming out of retirement or taking up baseball again, because I don’t think anyone is interested in making another Space Jam movie. This appeared yesterday on Celebrity Stink at www.cinemablend.com: Considered to be one of basketball’s greatest players ever, NBA legend Michael Jordan has agreed to pay his ex-wife Juanita, over $168 million as part of their divorce settlement, the costliest on record. It outsizes the former record-setting $156 million settlement singer Neil Diamond paid to his ex and puts the potential $64 million payoff in the Paul... (more)

Tags: baseball, basketball, nba, movie, music

An Opinion From Mr. Tangerine In Orange County

By James Hershiser, published on Oct 11, 2007

...I am not pretty, not rich, and not all that bored, and in fact, there are many like myself here that are the same as I am. In fact, we even have half a brain and have opinions on things! Here, let me demonstrate... Look at all the criminal and immoral activity going on in sports right now: NBA referees gambling, Michael Vick and his dogfighting escapades (do you think they will have a new ice skating show around that theme? "Michael Vick's Dogfighting on Ice"...), steriods everywhere you turn, (even in WRESTLING, for crying out loud...what's next, they will find the whole cast of the... (more)

Tags: religion, nba, california

A Dark Time In American Sports History

By robertanchor, published on Jul 27, 2007

... say, it appears that at this point in time, sports history seems to be at one of its darkest. Nowhere does there seem to be any sign of light, because just when it looks as though something great is about to hit the clouded headlines, it doesn't. Starting with the disarray that is currently the NBA, it now has to look deeper into the betting situation that one of its own referees is involved in. Further developments have recently uncovered that Tim Donaghy, former NBA referee, could in fact be tied into the mob by way of his bookies. Whether or not the mob had any play into how Donaghy... (more)

Tags: baseball, nfl, nba

Shocking New Developments in Donaghy Case

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jul 24, 2007

...ESPN SportsCenter earlier this evening, it is alleged that Donaghy may have done more than just bet on or manipulated the outcome of games in which he acted as a referee. I’m now hearing that Donaghy (pictured at the far left in the above photo) may have also provided bookies with other NBA ref’s officiating schedules. This would allow bookmakers to use this information to hedge bets and move betting lines, thereby giving them an unfair and substantial advantage. Certain referees are known to call particular types of fouls and teams that are prone to commit these types of... (more)

Tags: new york, nba, police, real estate

How Will Tim Donaghy Investigation Effect The NBA?

By robertanchor, published on Jul 23, 2007

What’s to happen to the image of the NBA now that Tim Donaghy is being investigated for fixing, and betting games, which he officiated in? This past week has been a dark one, and one that has brought more negatives than positives for the NBA and David Stern. It is hard to imagine that corruption has now not only leaked into the politics of this nation, but now into the sports we find so pure. It is hard to imagine how corruption now has not only leaked into the politics of this nation, but also now into the sports people once found pure. No matter where people seem to seek competitive enjoyment... (more)

Tags: basketball, nba, music

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