PREVIEW: Washington Wizards @ Toronto Raptors – Part Deux
Well, back to the grind.
I tell you what, the Toronto Raptors almost ripped my heart out last night. I just don’t know if I could have taken an OT loss after Milwaukee and especially after last year’s Ruffin Ball Toss Gaffe, which has been revisited on pretty much every show that covers sports. What’s that you say? You want to re-live Steve Buckhantz’s call from that game last year over and over and over again? Well, just click on the link to the odd site found via Bullets Forever.
Anyway….this game is big….hell, they’re all big….yada, yada, yada.
Simply put, I don’t want to see any complacency with last night’s win. If the Wiz lose tonight, they lose….but don’t go down without a fight fellas!
We’ve all heard of so-called “Bulletin Board” material. I suppose that it transfers to the blogger world as well. Our humble Canadian friends at Dinosty had some choice things to say about the Wizards in a post about last night’s game.
“Let’s be honest, Andre Blatche won’t look like KG every night, DeShawn Stevenson won’t earn his ludicrous salary every night, but Roger Mason* WILL look like an rejected extra from “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”. Every. Single. Night.”
All, perhaps, true. In addition, Chris Bosh’s hair looks like a cactus ate a dead kitten full of stale hot dogs and then threw up. Andrea Bargnani’s first name is, well, Andrea….which makes him a potential character on a famous Italian television show, “Per Prendere Un Predatore.” And finally, RASHO NES-TER-O-VIC (think Stephen A. Smith’s annoying voice) is on the Raptors…..and has actually started several games THIS season.
“I think Washington leads the NBA in the all-important “Fans With Bluetooth Headsets” category. They should be very proud.”
No argument here. I HATE cell-phone headsets. And yes, DC has too many d-bags sporting them.
“I was tremendously happy when Bosh whacked Andre Blatche in the nuts, marking the first and only time I will ever cheer for a man’s joint to get rattled.”
Now that’s just wrong. No one should enjoy seeing a guy get hurt, especially in the prostitute seeking peanuts…unless that guy plays for Duke, Notre Dame, the Cowboys, the Knicks, the Lakers, Ole Miss, the Yankees, the Red Sox, or……I know I’m missing a team or two or three. I certainly hope that nothing happens to any of the Raptors tonight, seriously.
“Antawn Jamison is a fantastic basketball player, even if he is a sissy little flopper.”
Ok, I got a HUGE problem with this one. This is like the pot calling the kettle black, or better yet, the Canadian calling the Douche-Bag a Hoser. Can the fan of a team full of sissy, soccer-loving Euros really call someone else a flopper? Not to mention that the term “flopper” usually refers to someone on defense. And I cannot recall Antawn Jamison ever flopping European Vacation Style on D. Yea, he has a crafty offensive game which could be misinterpreted as flopping…but AJ an actual flopper? I think not.
See ya at game time…..