Darko, Fran Vazquez and Mario Kasun Walk Into A Bar...

Cloak and dagger ops shy him off to Orlando for a draft pick and a bucket of bolts. We're not fit for a well-formed reaction yet, so if you came here looking for insight grab yourself a Guarana and watch the ESPN theatrics. You'll need the buzz to get through the stupor.

Last night, I sat courtside at Magic vs. Heat. My FreeDarko tee was worn slyly underneath my mod/argyle sweater. Tempatures be dipping in Miami lately. I know I should have repped it harder. But something just didn't feel right. (Part of me didn't want to become Shaq's latest snack.)

A missed opportunity. Our vision could have been publicized on the eve of the first toss-up of Darko's career. Nevermind that Orlando unis are tacky and are our shirts are newly vintage.

Fear is that Orlando is his new purgatory. Other noble warriors have gone to the land of the Mouse only to die in anonymity.

None have penetrated the Curse of the Diesel, save for the fleeting brilliance of Derek Armstrong.

Will this take away the spotlight? Still all eyez on me or Kwame's shadow?

Ironic how our fate echoes his. Save your laughs Daily Quickie. This changes nothing.


At 2/15/2006 1:14 PM, Blogger OG said...

well at least the blue fd shirt i just bought will still be the right color. but i'll look pretty dumb wearing it to the bulls/pistons next friday if he's no longer with detroit.


At 2/15/2006 1:23 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

this is what i want the world to know, once and for all: FreeDarko and "Free Darko" need not be hopelessly conflated. besides, as andreo noted above, darko's freedom is far from certain, and there remain others under heel in this league. and all that aside, i like to believe that we stand for something bigger and better at this point than sardonic appreciation of goofy foregieners.

At 2/15/2006 2:03 PM, Blogger El Huracan Andreo said...

Kasun is a big man, and not compeltely goofy. Nice tats too.

At 2/15/2006 2:26 PM, Anonymous aug said...

Now when i wear my freedarko blue shirt to magic games like i often do, it'll be more appropriate. I posted a couple comments back about the magic's possible team if the stevie multi-team trade goes through as well as this one. A guy at the new york post/daily news wrote about this yesterday.

Next season's lineup:
PG Nelson, Arroyo,Diener
SG Stevenson, Crawford
SF Turkalu, Hill, Ariza
PF Howard, Battie
C Nene, Darko

I'm gonna be going to a whole lot more games next season if this is the case. It'll actually be worth driving down on weekends for a game. But the magic will probably find a way to screw this up and end up with elden campbell and penny hardaway though.

At 2/15/2006 2:51 PM, Anonymous illwafer said...



"Two Words For You:

Also, our Free Darko shirts suddenly become fashionably vintage.

At 2/15/2006 3:03 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

i will leave up to history to decide if that was meant as a shout-out or not. maybe espn just has a policy against links; when we got mentioned on the SI site, it was just the name.

speaking of history, and as part of my ongoing "we are not what we are" campaign, i would like to shamelessly plug the post below all this darko crap about baseball, the nba, and metaphoric race relations. that's much more what i think a FD t-shirt means these days.

At 2/15/2006 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on Cam'Ron's recent pedofile sting operation?

At 2/15/2006 4:17 PM, Blogger OG said...

my two cents on the afore mentioned campaign is that any regular visitor to the site knows that freedarko.com is about more than the man or even the state of his fellow euros, but if you truly want that to be known to all, then the powers that be behind the scenes ought to convene a little for a realignment of your marketing/presentation. and what better occasion than the actual freeing of darko to realign yourselves? i have a suspicion that like all great pioneers, you people would prefer to disregard the demands of a larger consumer base in favor of your own uncompromised vision, but in all honesty the stuff like the slovenian farm analysis doesn’t brand well (as awesome as it is—and i am not being sarcastic). because as previously commented, the shirt is now vintage (assuming the trade goes through) and while that doesn’t mean the true message of your site is irrelevant (there can be no affecting that), it does mean that your hook is shot (pun intended, but only after i wrote it down).

you can continue with the quirky handle, and allow for gladwell’s tipping point principles to take hold despite the dated angle, or you can force the issue and bring the masses banging down your door with a revolutionary transformation (whether i’m being hyperbolic or depends on how hard you can bring it).

At 2/15/2006 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

skita time??


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