3.02.2006

More than one way out the ghetto



The sidebar said it already, but I'm here to make it official: FreeDarko, the NBA blog regularly accused of all from incompetence to pestilence, now belongs to something great. Starting today, we are the proud recipents of a weekly spot on McSweeney's, a literary entity anyone checking for us is probably already familiar with. I start up the proverbial engines with a piece on the importance of imaginary players, which I'd like to think provides a nice, well-behaved companion for yesterday's post on potentiality. And while these may be crafted with a more general audience in mind, I'm fairly certain that a thousand words on my mental construction of Gerald Wallace and J.R. Smith fits snugly alongside anything we've ever written within our own halls.

Therefore, on this occasion I would like to summarily thank McSweeney's for this opportunity, heartily welcome anyone following a link from McSweeney's, and softly tell our faithful readers that this is as much your achievement as ours. Good luck and stay humble; I know we will.

13 Comments:

At 3/02/2006 2:10 PM, Anonymous 412hater215 said...

Billy Danze: Fuck the fame
Lil' Fame: I agree fuck the fame

Bucka-buck-bucka-bucka-bucka-bucka-Blaghhhh!!!

 
At 3/02/2006 2:25 PM, Blogger mutoni said...

big ups gentlemen. major props. can't say that i'm surprised in the least by this, it was bound to happen, your shit is that good. keep doing your thang and i'll keep on reading and commenting.

"back then hoes didn't want you, now you hot and hoes all on you!" use your new found powers wisely.

 
At 3/02/2006 2:27 PM, Blogger Dr. Chestnutt said...

Congrats to Shoals, et. al. We look forward to charting the evolution of Freedarko’s public exegesis. Will we witness the founding of two camps? The blogspot’ers vs. the Text-as-Text’ers? Will we argue mightly over validity issues with the absence of reader commentary and impressionistic/catchall imagery? Is there now an official McSweeneys/Pitchfork/Freedarko triumvirate of hip? Or more simply, are basketball blogs the latest graveyard for the literary (would be) cognoscenti? Be strong, brothers. The answers run away from us like overused Bukowski metaphors.

 
At 3/02/2006 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pshhhh...talk to me when y'all get onto Conan.

 
At 3/02/2006 4:13 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

i've been dreading the day when someone said we were the pitchfork of basketball blogs. in some ways, it was inevitable, but i can't say that i don't take it as an insult.

 
At 3/02/2006 4:15 PM, Anonymous T. said...

This doesn't change the fact that I splattered my FreeDarko t-shirt at the Rodeo Cook-off with barbeque sauce. That stuff doesn't come out. Oh the humanity!

Conan?! Screw that - I'm waiting for Charlie Rose.

 
At 3/02/2006 4:55 PM, Blogger americandream said...

One step closer to freedarko.com curating "Best Nonrequired Basketball Writing of 2008."

 
At 3/02/2006 4:59 PM, Blogger Dr. Chestnutt said...

Brown, I'd probably take it as a joke, being that's how it was (clearly) intended. Ruminate on your destiny at your peril, because as far as this reporter is concerned, I would never shit on McSweeneys like that.

 
At 3/02/2006 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear freedarko,

I just traded pau gasol and chauncey billups for dirk nowitzki and andre miller. did I fuck up??

stay up homie,

anonymous

 
At 3/02/2006 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(in fantasy basketball I mean)

 
At 3/02/2006 6:37 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

anon--i'd say yes, only because gasol is my ride or die homie, and i hate andre miller. i'd have to make a closer analysis of the stats. it's interesting because neither gasol nor miller take 3's, but both billups and dirk make them in abundance. you might not have fucked up, but i don't think you clearly helped yourself either.

chest--i did take it as a joke, and i meant my response as such.

 
At 3/02/2006 7:19 PM, Blogger themarkpike said...

Props on mcsweens, though, I'd maybe prefer if you dudes were cranking out lists for em, like...
NBA Team Names that are Juxtapositionally Misnomered
- Utah Jazz
- LA Lakers
Actually, nevermind. Do what you do.

 
At 3/02/2006 9:03 PM, Blogger El Dave said...

I gotta say, I only came to FreeDarko after reading it on McSweeney's Recommendation list. This union seems like when your mommy finally marries that really awesome guy from work. And everyone lives happily.

 

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